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“Great Improvement”
Review of Down The Road

Down The Road
Ranked #10 of 87 Restaurants in Hastings
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Pub, New Zealand
Restaurant details
Hawke's Bay
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54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great Improvement”
Reviewed July 6, 2014

What a contrast as soon as you entered, fresh fittings, clean tables, relaxed atmosphere and none of the old tired trappings of before. The meal was served in a relatively short time by a shy waitress - this is pub food but with a little bit of finesse! and most enjoyable for a quick meal.
My only comment is its a pity the waitress didn't smile and hardly spoke when spoken to - maybe this will improve. The manager/owner was great, friendly and only too pleased to oblige. Keep up the good work.

  • Visited July 2014
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English first
Hastings
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46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
Reviewed May 17, 2014

My husband and I thought we would give this new pub a go but won't be going back again! Went for lunch on Saturday and there were only three other people there who were quite noisy. Our meals came out and were disappointing. My husband had the big breakfast which had chips AND hash browns which was overkill, the fried eggs (not given a choice how these were to be cooked) were hard and the meal was very salty. I had the chicken wrap which was tasteless and had hardly any chicken in it.

Sorry, but won't be back.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Glennis M
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Hastings, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Casual dining.”
Reviewed April 10, 2014

Professional service, relaxed atmosphere, and delicious food. Will definitely go again.
There had been a major power cut earlier that evening, but the staff were on top of their game coping well with the stressful situation.

  • Visited April 2014
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