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“brunch meeting heaven”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Big Orange

The Big Orange
Ranked #21 of 89 Restaurants in Whanganui
Cuisines: Cafe, New Zealand
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Waverley, Taranaki, New Zealand
Level Contributor
8 reviews
“brunch meeting heaven”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2014

The Big Orange (and its inside restaurant/bar - Ceramic) are my go-to places when meeting with people from out of town. The food is delicious, they make changes to dishes without grumble (e.g. a sandwich with no bread!) the decor very cool and the staff warm and helpful. They are great for a night time meal later in the week too.
Absolutely recommend. If anything is not to your satisfaction they would go out of their way to fix it.
I also stop in with my children sometimes and they have a bucket of fries!

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank Marianne A
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English first
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
“Food is great”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2014

Went to the Big Orange for a late breakfast. The food was really really good. I would definitely recommend this place for anyone looking for breakfast or lunch in Wanganui.

Visited January 2014
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Thank dave g
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Reading
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Relaxed and Friendly”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2014

Sunny morning with family and friends superb unhurried delicious breakfast with a good menu, all food served at the same time with no fuss.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank Smithy990
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
“Best bene stack”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2013 via mobile

Been here a lot and it is consistant. The coffee is great, the food is superb. Have the Bene Stack-it rocks. Food is always served promptly but the coffee always takes an age. Sort that out and this spot would get a 5th star every time.

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Thank L9192JMjohnh
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Napier, New Zealand
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Best Breakfast ever!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2013

I ordered the Eggs Benedict but as I'm a big boy, I got some extras on the plate. Those extras were reasonably priced and tasted beautiful. Seriously, there is normally something that makes a meal not quite perfect, this was. Mushrooms were fresh and full of flavour, the sausages were lovely, perfect eggs and hollandaise can be hit and miss; this was perfect. The prices were excellent, atmosphere and decor very trendy. The service was good, very friendly.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Greg M
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