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“Lovely atmosphere, lovely food”
Review of First in Windsor

First in Windsor
Ranked #68 of 99 Restaurants in Invercargill
Description: This restaurant serves typical New Zealand menu. You have no listing to cover this henece the 'Continental'
Restaurant details
Description: This restaurant serves typical New Zealand menu. You have no listing to cover this henece the 'Continental'
Wallacetown
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62 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Lovely atmosphere, lovely food”
Reviewed 22 March 2014

My husband and I had a lovely lunch here. Food was presented nice and tasted lovely and full of flavour. I do have to say the customer service wasn't great though. The waitress didn't check that we were happy with the food or come back to see if we wanted more drinks. We waited for 20 minutes plus once our meal was finished for plates to be cleared and to be offered dessert or coffee and nobody came back to us, so got up paid and left. Poor customer service doesn't do it for us. We will not be returning any time soon. It ruined what would have been a lovely lunch out.

  • Visited March 2014
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2 Thank Susan C
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English first
New Zealand
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56 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Could it get worse...”
Reviewed 15 September 2013

We have only ever visited twice (last time lunch) and both times we have had a very average experience. Décor is ok....a bit tearooms-ish. The wait staff were unfriendly and showed us to our table. We looked forward to a lovely evening meal and found the menu to be fine dining prices. We both ordered steak as part of our main meal. Charging fine dining prices you would expect fine dining...but no. The steak seemed to be stewed not grilled, had very little flavour and the vege was very average also. During our meal the waitress came back to grab a wine list from our table, and just reached over us saying 'you won't be needing this.' Suffice to say we will never return.

Visited March 2013
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4 Thank SouthernKaz
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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1 review
“Nice”
Reviewed 18 August 2013

Lovely Sunday brunch that it the spot! Good menu, good food, good coffee, good staff. Considering how many of us that were in our party the staff did well. It is on the "go to again" list.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Ray F
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Sydney, Australia
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117 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“No Fuss Cafe”
Reviewed 18 June 2013

This cafe was recommended by the motel staff where I was staying. The coffee and food was OK, but not as great as it was made out to be. Service was friendly and they must be doing something right as they had a few local stopping in for breakfast.

Visited June 2013
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Thank SW_Sydney
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Southland
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85 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Had A Great Meal!”
Reviewed 17 May 2013

My wife and I went there for a quick meal and it was good. I had the pork which I would order again because it was fantastic. My wife had the chicken cannelloni and that too was delicious. The staff seemed friendly and helpful. My only complaint if any would be the time it took to get our meal. We waited close to 40 minutes from when we ordered which was a shame as we were trying to squeeze in a quick meal before we went to watch the basketball but because it too so long it meant we were unable to order a dessert. The servings are a good size. As it is a cafe as well there are a lot of nice cakes and squares to eat also and they taste good too.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank NesianStyle
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