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Highly recommend this place for either just dinner or a big night out. The jugs of cocktails and fresh juices are reasonably priced and tasty and the tapas are fabulous! Great atmosphere and location
Worst service ever.
We pre-ordered, but they lost the order.
After 15 minutes of sitting, a waitress finally approached our table and started handing out menus. We told her we had pre-ordered. She wandered off and five minutes later returned to tell us she didn’t have it. Fortunately we still had a copy of our orders so we gave it to her.
She didn’t know what the dish or soups of the day were and that took more waiting while she wandered off to ask again.
After thirty minutes, still, no one had asked us if we wanted to order drinks or offered water for the table. We had to approach someone to ask. When we said how long we had been waiting they didn’t apologise but said they were very stressed because of some breast cancer promotion. But there were only four other tables of people so that didn’t really convince us.
Incidentally there were a dozen of us, all professionals in suits so it was quite obvious we were on our lunch breaks and didn’t have this much time to waste.
For the prices, one would do expect far better service but this was worse than burger king. .
Love the drinks and the food but went today and was told we could only order pizzas as there was a small function and the kitchen couldn’t cater for more meals other than pizza. Quite disappointing as the function probably took up maybe 1/5 of the entire restaurant – imagine if it was full, you wouldn’t be able to order anything except fries!
Great atmosphere and extremely good drinks and food. Love the vegan pizza and the falafel entree. Happy to see they have vegan nice cream as well but unfortunately they didn’t have it today. I’ve been here a few times already and the staff have always been fantastic except today. I came in with my friend and a lovely red haired girl waited on us until she was signed off. More staff appeared as it got later into the evening and a brunette girl took over floor service. My friend and I were almost ignored for about half an hour while she talked to other staff and would avoid any eye contact when we tried getting her attention and then we had to wave to a different waiter to serve us. My friend and I work in hospitality ourselves so we were really disappointed with this. The service from the other waiter was fantastic and friendly so I didn’t really leave unhappy.
It was my first visit to the BCC and I was impressed with the decor. We had a fairly large table of Friday lunchers but we were early and therefore it wasn’t quite busy yet. That said, the drinks orders were slow to be taken and slow to arrive. Service otherwise was ok.
The majority of our table ordered the ribs – priced at $19 on the menu. What came was clearly some kind of cut-down lunch special as it had a couple of miserly rack offcuts piled on some fries with a garnish. The rib sauce was cold and the coleslaw was missing. We asked if the lunch was a special on discount. The answer was no. I expressed our disappointment at the portion size and missing coleslaw at the till and was assured the chef would be notified. I would think that with such a large number of complaints the response might have been better.
I didn’t stay for a 2nd beer. I won’t be back for lunch until I hear more positive reports….
Have been a few times either on my own or with friends, and have always had a great time. Whilst it can get quite busy and at times a bit of a struggle getting to the bar – the staff who come around checking on tables are very obliging, polite and courteous. Prices are reasonable – Bar staff are very cool. Good entertainment as well. Will keep coming back.
Went last Sunday for a relaxed couple of drinks and food. Ended up having the antipasti platter and a bottle of Rose and was very happy! Good service, reasonable prices and a cool, relaxed atmoshpere…..will go again to try the tapas this time!
I came to Britomart Country Club for High Tea on Mothers Day. It was an exceptionally beautiful experience, we were treated amazingly. The only downfall was that my grandmothers coffee was cold when it got to her but she was too polite to complain. I’ve been here again and enjoyed the mulled wine jugs – so delicious! Fries and pizza were good as well
I came here with my wife the other day and was rather disappointed with the food and service. The waiters looked to be more interested in talking to themselves rather than serving us and the tapas and pizza we ordered was not to our liking at all. Some of the food was cold, the presentation looked like it had just been thrown on the plate and it was just not a good experience at all. I don’t usually complain but it was a special evening for me and my wife and we feel that it ruined what was supposed to be a good night.
Well-priced, yummy dishes and pizzas. Oh and the sangrias are really nice. But mostly, I come here because I like how it’s been decorated. High tea is really nice here too. My friends and I always walk out happy when we dine here.
I really enjoyed the setup. I only had food there once, which was for High Tea and wasn’t too excited. The savoury mini-muffins was the only thing I really liked – and the scones were nice. But all together it was pretty standard. Surely High Tea doesn’t have the highest nutritional value but in this case I really felt like I was only eating white flour, sugar, fat, and some food colouring. It just looked and tasted nicer. The selection of tea was very good though and I liked that it came in a little plunger.
I went there for a Sunday brunch and loved it! It’s nice to see places in the city that with their simplicity makes the most of it. I liked the structure of the place, makes a relaxed atmosphere and a great place to hang out. The staff members are very polite and friendly. The food is great, there are plenty of options to suit all taste buds, will definitely come back soon!!
