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Riverbank Cafe & Bistro

4 star rating
12 reviews

Cuisine: A La Carte

54 High St
Lower Hutt Central
Lower Hutt City
04 566 6544
 

Hours:

  • Tues – Sun
  • 10am – 3pm / 5:30pm – Late
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12 Reviews for Riverbank Cafe & Bistro

2nd May 2014
4 star rating
Since Adam lee opened this restaurant, this place is keep going to offer good food. Now is the third owner. I feel sorry to see the business not busy all the time. I think it may due to the lack business experience of the new owner, or maybe just the dead High street. Anyway, if you wanna a good value of food, this could be one choice.

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25th June 2013
3 star rating
I noticed instantly that there was a change of chef when our food arrived. We used to regular this restaurant at least once a month & it was very consistent, but this time it was different. The waitress confirmed this for me. My partner always chooses the steak & orders it med-well as most of the time it does not come at all like this & sure enough it was slightly over blue which my partner freaked at as usually prefers medium. The service was slow & lacking of knowledge which I presumed she could have been another new staff member as I had not seen her before. The meals where too long in between courses & noticed another couple were thinking the same thing as they did not look happy when their mains finally arrived, they too complained to the waitress of the steak, possibly under cooked?? Will give this another go as the chef might still be trying to find his bearings but hopefully by that time I wouldnt have to complain about spending $30 for steak! On the upside the prawn entree was delicious

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Lucy

6

13th October 2012
4 star rating
Really good food and excellent service! Would definitely come here again.

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19th September 2012
4 star rating
Most delicious main courses of pork and fillet beef.
Yummy caramel and passion fruit cheesecake for desert. Would dine here every night if I could.
Friendly and helpful service.

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Steve

2

17th June 2012
4 star rating
This is our second visit to Riverbank, my wife our 10 year old daughter and I visited on a cold Friday night, it was nice and warm inside and the service was great.
We had some very tasty Tappa’s for entree, We asked the chef and he kindly put together my daughters favorite pasta which wasn’t on the menu, we also had the Moroccan lamb & chicken.
Pricing is good also, we’ll be back.

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14th March 2012
4 star rating
I had the steak as the main course and my girlfriend had the Moroccan lamb. The steak was the best I have ever tasted and even my girlfriend agreed. Her lamb was also very nice. The entree was also well presented. There weren’t too many there for a Tuesday night which suited us as it was my girlfriends birthday. Service was very good and timely. The decor is a little odd and the tables could be a little better quality.Overall I was not disappointed and all my expectations were easily met with the nice meal and great service. Thank you

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joe s.

6

26th September 2011
5 star rating
We go there very often,because both of us work at lower hutt.Service is friendly and helpful.Our meals are always delicious and well presented.Prices is very reasonable for such lovely meals. We will be back.

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Kate

4

26th September 2011
2 star rating
I dined at Riverbank Cafe a few weeks ago and was very disappointed.

The menu looked great and it was difficult to choose. The service was good but the waiter was a bit cheesy and over the top.

I ordered the steak done medium rare. It came out well done. When the waitress came over and asked how our meals were I told her and showed her. She suggested it might be better in the middle! I told her the middle was medium-well done and she just walked away! She didnt offer to replace it or an apology or anything.

I was dining with 2 others – one ordered the lamb which was very good, the other ordered the angus steak which was also overcooked.

We all had the creme brulee for desert which was average. We also thought it was strange that it was served with cheap vanilla icecream and raspberry sauce.

I will not be back and wont be recommending this place to anyone.

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24th September 2011
2 star rating
Service was fine, we were the only diners. I ordered the chicken pasta and it was spirals! They were undercooked as well. The sauce was very sweet although had a nice flavour. Overall it put me in mind of a maggi pasta snack, not good.

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22nd June 2011
3 star rating
Went there for lunch last week. Good service, food aint bad. But i think they need to put some make up with the place.

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7th May 2011
5 star rating
Really great prawn starter, the best prawns I have ever had. The whole evening was great with good prompt service, delicious food with good portion sizes and prices. The place has only changed to Riverbank within the last few months and there were not alot of people there when we went, but hopefully this will change as it becomes more well known. This place really deserves a chance from anyone who loves great food.

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10th February 2011
5 star rating
FANTASTIC, this would quite easily be the best restaurant in lower hutt in my opinion. the food is well portioned, i had the scallops followed by the duck and then the creme brulee, scallops are a hard thing to get right, but these were perfect and the sauce with to die for, as for the duck, tender juicy and HUGE! I’m a big creme brulee fan this made me want to never eat a different one again is was amazing, out of the 7 of us their was not a single negative only lots of positive and many oohs and ahhs at the presentation. a definite recommendation.

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