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“Meh... Save your money”
Review of Solace Cafe & Restaurant - CLOSED

Solace Cafe & Restaurant
Cuisines: European, Cafe, New Zealand
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Good for: Groups, Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Situated a short stroll away from Lake Rotorua, Solace Cafe & Restaurant is the best kept secret in town. Solace Cafe & Restaurant offers diners a modern, warm and inviting atmosphere for relaxing with family and friends. Specialising in gluten free food, the menu is an eye opening introduction to great New Zealand cuisine, and features fresh New Zealand beef and seafood options. Bookings are highly recommended. Fully licensed and BYO. Open 7 days for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Reviewed 28 January 2014

We had the bacon wrapped tenderloin. After telling us it was no longer available. When it arrived it was just ok. The spinach salad was great. Our dirty plates sat in front of us for 15 minutes and it was only after I ask to have them cleared away that they did so.

Thank Dr. 3DDC
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Reviewed 24 January 2014

We had a very pleasant meal at Solace, nice food and good service. It was quite busy the night we were there, but we still managed to get a table without a reservation and were served promptly.

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Thank Charles W
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Reviewed 19 January 2014

took the family there for dinner, was seated, they bought water, didn't ask if we would like a drink menu, they came over to take our order had to ask for a drinks menu, not much selection to choose from, the dinner menu was all over the place, waiter didn't even tell us the specials, we order, keep seeing different peoples dinners go back, finally our bread came out very stale.
our mains came., not impressed 3 of us had order the steak $36.00 it was tough and dried, the vegetable look like a dried up flan. you don't mind paying for a steak if its nice, the waiter forgot to give us steak knifes, when we got them didn't bother to ask how our meals were, as she could see we were not happy. in the end just got up and paid, still didn't ask how everything went. so disappointing we paid $212 what a rip off wont go there again.

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Thank jonamanarotorua
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Reviewed 19 January 2014

Would not go here again. Went out on Boxing day for breakfast and Solace was the only place open, the prices were on the high end of standard and the service below average but the worst part was the food. When the waitress came around to ask how the food was we said 'Um, almost okay' and she said "great" and walked away.

The poached eggs on my plate were undercooked, not just runny yolks but clear runny whites, the mushrooms looked and tasted like something from a can, the edges of the bread were charred and chewy but not actually toasted, or particularly fresh. The conversation from other diners around us was also not super impressed and everyone seemed to be there just because it was all that was open.

Were told that they are rebranding but would still never go here again, such a disappointment we all wished we had stayed home and had wheatbix.

Two stars just because they were open when others werent.

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Thank Aleina J
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Reviewed 17 January 2014

Great service and good value for money. It is very hard to find good hollandaise sauce and they make it themselves as was great

Thank notkiwi
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