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“Anniversary dinner”
Review of The Monaco Kitchen

The Monaco Kitchen
Ranked #40 of 177 Restaurants in Nelson
Price range: $0 - $29
Cuisines: New Zealand
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: The Monaco Kitchen is in a well-known location on the Monaco peninsula (Nelson, New Zealand), presenting a new dining concept in a stunning location. Championing our local produce we aim to provide a sharing experience with small bites, sharing plates and feasts that you can enjoy with your friends, family or your sweetheart
Nelson, New Zealand
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Anniversary dinner”
Reviewed April 7, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I enjoyed our 7th wedding anniversary here and loved it, this was our second visit in many years. We found the food was perfect and the ambiance was relaxed. Just a couple of wee things that I can see needs improvement ie; The welcome could of been a bit warmer, the waiting staff felt a bit flat to start with but the did get better. Asking if we would like water at the beginning and only finding out they were charging for it as we were reading the menu was a misleading, luckily we canceled the order but they forgot to deduct it from the bill, easily fixed though.

Helpful?
Thank CJTours
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Grand_Mercure_Nelson, General Manager at The Monaco Kitchen, responded to this review, April 21, 2014
Dear power23
Thank for your taking the time to share your dining experience with your fellow diners. I am pleased to read that you enjoyed your anniversary dinner and appreciate your constructive feedback regarding the service, I will be following this up with the food and beverage team to ensure this does not happen again in the future. Congratulations on your wedding anniversary and we hope to be able to welcome you back again one in the near future.
Kindest Regards
Sharon McGuire
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Santa Rosa, California
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892 reviews
603 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 284 helpful votes
“Try the lamb!”
Reviewed March 24, 2014 via mobile

Four of us were here for dinner, the lamb was a favorite! Done medRare as we asked! The service, very good, with a smile and charming personality! Fiona...
Also the desserts are delicious!

Visited March 2014
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Grand_Mercure_Nelson, General Manager at The Monaco Kitchen, responded to this review, April 21, 2014
Dear Morcella
Thank you for taking the time to share your recent dining experience on our tripadvisor page, it is such a pleasure to receive such wonderful comments from you on both of our pages. We have won awards for our lamb so I am pleased to read that you chose this as your main and enjoyed it as much as we do! Thank you for commenting on the good service and charming and friendly staff, I will pass your comments onto the food and beverage team, they will be thrilled.
Kindest Regards
Sharon McGuire
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Wallsend, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
“Fine dining or nothing”
Reviewed March 22, 2014

We didn't fancy the overpriced foodie menu so had bar snacks, and that is what they were - a choice of 5 SNACKS. If we hadn't been so tired we would have gone elsewhere as we did the following night.

Visited February 2014
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Thank Tynes1der
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Grand_Mercure_Nelson, General Manager at The Monaco Kitchen, responded to this review, April 21, 2014
Dear Tynes1der
Thank you for your comments and as mentioned in my previous review on the Grand Mercure Nelson Monaco Tripadvisor page we are in the process of carrying out renovations to our on-site restaurant so that we are not only offering a fine dining experience but something a bit more casual as well.
Kindest Regards
Sharon McGuire
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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122 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Very friendly and helpful staff”
Reviewed March 2, 2014

Good selection on the menu and were given a good description by the staff. Prices a little high for quantity of food delivered

Visited February 2014
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Thank candt1969
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Grand_Mercure_Nelson, General Manager at The Monaco Kitchen, responded to this review, April 21, 2014
Dear candt1969
Thank you sharing your comments regarding your recent dining experience with us. I am pleased that you found the menu selection to be good and that the staff explained the menu options well. We appreciate your comments regarding the price of the food, we are currently in the process of doing a renovation in our restaurant so we will take this into consideration when creating our new menu.
Thank you again for your feedback.
Kindest Regards
Sharon McGuire
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“Excellent French restaurant in an unexpected place”
Reviewed November 30, 2013 via mobile

This restaurant is adjacent to a hotel but in a league of its own. The food selection is authentically French, including an amuse bouche prior to your meal.

I had the charcuterie platter which was delectable. Lovely views of the South Isle including outdoor seating. Reservations are recommended.

For ambience, especially later in the evening, this would get high marks. Not too pricey for NZ, either.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank navidad_not
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Grand_Mercure_Nelson, General Manager at The Monaco Kitchen, responded to this review, December 15, 2013
Dear Vavidad_not
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your fabulous comments regarding your dining experience in the Orangerie Restaurant. A lot of people have a negative perception about Restaurants which are joined to hotels however your comments show that this should not always be the case. I am really pleased to read that you would give us high marks for ambience and that you noted the prices were not high for New Zealand. I am also glad to read that you appreciated the lovely views across the Monaco Peninsula and Tasman Ranges, we certainly are lucky to be located in such beautiful surroundings. I will pass your lovely positive feedback onto all the staff at the Orangerie Restaurant who I am sure will be delighted to hear of how much you enjoyed your dining experience. At the Grand Mercure Nelson Monaco and the Orangerie Restaurant we pride ourselves on great customer service and I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services.
Kindest Regards
Clare Davies
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