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“Not to bad”

Cromwell Brew House
Ranked #23 of 34 Restaurants in Cromwell
Cuisines: International
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Not to bad”
Reviewed 17 May 2014 via mobile

Great service but if she ask how my meal was I would of told her. She didn't ask. It would be nice to get a smile to. Carpet probably needs a yearly carpet clean.

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English first
Appleton, WI
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Low quality food”
Reviewed 23 March 2014

We were in early March because all the nice vineyard options closed at 5pm. They have a decent bar and good beer. Smokers take up the outside patio seating and the open doors let the smoke right in. Don't eat here unless you want an incredibly below average meal, I ordered the seafood chowder and it was a joke after the wonderful bowls I've savored in New Zealand. Their version of seafood is that cheap fake crab made from processed fish, no shrimp and no scallops, one mussel and one tiny piece of mystery fish in a salty cream base. I ate it because I was hungry and it was hot. The fried scallops were tasteless marble sized grease balls in a thick batter obviously right out of a bag. The lamb shanks were small, overcooked and tasteless.The music video TV was loud and obnoxious. Just stay away from here unless you are a smoker, just want a drink or are desperate enough to eat anything.

  • Visited March 2014
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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40 reviews
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“Lacked spark”
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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23 reviews
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“Tasty hamburgers, lovely wines!”
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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Looks nice, staff are ok if you speak slowly and point to the menu”
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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