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“A long wait for our food”

Monteiths Brewery Bar Hanmer Springs
Cuisines: Bar, Pub, New Zealand
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Good for: Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Newport, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“A long wait for our food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2012

Visited on the Tuesday after the Easter Bank holiday weekend. Still pretty busy. Had to wait 20 mins for a table but that was OK. As we sat down at our table the waiter told us there was a 45 minute delay on food and suggested we order some garlic bread, which we did. After 40 mins two out of our 4 meals arrived but no sign of the others. A boss-type man in a white t-shirt asked if everything was OK and we said no, we were still waiting for 2 meals. He said he wasn't aware of a delay and went off, returning with the other 2 meals a few minutes later, but no apology or explanantion. The other front of house staff were very good and trying their best but there was obviously some problem in the kitchen. Food was pretty average - the fish and chips is probably the best choice - fresh, well cooked & generous portion. Wouldn't rush to eat here again with the family - plenty of other places in Hanmer.

Visited April 2012
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Christchurch
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great Food, Friendly Service, Comfortable Atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2012

Great place, much like the Speights Ale Houses. Good hearty food, decent sized portions. Good music, friendly staff and clean facilities. Lovely and warm in the Winter with the fireplace. Highly recommend this place for dinner and a few drinks :)

Visited May 2011
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Perth, Australia
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100 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Nice beers”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2012

Stopped for a cider and beer. Very enjoyable they are better on tap. Chose to have a quick snack. Turned out we waited for over 1/2 hour. Our order was not sent to the kitchen. Remedied straight away and a free beer. Much appreciated. Snack was great. Serving size was generous. Chose to come back for dinner and the $20 steak special. Was not disappointed. Food is great and fairly good value for money.
Outside seating area for smokers. Indoor tv for kids. Gaming area out the back. Clean and wonderfully cheerful staff.

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New Zealand
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128 reviews
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“Generous portions!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2012

Nice wine and beer list, pretty good food too but be prepared for a big portion! I ordered a well done steak with mushroom sauce and it was cooked perfectly whilst remaining tender. The chips were nice but i would have prefered veges. Hisband ordered the Lamb. It sadly was a bit chewy but the flavour was very good. It came with a wonderful selection on season vegetables. We were too replet to try a desert! Service was so so. I think our waiter was new but he was friendly and did come back to us with some information that he was unable to answer initally. We had to ask for water and for a second glass of wine. But all in all I would go there again.

Visited April 2012
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Cobaw
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“Atomsphere plus”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2012

Noisy, busy, crowded, loads of atmosphere.
Great steak and the beer.....fabulous.

Visited March 2012
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