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“Good food, average service”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of gastronomics

gastronomics
Ranked #37 of 52 Restaurants in Thames
Cuisines: European, New Zealand
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Wellington, New Zealand
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Good food, average service”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2014

The food was great, but a shame that it came with an hour and a half long wait and an excuse by the main chef which effectively blamed the young waiters for the problems, when they in fact did a great job. It was obviously the management's mistake for not rostering more staff on a busy night. Nothing received in compensation for the long wait as is the custom in many other restaurants.

  • Visited December 2013
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English first
Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Excellant food here”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2014

We visited with a group of 10 people, we were given a large seating area which was very comfortable. The menu is fairly extensive with lots of choice especially for fish eaters. We found the food quality to be excellent, all fresh good quality ingredients and very well presented. All our food came out at the same time which can be a difficult task with a large party and the service was excellent and helpful. This is a relatively new restaurant to Thames and well worth a visit.

Visited January 2014
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A very long wait.”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2013 via mobile

I have to admit that it was busy. After being seated it took the waiter 40 minutes to come back with a warm bottle of water. We were there an hour and a half before our meal arrived. Other patrons were still waiting after an hour, not even a bottle of water. When our food finally arrived, it was ok but not fantastic. This resturant could be so much better with a little training in service.

Visited December 2013
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“As good as big city food outlets”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2013

Recommended by our accommodation hosts we were very pleased with the menu, service and prices.Melt in your mouth hindleg shanks.Impressed with the knowledgeable friendly staff.Would definitely dine here again when we return to the area.

  • Visited December 2013
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Rotorua, New Zealand
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69 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great Food and Excellent Service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2013

We ate early in the evening but still received two delicious meals - served by a lovely, bright and cheerful young lady who could not have been more pleasant.

We took the Chef's advice on which red to go with the Duck and Lamb dishes we had ordered, and the Merlot he selected was a perfect match.

Then to top it all off they served some of the best coffee we have had in a long while. Thanks guys, we will be back the next time we are in Thames.

Visited November 2013
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Thank HaiyanandHong
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