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“Wicked rabbit pie”
Review of Feast - CLOSED

Feast
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 26 April 2013

Great food, well presented, even had pizzas to fill up the big kids. Good wine and beer selection. Great food in a mall full of fast food outlets.

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Thank NZCitizen
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Reviewed 12 March 2013

We first spotted this restaurant a year ago, but sadly didn't manage to fit in a visit. This year we thought we would give it a try, and we weren't disappointed.

Unlike many establishments in Cromwell, this is not a place to go for pub food. The menu is varied and offers many items with local produce, including rabbit, duck, venison and merino lamb. Nice to see a restaurant stepping up and offering something a little different, and delivering on the promise in the menu.

We shared a basil pesto flat bread to start - very tasty, with a crisp but tender thin pizza crust, topped with pesto and parmesan cheese. We enjoyed it, and so did the kids.

For mains, we tried to get the kids to try the rabbit lasagne, but they weren't quite adventurous enough for that! They did enjoy panfried blue cod and chips, a substantial serving for a kids meal, but not too big to exclude icecream for pudding!

I had the duck breast, with Asian flavours, diced potato and broccoli. The duck was very tender and still pink in the middle - perfect. The Asian marinade didn't overwhelm the duck, and in fact could have been a little stronger, as it complemented the flavour very well. The broccoli was perfectly steamed, and the potatoes rounded out the meal nicely.

My husband had the fried rabbit, with mash and carrot salad. The gravy was served in a jug on the side, so he could add as much as he wanted. The rabbit was very tasty (just like KFC he said!), and shared a little - it was lovely, crisp fried on the outside and tender in the middle. The selection of herbs and spices were a little like those from the famous fried chicken outlet, but the flavour was a bit more subtle ;)

Throughout the meal the service was very good, with attentive wait staff and regular water top ups.

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Thank Kiwiana13
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Reviewed 16 January 2013

Delectable entree of rabbit pie with bacon/mustard sauce (served seperatly in a cute little jug). Cooked to perfection and filled with a surprise of tasty tender bits of braised rabbit in thyme. Simple and elegant presentation. Dessert was divine ...hand made donuts with a rhubarb sauce and ice cream. Top marks for taste and presentation

Thank lynette c
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Reviewed 28 December 2012

Feast is by far the best evening dinning experience in Cromwell and would rival any fancy city restaurant. We have been there at least 4 times over the last year and every time the food has been beautiful. The service is very personal and friendly plus they do amazing take away gourmet pizzas as well. - If you are looking for a nice interesting meal this is the place to go.

p.s. you can't go past the deserts all are amazing!

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Thank Aimeenz
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Reviewed 30 August 2012

We recently dined at Feast with another couple, attempting to have a catch up with friends. We arrived at Feast and were seated immediately. The menu was very nice, with lots of interesting items on it. We enjoyed the Indian platter starter, and my husband really enjoyed the rabbit pie. The mains were nice as well, the duck trio, lamb duo and fish of the day all tasty and well presented.

Now to the downside. The night we were there we were unaware that a large group of women were also booked in there for a prize giving event. They took up most of the restaurant, and since the restaurant did not have a function room they were right next to the rest of us individual diners. As you would expect of a group getting together for an event they were extremely loud and raucous. One of two things should have happened. First, the restaurant should have "booked out" with a group of this size and not expected others to try and hear themselves think over this noise. We were not advised at the time of booking that there was a group function on that night. If you don't have a function room, you have to book yourself out if you want to accept groups. We truly could not hear one another over the screeches, screams and shouting that went on. Second, management should have tried to manage the situation by asking the group to keep it down a little bit (they were way over the top with absolutely no consideration for other diners), apologised to us and maybe offered free dessert, coffee, something? But absolutely nothing was forthcoming in spite of them noticing our discomfort and even commenting on how loud it was. Very poorly managed overall.

So while the food was good, there is not any attempt on the part of management to manage the experience to ensure all diners had a good time. I would hesitate to go back or recommend to others.

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Thank bluegoldhighlander
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