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“The place to go in a small town”
Review of The Last Kitchen

The Last Kitchen
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed January 24, 2013

"the last kitchen" is located at the southern end of the small town of Fox Glacier, within 5 minutes walking from at least 5 hotels near the town center. The restaurant replaced the Plateau Cafe and Bar. We ducked in early on a rainy evening, and noticed some had to wait for a table later on. Food was quite satisfying, and we had our first broccoli-blue cheese soup, which seemed to be a relative staple in Southern New Zealand. Fish entre and mushroom pasta were great. Enjoyable atmosphere. Almost went two nights in a row, but we tried a different place for variety. We wished we had returned to the last kitchen. It is not exactly big-city eating, but worth a visit if you are passing through. Other travelers raved about Matheson, but we lacked a car to get there, and the local shuttle ($10/person for the 6-mile trip) was not available for us that night.

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Reviewed January 23, 2013

We spent two nights in the tiny village of Fox Glacier, and though there were other places to eat, we enjoyed The Last Kitchen so much on night one that we returned on night two. I don't think they take reservations, so when we had bad timing on night two, we had to wait outside for an hour in the rain. Luckily, they have a covered veranda and we were dressed warm enough, but it was a bit disappointing to be told the wait would be 20 minutes and have it stretch to 60. However ... this is probably a somewhat seasonal place, with limited staff, and so you just have to remember you're on vacation.

Food was great both nights--both meats and fishes. I'm sure the menu changes, so I won't get into that, but the preparations were interesting without being twee. Good selection of reasonably priced wines as well. It is a step above the other options (pizza, pub, hodge-podge) if you are looking for something on the gourmet side, and the service was friendly once we got a seat.

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Reviewed January 20, 2013

We had our best meal of the trip in this lovely restaurant but something went pear shaped with the service. Our starters arrived reasonably quickly but then after an hour and no explanation we were getting somewhat impatient. When the food came it was lovely but they didn't apologise or explain what had gone on - it all seemed a bit chaotic so maybe just a bad night.

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