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My partner and I have just returned from a very enjoyable meal at Graze. We were greeted by a young man with a long pony tail, he was polite, helpful and engaging and provided outstanding service. The food was great and really good value for money, we had three courses and all were excellent as was the coffee which at other restaurants is often a let down…but not here! I will be sure to tell people about Graze restaurant and Bar and we will definitely return as it was a very enjoyable meal/evening……Thank you
Went there after seeing some nice reviews. Had eaten there before when it was under a different name. I found the staff there very polite and attentive, however, the food was …..well…..just ok. We ordered curly fries as an starter and to be honest there wasnt enough fries for the money. They tasted great and the sauces were ok. The mains were average and the roast pork had veges that were smothered in pepper which should have been left to the customer to put on. The pork crackle was way too salty. Would I eat there again……..maybe
I am afraid I was very disappointed with the meal I was first served up at last nights family gathering. I ordered the Lamb on a bed of rice. It was terrible a couple of mouthfuls and I was unable to eat it. The Lamb was like trying to eat charcoaled meat that was so burnt it was uneatable the rice was dry and had no flavour. I was given a free drink when I went to the bar to complain about my meal and was offered another choice off the menu. I did choose something else and that was much better. Would I return more than likely not. On a positive note the staff were friendly and did take my compliant seriously and without question returned my first meal to the kitchen.
My daughter and I went here for lunch last Friday. She had told me about there $10.00 lunch menu…I was not as eager as she was to try this. Oh my goodness the meal I got for this price was amazing a steak cooked to perfection, 2 eggs and chips done just the way I like them cooked. I left not feeling like I needed to go to the nearest fast food drive thru. Well Done the Graze. The young lady that was on had awesome customer service and I tell everyone where they need to go for more then value for there money….will be back soon
Was taken here last Saturday with family and we’re greeted by a very friendly team, great choice to order, friendly and willing. I ordered steak, a bit warily as I like it Blue. I have to say that I enjoyed every bite of my perfectly cooked steak, a nice cut, seared closed and served, very nice indeed. We all enjoyed our meals, and all we’re cooked very well. At our table we enjoyed the Calamari, Fettucine, Chicken Breast and my nephew did not stop raving over a very generous serve of BBQ ribs!! I was impressed so much with the quality of the meal I thanked the chef – a smiling young lad who enjoyed hearing he had cooked the best Blue Steak I have had in months – the best bit though is being able to take their delicious Spicy Sauce back to Australia, thanks for a great night, I will definitely go back for more.
Arriving at Graze, we where greeted by a lovely young lady who seated us promptly with a lovely smile. to start we had the garlic
bread (yummy) and the calamari also yummy recommend them both…
I had the pork roast, was quite average, Crackling was a bit dry for my taste, Gravy to watery and they forgot the “apple sauce” salad bowl had a chip.
My husband had the steak… And what a steak it was, cooked just the way he likes it, and they have there own graze sauce on the table, Perfect with the steak.. He was most impressed!!
I would most certainly return, however I would stay away from the roast, but hey there is plenty on the menu to try, it was our first time…
I cant say enough about the service… Its perfect
I do love how the tables are set… plenty of knives, forks and serviette’s…. well done Graze
As a family, we celebrate all our birthdays here. There are two toddlers in the bunch and they always have the highchairs set up before we arrive. When we came a while back, the manager even got a baby gym out for us!
Aside from the awesome service, the food is so delicious. They gets the kids meals out really quickly and there isn’t much of a wait for us adults either. We usually bring a cake and they are very obliging with holding onto it until we are ready to surprise whoever’s birthday it is.
The buffet and the menu are both really good and reasonably priced too.
Had a lovely dinner here last night. There were 11 adults , a 1 1/2 year old and 2 other children. The food was excellent, the venue was warm and friendly. The staff were so helpful and accommodating. Well done Graze!
Went to this restaurant on a Wednesday (my first time at this restaurant), a bit chilly indoors even though a fire & heater was going so draughty…been a vegetarian there was only one selection which wasn’t up to my liking, but the nice waiter had a chat with the chef to make a pasta with roasted veges for me…pasta was on the greasy side of things roasted veges was yummy! thank you chef!
My friend had a very fulling meat dish meal, very satisfied.. oh yah if you didn’t know this, every Wednesdays, 2 4 1…check it out you get my meaning…Bonn appetite
I have given this 1 star only because there is no option for zero stars.
