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“One of the Best!”
Review of The Drawing Room - CLOSED

The Drawing Room
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: Contemporary, New Zealand
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed June 4, 2013

This restaurant is one of the best in the Mt if not the best!
Laid back quality contemporary dining, relaxed and comfortable atmosphere great service, great drink selection and even better food.
Make sure you experience this restaurant!

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Thank Mike B
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Reviewed May 18, 2013

Went for dinner with a friend, didn’t book but were lucky enough to score the last empty table. The Maitre d’ told us there would be a wait, but there wasn’t one really – I had ika (raw fish and the vegetarian competition special, and my friend had the squid and venison. They must have been good, because she didn’t share one bit, and her plate was clean after she had finished.

Presentation was excellent, my ika was perfectly balanced, absolutely stunning – topped with greens and crispy onion. The FIsh was so fresh and delicious!

I ordered the vegetarian special because the people at the next table had it, and it looked amazing. Creamy coconut rice stacked with Kimchi and vegetables with son-law-egg (deep-fried) on chilli jam with cucumber granita.
The presentation was stunning! – the coconut rice was perfectly creamy and the flavours of the vege and kimchi blended well – though a little salty, theerved with a son-in-law – I had always wanted to try son in law egg (which was not as exciting as I had imagined) was delicious and great with the chilli jam (like an onion marmalade with chilli). The cucumber granita (ice) was done well and worked as a palate cleanser. Together the whole thing was a great blend of flavours.

For dessert I had a creme brulee – perfect and unadulterated by fruit! A tiny bit cold at the bottom, but I forgave them because it was so creamy and thick – not a single bit of graininess

The wines were a perfect match, the waitstaff unobtrusive and knowledgeable, and the menu books were very cool!

The price seem reasonable for the caliber of the restaurant – Go there for a special occasion, but probably book, and go hungry (don’t steal chips off the kid’s meal at home before you go!)

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Thank Kiwimoz
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Reviewed April 15, 2013

Great food with good choice of wines...venue somewhat too intimate however .you are basically seated next to complete strangers who's conversation may not always be your cup of tea....

Thank Mattpaps
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Reviewed March 3, 2013

Great service and lovely food, good choice for food and specials for wines too.

Tables a bit close together for my liking - but fun and friendly atmosphere. We will definitely go back. Good value for money. Lovely to have seating outside too especially on a balmy March evening.

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Thank Juliettechristieson
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Reviewed February 27, 2013

meet here regularly with girlfriends and am never disappointed. The bleeding heart dessert is a must!

Thank happynztraveller77
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