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“Quick Lunch” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Moorings Restaurant & Conference Centre

The Moorings Restaurant & Conference Centre
Ranked #11 of 33 Restaurants in Cromwell
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$12 - US$29
Cuisines: New Zealand, European, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Located at Perriam Cove - Pisa Moorings, the Moorings Restaurant & Conference Centre has a unique setting with fabulous views of Pisa Range.
Cromwell, New Zealand
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Quick Lunch”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2014

We just wanted a quick sit down lunch and were please with our choice of the Moorings, Fast friendly service and good food, We really like the kids menu also like that kids are welcome we all enjoyed our food even Mr fussy.

Visited March 2014
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2 Thank Odette B
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  • English first
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English first
Auckland, New Zealand
Level Contributor
157 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Skip Breakfast here”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2014

Breakfast for a family group of 8 was not a good experience. Eggs were overcooked, bacon was fatty and undercooked, and the corn fritters floury with only a sprinkling of corn.
Apparently there is a different chef at breakfast time and the dinner chef is supposed to be great, but after our initial experience we chose not to take the risk.
They did give us a discount on our meals, however we would've preferred to enjoy a good meal and forget the discount!!

  • Visited March 2014
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank NannaK53
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Cromwell, New Zealand
Level Contributor
30 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Business Lunch Three Consecutive Days”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2014

We were a group of seven, five ladies and two guys, who were from Otago, Southland and the North Island. All taking part in a three day traing workshop.
The Moorings Restaurant and Bar were very obliging when I enquired about us having lunch there over the three days. We had an hour for lunch and were offered the new tapas menu as well as the regular menu. We ordered from the regular menu on day one and three and had the tapas on day two. It was very helpful that we could call ahead and have our meals started before we arrived especially as our first lunch was on a busy Sunday.
All of us enjoyed the meals very much. They were very tasty and good sized portions. The tapas were especially tasty and offered so much variety. We were very full and couldn't quite finish them all.
The staff were friendly and helpful allowing us to relax before getting back into our studies.
Our group would definately recommend The Moorings as a great place to have lunch and it's so close to Cromwell without being right in the town. So a big thumbs up from us.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Jilleen A
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Cromwell, Otago, New Zealand
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“best place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2014

with the views of the mountains and just near the lake its the best place to relax and have an awesome meal,,, best place ever,,,

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Brent J
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Cromwell, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Consistent quality and service at The Moorings”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2014

Our friends from Dunedin who were staying with us last weekend had eaten at The Moorings about a year ago and the memory of the fabulous food, service and courtesy coach stayed with them. They wanted to repay us for our hospitality so took us all to The Moorings for dinner. The courtesy coach picked us up on time, the food was excellent,the service especially from Sian was faultless. She is a true professional - efficient and friendly. And of course the surroundings aren't too bad!. This restaurant is a fabulous and a wonderful asset for the area. We use The Moorings about once a month and have never had a meal that wasn't great. It's our favourite in the area. We had two entertainment cards so this will reflect on the price below but their prices are on a par with other quality restaurants.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Helen0072014
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