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“Good solid food”
Review of Corn & Cow - CLOSED

Corn & Cow
Cuisines: Diner
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Auckland
Level Contributor
68 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Good solid food”
Reviewed 28 December 2013

Stopped in for an early lunch with the family as a break from wine tasting. Had the platter and pork sliders. Delicious, freshly cooked and the platter was more than enough for two. Friendly, attentive service. Son had the steak sandwich which he tucked into happily pronouncing it to be good.
Worth visiting.

  • Visited December 2013
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Helpful?
Thank travelnutnz
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33 reviews from our community

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Date | Rating
  • English first
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English first
Hastings, New Zealand
Level Contributor
25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Has improved greatly!”
Reviewed 13 December 2013

When this restaurant reopened we visited and the first time was great quick service and the platter was fantastic except for the salt and pepper squid which was like squid rings instead of the flat cut. Second trip back was disappointing a lot of the things that were meant to be on the menu weren't available had a Tiger beer and left.
We hadn't return for approximately 2 months and went last Saturday around three in the afternoon. Looked like new waiter and chef? The waiter was great even gave us the 2 for 1 pizza deal just forgot our second lot of drinks but the pizzas we had had improved 10 fold they were fantastic. We will return in hopes that it was not just a one off experience and things had been improved for good!

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank Sharonsos
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New Zealand
Level Contributor
18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Very Over-priced for very average Pub Food”
Reviewed 20 September 2013

We ate at the corn exchange on a Saturday night (having booked a table near the fire which was really nice). The restaurant is at one end of the open-plan space, and the pub at the other, so it was pretty noisy especially as there was rugby on the big screen (NZ/SA) but that was to be expected.
We had checked the website first and saw there was a range of food from steak, pasta, rabbit mostly priced at around $25 with sides another $6-$7. That makes for a main course priced well into the region of what we would normally pay at a good restaurant with a more formal style of dining. The food was ok - my friend had no complaints about the schnitzel. My risotto was slightly gluey and overcooked but not the worst I've had - what spoiled it was all the crispy whole pieces of rosemary on the top - these are like chewing on small pieces of wood, pretty unpleasant. Dessert was brownie and apple crumble, no complaints, pretty standard. The coke was presumably from a bar tap as it was flat rather than fizzy when from a bottle.

Had we paid $15 for a main instead of $25-$30 would have given a much higher rating. However this food is not good value.

  • Visited September 2013
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3 Thank custy_10
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Hastings, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Average. Would not rush back.”
Reviewed 29 August 2013

Food was not as described on the menu. Potato was luke warm. Overpriced for what we got. Service was average, but friendly. Nice setting - pity the food didn't match.

  • Visited August 2013
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3 Thank Sarah I
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Havelock North, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Delicious food, cosy & comfortable + child friendly!”
Reviewed 11 August 2013

Went to the Corn Exchange with a group of friends over the weekend- was blown away with what the new management have done with the place! Awesome menu with loads of variety, friendly & attentive waitstaff and cosy atmosphere! They even had colouring pencils and a selection of toys at the ready to keep the kids entertained.
Had a great evening- I will definitely be back :)

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank Anna B
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