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“Once Only”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Furnace

Furnace
Ranked #518 of 908 Restaurants in Wellington
Cuisines: Bar, Pub, Pizza
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Havelock North, New Zealand
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71 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Once Only”
Reviewed 18 August 2013

We attended a Birthday dinner.I think it may have been the first time they have done a private function.Was in the TAB room and atmosphere was zilch.Staff seemed more interested in the All Blacks game than attending bar.The food was average,worried how old the trifle was as custard had dry cracks on top??A family member had booked another function there next year but has since cancelled.

Visited August 2013
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English first
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210 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Great food but poor setting”
Reviewed 23 February 2013 via mobile

We had been to Furnace several years ago for brunch and really enjoyed it, so decided a repeat visit was long overdue. On arriving, I was immediately considering turning around and walking out- the place just looks run down and dirty. Te tables are chipped, the chairs dirty. The service was lacking, with mix ups with the drink order, and the food took a long time to be delivered considering the place was almost empty. Surprisingly however, when it was finally delivered, it was well worth the wait. The meals were well presented, were large portions, the food was hot, and tasted fantastic.
Would I go here again? With other choices around, until they do something dramatic about the decor and cleanliness, no, unlikely that we will return any time soon. Pity really, given the great food.

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“awesome place”
Reviewed 16 December 2012

but really a happy hour at 10am is NOt a great business plan. Having visited years ago alot i was quite disappointed to hear the tote aka the furnace had really nothing to offer when in my younger days it was the hotspot for alot of me and my friends but the service is still impeccable..

Visited December 2012
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