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“Must try harder.”
Review of Puketapu Hotel

Puketapu Hotel
Ranked #54 of 209 Restaurants in Napier
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: International
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 3 May 2017

After hearing lots of good things about the Puketapu, we decided to try it for a family birthday dinner. We waited a long time for our drinks order to be taken then for it to arrive. We had the in-house made cob that was supposed to come with olive oil, dukkah and hummus. Halfway through I thought something was missing, checked the menu. There was no front-of-house staff for so long that we carried on and finished the bread and when someone finally arrived we questioned what happened to the hummus? He seemed unsure if there was even meant to be hummus with the dish! Upon checking with the kitchen we were told they'd run out of hummus so just left it off!! I ordered lamb rump, I wasn't asked how I'd like it (as a chef, it is standard to cook a peice of meat to medium-rare if unspecified) and it came barely sealed and I had to ask for a steak knife to cut it. All in all, not a great evening. Front of house was slack and the meals could have been better with slightly more effort. We won't be rushing back.

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Reviewed 1 May 2017

Did the loop cycle trail and came back for a lunchtime feed. Good pub food with generous servings, undercover seating but attracted smokers which was the only down side to time there.

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Thank PBslost
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Reviewed 25 April 2017

We had the absolutely lunch at this Hotel Restuarant today to celebrate my husband's birthday. We both had the Pork Roast meal - delicious ! The desserts really finished us off, including the Kapiti vanilla icecream, top notch ! Good service along with the good food, thanks people, you made our day.

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Thank RogerandGrace
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Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

It was one of the best cappuccinos i have ever tasted didnt try the food but it looked and smelt amazing

Thank ya_boi_Nic
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Reviewed 19 April 2017

Service for lunch was very slow - and this was not a busy packed out day by any means. The outside eating area is very shabby - it needs a lot of TLC to make it more welcoming. The dish I had for lunch was very small, and the chef seemed to have relied heavily on overly sweet sauce which spoiled it totally, overwhelming the taste of the scallops. Sorry to post a bad review but it seems such a loss of potential and we were really disappointed.

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1  Thank maureenpowell45
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