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“Way better than expected”
Review of WhatEver!

WhatEver!
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$27
Cuisines: New Zealand, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Wellington
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Way better than expected”
Reviewed 23 April 2014 via mobile

"What ever" is Kiwi slang for indifference - hardly an ideal name for a restaurant. But we were delightfully surprised.

They did brilliantly with only two waiting staff - super efficient and attentive. We had 2 children and their meals were out in less than 10 minutes meaning we could relax over our mains while they were on to the ice cream.

Our meals were delicious and the wines excellent. The prices are as high as every where else in Hanmer - but we left very happy.

Visited April 2014
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
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English first
Invercargill, New Zealand
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1 review
“Whatever not worth it.”
Reviewed 21 April 2014

Tonight we dined at Whatever and I am amazed they won a 2013 Tripadvisor award. It was not a good dining experience from ordering a glass of wine from the list the glass was taken away and filled at the bar so I had no idea if I received the wine I ordered. Breads and dips adequate then I had squid salad @ $23.00 for 7 pieces of squid on ice burg lettuce 2 cherry tomatoes and some carrot sticks. Squid soft and gluggy because of the thick coating of crumbs little dressing so not value for money. My son had the chicken breast stuffed with cream cheese and watercress @ $27.00 a very small breast wrapped in bacon with some steamed veg and 2 pieces of roast pumpkin. Dessert menu offered but an uninspiring offering so we got up and paid. $70.50. No service as in how did you enjoy your meal during the main or at the end. They were not busy. I will not eat here again. Whatever!

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Chef1964
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Stoke-on-Trent, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Fantastic”
Reviewed 20 April 2014

Very very tasty well cooked food, plenty to choose from on the menu and good choice for kids. Atmosphere was very relaxed and service was great. Defiantly recommend a visit here.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Emily S
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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Whatever - A Gem”
Reviewed 14 April 2014

Recently my husband, mother, sister & her husband were in Hanmer Springs, NZ wanting to go out for a meal. We hadgetting into the Heritage Hotel but it was booked out so we walked in on the Restaurant next door called 'Whatever'. We were warmly welcomed as soon as we set foot in the door and very well looked after. The menu was extensive and the meals were absolutely beautiful. The wine which was recommended to us by the staff was perfect and I cannot fault any aspect our dining experience. If you are looking for an affordable, delicious meal and service with a genuine smile, 'Whatever' ticks all the boxes....really really impressed....Wendy

  • Visited April 2014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Appalling Service”
Reviewed 12 April 2014

What time is a good time to get a table for lunch on a Sunday?? Apparently not 11.50am according to the staff at 'What Ever'. It's cold and wet and we arrive with our 3 children to be told that we may not order lunch for at least another 20 mins due to another table having just ordered breakfast!!! So what? The sign outside your establishment says lunch and breakfast served from 9am on Sundays. We could have waited the 20 mins (cos by the time we get organised and peruse a menu thats probably about right anyway) but frankly I would not spend a cent in a place that has rude, inconsiderate staff. So here we are at Jollie Jacks, spending our money and enjoying friendly, pleasant service. Would I go back to What Ever?? Pfft what ever!!!

  • Visited April 2014
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