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“Good food but waitresses not very attentive”
Review of The Last Kitchen

The Last Kitchen
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
367 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
“Good food but waitresses not very attentive”
Reviewed February 8, 2013

This is a busy restaurant and at first we couldn't get a proper table and were stuck on the bar stools. When a proper table came free, we moved ourselves rather than at their suggestion. Food was usual menu but good and well cooked. Only criticism is that staff were not observant and seemed happy to leave us to our own devices. They were pleasant to speak to, but lacked the personal touch.

Visited February 2013
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Ashland OR
Level 5 Contributor
95 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“The place to go in a small town”
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.

  • Visited January 2013
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Santa Fe, NM
Level 5 Contributor
85 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
“Came back a second night”
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.

  • Visited December 2012
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England
Level 5 Contributor
88 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Some of the best food but not sure what happened to the service”
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.

  • Visited December 2012
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