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“Quality sadly slipping”
Review of River Bar

River Bar
Ranked #146 of 206 Restaurants in Napier
Cuisines: International
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Reviewed 14 July 2012

We have dinned at the River Bar in the past and been wow'd but sadly not this time. The menu on the website is not what the restaurant offers. The wine list is very small. We had to fetch our own cutlery after entrees. Our meals were not as described on the menu with either totally different or missing ingredients ... ie chocolate icecream was vanilla with chocolate sauce. Pasta entree on menu had no mention of mushrooms but they were in the dish. Deserts were very average and Apple crumble was cold. When ordering we showed some interest in the icecream sundae but the waitress screwed her nose up and said "I wouldnt order that because if the chef is in a hurry you only get a very small serving". Some tables had table cloths but not ours. We asked for wine list after entrees but sadly no further drink order was taken. We would have ordinarily complained but didnt want to spoil our evening out as we were had taken friends out for dinner.

Such a shame because our last meal here was very memorable. We will not be returning in a hurry.

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Thank C3PW
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Reviewed 13 July 2012

Ate here three times during our stay in the area, really nice food beautifully presented.

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