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“Good meal”
Review of Blonde - CLOSED

Blonde
Cuisines: European, Steakhouse, New Zealand
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Montreal canada
Level Contributor
184 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Good meal”
Reviewed 21 March 2013

We had dinner at Blonde in March.The restaurant is nice in front of the harbour.We both had lamb on a granite stone that was quite good.The service was really bad.There we're 2 servers a woman who didn't seem to know how to work and a man nicer but I had to go to the bar to get a glass of wine.They never came back to the table to see if everything was o.k.

  • Visited March 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank Jacqueline11
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English first
Perth, Australia
Level Contributor
192 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Excellent steak”
Reviewed 21 March 2013 via mobile

Best food we have had since arriving in NZ 4 days ago. Steak was tender and very tasty, my husband had the duck which was delicious. Good friendly service. We didn't have the stone grill which looked great, maybe tomorrow night we will try it, it was popular with the other diners

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Thank carlablack
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level Contributor
51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Dinner by the Harbour”
Reviewed 17 March 2013

Pretty busy place even mid March. Service was great, if a little slow - so if you are happy to while away the evening purely with a dinner and have a leisurely evening this is perfect. Pick the Stone Grill Mix - chicken, beef, venison & lamb on a hot stone where you slice of pieces of meat cooked to your taste - then dip the cooked morsel in jus, such a great idea! Hubby had the eye fillet steak, just perfect with great seasonal vegies. Medium to slightly pricey, really good food.

Visited March 2013
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Thank Erin B
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Essex
Level Contributor
19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Novel”
Reviewed 8 March 2013 via mobile

We ate here during our two night stay in whitianga and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. It was a first for us to cook our meat on a hot granite stone. My husband and I both had steak which was tender and succulent and we were able to cook it to suit our individual tastes. Our one small dissatisfaction was the vegetables which were very undercooked.

We found the service good, the staff were happy to ring our accommodation hosts to pick us when we had finished our meal.

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Thank SouthendersEssex
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great food”
Reviewed 4 March 2013

Perfect location looking out across the harbour. Fast service and tasty food. Good choice of wines plus non-alcoholic beverages on offer.

Visited March 2013
Helpful?
Thank Julia D
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