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“Food is only ok - service was great”
Review of Carpe Diem

Carpe Diem
Ranked #9 of 48 Restaurants in Whangaparaoa
Price range: US$3 - US$108
Cuisines: European, Mediterranean
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Carpe Diem, a common Latin phrase meaning "Seize the day", reflects our Restaurant philosophy. "Carpe Diem" reminds us to seize each day and cherish it dearly. Everyday opportunities await us and we must decide whether to take the chance or play it safe. We encourage you to take risks, for nothing is gained without them. It is this Carpe Diem spirit to which our Restaurant is dedicated". Pacific Bar was named to encompass the connection with the marina and the outlook of the water we have. Together Carpe Diem Restaurant and Pacific Bar provide a stunning venue and everything you need to embrace and enjoy your time with us. The Bar and Restaurant were some of the first structures to be built in Gulf Harbour back in 1996, Whilst there have been a few name changes in this time, Pacific Bar and Carpe Diem Restaurant named in 2004, have continued to become a popular venue for locals and visitors to enjoy ever since. We offer a wide variety of menu from Breakfast in the weekends, Lunch, Brunch, Entree's, Mains, Desserts, Platters, Bar Snacks, Cheese boards, Wood fired pizza and skilfully crafted Cocktails. We have a team of professionals from charismatic bar staff, attentive waiters, to our culinary master chefs that are only too happy to cater to all of your needs and ensure you have the best experience with us. Our quality fresh food encompasses fresh local produce and only quality New Zealand premier meats will be prepared for you in our restaurant. With traditional fayre and a slight Mediterranean twist, our menu compositions include perfected recipes from our talented chef's, who are certain to tantalise your taste buds and give you an experience you have been waiting for. We offer a wide variety of menu's available on our menu page.
Reviewed 28 May 2013

We ordered a steak main each and it was ok. It was quite expensive so we expected great food. The service was good and the coffee very nice.

Thank kiwiklan
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Reviewed 15 March 2013

There is a new chef here and we have eaten both dinner and lunch enjoying excellent food. Service was good but if eating outside for lunch found they do not come back to your table to ask if everything ok and if you want something else. The dinner we had was out of this world, steak that you could almost cut with your fork, well presented and flavours outstanding. We also liked the added touch of the musician on the Saturday lunch outside. Well recommended.

2  Thank mrswilderness2016
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Reviewed 2 February 2013

The menu is not huge, but there is a good range. Pizza bread was light and crispy. Fillet steak perfectly cooked and presented. Creme Brulee divine! The meal was excellent, service wonderful. Would definitely recommend to anyone!

3  Thank Marginator4u
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Reviewed 15 April 2012

we arrived, and spoke to waitress who said sit anywhere outside and i will bring you menus. 20 minutes later, still no menus. asked again. 5 minutes later another waitress brings out menus, but for a different table. eventually get menus after catching her attention. after that point, this new waitress was great.
food was nicely presented and tasted good. we had a sunday brunch and it was lovely sitting outside

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Thank azzawebbnz
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Reviewed 27 March 2011

We chose this restaurant as we were staying at the Gulf Harbour Lodge next door. It was a good choice with an interesting menu and very friendly and helpful staff.

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Thank Grandad1949
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