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“Brunch at Packingshed Cafe”
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Packingshed Cafe
Description: Review: We made our first and last visit to the Packingshed this weekend. On arrival one of the waitresses greeted us politely and was trying to find us a table when a young woman whom we assumed to be the duty manager, who had a most unfortunate attitude for someone in the hospitality trade, snapped “casuals outside”, speaking about us as though we weren’t there and making us feel most unwelcome and as though we were an inconvenience. We left immediately and won’t be back.
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Description: Review: We made our first and last visit to the Packingshed this weekend. On arrival one of the waitresses greeted us politely and was trying to find us a table when a young woman whom we assumed to be the duty manager, who had a most unfortunate attitude for someone in the hospitality trade, snapped “casuals outside”, speaking about us as though we weren’t there and making us feel most unwelcome and as though we were an inconvenience. We left immediately and won’t be back.
Christchurch, New Zealand
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Brunch at Packingshed Cafe”
Reviewed November 14, 2012

The setting for this cafe is really very nice. The food is not however and the prices charged for very small meals are way over the top. Very disappointing and would not chose to visit again. The person in charge for the time we were there was not very friendly or helpful.

  • Visited November 2012
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1 Thank Ruth33_12
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16 reviews from our community

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  • English first
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English first
Christchurch, New Zealand
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
Reviewed May 9, 2012

The waitress was diffident, the menu limited, the food was poor and the coffee - the coffee - not good.

Visited May 2012
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1 Thank Philip H
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Christchurch
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Booked and confirmed....then found the restaurant closed...along with several other people”
Reviewed April 8, 2012

Very disappointed!!! We made a booking for Easter Sunday and was told all was fine, only to find the restaurant closed when we got there after having travelled for 45 mins to get there for a special extended family Easter lunch with the children...and it wasn't just us turning up - there were 3 other families who had also booked and were put in the same situation...what can I say...very upset...

  • Visited April 2012
    • Service
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2 Thank Natascha N
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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A Delightfully rustic hideaway”
Reviewed March 22, 2012

We recently dined at the Packingshed Cafe. A smallish place away up the end of Early Valley road, nestled in the hills, secluded and sheltered in a rustic orchard type setting yet only a few k's from town. We were part of a large group (130) provided with a served meal with menu options. I was amazed at the speed and efficiency of the service. Clearly well organised with friendly staff and good coffee, the food was good, the atmosphere pleasant. A lovely way to spend a few hours anytime. Will certainly head out that way again

  • Visited March 2012
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Thank Yvonne B
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Merseyside
Level 6 Contributor
162 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Out of town rural spot”
Reviewed February 14, 2012

It was great to enjoy a glass of Wiapara wine in this rural but not far out of town location

Helpful?
Thank Christopher T
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