We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Great food but lousy systems”

Breakers Restaurant
Ranked #36 of 98 Restaurants in Hastings
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed July 22, 2014

The layout of the entry area is very poor. People wanting to pay & leave are mixed in with people wanting to order food together with people arriving. No one helping people to tables and therefore some people just wandering aroiund looking for empty tables. We had a booking so after waiting around for 5 minutes, we grabbed a passing waitress and she finished her task then seated us.
Meal ordering is a shambles They have two places taking orders but one seems like it is drinks only. Regulars know that orders can be placed at either area so go to the smalles line while the main queue of 10 people took about 15 minutes to get thru. Food was great which somewhat made up for the earlier shambles or ordering. Only go there on a quiet night.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
2  Thank Ian M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a ReviewReviews (110)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

72 - 76 of 110 reviews

Reviewed June 7, 2014

Our last visit was a year ago, and back then we were disappointed with both quality and quantity. Today we were very impressed with the service, the quality, and the quantity of the food. The only thing we weren't totally happy with, was that our main course was served while we were still eating our entree.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
2  Thank Tonni P
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed May 26, 2014

We always come here when the grandchildren are visiting because they have their own dining area and their own menu and puzzles and pencils in a little bag. There is a large menu to choose from and I try something different each time and haven't been disappointed The prices are very reasonable.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
1  Thank rosieterry
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
A TripAdvisor Member
61
Reviewed April 26, 2014 via mobile

This is not a gourmet place but the good is tasty and serving is big. The environment is friendly with nice service and to make me happy really nice cafe that I was a surprise. We visited on a Sunday morning the town was closed and that was the only place we found. Looking at Tripadvisor we were not expecting much but we were satisfied customers. I have eggs with bacon , my fiancé had the big breakkie and was really good and well priced. Would go back...

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed April 9, 2014

Food was nice and decent portions it was fairly busy there but the food was served quickly considering. Found the service at the bar was very slow. One person serving for a medium line of customers. He also would chat away to other people rather than concentrate on minimising the queue waiting.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
1  Thank Kiwiana2013
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Breakers Restaurant also viewed

Hastings, Hawke's Bay Region
 
Hastings, Hawke's Bay Region
Hastings, Hawke's Bay Region
 

Been to Breakers Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing