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“Thoroughly enjoyed our meals”
Review of Summer Sands Lounge and Dining - CLOSED

Summer Sands Lounge and Dining
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 16 May 2014

Our Grab One voucher provided for two lunch or breakfast meals. I ordered the vegetarian stack, specifying gluten free bread, and my husband ordered the vegetarian salad. We noted that there were plenty of options for us as gluten-sensitive vegetarians. The waitress politely pointed out that gluten-free bread had a small surcharge above and beyond the voucher; we were expecting this as this in normal practice, but we appreciated it being brought to our attention.

The meals took quite a while to come, but when they arrived they were worth it. The vegetarian stack was delicious - the gluten-free toast was good-quality fruit bread, and the mix of vegetables, caramalised onion and sun-dried tomato pesto with a little feta, topped with perfectly poached eggs, made for a really interesting combination. My husband really enjoyed his salad, which was plentiful and an interesting blend of tastes.

It is a pity that Summer Sands does not have a better view and a bit of ambience; this is the second time we have eaten here and the food really is good (and the waitress very nice). It's a shame that it is not much busier than it is, and I can only assume that this is because of the location around the corner from the sea view.

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Thank Ronillian
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Reviewed 23 February 2014

Our ladies group arrived late(right when they were closing). They readily went into serving and taking our order. The restaurant is right next door from Oceanside Resort & Twin Towers. Breakfast was good, luncheon salads were fresh and nicely portioned. Carrot cake was awesome.

Thank Laureen S
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Reviewed 3 December 2013 via mobile

Dined with four Adults. First meal was served at least 30 minutes before the other three meals.Service was appalling. Desserts caused much laughter as apple pie consisted of a biscuit with apple slices placed on top. Definately wouldn't be a restaurant to take Children to as they would be so hungry waiting for their meal. A really funny experience but don't go if you don't have a warped sense of humor and plenty of time.

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Thank RRetiredCentralCoast
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Reviewed 7 September 2013

A great place for a pleasant meal in a fantastic location handy to Maunganui Beach.
A good choice of mains, we have dined here several times and will again in the future - lunch and dinner.
Service was great (and literally with a smile) each time too, and prices most reasonable

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1  Thank CharlieandSue
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Reviewed 1 June 2013

5 had lunch here, food was good value for money
Drinks took a long time to come
We sat outside and there was no shade offered (very much needed)
Bathrooms were a bit dodgy

The worst thing was when the waiter brought my drink he leaned in close and had the worst morning breath ever, nearly put me off my lunch.

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Thank lyndaHastings
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