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“Best meal we had in NZ”
Review of Archies - CLOSED

Archies
Cuisines: New Zealand
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Reviewed 29 August 2014

I've just returned from two weeks travelling in NZ. We travelled south to Taupo, west to Waitomo, east to White Island and north the Cape Reinga.

The best meal we had the entire trip was the eye fillet at Archeys in Pauanui. It was perfectly cooked and the sides were delicious.

The waiter was attentive and the atmosphere was warm.

Would definitely eat there again if I'm back in Pauanui.

Thank Nicole S
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Reviewed 25 May 2014

Being the time of the year there is no choice on where to eat.......everything closes about 4 but Archies was open every night and turned on beautiful food. The young Chef is to be congratulated, I hope he continues in this profession.

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1  Thank jill r
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Reviewed 21 May 2014

In such a small place as Pauanui with limited eating establishments, we chose the only restaurant open on a Monday in May. With no knowledge of how many customers there will be on any one night, it must be difficult to judge required food and staff. This night there was two staff and 13 customers. The young chef and his assistant literally ran all night, but what wonderful meals they produced. Amongst the four of us, we had shrimp cocktails, mussels, filet steak and Surf and Turf, which was the same steak with prawns on top. The meals were so delicious that we went back for more the next night - with the same wonderful results. There were also two other couples who returned on the Tuesday because of the quality of the previous night's meal. That young chef has a great future ahead of him.

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Thank Gail D
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Reviewed 9 March 2014 via mobile

So... I had the fish of the day. A choice of schnapper or gurnard.
My schnapper arrived in a very light, almost tempura, batter with fries and a very fresh salad. A beautiful taste.

My wife's lamb was perfect with couscous and salad.

The atmosphere is basic , the service average but the food is superb and well priced.

2  Thank Beavan G
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Reviewed 16 February 2014

Have eaten here a few times over the last 12 months or so, the atmosphere is a little bland, but food quality and presentation is very good. A good choice of reasonably priced wines and beers (but no Shiraz or Syrah?? yet??). We've had breakfast too, and that was great. And have purchased goods from the cabinet too, all very good. Will be going again.

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1  Thank BMLNewZealand
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