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“Overpriced”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Magnolia Tree

Magnolia Tree
Ranked #62 of 100 Restaurants in Invercargill
Cuisines: New Zealand, Cafe, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Christchurch
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19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Overpriced”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2014

We visited The Magnolia Tree on a quiet Monday evening with only one other couple in the restaurant. We had been there twice previously and were well satisfied. Although we had not made a booking the waitress was very friendly and accommodating. She outlined the specials for the evening and we chose the fish dish of the day which was priced at $33.What a disappointment! The portion size was abysmal although the food tasted good and was well presented. Consequently we did not have dessert or coffee. We have recently returned from Europe and despite dining in some quite expensive restaurants we have never felt so short changed.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Margaret M
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23 reviews from our community

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  • English first
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English first
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Wouldn't waste my money”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2014 via mobile

Visited with a group of 10 friends, overpriced for quality of meals, more like pub/bistro type food. Average service, waitress looked stressed

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2 Thank Sally O
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Cromwell, New Zealand
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82 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Fantastic find”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2014 via mobile

Stopped for coffee and cakes en route to Invercargill on a Sat morning. Excellent service and lovely fare. Very clean toilets with many accessories. Definitely will be popping in again. A great fine.

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Thank Beverley1962642254
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Invercargill, New Zealand
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great stop for a coffee and a muffin”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2013

Great coffee, very relaxing atmosphere. Recently renovated and plenty of tables or sofa if you prefer. Full blown restaurant and nice outdoor seating.

Visited October 2013
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Thank StephenBoyle2424
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Airlie Beach, Australia
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68 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Table of 9”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2013

Food below average,more like pub food. No atmosphere. Young waiter obviously learning or new but he did a great job, top work mate, your an asset to the business.
Disgusting that they charge a surcharge on Mother's Day, uncalled for in a small community that relies on return business, I wouldn't return in a hurry.

  • Visited May 2013
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1 Thank 62Love2travel
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