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“Fresh, tasty, generous and helpful”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Forester's Cafe

Forester's Cafe
Ranked #1 of 3 Restaurants in Rai Valley
Cuisines: Cafe, New Zealand, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Vancouver, Canada
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68 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Fresh, tasty, generous and helpful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2013

The food was a delightful surprise, and our host was both gracious and helpful. If you on this highway and ready for a meal, do stop at Foresters' Cafe.

  • Visited February 2013
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1 Thank CameraBluff
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English first
Blenheim, New Zealand
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“Suprise on the road”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2013

We were meeting friends from Nelson so an hours drive from Blenheim seemed like a good place to have lunch and chat. The bonus was we could take our dogs so we stayed outside and ate under the trees. The meals were lovely and the price was reasonable so we will probably be back.

Visited February 2013
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2 Thank Brian S
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Perth, Australia
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44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Another hidden gem.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2013

While we are staying three nights as a base for Nelson-Havelock surrounds, this little place is well located on the road 20mins from Havelock and 40mins from Nelson, but once you turn in you are no where near the road. Started with drinks on the deck overlooking the lovely surrounds with the forest and hills backdrop-perfect setting, followed by a perfect steak, then a brownie dessert to die for. This is a small family restaurant with good home made menu choices and service but best to book. Onsite accommodation as well.

  • Visited January 2013
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1 Thank Chrisonleave
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Rai Valley, New Zealand
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“"Great Place"”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2012

I recently took a group of ladies out to Foresters Cafe for lunch. The food was fantastic and the service impeccable. Staff very friendly. This wee place is set just off the main highway in a lovely country setting, So whether it be just a coffee or a meal you must also try the desserts they are just devine..

  • Visited December 2012
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2 Thank Nanneto3
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New Zealand
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74 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
“Wonderfully exceptional”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2012

I have driven past often but never called in. Today we stopped for a late lunch. It was a lovely day and the setting is wonderful with the neat and tidy chalets arranged across the beautifully maintained lawns and gardens.

Our welcome was warm and friendly and while the display case showed tempting fare and the menu was lovely, we were given some excellent alternative options to tempt even the 7 year old.

The wait was short and the food, all freshly prepared, was filling and delicious.

With such excellent food and exceptional service we will be back!

  • Visited December 2012
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3 Thank WLnz
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