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“Nice family restaurant”
Review of Valentines Rotorua - CLOSED

Valentines Rotorua
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 17 August 2014

Friendly staff and tolerant of kids. Nice family restaurant. Food variety is limited if you do not eat seafood but nice selection of deserts. Probably an early booking is better as the food tends to be fresher then.

Thank pharduar
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Reviewed 16 August 2014

Went with two families to this restaurant, to experience a typical NZ meal. Friendly receptionist and were seated quickly. I found the whole place and all the features very run down and definitely in need of a make over. The toilets, the buffet, all very run down and parts out of order. The food was average. There was plenty and it was stocked well but the quality was a let down. The bread was stale, curry tasteless, the desserts were all to artificial or way too sweet. Some dishes were ok, but overall disappointing. The kids loved it of course as there was plenty of sugar. So unfortunately we won't be coming again. Could be such a cool and affordable concept if it was done well.

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1  Thank FvdHPapamoa
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Reviewed 5 August 2014

Worst Valentine's experience ever. Mid week, had to wait half an hour for table although there were lots of empty ones. Plates ran out and weren't replaced, ditto bread for soup, no cold cuts (cold meat, salami etc), no steak, roast meat scrappy, much looked for shrimps didn't appear till after we'd finished. Icecream machine out of order and drink machine ran out of hot choc.

1  Thank JanP189
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Reviewed 24 July 2014

Friendly welcome on entry. Staff easily explained their system.
We were amazed at the range of dishes offered, and were able to go back for more without feeling guilty. We were more than happy to pay for our meal there.

Thank aroha1
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Reviewed 21 July 2014

We went to Valentines on a Tuesday so the children were free which made it affordable for a larger family. I like the entertainment they provided for children, and the food while not a vast range was not bad except for the Potato dish which was YUK. Good value all round.

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1  Thank Christine T
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