Went to the Graze for a Sunday night birthday dinner. It was awful. Sunday night is buffet only which in the past has been OK but not this time. The roast pork was good, but the beef stew was dried out on the top and ran out despite there being hardly anyone in the restaurant. Would have been nice to see some green vege to go with the carrots and parsnips. The pork crackling was truly AWFUL it tasted like it had been deep fried in old oil used for fish and chips. We were given no indication what the cost of the buffet was and although the menu clearly stated that Sunday lunch was a roast and “kids eat free all day” we were told that the “all day” was only for lunch!! We had to ask for drink service and staff never asked if we wanted any more drinks. They also never asked if we would like to see a dessert menu. ie service was non existent
Al a carte menu has been good on previous visits but would never recommend Sunday night buffet to anyone. Plenty of better, cheaper options in Upper Hutt
I Love going to The Graze and are going tonight for my birthday. I have family who come all the way from Wainuiomata just to go there. I love the chicken snitzel.. and the buffet. They order the salmon. I have heard comments when there about the good food and most love the children’s room. Keep up the good work.
First time to Graze Restaurant and went to the Wed 2 for 1, had the chicken and the pork dishes. Chicken was well cooked not dry and lots of healthy veg. Good honest tasty food at a good price. Good customer service also we will be back.
More Hutt locals should take a drive to Upper Hutt and support your local businesses!
I was one of a group of eight who dined at the Graze last night [8th August]. The majority of the group ordered the steak and they were all happy with the requests for how it was cooked, it looked great when it arrived. Two ordered the lamb shanks and they were both pleased with that.
I ordered the roast pork which was accompanied by carrots, potatoes, red cabbage and crackling.
The meals did take over an hour to arrive and we were informed by the wait staff 5 minutes before the meals arrived that they would be there soon.
My meal was disappointing, the pork was alright but had no gravy so after awhile the meat seemed dry, the potatoes and cabbage were nice but the carrots were just cooked but was hungry by then so ate them.
My complaint was the CRACKLING it was awful, I have cooked enough pork to know that good crackling is scored before being cooked and then sprinkled with good rock salt.
This was not crisp but chewy and you could not even break it in half, pale in colour and half cooked if you were lucky.
All in all as it was a 2 for 1 night maybe the time was not put into it and they were busy but it was very disappointing.
Would I go again, yes it is a cheap night but would I have roast pork again? Never!!
Had my first visit to Graze last night. Actually had been there twice before without a booking and couldn’t get a table so it pays to book. Anyway, I found out why this restaurant has been so popular; The menu and prices are pitched just right for the venue and most budgets, the food was much better than comparable Upper Hutt venues, and the service was excellent. My two guests chose from the menu and I tried the buffet – all good meals. Recommended as one of the best in Upper Hutt for the prices. Rated excellent as pub/casual dining experience.
Dined at this restauraunt with hubbie and two children. Were a little disapointed were not fully informed about the specials of the night didnt realise they had other burgers on specail until after we ordered and over heard the table next to us being told about the menu of the day. Was also dissapointed with the kids menu as it stated comes with vegies on the side however when they were brought out contained no vegies at all would have loved to see a healthy kids and adults version of the menu. I believer there is soon to be a new menu hopefully some of these options will be included.
On Monday 18th June I had lunch at this establishment with two friends, one having a birthday.
The service was merely adequate, drinks and food were okay for friends – thank God. For myself I ordered Corn Fritters which were a total disappointment. To disguise the bland taste they were covered with a questionable sauce.
Where these fritters failed was that the corn appeared to have been creamed tin corn.
On being asked if I enjoyed them I replied- Good is not the word for them. I think it was taken as a compliment.
There was also poor heating where we were seated.
Could definitely do better.
We went there for my mothers 90Th we choose a smorgasbord.
The food we had was very nice, the staff were all very good and helpful. We will certainly be back for other meals.
We went here a couple of weeks ago, me & my partner and her kids. I ordered the steak & she had the chicken snitzel, which was a bit dry. My steak came it was nice but the kids burger was under cooked we had waited at least 40 mins for and mains after our garlic bread service not that great. The meal wasnt that big either as they advertised & wasnt much salad with it. We wouldn’t go there again.
This is the first review I have written but I just have to share the love about this place. We have 5 kids and meals out can be a real hassle with them but this place is just perfect. The meals are great. The 11 year old adores the ribs which the other burger eating kids demand to share and today all 5 had the trifecta of icecream – pastry and icecream – sensational. Ive had the salmon and the calamari here and both are excellent. The other reason this place cant be bettered for big family dining in my book is the no adults room. It’s sound proof and filled with stuff to entertain 1-13 year olds which means peace for the adults – awesome!
