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REDEEM A FREE LOAF!
1 voucher per table
Be staunch Walk Tall
Open from 5pm daily. Lunch start
26th Dec - 13 Jan from 12pm
Level 1, 50 Cardrona Valley Rd,
Wanaka. Ph 03 4436901
Open Sunday - Wednesday 11am - 7pm Thursday - Saturday 11am - 10.30pm
Sunday to Wednesday -- available for evening dining & functions by prior arrangement
Open 7 days for Breakfast,
Lunch and Dinner.
Capturing the seasonal
influences of the region.
Ultimate lakefront location.
03 443 0011
Sargood Drive, Lake Wanaka
Thai Crom Restaurants
WE ARE OPEN FOR CHRISTMAS DAY!
Treat your family or friends with no preparation or
Cleaning up. Bookings being taken now
54 The Mall, Cromwell 03 4451546
49 Centennial Ave, Alexandra 03 448 7712
Unique in Central Otago
Summer Hours - from boxing day
Restaurant, Wine tasting &
11.00am until 4.30pm - DAILY
5.30pm until close - SATURDAY
other evenings - phone 4453211 to enquire
Find the LazyDog cnr Gladsmuir Road &
SH6 - midway between Cromwell & Wanaka
Please call 03 445 3211
The food, view and wine were great and
the cost was reasonable. However, the
service was a disappointment.
than one visit.
Botswana Butchery, Wanaka
The service and food could not be
faulted. Not the easiest place to find but
we would order anything on the menu
confident of finding perfection on a
plate. Rating: 10/10
Top food, poor service
Delicious: The Boatshed Cafe & Bistro's pancakes with lemon curd, blueberry compote and
Photo: BROOKE GARDINER/FAIRFAX NZ 627425210
The Boatshed Cafe & Bistro Queenstown
Address: Frankton Marina
Phone: 03 441 4146
Opening hours: Mon-Wed 7am-5pm
Rating: Food 4/4 service 0/4 atmosphere
Reviewed by: Brooke Gardiner
As expected, the food was delicious and
turned out to be The Boatshed s saving
grace. The brunch, lunch and dinner
menus offer a variety of options at
reasonable prices. My friends and I all
opted to order from the brunch menu and
selected poached eggs with maple glazed
ham with hollandaise sauce on toast
($18.95), French toast with crispy bacon,
avocado and rocket with paprika maple
syrup ($17.50) and pancakes with lemon
curd, blueberry compote and grilled
banana ($17.50). The meals were all
delicious, well presented and worth the
long wait. Also worth a mention was the
good, strong coffee which we ordered
two rounds of.
From the moment we arrived until the
moment we left the service we received
was well below par.
Staff showed no initiative and had to be
asked to perform basic services including
delivering cutlery and clearing plates.
Given the number of staff standing
around, that was inexcusable.
We were never greeted upon arrival or
thanked/farewelled on departure. The
meals took a ridiculously long time to
arrive. The first was delivered 25 minutes
after ordering and the others were 30
minutes after that. At no time did staff let
us know there was a delay or apologise
for the wait. After 20 minutes I asked
when we could expect the other meals
and was told staff were finding their
feet and that the kitchen was small . An
apology would have been better than
excuses. Luckily for us we knew many of
the other diners and were entertained by
some of them making the wait seem
shorter than it was. This was my second
visit to The Boatshed and unfortunately
the first experience wasn t much better.
It s time to lift your game team.
The Boatshed Cafe & Bistro is located in
the historic New Zealand Railways
shipping office and adjoining boatshed
which were rescued from demolition by
the Wakatipu Maritime Preservation
Society. The setting offers a relaxing
place to enjoy coffee, drinks or a meal in
or outdoors. The decor and history of the
building are interesting and offer diners
the opportunity to enjoy an important
slice of local history.
With plenty of indoor and outdoor seating
options diners have the choice of eating
lakeside, indoors or in the garden area in
front of the main entrance to the cafe.
With a varied menu and lots of seating
areas, The Boatshed caters to all ages
and group sizes. There is also a children s
Terrible service ruined what would
otherwise have been a great lunch date
on a beautiful sunny day.
The picturesque location, on the shore of
Lake Wakatipu s Frankton Arm, offers
stunning views out over the water to The
Remarkables, the food is delicious but
bad service simply riles me.
Despite this, I do feel The Boatshed is
worthy of another chance, so I will be
back. And, when I do return, I hope staff
will refrain from telling me full fat milk is
better for me or suggest I have soy if they
have run out of trim milk.
There is, after all, a petrol station just
across the road.
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