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“Still great” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ship & Anchor

Ship & Anchor
Ranked #6 of 38 Restaurants in Orewa
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$7 - US$27
Cuisines: Bar, European, New Zealand, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Business meetings, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Situated at the heart of Orewa Beach, We have a great variety of Food & Beverages, all cooked in our own unique style we specialize in fresh seafood and steak. Bring the family along and enjoy our hospitality.
Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Still great”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2014

We went back again after a fabulous experiance the first time, this time took the kids and family members. Serve was great, food presentation awesome, Large portions for the value excellant and that Beef Burger, Straight out of Texas, Big bold and oh so tasty, Had to cut in half and share with our guest so they could let the flavours mingle. Fresh seafood just the best and I persoanlly loved the gurnard fish and chips. highly underrated Fish,.
we will be back soon on another trip with others I promise.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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English first
Auckland, New Zealand
Level Contributor
79 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Good start, terrible finish.”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2014 via mobile

We Walked in to this resturaunt and were greeted very warmly and friendly, and the decor was nice. Unfortunately the positives finish there. The starter we ordered didn't turn up, and when our mains turned up we said we ordered a starter, but the waitress did not seem to care. Not even an apology. The burger was rubbish, too much bun with only a small amount of meat. The pasta was bland, and we had to add salt to make it taste nice. There were a few gritty pieces of chicken in the pasta. The creamy potato mash was a joke. It was lumpy and tasted old and plain.

Overall, we expected a lot walking in and ended up leaving hungry and extremely unsatisfied.

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Thank trm1989
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Whangaparaoa, New Zealand
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272 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
“Great food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2014

Have eaten here a couple of times and each occasion has been pretty good. The food cannot be faulted, although I would agree with other reviews that the portion size is somewhat large, however I hardly think this is a criticism. Nice friendly atmosphere too, as well as the staff being super friendly. Every time we've been here as well it has been packed so I would advise booking.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank 777pj777
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Mobberley, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Quantity not quality”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2014

Staff lovely and friendly but presented with a Hugh amount of food but not the best. I order fish and chips 5 fish fillets in a very tough crisp batter, my wife had sea food pasta, again a very large plate full with very little sauce.

Visited January 2014
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Thank Vincent P
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“New Owners make vast improvements”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2014

The new Owners of this establishment have made great improvements, with the hugely experienced team behind them and many years of restaurant service as well. They have bought on Derek the Chef, TV3, Gone Fishin, Swashbucklers, Jambalaya (Manly) and many others as a consultant to write and improve the menu and staff. Great seafood and steaks. We had Fish n Chips, Huge Prawn entrée and awesome seafood chowder. and Steak Bernaise. Will be back again when next passing. Good friendly staff out front as well and a clean restaurant without too much clutter. Kids enjoyed Burger and Hot dogs

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Carlito D
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