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“Standard pub meals”

Monteiths Brewery Bar Hanmer Springs
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed May 6, 2018

Service was very good, was a busy Saturday night and they were very quick in getting meals out.
Meals are a great size - partner had Tbone steak, I had the Salmon and Blue Cod which sounded nice but was all rather soggy. Soggy potatoes,spinach stacked with the fish on top and way way too much basil pesto piled on top. Salmon was lovely but def not worth the price.

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Thank bindigrice
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Reviewed May 5, 2018 via mobile

Can't fault the service at all - staff were lovely. However food was very disappointing. The tone steak was very fatty, poorly cooked and tasted like it was prefrozen and not fresh. The chips with the steak were also just the standard prefrozen kind. Wouldn't have missed this if it was an affordable meal but was not worth $36. We also had gnocchi pasta. The blue cheese sauce was nice but the gnocchi was very funny and not very nice. If you are looking for good pub food then fire and ice down the road has much better quality food, a nicer restaurant, and is much better priced.

Thank Lisa M
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Reviewed May 2, 2018

Great service, great range of drinks and good outdoor heating. What more could I ask for?? Highly recommend for big groups or just a couple. And their bathrooms are always clean which is an added bonus!!

Thank MistyW79
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Reviewed April 30, 2018 via mobile

Been here many times and never disappoints. Monteith's beers of course reign supreme try the pilsner just lovely. The meals are great NZ fare really good and large too. Well priced and with winter looming the fire and a welcoming meal what more would you want?

Thank b_s_hodgson
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Reviewed April 29, 2018

We had a large group wanting to dine on a Saturday night. We tried to book, however, like many places in Hanmer, they don't take bookings. So instead, the husbands came down at 5pm to get a large table in the retaurant area, with the wives and kids following later (at about 6-6:30pm).

On sitting at the large table, we were told (in a rather rude fashion we thought) that because our entire group isn't there, if another large party arrives and wants to table, we'd have to vacate it. We took our chance. We were having a few drinks, but constantly got asked when the rest of our party was arriving (even though we were about to spend just under $600!!). By the time the rest of our party arrived the place was busy, but no other large parties, mainly just 2 or 4 people in a group, so our table was all ours!

Overall the food was OK. Everything was fine except an order for the Cod/Salmon stack. It arrived stone cold (under the first layer) and was sent back. We werent charged for that meal, and the replacement was piping hot and tasty.

The waiter bringing drinks totally didnt want to be there. We tried to have a joke with him, and he basically plonked our drinks order on the table and walked away. We felt we were ignored after that by all staff. Other people came and went and there tables were cleared. Ours wasn't. I cleared our glasses off our table once, putting them on a neighbouring empty table.

Overall the food was OK (barring the cold dish), but the service let the place down big time. As they own all 3 bars/retaurants/cafe in the little area, we went elsewhere for breakfast the following morning.

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Thank amwheelo
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