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“Relaxing atmosphere”

Ambria Restaurant & Bar
Ranked #2 of 20 Restaurants in Katikati
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed January 13, 2014

We have had several meals at Ambria and the food has never failed to disappoint, from the kids pizza to an adult meal it has always been good. The service has varied a bit though, with the barman doubling as a waiter on one occasion where I'm not sure how much experience he has had. All in all though, a restaurant I would choose to go to frequently.

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Reviewed January 6, 2014

We went to Ambria Restaurant while staying in Katikati. The food and service were excellent I had Pork Belly and my husband had the Lamb Rack, both meals were as good as any we have had anywhere else. They also had a good choice of wine by the glass.
The service was excellent and friendly staff.
We had a table outside on the balcony as it was a very warm night so nice views of the Kaimai Ranges.
Would recommend this Restaurant, it is also open for Brunch.

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Thank Lorraine H
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Reviewed August 10, 2013

Good food and a good atmosphere. The bartender has an infectious laugh that will put a smile on even the grumpiest of patrons faces. Friendly welcoming staff.

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Thank Eatsalottle
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Reviewed June 24, 2013

Good for Sunday brunch and mid-week curry quiz night. Great views over the Kaimais from the deck. Prices are a bit high but then there are far worst places in Katikati that charge more. When the owner isn't there service gets really slack though.

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Thank DDTTKK
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Reviewed April 16, 2013

We stopped at Ambria in Katikati on the way back to Auckland from a weekend in Tauranga. We had no idea what sort of place it was and were looking for a quick breakfast before getting back on the road. It was a surprise and well worth the stop.

The restaurant is set back from the road in a small shopping precinct to the left of the main road as you come into Katikati from the south. There is a more obvious Robert Harris coffee house at the road side, but Ambria is tucked away at the back of a car park. It is worth looking for.

We took a table at the back of the restaurant overlooking a part of Katikati that most travellers would never think was there. Our coffees were great and it was clear just from that, that the place set standards in presentation and quality (mocha, tall class, long spoon, quality crystals).

Our breakfasts were respectively, creamy mushrooms served on Turkish toast with lambs fry and bacon and poached eggs with bacon. The mushrooms were just superbly done with a sauce that was deeply creamy but finished with a touch of pepper. The poached eggs were slightly under done but, by their shape and presentation, had obviously been prepared very skilfully.

Ambria was a real find which was quite unexpected in a small town such as Katikati and, having now read the TA reviews of it, our experience confirms the restaurant's reputation for quality.

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Thank GeoMo
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