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Reviewed 17 March 2024 via mobile

We're regular travelers in our motorhome & regularly dine out. Smiths is inviting, fun, great music great genuine staff interested in making our dining experience the best. Then there's the menu, terrific selection, expertly presented & cooked. Flavours of each dish we selected were stunning....We are absolutely going back! As I write this we are still pleasantly full & happy motorhomer's staying at a camp 300 meters away.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 5 August 2023

Wife and I seated in a dark corner of restaurant. We ordered the meat platter for $70. Unfortunately, it made me want to become a vegetarian after eating some of it. Wasn't good. Alot of the food looked and tasted like it had been refried....Disappointed, and kicking myself not sending it back.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 1 May 2023

Average at best … but manager trying hard to please Won’t be going back - the owners have 4 restaurants and they are all average!

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 16 January 2023 via mobile

The food was good. The service, however, was a total let down. There were plenty of staff on duty and it was not busy, but they were very inattentive. One waiter had a significant BO problem.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 10 September 2022

Delish food with a lots ofvariety, great service, excellent cocktails, and a really good relaxed vibe

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 4 September 2022 via mobile

Very good Restaurant,There food is top class,And the Menu Very Diverse,Great for any Occasion,Highly recommended,👍

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 8 August 2022 via mobile

We visited for lunch on a rainy Sunday and had a bookme voucher offering 50% off. Had been before and enjoyed it and it didn’t disappoint /no time round. Friendly fun service, great food and a good drinks selection. We will be back.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 9 May 2021

Nine of us rocked up on Mothers day and we were lucky they could fit us in as it was absolutely brilliant. The shared plates, pizzas and kids menu were all delicious, well priced and generous. Our little people were so well treated by the...caring staff and given colouring in to do as well. Totally recommended.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 8 May 2021 via mobile

3 strikes and you’re out... This used to be our weekly go to place... No ribs and no Korean chicken on the new “improved menu” ! Service is good but long wait for drinks and over an hour wait tonight for some sticky chicken wings...:( We really want Smiths to be as good as it was but it’s not. We just want to eat dinner! Will find another local in future and this is the third time this has happened to us :(More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 20 April 2021

I given this bar several chances to improved over the past few years. But alas, staff changes, decor changes, but nothing else. The service is still SO SLOW - took 45 minutes to get 6 tacos on a very very quiet night. So I sat...at the bar and nobody asked me if I wanted a drink for 10 minutes, even though there was 3 bar staff milling around. They could have had me with an expensive cocktail or fancy glass of wine - but no, they were not interested. Any way - finally got the 4 Tacos - they were cold - and I've had that experience before - they just don't get it with the Tacos - they need to be hot or at least warm - that's the whole point. They even make special containers for them in Mexico - to keep the Taco's warm. Anyway, and they were not good. AGAIN. Sorry guys, my money won't be back and I won't be recommending this place.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 29 January 2021

We went to Smiths for a quick Friday night family meal. The food, mainly sharing plates and one pizza for our son, was amazing. The sharing plates were all Asian Fusion and it was difficult to choose as they all sounded fantastic. The choices we...made were great flavorsome and good portion sizes for three people. . Could not fault the wait staff who were fast and attentive. Will definitely be coming back to this little gem for regular meals.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 18 January 2021 via mobile

Great dinner with friends and our respective kids. We came here on a Friday night and had reserved a table, it was pretty busy so glad we did. The service was good, drinks came promptly and we were warned of 30 min wait for pizzas...so we ordered those quickly. The adults had the sharing plates with our favourite being the bao pork buns....the hawker rolls were also v tasty. Would go backMore

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 19 October 2020 via mobile

I can’t begin to explain how awful the encounter with the staff at this restaurant was. The main man was rude and absolutely distasteful. Rolled his eyes at our food options and then swore at a group of ladies who entered the bar behind us....Such an uncomfortable experience. One of the waitresses who was seating everyone was just plain rude and acted as if she did not want to be there. If it wasn’t the only place close by that did takeaways I wouldn’t have stayed another second in that distasteful place. Such a shame because the younger girls behind the bar were lovely and the food itself was good. Service was slow and horrible and they even messed up our order. WILL NEVER BE GOING BACK. Hope they work on their mannerism.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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StablesRestaurant, General Manager at Smiths Matakana Country Park, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2020

Hi there Rachael, Thank you for your feedback. We are so shocked we are wondering if this review is meant to be for our restaurant!? This is so disappointing to hear and we understand your frustration and send our sincere apologies. This is definitely not...More

Reviewed 5 October 2020 via mobile

Very very slow. It was so hard to attract the staffs attention we thought maybe we were supposed to order at the counter. After finally getting an order in it was a good hour for 3 small buns. The food itself was fine.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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StablesRestaurant, General Manager at Smiths Matakana Country Park, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2020

Hi Elliott, Thank you for your feedback about your recent experience. This is not our usual service standard and we sincerely apologise. We would love the opportunity to invite you back for an amazing hospitality experience you come to expect! Anything else we can help...More

Reviewed 3 June 2020 via mobile

Called in on a whim for lunch and so pleased we did! Very pleasant staff in a quirky yet cosy venue.And the food was fab! Leigh snapper tacos🤤 Worth a visit!

Date of visit: May 2020
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Smiths Matakana Country Park is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4