Reviews for Four Seasons
11 months ago
Four Seasons Restaurant is the training ground for up and coming culinary professionals learning their trade at AUT’s Culinary School. This is set up as a fine-dining restaurant, with student chefs in the kitchen, student front-of-house staff and a tutor supervisor ensuring everything goes according to plan. Due to the student staff, bookings are essential. The restaurant is only open during the week and during semester times, and the menu changes every semester. They also do a degustation dinner one week per month. Prices at Four Seasons are incredibly reasonable; - $10 for an entrée, $20 for a main and $10 for desserts.
For the entrée, I chose the coffee cured venison which was served with a blueberry sauce, caramelised walnuts and topped with fresh blueberries, baby cos and orange segments. The venison was beautifully cured, smokey and you can definitely taste the coffee which complements the gamey meat. I really liked all the flavours and textures on the plate. The coddled eggs is served under a crawfish bisque with poached prawns and chilli lemongrass oil. I am not a fan of runny yolk, and I thought the taste of the bisque was too strong. But it was an intriguing dish and others at the table enjoyed it. There was also an oak smoked salmon served with cucumber mousse and goats cheese, and a vegetarian option of capsicum and tomato bavarois.
For the main, I had the pan-seared lamb rump served with Mediterranean vegetables, polenta cake and black olives. The serving is huge, and I could only manage half of it. The lamb was overdone, but tender and went well with the hearty flavours. The chermoula crusted hapuku was my favourite; this is served with butternet puree and a pea pearl barley risotto. The chicken escalope was very moreish with its delicious gribiche sauce (herby egg and mustard mayonnaise) and house slaw. The chargrilled sirloin is served with straw-cut potato chips and a rocket and beetroot salad.
For the rest of the review and how to book, see: http://easyfoodhacks.blogspot.co.nz/2014/05/four-seasons-restaurant-cbd-aut.html
by Jesse James .
Dec 14, 2013
Absolutely amazing. We had our Xmas lunch there.
I ordered the chicken on rice and even though I was scared I wouldn't like it, it was just so tender and full of flavour, I have never had anything like it.
by Cleopatra Garland-Giese
Nov 21, 2012
My now fiancee and I have been to 'Four Seasons' probably about 5 times over the last 3 years. A few times with friends and then with family as well. Every time we have been we have had an exceptional experience! The food is top notch, you know the service is going to be amazing as all waiters and waitresses are being assessed. I recommend asking for a cocktail to be made from the bar as they are EXTREMELY well priced just like the food and always taste amazing, they do a great Shirley temple as well!
We have been when they have had their degustation menu as well and it was superb just like their regular menu. You just cant go wrong with this place, well priced, great food, great service in a really great atmosphere as well. If you want to have a great experience out on a date or with family even then I highly recommend 'Four Seasons'. We will continue to dine here for years to come. Well done 'Four Season' you have everything a 5 star restaurant would without paying the high price!
by Sharyn Davies
Nov 07, 2012
Really great food and the service was terrific!!! And we especially loved the fact that the children were made to feel so welcomed - a really pleasant surprise for such formal restaurant - the kids were given pens and paper, had their own little table and the staff took in turns to play with them!
I can’t recommend Four Seasons enough!!
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