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“Great food & wonderful accomodation :)”
Review of Eatery On The Rock Restaurant - CLOSED

Eatery On The Rock Restaurant
Price range: $13 - $31
Cuisines: International, New Zealand
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Eatery on the Rock is owner operated, Our full al a Carte menu is an international eclectic style, blending inspiration from thirty years traveling the world using local produce.Children's menu available. Bookings are advisable but not always necessary, but if you defiantly want to dine we us please book. Summer seven nights from 5.30 Pm till late
Reviewed March 28, 2013

my husband and i recently were lucky enough to dine at eatery on the rock. we stayed the night at the attached accommodation (the rocks chalets) and thought about grabbing dinner in town, but everything looked closed (since it was 8pm). fortunately, our gracious hosts (chris and pat) offered to keep the restaurant open so we could have dinner. we had the Mediterranean dish (SO yummy) as well as the french onion soup which came with perfectly prepared bread (my mouth is watering as i type this review). we washed that down with some NZ wine and beer and were so pleased with everything... including our chat with chris, who is CHARMING and a hell of a cook! :) pat is wonderful as well and took great care of us as we checked into our chalet, which was adorable and provided us with a superb night of rest.
we feel so lucky that the restaurants in town were closed, which narrowed our selection down to this utterly enjoyable dining experience. :)

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chrisGoldenbay, Owner at Eatery On The Rock Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 12, 2013

We are glad they were closed as well Thanks for your kind comments.

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Reviewed March 20, 2013

This is the second time I have been at this establishment. Both times the service has been brilliant, friendly and efficient. The food was superbly cooked and served, with just the right portions, Not over the top pricewise. I would certainly recommend this as the place to eat when visiting Takaka.

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chrisGoldenbay, Owner at Eatery On The Rock Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 12, 2013

Thank you see you soon

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Reviewed March 18, 2013

A very cozy restaurant and also a nice and interesting owner. The location is fantastic. We ate there two times during our stay in Takaka. (our stay was 4 nights).

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chrisGoldenbay, Owner at Eatery On The Rock Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 12, 2013

Hope we can provide your accomodation when you next stay in Golden bay

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Reviewed March 11, 2013

Takaka is an artists' colony and one might expect to find edible food, but not superb food. Wrong! Chris is a top chef from London, and he's transformed this place into a fabulous restaurant. Fresh local fish, and free range beef, pork and chicken. Meal was tremendously flavorful and a complete delight. Go there.

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chrisGoldenbay, Owner at Eatery On The Rock Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 16, 2013

We think of ourselves s casual dinning with no compromise on the food rather than fine dinning and thank you for your kind words.

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Reviewed March 10, 2013

The entire experience, from being welcomed joyously by the staff to the final wiping of the mouth with the napkin, was superb. We ordered the pork chop and the fish of the day. The meal was presented as if we were dining at the Ritz, beautifully. The pork chop was the tenderest and juiciest either of us had ever eaten anywhere, with delicious flavorings and sides of veggies. The fish of the day was melt-in-your mouth tender and succulent, also with a mouth-watering sauce. The owner/chef spent a lot of time talking with us until the place filled up, gave us some history of the fascinating piece of property, told us where to find the cave with the glowworms just a few yards away, and we marveled at the limestone rocks upon which the restaurant sits - they were obviously the edge of the island at one point, weathered as they were by crashing waves over the millenia. Altogether a 10! We'd go back in a heartbeat.

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Thank Anne C
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chrisGoldenbay, Owner at Eatery On The Rock Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 16, 2013

Thank you we will be here.

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