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“Excellent meal”
Review of Powerhouse Cafe

Powerhouse Cafe
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Christchurch, New Zealand
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Excellent meal”
Reviewed January 19, 2012

The meals we had were really tasty and the service was excellent. Please note that their bread with dips was really good for the price but beware that it more a scone than bread therefore very filling. Although it was delicious we couldn't finish it. It was a full restaurant but the meals still came out in good time. The only suggestion I would have to the owners is they install some sort of background music.

Visited December 2011
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English first
Gold Coast, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
128 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Excellent for breaky”
Reviewed January 11, 2012

Organic produce used. Staff were friendly and good value for money

Visited January 2012
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Berkeley
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Skip it”
Reviewed January 7, 2012

This was touted by our hotel as "the place in town" for dinner. The place is super cute and the service very friendly but the food doesn't cut it. There are way too many ingredients in everything. If they would just pare it down a bit and rely on the good quality of the New Zealand ingredients they could do so much better. We have been in NZ for 11 days and this was the most lack luster meal yet. The bones are there, but they need to work on the end result.. For example the salad was swimming in dressing, the meat over cooked - despite their asking us how we wanted it, the duck was tough and way too cooked. It felt like they were trying too hard.

  • Visited January 2012
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Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Superb chef”
Reviewed December 31, 2011

Have been several times over last few days. The food is imaginative and excellent, as is their cofi. Wine does not quite match the quality of the food

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UK
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Excellent breakfast!”
Reviewed December 17, 2011

The menu for breakfast was slightly different from other cafes and the porridge with Drambuie and rhubarb was to die for ! The French toast was excellent too.The service was very friendly and the atmosphere was comfortable and welcoming. Would highly recommend highly!!

Visited November 2011
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