Liz W. said: "I’m happy to give this buffet place 4 stars for my very satisfying lunch today. Not normally down south, my work took me that way with time to kill for lunch… which worked out really well. It cost me “$15.95″ to eat plenty…" read more »
I probably go here too much, but the food is addictive. My goal is to try everything on the menu and I’m half way there. To sum up this place in one word “Amazing” love love love the Jambalaya. Just go and try it out, you won’t regret it.
Absolutely delicious Cajun style food! We tried the Cornbread which was really flavorsome, crisp on the outside and soft and fluffy on the inside, the Gumbo- tasty chicken & sausage stew with rice, packed full of veggies, the beautiful Hot Crab Dip- really creamy with big chunks of crab, with corn chips on the side, the Jerk Chicken which had a great blend of spices and was really juicy, and the best bit- 2 Pulled Pork Sliders which were served on a soft rich bun and sweet sticky sauce.
Well worth the visit, we will definitely be back!
I went to Elliot Stables for the first time tonight and couldn’t decide on what to eat. There was so many choices! I finally picked Bonz Cajun Kitchen as their southern fried chicken sounded so good and I was definitely not disappointed! The chicken was tender and the sauce was really nice! I also ordered the kumara wedges which was so large and tasty. The food looked exactly like they were displayed on the tv screen too. The wait was quite a while but that’s expected as it was really busy. The waiter also apologised for the wait and was really nice.
I’ve eaten here a couple of times and I really love the fried chicken. It’s boneless but so tender, crunchy and tasty. The ribs are great also and the prices are really reasonable. Look forward to my next visit.
I recently celebrated my 50th birthday and decided that I wanted my special meal to be from Bonz. I had been there a couple of times previously for ribs, which are amazingly good. This time I wanted to sample their other mains. When I explained situation, they offered to prepare me a sampler of their menu — some of almost everything. I call that great customer service. Everything was absolutely delicious, and the prices are quite reasonable. The two styles of chicken were wonderful (actually, three styles counting the wings). My only disappointment was that the crab cakes were not available – I’ll be back to try that. All of the sides are tasty as well. I cannot recommend Bonz enough — it’s a real treat.
Had the $15 slider lunch special.
Food took ages and we were there before the main lunch rush.
Worst part is let’s say a slider is $5 each for what I considered to be a really small slider, there isn’t $5 worth of chips on the plate.
For $15 other shops in stables will feed you far better..
Service was OK but value for money on their lunch special it ain’t. The sliders about 1/3 the size of a cheeseburger from mcD
I work near the Stables and often enjoy eating here. Bonz is one of my 2 favorite places to eat when I go to the Stables. The service is always top-notch and friendly, ready with suggestions and eager to answer questions. The food is the tastiest and freshest I’ve had in a long time when eating out. I was worried everything would be spicy, but this is not the case (although they will spice it up for you if you want heat). The Southern Fried Chicken pieces are tender, juicey and flavourful.
I had the bbq crispy chicken sliders today and washed it down with a root beer float made with Kapiti ice cream–Excellent for an end-of-year lunch treat!
I arrived there as part of a group, they misplaced my order and when I queried them about the order, the incredibly rude staff blamed me. No apology, just asked to leave or order something else. I felt like I was in a Fawlty Towers episode, verbally abused by none other than Basil Fawlty himself.
Please stay away and spare yourself poor service and abuse from the staff.
My response to Robert A’s version of events:
I did not ask for a free meal or “rant and rave”. Why would I as in your own words state “One person in the group your supervisor as he was paying for everyone …” so I didn’t need to pay for the meal anyway. I was expecting an apology but was instead met with an arrogant altitude and rudeness from your staff. Readers, please refer to the review from Ashley M. below who also experienced rudeness from one of the staff.
It’s always busy at the Elliott Stables because it’s so good. Our favourite is the Cajun Kitchen. Genuine baby back ribs. Simply fall of the bone and the best Gumbo chicken in the World! Bar none!
