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“There are many good places in Whitianga, this isn't one of them.”
Review of Blonde - CLOSED

Blonde
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed 25 March 2012

We used to go to Blonde before the chef apparently changed in September last year. It use to be good, and so we were looking forward to our dinner on Friday night. What a let-down! The disinterested waitress didn't know what the fish of the day was and completely forgot one of our drinks orders. When the food arrived I was very lucky, I chose the steak and scored the only decent meal at the table. The Thai Seafood Salad turned out to be a thick, yellow pasta dish, the duck looked like road-kill and was too dry to eat, and the stone-grill pork was just bland - like its main purpose was to save the chef a bit of work.

The waitress never came back to ask how our meals were and the girl on the counter was too busy talking to take any notice when we went up to pay, so we didn't even get a chance to give feedback. It's a shame, we always had it on our list to eat there in Whitianga, but we will NEVER be back. Awful.

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Thank Treadbrook
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Reviewed 18 March 2012

we walked up and down for a while and spotted the lunch specials board. we were seated in the front deck of the restaurant and ordered the special of the day - which was fresh caught snapper. the meal arrived quickly and was one of the best meals of snapper we had eaten for a long time. Also fresh cut hot chips. We told the wait staff to compliment the chef for such a great meal. would go there again for sure.

Thank GOGREENIES
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Reviewed 3 March 2012

If you like stone grilling your steak then this is the place to go. Very busy and good value for the money $84 for 2 people including a bottle of NZ wine.

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Thank hamradman
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Reviewed 1 March 2012

Blonde was the 4th restaurant we went to that night the others booked out. Blonde was also booked out but they shuffled tables to fit us in. We observed this again sever times as couples arrived they did everything they could to fit them in.

We had a hot rock meal not exactly nouvelle cuisine but nice enough at a good price.

After our meal we were able to take the rest of our wine to the outside area (with a great view) and finish it, this was our choice we weren't pushed.

The highlight was the helpful pleasent and efficient staff.

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Thank Shane B
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Reviewed 28 November 2011

We had a very good meal, and the atmosphere was nice and the waitress who served us was very pleasant. We were aware however of a waitress?owner not sure who - banging around and then making it obvious she was clearing up whilst we and various other diners were still eating. She then came and banged a window shut which the waitress had kindly opened for us, and I pointed out we would like left open.. It was 9.25pm and i asked what time they closed. She said from 9.00pm depending on how many diners were there. She spoilt a very pleasant meal and made us feel extremely uncomfortable. If they closed at 9.00 they should have had a notice to say so and not welcomed us at 8.30. We would never go there again.

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Thank ABSOxford
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