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“Tasty food in a peaceful setting” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Food at Wharepuke

Food at Wharepuke
Ranked #1 of 39 Restaurants in Kerikeri
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European, Asian, Thai, New Zealand
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Fulton IL
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57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Tasty food in a peaceful setting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2012

My husband and I sat out on the patio where we could enjoy the tropical foliage. He had an excellent steak sandwich and I had a large and tasty Caesar salad. Service was timely and atmosphere relaxing.

Visited March 2012
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Kerikeri, Northland, New Zealand
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fresh and fragrant Thai in a beautiful setting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2012

I have never tasted better Thai - not even in Thailand! Every flavour pings on your tastebuds and never fails to please. Beautiful sub-tropical garden setting.

Visited April 2012
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Thank Angela S
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Somerset
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124 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“They can accommodate any need”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2012

We dined at this restaurant with a very fussy 11 year old granddaughter who was not interested in anything on the menu, but this was not a problem for the chef who produced just what she wanted. The rest of the party (four of us) enjoyed an excellent meal with attentive and engaging service. Whether it be lunchtime in the garden or evening in the restaurant this is a first class location for family or couples dining

  • Visited February 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Nigel_Corax
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Ballarat
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“fantastic food and a dessert to die for”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2012

service was great and all food was top quality and presented beautifully, Friendly atmosphere, staff and owners wonderful. We had 3 courses that were beautiful and the Lime and Lemongrass panacotta with fruits for dessert , it was heaven!!! Fantastic,inovative combination of panacotta and fruit. My husband actually lick the plate it was soo good. Thank you for making my husbands birthday memorable.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Britt J
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Napa, California
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56 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Bad Service - Cold Food”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2012

This restaurant is very highly awarded and we were looking forward to our meal. Unfortunately just about everything went wrong. The service was terrible, the menu is overpriced for what you receive, and the food (the "award-winning" sausages came out luke warm and inedible). We waited nearly an hour between the entree and mains. When we asked what happened the staff argued with us about how long it was and said we were next. We were not next. I think they forgot our order and rushed to cook something. They never admitted it, but at least didn't charge us for the uneaten sausage dinner. Don't let the awards fool you.

Visited March 2012
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foodatwharepuke, Owner at Food at Wharepuke, responded to this review, April 16, 2012
We are sorry that you did not have a wonderful dinning experience with us.
The night in question was a very , very busy night which did catch us out a little.
All dinners were made well aware of the wait for food, as all staff were being pushed to the limit.
From memory all of the other food that you and your partner received , was up to standard , with entree being served fairly quickly, what let us down was a luke warm sausage and a wait of 40 minutes for your main meal.
With 80 other satisfied customers, we are sorry you were not one of them, consequently we did not charge you for your main meal.
I feel it is a bit harsh is saying that the meal was inedible, we could have reheated your sausage for you, but i think by that point you were already past the point of pleasing.
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