The price is great and you can get an ice cold beer at any of the other cafes inside. We finished it all of with Apple pie and ice cream from the dessert shop. thoroughly recommend.
I thought the food was great but the service was terrible. The woman at the counter was rude and made me feel uncomfortable ordering! She also told my friend that he ordered something he didn’t and sat it down in front of him twice expecting him to eat it and not receive what he actually ordered.
What a shame because the food was great but now I don’t think I will ever go back!
Went to Elliott Stables for the first time last night with my partner for dinner- we had a deal voucher to use. The whole place was packed and we were SO GLAD the waitress who served us told us there would be a 30 min wait for our food and also informed us that they were out of quite a few items on the menu. We left and decided to go back today for lunch. We had Jamaican jerk chicken, southern fried chicken, corn bread, curly fries and 1 Litre of lemonade. Easily the tastiest food I’ve had in a long time. Portion sizes were generous and pricing more than reasonable. We were both very impressed with both food and service. I’ll be taking my sister down there for lunch next weekend. great stuff!!
Was looking for a place like this in Auckland after going to a Cajun restaurant in Wellington. Bonz had great food at a great price! Definitely recommend the curly fries, also the Gumbo and Jerk Chicken! Can’t wait to go back and try the Jambalaya!
It was our first time to Bonz and tried the Jambalaya which was tasty. But the best dish had to be the Jamaican Chicken which was very well marinated and tasted great. We would like to return and try other specialities like the ribs.
Excellent food, been there twice.
Had the Ribs, crab cake and corn bread. Must say it was the best meal I have had for the reasonable price there.
I was served by the young chef and he doesn’t deliver a quite friendly customer service, very cold. The girl that works there is very friendly though.
Overall, best meal in the area
We haven’t been to the Stables for ages – but popped in for a dose of welcoming atmosphere and saw this place had opened. Checked out the menu & our first impression was ‘this sounds great food for an amazing price’. We had the Jerk Chicken (soo tasty) and the tuna salad with twistie fries – Yum! Yum! The tuna ‘salad’ is actually little tuna bread rolls – like tiny burgers – which may confuse some people (in the USA the things they mix in with the tuna is what they call a ‘tuna salad’). We were so impressed we told the guys we would give them 11/10 for price, service, uniqueness of the food and definitely the taste!
It is so great to find a place that serves up immense value for money with the added bonus of unique flavours and delicious food! Excellent!!
Two words Jerk Chicken, you have try it! Since spreading the word a out this great little spot it seems my friends love it too.
Can’t wait to try the crab cake next time. I love the concise menu, what they do, they do well and they regularly change the sliders for a bit of variety.
If you are tired of all the pretentious places serving up the same stuff, go and get a taste sensation, which is completely different to anything else around town.
I enjoyed the atmosphere of the stables but it closes too early.
Amazing food. Cornbread was sweet & hot. Baby back ribs were good but I have had better. Great prices – $34 for full rack of ribs with fries & slaw, cornbread & drink. Has great potential but needs a little more on the menu.
I will be going back
I have been to the Bonz Cajun Kitchen 6 times now and wow I am never disappointed by both the price and the quality of their food. They are a great group of people and the service is great.
Can not give these wonderful people enough praise anyone interested in great food and a fantastic atmosphere should visit Bonz and enjoy
Thanks guys will see you soon :-)))
Wow this place was amazing and well priced we had 4 sides and 2 mains and 2 Drinks for $68 baby back ribs, southern fried chicken and corn bread a must !! Atmosphere of Elliot stables is awesome Will defiantly be coming back for more
I have been to Bonz 3 times now and I highly recommend it if you are looking for something different that’s affordable and super tasty. I am slowly making my way through the menu, but its hard to get past the tastiness of the Ribs and the Jamaican jerk chicken. All I can say is if you are wanting a cool dinner out that won’t kill your wallet this is it, Elliot Stables is a wonderful setting with a guitarist playing and fantastic BYO area making an atmosphere that will have you raving to your family and friends and no doubt dragging them to Bonz yourself!! Can’t wait to go again
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