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“Slow service”

Ocean View Restaurant
Ranked #14 of 29 Restaurants in Hokitika
Cuisines: New Zealand, Seafood, British
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Good for: Groups, Child-friendly, View
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Istanbul, Turkey
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Slow service”
Reviewed 13 April 2014

We broke our rule and decided to eat at the hotel's restaurant because we wanted to make an early night of it. The view was wonderful, but the lighting was very bright. It took over an hour for our entree to be served, and then another long wait for the main course. The wait staff was wonderful, though, and did their best to make up for the long wait. The food was OK once it arrived. Such a long wait puts a cloud over the evening meal.

  • Visited April 2014
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English first
Hokitika, New Zealand
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Disappointing.”
Reviewed 6 April 2014

My husband, son and I had dinner here. We were so disappointed with the meal. I ordered the seafood chowder which was ok. My son had the duck salad. A huge plate of what looked like an entire lettuce arrived with 3 tiny slices of duck and some carrot. It was terrible. My husband had the lamb which was ok but two items from his meal didn't come with it - the potatoes and the tapenade. I then had the pork spare ribs, quite bland and overpriced for two ribs.
The meal was such a let down. We were there for a special occasion and left disappointed. We were enjoying the view of the sea until a truck and trailer parked across the road blocking the view. Overpriced for what was presented. This restaurant really needs to lift it's game. There are much better restaurants in Hokitika.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Bluespur
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Rangiora, New Zealand
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great meal”
Reviewed 5 April 2014

We had a lovely meal in this restaurant, with a lovely view of the setting sun. Our waitress was friendly and efficient, and spent some time chatting to us which was appreciated. our meal was very well cooked and presented.

Visited March 2014
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 reviews
“Great views, great food”
Reviewed 23 March 2014

Couldn't fault this place at all. Amazing views, and an excellent menu with excellent food. The service was top class, and real value for money.

Visited March 2014
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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116 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Fabulous location, dismal food!”
Reviewed 21 January 2014 via mobile

What a disappointment! Our starter of calamari was nicely presented but very poor value. The seafood chowder was our worst ever, dull, potato base dominant taste and totally lacking in seafood variety or texture. Complete lack of continuity with waiting staff between ordering, delivery of wine/food and payment gave an added sense of a disorganised establishment.

Visited January 2014
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