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“Right in the main street”
Review of Element Cafe

Element Cafe
Ranked #8 of 90 Restaurants in Whanganui
Cuisines: Cafe, New Zealand, European, Contemporary
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Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Whanganui, New Zealand
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183 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Right in the main street”
Reviewed July 1, 2014

Elements position makes the place handy for everyone to visit. Its at the bottom of the avenue, residing in a beautifully refurbished old bank building. Element Café has remained one of the stalwarts of fine cuisine, whether it be during the day or at night.
The staff are friendly and courteous. The menu choices are delightful and varied and there are often specials on the board outside. The food is tasty and fresh. The Café has award winning pies available during the day from the cabinet fare (which is impressive!) as well as other tasty tidbits and treats... many and varied!

  • Visited June 2014
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English first
Wanganui, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Favourite venue”
Reviewed March 29, 2014

Great tasting good value meals,very yummy chai latte's, friendly welcoming staff, lovely old building.

Visited March 2014
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Thank Ladybug_nz1
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UK
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134 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Let down at end”
Reviewed February 14, 2014 via mobile

Reception was warm and helpful and the building is very nice. Went for evening meal and the detritus from the daytime role as a cafe was unfortunately evident on the floor.

Food and service were fantastic, until desert. A one hour wait for lukewarm fare somewhat dulled the experience. But if only for the first two courses, smashing.

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Thank aceadrian
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Wellington, New Zealand
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73 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Good food, lovely setting”
Reviewed February 10, 2014

We were impressed by the beauty of the building that houses the Element cafe. The food was very good and the portions were enormous. We ordered a vege side dish, and we took it home with us. The service was attentive and out overall experience was good. Nothing extrodinary, but very good none the less.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank Khaybee
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Devon
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258 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
“Not the best.”
Reviewed February 2, 2014 via mobile

Sunday night visit when options were limited and not really enjoyable, food did not seem particularly fresh, Lamb Wellington actually not nice, smothered with cranberry sauce. I am sure there are better places!

Visited February 2014
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Thank AnthonyPit
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