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“Very good - pool needs a clean”

Poolside Cafe Bar & Restaurant
Ranked #7 of 16 Restaurants in Neiafu
Price range: $6 - $25
Cuisines: American, Asian, Canadian
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Dining options: Outdoor Seating
Description: Simply Italian - Uniquely Canadian. Situated in the heart of town at the Puataukanave Int Hotel by the pool. Open Monday to Friday for lunch and dinner, on Sunday for brunch from 11am. Full menu, daily and weekly specials, including "poutine" - a Canadian favourite!
Reviewed October 20, 2013 via mobile

Food was great - went there just once for lunch and had an Aussie burger, which I can recommend!

The staff are very friendly and it seemed like a great place, but for somewhere that sells itself on having a pool it needs a clean - very green, you can't see the bottom!!

Thank Alex S
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PoolsideCafe, Owner at Poolside Cafe Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 21, 2013

The pool is the property and responsibility of the Puataukanve International Hotel. During the months of August and September 2013 the pool was affected by both pump and filtration issues. This resulted in the pool going green. These issues have since been resolved and the pool is once again clean, clear and functioning.

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Reviewed October 4, 2013

A hidden gem in Neiafu. Tucked away from the main road yet so close - just watch the signs. Carl and Stephen's personalities attract people to this place and once you get there once, you will be going back again and again. To top that , Mary's cooking and the refreshed menu seriously offers one of the best food in town for a very reasonable price. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

Thank TomasNZ
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Reviewed September 21, 2013

We had not heard about this little place but our first choice was closed so we dodged the puddles and arrived for an early breakfast. While the rain poured down we sheltered and sat at the bar and had a memorable breakfast burrito and great coffee. Staff were very friendly and the food was fresh and nicely presented.

Thank Jennifer H
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Reviewed August 18, 2013

okay place to have a drink, but a lot of local expats come here to get drunk with the owners and staff.
wildly overpriced meals and terrible pizzas.
decent price/size spirit drinks though.
owners seemed a bit flippant with any negative comment about the food which was a bit dissappointing. just seemed to want to get drunk with the other expats.
the town health officer was there as well that checked our yacht in - drunk no less

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Thank Maximillion D
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Reviewed July 20, 2013

The locals who hang out here make it the place to be. Great food, get there for happy hour from 4 to 6pm and you will most likely stay all night! Mary behind the bar knows everyone so if you want to know anything ask her, watch out you might get hit with a sad looking plastic chook if you say anything inappropriate!

Thank Kim R
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