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“Disappointing drop in!”
Review of Wintergarden Cafe

Wintergarden Cafe
Ranked #828 of 4,368 Restaurants in Auckland
Price range: US$ 0 - US$ 21
Cuisines: European
Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

So while visiting this lovely setting today we came across a very busy place with functions taking place. Immediately staff were stretched enormously but never regained themselves. Coffee wasn't great. The person at the counter with a lovely accent this morning was soooo rude! Bathrooms are SO awkwardly located so when there is a function - how do you get around!? I have ordered a chicken burger. Paying a $20 for a burger I expected 'big things'. I am sorry to say it was smaller than a side sauce plate that came with it. It was juicy but burger didn't stay together- it was falling apart and the side aioli sauce tasted like whipped egg. Sadly a dissatisfied visit!

Date of visit: May 2017
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Reviewed 17 April 2017

Went here on a sunny day for a lunch with 3 friends. We had not booked and were prepared to just try our luck knowing that it could be too busy for us. We got there at 11.30am. Although very busy as we had thought they were able to find us a little table outside which we were most grateful for. That's where our luck ran out. They were just too busy. It took ages for our waitress to come back to us to take our orders. Then ages for our orders to arrive. One of our mains was incorrect. We were told that we would not have to pay for the error at the till due to it being the waitress' fault. Then one of the desserts arrived incorrectly as well. This time the waitress chose to fight with us as to whose fault it was. 4 of us had heard the order correctly, she was the only one who argued it had been ordered the other. Whatever happened to the customer is always right! Went to pay and the bill had not been changed as our waitress had promised it would be to reflect the inaccuracies in the order. What could have been a nice lunch which we were grateful to be squeezed in, appreciating they were busy, turned into something not so nice due to staff being rude.

Date of visit: April 2017
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Reviewed 15 April 2017

We had a pleasant Good Friday lunch, seated outside. My impression is that Auckland prices are quite high but that may be because I am calculating prices in pounds sterling. With the ''holiday'' 15% surcharge, lunch here was just a tad expensive but I must say we all enjoyed the food. Sat outside and enjoyed the warm weather, we ordered a selection of bagels and drank a beer. At NZ$ 10 a pop perhaps that was the straw that broke the camel's back. Service was good. No complaints other than the perception of it being quite an expensive lunch for what we had.

Date of visit: April 2017
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Reviewed 1 March 2017

This Cafe in the Auckland Domain is adjacent to the hot houses and fernery, and only a 5 min walk to the War memorial Museum. It overlooks a pond with seating outside, on a balcony (semi shade) or inside. The food was very good, the service a little slow, but to be fair, the restaurant was very busy. Menu included a wide range of popular selections - and the dessert cabinet contained choices to die for!

Date of visit: February 2017
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

Good coffee, great eggs benedict, my friend said he had the best mushrooms he ever ate, pleasant place even on a wet grey day.

Date of visit: February 2017
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Thank indigoblue2017
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