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“Lacked spark”

Cromwell Brew House
Ranked #21 of 33 Restaurants in Cromwell
Cuisines: Bar, Pub, New Zealand, International
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Good for: Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Christchurch, New Zealand
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38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Lacked spark”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2014

Wewere lookingh for a quick meal and the Bew House was good for that. Everything about the place was average!

  • Visited February 2014
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English first
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Tasty hamburgers, lovely wines!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2013

A relaxed restaurant/bar. We ate here on two nights. Staff was friendly and service quite rapid. They serve wines produceded at a small winery owned by the same couple. The winery River Rock Estate, is just a few hundred meters away. The wines were very nice and especially the sauvignon blanc was lovely. Ribs and hamburgers were very delicious! Mushroom soup was ok as well, but the seafood chowder was quite weird...

Visited December 2013
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Auckland New Zealand
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22 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Looks nice, staff are ok if you speak slowly and point to the menu”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2013

Place looks great, they have really tried to create atmosphere and full marks for that. Did not really like the music video channel up so loud, I am sure that this is for the owners benefit and the youg girls behind the bar. (assuming that the group outside with the young child were somehow related to the bar ownership.... they kept wandering behind the bar)

Ordering food and drink was a hit and miss affair, if you ask for what is on the menu, they understand, if you try to describe how you want your steak done....... they do not understand, you should have seen the blood pouring out of my friends "medium" steak!!!! Also, check if we want refills to our drinks during the meal.

Staff training needed, just cute local girls employed because they are cute does not work folks.

potentially great atmosphere and would be amazing if they just trained the staff.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank jolyon39
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Auckland NZ
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Can't you cook a steak”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2013

Have eaten here before but not again, ordered the ribeye steak medium specified pink not red. Well half of it was fine but the rest red and bleeding. When the plares were collected I told the waitress I was not happy with the steak. On paying the bill I again said I was not happy only to be told that thats what you get with the meat closer to the bone. They charged me full wack no discount. Well I will go somewhere else next time

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Tara-iti
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Invercargill, New Zealand
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Its a pub”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2013

It is what ypu would expect a pub to be, pool table, pokies, TAB and a bar. but down the back there is a nice wee lounge area with a fire and that is just what I was looking for that day. Hung out to kill a couple of hours, was just what the Dr ordered.

Visited October 2012
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