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“Terrible service”
Review of The Groper Garage - CLOSED

The Groper Garage
Price range: $12 - $21
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Located in the heart of Kaikoura, just minutes away from beach, the Groper Garage boasts fresh yet affordable food and beverages available from 11 am every day with comfort, warmth and friendly staff ready to greet you on your arrival. Whether looking for an intimate booth for you and your friends, to shoot some pool or just lounge on our sofas in front of our open fire, we have you covered.
Reviewed January 10, 2013

Although waitress was trying to be friendly, they served too slow and our dishes had served more than half an hour. Many other customers around us were also waited and very irritated to be asked their orders and serves.
We definitely won't go this restaurant ever again.

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Thank KY_luv_NZ
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Groper G, Manager at The Groper Garage, responded to this reviewResponded February 11, 2013

Thankyou for your feedback and I do apologise. We aim to have your meal bought to you in less than 20 minutes (Time to enjoy a beverage before your meal) unfortunately however this is not always achieveable as we can cater up to 40- 50 People. Judging from your feedback , there were alot of others in at the time. I am glad your waitress was friendly and helpful.

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Reviewed January 10, 2013

I visited Gropers Garage on a January evening, as part of a group on a tour of the top of the South Island. We had an outdoor table, and found the food and beer to be excellent. I would recommend The Drunken Cow pizza!

The staff were helpful and friendly, and I would certainly eat there again if in the area in the future? Recommended.

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Thank Dazc459
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Groper G, Manager at The Groper Garage, responded to this reviewResponded February 11, 2013

Awesome!! ... We love our Pizza too :P

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Reviewed January 7, 2013

Great bar with an exceptional range of spirits. The only place in NZ I've found so far with Knob Creek bourbon which earns big brownie points from me. We didn't eat here, but the food looked pretty good and the service was very friendly.

Thank Tim G
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Groper G, Manager at The Groper Garage, responded to this reviewResponded February 11, 2013

We are crazy passionate about our range of spirits so love the Feedback! Cheers.

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Reviewed January 4, 2013

The best place in town! Fantastic service, great coffee, really good food. Not only that - the place is open from 8am for breakfast and closes about 1.30am as a bar. Also offers free WiFi. I LOVE the fire places!

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Thank msc7
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Groper G, Manager at The Groper Garage, responded to this reviewResponded February 11, 2013

Glad to have you as a Fan of The Groper Garage!

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Reviewed January 1, 2013

Maybe it was Jan 1st and hence, staff was sluggish, to put it mildly. We waited almost 10mins before we took the menu on our own. Even after we placed the order, no one even came to give us the cutlery and tissues even after our food was served. We felt the staff was rather cold.

Though, as a saving grace, the food (pizza & fries) was quite ok.

Go into the Gropers Garage at your own risk.

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Thank Nirmesh P
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