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Alberta, Canada
Reviewed 23 April 2015

Had a quick fish and chip dinner here as our dining choices were limited after a late arrival in town and a very long drive from Christchurch. The fish and chips was okay, the hotel is a backpackers'/basic kind of place. It was interesting chatting to the young backpackers who were working there/passing through. I wouldn't be tempted to stay...

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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
Reviewed 10 February 2015

We got to Murchison late and stopped in at the Commercial to eat and decided we may as well stay in the room as well since it was fairly late and we needed a place to sleep. The food was fine, but please, no one make the mistake of staying in the hotel. As we went out after dinner to...

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 10 November 2014

i do not recommend this place to eat. i was served sirloin with veggies frys the sirloin was rare to raw and grisly. veggies overcooked and burnt and the sauce was a glug in a buttery liquid. the [pork was over cooked and dry no jus and apple sauce over sweet and burnt veggies. the chef should be ashamed serving...

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2Thank graham518
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 February 2014 via mobile

Stopped here for dinner on the way to Nelson. Good and varied menu and excellent food. The service was also fast. The two waitresses provide a friendly service that the other cafes in Murchison could learn from. I intend to try the hotel cafe for a coffee stop next time as the others in Murchison are very average.

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Thank Paul M
Reviewed 31 October 2013

I tried various dishes and I liked everything. Especially coffee and freshly home made cakes and daily changing muffins were great! Good food selection (vegetarian, gluten free) and high quality (free range eggs and chicken). All in all a nice place which I would definitely recommend.

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Wyoming
Reviewed 17 February 2013

I have been staying in Murchison for many years. In years past the Commercial was a very nice restaurant...but not now. We stayed in Murchison for 10 days and planned to eat there 3-4 times but after our first time we all agreed we wouldn't go back. The food was not good, the staff not well trained and the owner...

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5Thank JBWyoming
Arizona
Reviewed 7 January 2013

This used to be a decent Kiwi cafe, a few years ago...ate dinner in January 2013 and had an awful meal, the Venison Hot Pot was hideous, food from the 1950's, tough stew meat which is ridiculous since there are venison herds grazing all around Murchison, in brown gravy, ugh! Terakihi fish was old, Another ridiculous thing since Nelson, the...

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Thank eldichter
Wanaka, New Zealand
Reviewed 13 December 2012

Have been to The Commercial Hotel restaurant twice and the meals were delicious. The first time I ordered the chef's signature Beef Cheek dish - something I had never had before but was pleasantly surprised; it was exquisite. The second time I had their freshly baked garlic flat bread followed by the grilled Tarakihi and likewise I was not disappointed....

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Thank Stefan S
Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 7 October 2012

beware!!!!. our first impression of this place was quite good. the interiour looks a bit "selfmade" but we liked it. But than we ordered "freshly baked baguette" , the "tomato soup" and a "sole" . The so called freshly baked Baguette was a "maybe" freshly brought Baguette from the grocery store. It was heated up though ;o). I guess the...

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Poens, Owner at The Commercial Hotel, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We all remember you vividly and we certainly are disappointed to find that you were not satisfied with our service. Your comments with regards to our food are certainly not typical, and although we felt we did everything within reason to accommodate your needs, we apologize that we...

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 27 May 2012

Could have sat here all day by the fire, it was so warm and cosy!! In fact we nearly did! Coffee was awesome, service was great and the blueberry muffins fantastic!! Totaly reccomend! Will defo be grabbing a coffee next time im through!

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“Only stopped for lunch did not stay”
787bernadettet, 24 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All small, all basic, shared bathrooms.”
Xarekto, 21 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Do not stay here”
Travels2515, 10 Feb 2015 | Read review
“Would love to have seen the rooms! The cafe was set up really cosy, felt like you were at home if thats anything to go by!”
SarahJ509, 26 May 2012 | Read review
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