I went for the first time to Britomart Country Club last week, I must say the ambience is delightful but the service was pretty bad!! Really rude waiters.
On the food front they have a tapas menu going, we tried a biting everything some delicious chicken wings, really nice an moist meatballs, and a deliciously spicy lamb skewer!
But I must say by far my favorite must have been the ham croquettes!
Well done and complements to the chefs!!!
Will definitely be back for more.
And don’t worry about the service, the food and the ambience are definitely worth it!
Thanks for a great experience!
Despite thoroughly looking forward to booking in for a high tea for two we have found the booking system appalling, especially when needing to give 48 hours notice. We started phoning on Thursday evening to make a Sunday pm booking. A message was left as requested but due to no one getting back to us as promised we continued to phone the following day leaving more messages and then resorting to the email system. Almost 24 hours after starting this exercise we still have had no response. How are we meant to give 48 hours notice for a high tea booking if no-one answers the phone or gets back to us ? So far we have found this incredibly frustrating but are hoping that BCC can redeem themselves. If nothing more than just to get in touch and let us know if they truly exist!!
The sign outside said it opened at 10am but actually didn’t open till 11am, but it was a lovely day and we whiled away the time relaxing and people-watching from the outdoor bean bags on a grassy area nearby.
Quirky indoor/outdoor cafe on a corner site with old-bricks shop walls on two sides, fencing and plantings on the other two. Great decor and ambiance, the service was very friendly and the pizzas to die for. Will definately go back next time we’re in Auckland Central.
We were stoked to find a place still serving food after 10pm.
We were the only ones still eating… so I think they were being super-kind to us. The place was completely packed out, and had a fantastic party atmosphere. Live DJs, and they had an old black & white Charlie Chaplin movie silently playing against the brick wall after the rugby finished, which was very arty & cool. Inspite of all the action going on, we could still comfortably hear each other talk, way over in the dining area.
We thoroughly enjoyed the pecan pie & icecream that we shared. REALLY delicious. Before that we shared a beetroot & feta salad with pinenuts. All aspects of the salad were nice… except for the mesculin/rocket that accompanied it, which was maybe less than fresh? Anyway… we weren’t too worried. It was the experience we were after, and the atmosphere was great.
The waiter made a great wine recommendation when I asked for a sweet aromatic… so I had two… Lovely. The last round of drinks were rather slow to come – and we asked after them, and they arrived instantly with an apology – so no problem there.
All in all, on a Friday night it’s a great place for people-watching, drinking, and having a laugh. You’d definitely need to book if you wanted to eat there in the segregated dining area – we swung by at 7pm and it was fully booked. Glad they let us in after 10pm – it was a great ending to a brilliant night of Pub&Food crawl that we’d been on.
An interesting place that seems like it’s still finding it’s feet. Had lamb loin which is the best lamb I’ve ever eaten. It was served on an avocado tapenade. You might need to order a side if you are a big eater but the portion was perfect for me and the price was very reasonable.
The Britomart Country Club isn’t perfect but the food I ate certainly was.
There were a group of young women dressed as if going for the races who must have had high tea. There was a DJ, guys with dreads playing petanque. It has an eclectic group of diners/drinkers which I enjoyed. I’m not sure they have their niche worked out yet since they offer a whole lot of different things like pizzas, high tea and bar sized meals (which are truly restaurant quality) in the restaurant area. Although a kind of confusing place, I really loved it. Very different. Plus, service a little casual but very very friendly. Casual can be nice – you don’t feel rushed. Thanks for the experience.
I had lunch here with my friend a while back, and we had a lovely experience. The place is gorgeous, with a nice, outdoorsy, country atmosphere. The food was nice too, as well as the juices we ordered (they have some very exotic flavours!) I would be happy to recommend this place and wouldn’t hesitate to go back.
Ate here tonight with two friends and liked it a great deal.
Monday nights you can get $10 mains but I would happily pay full price as the food was lovely. The venison, cranberry and haloumi pizza was my favourite. The squid was nice and tender with a delicious sweet lemony dipping sauce.
The dessert list was restricted to only three items, one being ice cream, but the pecan pie with butterscotch sauce was pretty good.
The service was good, with a friendly waiter who seemed relaxed but didn’t leave us waiting for him. He was even a bit keen to ask us for orders while we were still busily chatting away.
Nice ambience with the citronella candles and fake grass for an outdoorsy feel.
After a lunchtime visit with work colleagues, we have to mark this as a ‘could do better’.
- The pizzas were fine – in fact very good.
- The service was appalling – slow, and half the things delivered were wrong
- The entertainment was great – especially the dropping of a full tray of glasses (ioncluding red wine) over the head of one of the customers. This was followed later on by a full tray of pizzas on plates.
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