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“Great food Great service”

East Coast Inn Cafe & Bar
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Marlborough Region, New Zealand
Level 5 Contributor
76 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Great food Great service”
Reviewed 27 May 2014

Visited the East Coast Inn on a recent Sunday afternoon with others from our Classic Car Club. Even though they were busy (another car club had just left) the service was excellent as was the food. We ordered the home made fishcakes which did not disappoint & the accompanying salad was delicious (loved the addition of beetroot) The dessert cabinet was too tempting & we succumbed to a slice of red velvet chocolate cake to share which also did not disappoint. All this was finished off with a good coffee before it was time to head back to Blenheim. We will certainly visit again & recommend to others

  • Visited May 2014
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English first
Bristol, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
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113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
“Great Place For a Break - Good Food Too!”
Reviewed 30 April 2014

The East Coast in was just what we were looking for and at just the right time!! The food was good and the staff incredibly personable. I wish it were round the corner in UK. Stop here - you can't go wrong! They even have a life-size cardboard cut-out of Peter Yealand - his place is worth a visit on the way to Blenheim!

  • Visited April 2014
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London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
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“Fish and chips supreme”
Reviewed 4 April 2014

We stopped here after a long day walking (in Feb 2014) and were not expecting too much from a roadside restaurant. We had the most delicious takeaway fish and chips and enjoyed a couple of glasses of cold sauvignon blanc while we were waiting for it to be cooked fresh. Service was very good and friendly. Made a great end to a fantastic day. It was recommended to us by a local and he was sooo right!

Visited February 2014
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Level 5 Contributor
72 reviews
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“Good food and service, nice place”
Reviewed 25 February 2014

We were in Ward on a warm Saturday evening in February and the East Coast Inn is the only place for dinner. Luckily it happens to be very good. There is a very nice outdoor seating area or you can dine inside - quite a contemporary feel to it. There are two halves to the inside - (1) the cafe, and (2) the bar, with a section of wall partially separating the two halves. You order at the cafe counter and then take a seat. We had good friendly service and we were both happy with the food.

My companion had spare ribs, unusually generous amount of meat on them though the sauce was an unusual Asian flavour. I had beef nachos and was very happy (though I order bean nachos if they are available). There was a chef's special on offer too - high quality (priced accordingly) steak special.

The locals seem to really like this place on a Saturday evening and there was plenty of good spirits evident from the bar side. Plenty of customers in the cafe and I got the impression many are repeat customers.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank MarkTawaNZ
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“Friendly service and consistently good coffee and food”
Reviewed 24 February 2014

I have called in to this cafe a few times on my travels and the service and food are consistently good. The area is fairly remote so it is great to have a reliable place to call in for good coffee, which I make a point of doing if I am in the area. The counter food looks really good, but I don't often eat cakes and biscuits so can't comment further. We have stopped for an early dinner and breakfast on different trips. The service is quick and friendly and the food is nicely presented. They seem quite happy to adapt the menu to suit different preferences. I only wish it was open after 6pm.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank MarkTawaNZ
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