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Yellow House Cafe and Restaurant
Price range: $0 - $25
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Blenheim, New Zealand
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67 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Really enjoyed this place”
Reviewed July 31, 2012

We had a meal the first night as were recommended by someone else, had the Whitebait and was cooked beautifully not in a batter like some places do. There is paper on the tables and crayons for people to draw pictures which is a good way to fill in the time as the meals could be a little slow due to them being cooked fresh.
Decided to go back the next night as well as we enlyed it so much, the service was fantastic and the owner was very attentive as was the lovely watiress.
All in all a place to go and have a nice meal and they know about the beers as well and can recommend things to you.

  • Visited July 2012
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Thank turtle63
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bubbaWestCoast, Owner at Yellow House Cafe and Restaurant, responded to this review, August 3, 2012
We really appreciate the kind words. It was a pleasure to cook for you guys. I hope the rest of your trip was awesome. Hope to see you again for a meal in the future.
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Elgin
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43 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Lovely!!”
Reviewed July 7, 2012

On our first night in Westport our daughter took us to The Yellow House for dinner. It was lovely, everything freshly prepared to order & the owner does all the cooking & baking herself on the premises. On our last afternoon we went back to sample the coffee & cake - yummy!!!, and sat out in the garden on a beautiful sunny winter's afternoon to have it. A lovely place!

Visited June 2012
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Thank matelg
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Blenheim, New Zealand
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“a nice evening”
Reviewed June 28, 2012

pleasant service, good main course but entrees disappointing

Visited June 2012
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Thank Barbwriter
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bubbaWestCoast, Owner at Yellow House Cafe and Restaurant, responded to this review, August 3, 2012
Thank you for the review, it is good to get feedback on the food. We have tweaked the starters menu and hope they are more exciting for our future guests.
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Loveland,co
1 review
“Oh so fresh!”
Reviewed June 23, 2012

I don't write reviews, but after scanning a few, I had to post a note. Wife and I ate there in Dec. of 2007, really enjoyed food and service.First, food does take a while, because it's prepared to order, fresh. Second a note to owner, nice to see an owner who cares about comments people write, but don't take all to heart, some people would complain if hung with a new rope.

  • Visited June 2012
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Thank Lovelandcouple3693
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, Owner at Yellow House Cafe and Restaurant, responded to this review, June 26, 2012
Thank you for the positive feedback, really appreciate the good words.
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Westport, New Zealand
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere pitty about the service”
Reviewed May 28, 2012

The Yellow House is on the right hand side as you come into Westport over the Buller Bridge. If it's open it isn't a bad place to stop for a good coffee and maybe a bit of cake but anthing other than that you'd better have time on your hands. It has a lovely garden in summer and a cosy fire in winter and has the nice touch of having crayons and butchers paper on the tables making you feel like children are welcome. From time to time there is a selection of local art on the walls and a stack of current magazines to read so all in all a pleasant cafe restaurant. HOWEVER, this is where the compliments end. The owner / chef is very brusque in her manner and gives no authority to the inappropriately dressed waitresses ( girls in miniskirts and low cut tops) to make their own decisions. So every question about the menu or order involves the staff running backwards and forwards only to have the answer loudly repeated from the kitchen that " no we do not serve chips" ( Not kid friendly ) " no we do not serve the chocolate cake (on display) only at lunch" . Which maybe the reason I had a mouldy citrus slice?? The service is slow, so don't even think of going for a buisness lunch. Price wise not bad but the childrens meals are over spiced and usually go un-eaten. Hope this helps.

  • Visited March 2012
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1 Thank HeidiR4
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bubbaWestCoast, Owner at Yellow House Cafe and Restaurant, responded to this review, May 30, 2012
Thank you for your comments, this will help us to improve our service, uniform and disposition.
Sorry about the slice, we are surprised it was moldy since these are a popular seller and made every couple days.
As for service, the food is made to order so does take a little more time. We have guest who come in all the time for business lunches and have not had a problem with time nor service.
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