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“Nice pub food”
Review of The Commercial

The Commercial
Ranked #10 of 14 Restaurants in Murchison
Price range: US$11 - US$21
Cuisines: European, Diner
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed 21 April 2012

We ate in the pub rather than the cafe based on the prices. The pub was great value for money. Our party had burgers which were great and I had the pasta. My only complaint was that the chicken in my pasta was a bit old like they'd pulled it off yesterday's roast chicken. Not bad but it would have been better without it.
Service was great, meals came out quickly and the atmosphere got better as more people arrived. They also accommodated our baby with a highchair.

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Thank sasar84
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Reviewed 12 April 2012

We ordered 1 beer and 1 wine, garlic bread starter, pasta dish and rack of lamb for mains. Drinks arrived quickly, but it was another 10 minutes before the garlic bread arrived. Then another 30 minutes passed with no attention paid to us, but it was becoming obvious that the kitchen was slow. Husband flagged down server for another beer. After another 5-8 minutes he flagged again and when served was told it was on the house with apologies for the slow kitchen. My wine was topped off free of charge. Another 10 minute wait and finally the food arrived. Pasta was OK - serving very large but the penne was beyond all dente. Rack of lamb beautifully presented: two 3-rib racks plus lovely roasted veggies and cous-cous. Lamb was rare in center but good if not very lamby-tasting and not piping-hot when served. I really wanted to like this place but it wasn't working tonight and only one of the three service persons was apologetic for the situation. Granted it was a weeknight in shoulder season, but still.....communication would have been nice

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Reviewed 22 March 2012

The food available was well presented and in very ample quantity. The taste was excellent and the vegetables appropriate. An outstanding meal, although verging towards expensive as it cost NZ$190 for 4 people with main course and dessert; but the food was well worth it.

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Reviewed 21 March 2012

Had a wonderful meal. The restaurant had a select menu, with fantastic food in cosy surroundings

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Reviewed 14 November 2011

We stumbled upon this place by accident, stopping overnight nearby in a campervan site. the hospitality was superb and the food fantastic. We ate in the bar but were able to pick selections from the posher reaturant next door at the same time. All the food was excellent, but the Creme Brulee was probably the best I have ever tasted, with the pear crumble almost as good!

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Thank Steve h
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