I have been to Black Cottage many times and this review is much overdue.
Black Cottage is outstanding. Every time I have been and with different people our meals have been superb. In fact everything that comes out of the kitchen looks incredible.
The service is nothing short of excellent and friendly too.
Black Cottage reminds me of one of the boutique cafes you cone across in the South Island, it's surroundings in Coatesville are stunning.
Black Cottage is a 30min drive from where I live, and is well worth it. It competes effortlessly with any good great eatery in NZ.