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“Surprisingly excellent?,” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Rustic Cafe and Tapa's

Rustic Cafe and Tapa's
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $16
Cuisines: Cafe, Spanish, New Zealand
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Rangiora, New Zealand
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40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Surprisingly excellent?,”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2014

Rustic is pretty unassuming from the outside - tucked in amongst coffee shops and fish n chips - but WOW!!
We had tapas - we selected three of their $10 range, chicken satay skewers, chilli garlic mushrooms and devils on horseback. This was served on a platter with lots of fruit and sauces - beautiful and tasty and reasonably priced!
They serve great coffee too....

  • Visited August 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great Value”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2014

Always a queue when I go here. The service is great and portions are LARGE. Great value especially for teenagers or backpackers. And if it is still on their menu try their peppermint cheesecake - YUM!

Visited August 2014
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Nice brunch”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

Spending a beautiful moment at Hanmer Springs; my husband and I decided not to stay in the hotel to order breakfast.
After wondering around; we found a place was quieter compare to the other as my preference was to sit inside.
I ordered Cappuccino and as usual order Long Black for my husband.
His preference for brunch is big brekky meal and he said it was all right. I ordered Egg Benedict served with special Italian bread & cucumber fetta cheese.
We liked the ambiance and service was good provided by the efficient staff.

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Thank ogswoman
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Queenstown, New Zealand
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Pretty bad”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

Had eggs and they clearly use battery hen eggs as they were tasteless and served on supermarket toast . Partners food was rubbery and they couldn't eat much of it.

Dirty tables, with dishes left from previous patrons left on a number of tables. No one to clear them - short staffed maybe.

Coffee average.

Won't be back

Visited August 2014
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Tantilising Tapa's”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2014

We initially tried to get in here for lunch, it was all hustle bustle & looked very busy & popular. For dinner we made sure we got here early. The selection is fantastic - easily something for everyone. We ordered 4 Tapa's & were astounded when they came out fantastically displayed on a large platter with fresh greens, condiments & garnish's. Each item was delicious & plentiful - we cannot rave enough about the quality of this restaurant.

Visited July 2014
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