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“Good food, good service”

Arbitrageur Wine Room & Restaurant
Cuisines: European
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Northampton
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Good food, good service”
Reviewed March 25, 2013

We ate here on a Saturday evening in February and had a very different experience from some of your other reviewers. We both had seafood for starters and mains and found the quality to be very good indeed and the portions perfectly adequate. Being unaccustomed to NZ wines we went with the waiters recommendation and here again were not disappointed. Our waiter was extremely helpful and friendly and the pace of the service, perhaps rather relaxed, suited us very well as we were not in a rush.

We did wonder why the restaurant was so quiet and maybe the poor reviews have discouraged potential customers. However our experience was of a very different nature.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank Sheilanorthampton
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English first
Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
“what a delight”
Reviewed March 24, 2013

My husband and I were late for our reservation but Gary at front desk was most patient and prepared us a nice and cosy spot. Service was fantastic and the food was amazing esp. the Bluff oysters and white bait. I had the salmon for mains which would have tasted better if cooked a little longer but I still enjoyed it. Husband had the steak which came with potato croquets - divine.
Music selection was perfect and i must say we had a lovely time. will definitely go back.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank margaret860
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Royal Tunbridge Wells
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Over rated Restaurant with mini burnt portions”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

My wife & I ordered Greek Moussaka and my son ordered the Fish Stew. The fish was over cooked and the vegetables were under cooked. Obviously, the chef had never travelled to or eaten in Greece; the Greek Moussaka consisted of one slice of aubergine, two pieces of lamb, and some mashed potato and burnt as well; the Greek salad consisted of sliced cucumber, sliced olives and minute shavings of feta cheese and absolutely no olive oil; not very Greek at all. This restaurant obviously has a very serious problem with staff in the kitchen as the meals took ages to arrive and the waiters kept giving us tiny sliced breads to dull our appetites. The waitress deducted one moussaka from our bill following my reply to their question 'Did you enjoy your meal ?' . THIS IS NOT A RESTAURANT to be recommended and highly over rated.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank RTWMan
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Wellington, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Good food, but small portions, and a little pretentious”
Reviewed March 5, 2013

Quite a flash restaurant in the heart of the city. Professional wait staff, nice decor, tasty food, but portions were disappointing, and expensive. Good night out for professionals staying in CBD hotels, especially if the company is paying ;)

Visited October 2012
Helpful?
Thank Ben M
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Wellington
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“bad taste”
Reviewed February 28, 2013

If you feel the need to be patronised, if value for money is irrelevant then this is the place for you. These folk are simply not as good as they think they are.

Visited December 2012
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Thank David C
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