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Recent Reviews 2 Reviews

1 star rating
15 Jervois Quay
Wellington Central
Wellington City
04 916 4393

Karaka Cafe 

Cuisine: Brunch, A La Carte, Breakfast, Cafe

This is the second time visiting and the second time with appalling service. First time we were in a hurry so decided on cabinet food and they just forgot us, so we were cutting it fine when our food did arrive. Our visit the second time a week later was a bad decision too, I was thinking maybe it was bad luck first time but no, apparently not.
This time we ordered off the menu and the food was average at best, but then it wasn’t too pricey, but again bad service. The Maitre D’ was very lovely and they always greet you with a friendly greeting but the wait staff are just clueless. I guess they will always do quite well here because of the lovely location. It is just like they have hired family to do the job, no one with any real experience. Service is vital in this industry, guys sort it out!
1st September 2013
2 star rating
175 Jackson St
Lower Hutt City
04 589 5502

The Empire 

Cuisine: Gastro Pub Food, Stonegrill, British, European

It is just a pub after all. I found it a bit hit and miss, the pricing was very high and to be honest pretty average food. Both my partner and I agreed our meals were mediocre at best, and when we went to settle the bill they were selling syringes of some concoction designed to get their pub going customers pissed, incredibly tacky if you ask me. I find there are a lot of pubs around Wellington that are set up with a fancy menu then the Chef heads on and it just becomes a fancy McDonalds. The live band was overwhelmingly noisy and the service was poor.
18th December 2010
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Lower Hutt City

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