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“A feast for the senses!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Platter

Platter
Ranked #2 of 3 Coffee & Tea in Devonport
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$23
Cuisines: Cafe, New Zealand, Seafood, Mediterranean, Turkish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Dining options: After-hours, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Santa Cruz, CA
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53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“A feast for the senses!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2014

We skipped lunch and were starving when we arrived. We ordered salt and pepper squid and seared scallops as starters, and when they arrived, we knew we were in for an evening of tasty dishes! Our mains were lamp shanks and grilled lamb. The lamb shanks were tender and flavorful; the grilled lamb, medium rare, was cooked perfectly. With roasted potatoes and green beans, the meal was heavenly. The hospitality and music had a distinctively Turkish flavor (many of the dishes on the menu were Mediterranean/Turkish), and we appreciated the blend of two cultures on one menu! Platter is not in the center of town, so it's a welcome peaceful oasis looking out on the harbor. We loved every minute of our time there.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Mary M
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level Contributor
35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Disappointing!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2014

When reading the reviews on here it sounds like a totally different place from the experience we had - maybe they were having an off day! The food we were served was utterly disgusting, I ate two mouthfuls of mine and had to send it back - no flavour, avocado was mushy, other ingredients were from a can and the dressing was a dollop of old mayonnaise thrown in the middle of the plate, my partners was a basic bagel, bacon dripping with grease, tomatoes not fresh and hacked up in large chunks and thrown on the plate - no presentation, no care had gone into either of these dishes. Unfortunately we are finding with Devonport that the standards of a lot of restaurants/cafes are no longer good here. It's a place for day trippers especially in Summer so these businesses have a steady flow of customers in the door that they don't have to try to retain and this is how we felt we were treated at Platter - well we are locals and won't be coming back to this restaurant.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank TTEM
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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76 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Birthday Dinner”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2014

Table by the window for sons 59th birthday with some of the family including Adelaide 3 mths. old.
David & his wife chose the assorted grills platter for two plus a side salad. This was large and after sharing some bits with their son they took home a "Doggy Bag' for lunch the next day! I ordered the spare ribs which was also large and excellent. The other meals were all pronounced good and all were well satisfied all at very reasonable charges. In the space of about 45 minutes three large ships passed plus lots of smaller vessels. Last November when were there for another birthday there only two large passing.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Ray B
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Lund, Sweden
1 review
“"A cafe for all occasions "”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2014

Platter is our favourite cafe, My wife and I are former residents of Devonport who now live overseas. When visiting home, Platter is our first stop for coffee, breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Matt and his staff are welcoming and friendly. The food and coffee is great and very reasonably priced.

So when traveling back to New Zealand for our wedding, Platter was the easy choice to make for our wedding venue.. They helped make it a very memorable night and were very easy to deal with. We highly recommend that you visit Platter cafe when you are in Devonport for a relaxing, enjoyable dining experience.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Sean M
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168 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Great breakfast ”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2013 via mobile

We met friends from Melbourne (the foodie capital of the world) at Platter and were hoping it would not disappoint. We had a great breakfast the quality and generous portions impressed our friends and the service was friendly and attentive.
We would certainly recommend.

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Thank swampykevin
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