We have been here a few times now as we live in Trentham too! It is a great, family friendly, fantastic restaurant! Highly recommended this to all our friends and family. I do miss the 2 for 1 Wednesday nights that they offered in 2011 though – they were fab and the most common night we went there
I recently returned to Graze for dinner with a large group. I was very happy with the whole experience. The staff were friendly and helpful and easily coped with the large group. I ordered the vegetarian option (spinach and fetta filo) which was lovely, and the salad and veges were great too. I would happy visit again soon.
Went here probably 6 months ago (service may be different now) Staff were fantastic, service from them was awesome. Very polite, attentitive. However the food was awful. May go back but only due to so many nice reviews on here.
WOW went to Graze last night, OMG such a improvement, staff were friendly and attentive, food was outstanding, went with my partner who is a chief and he was amazed with the quality and flavours for the cost, we had two courses each and a beverage and cost $80….. YAY for Upper Hutt, somewhere you can go as a family or couple and enjoy the ambiance… Can’t wait to take family and friends along, great work to the new owners…
Really lovely good solid service i ordered the 1kg ribs OMG huge meal and only $29 value for money and i couldn’t finish it big eaters dine here!!! well done Graze 10/10.
we had dinner with the kids tonight and were impressed with the quality of the buffet – the beef stroganoff and veggies in particular were fabulous, and so well priced! $20 a head for us and only $2 for our toddlers, and OMG that included a yummy dessert! And to top it off the service was first class – we will def be back there. A bonus was the kids room our kids had so much fun it made our dinner relaxing, well done Graze
Notice there there was a diner who didnt rate the food the night before we ate there – was there a different chef on I wonder?? Perhaps the owners should look into why it was so different..
We planned a surprise birthday at the Graze for a family member. We hired the private room and were very impressed. I loved the room and the atmosphere. The set out of the room and tables were lovely. The staff were very friendly and helpful. We had the Buffet and I’m really sorry but it was disappointing. The roast pork was cold, the roast pumpkin was over cooked and the roast potatoes were either off or left over from the night before. And the dessert was ok. I know it sounds hush but I work for a catering company and there is no way we would have even gotten away with this food. We ate the salads (which were very nice) and picked something up on the way home
We went to Graze for Sunday lunch with our 5 yr old and 18 mth old a few weeks ago. Suffice to say we stayed for hours because not only was the food great (yummy sticky ribs and calamari)but the kids room was a massive hit. The 5 yr old had his face painted, tried on every costume from the dress up box but had a blast bouncing around the No Adults room. He was also chuffed the staff made such a fuss of him and he loved the free dessert from the robot ice cream machine.The 18 mth old delighted in a new bunch of toys and watching all the kids have such fun. She was also pleased with the kids TV. A very clever set up for parents and kids – the littlies are kept amused while the parents can supervise from a calm and well catered distance. Definitely a destination, not just a drive through option. Well done for finally getting the family dining experience right! Will be out again very soon.
I went to graze with the family wednesday night. its 2 for 1 night. AMAZING. the food was great and the staff were all so friendly and helpful. we will all be going back there! 2 for one or not! there arent that many places in UH where u can take ur kids and they have their own little kids only area. FANTASTIC!
We went here a couple of weeks ago, me & my partner .I ordered the steak & she had the chicken snitzel, which was a bit dry . My steak came out on a bread board, which i thought have they run out of plates. The meal wasnt that big either as they advertised & wasnt much salad with it. We wouldnt go there again.
Nice atmosphere and it is excellent they provide a kids play room. Our waitress was really nice and friendly. Great they open on a Monday night but I am sorry I did not enjoy my meal. I was also a little surprised when I got a piece of raw garlic in my garlic bread.
My husband and I went there last night for the first time. The staff were very friendly. The food was delicious. I chose the crispy skin salmon, absolutely devine. Dessert was ok, just a little dry, but overall was a great experience and we will definitely be going back.
I went to Graze for lunch on a Sunday. It was Father’s day so the restaurant was quite busy but despite that the staff were very attentive and efficient. I was with a big group of people and ordered the chicken burger – all of the food arrived really quickly and at the same time. The chicken burger was amazing and a really good size – I couln’t finish at all.
I was really impressed with how friendly the staff were too! Would absolutely go back.
Where else can you take 3 kids aged 2, 4 and 9 for a family birthday supper and know you are going to have a relaxed evening and great food that suits everyone without breaking the bank? Graze of course! The fish and chips were super tasty, my birthday boy was delighted with his balloon octopus and box of goodies and the two littlies played happily in the ‘no adults’ playroom drawing on the chalk boards and bouncing off the bean bags while my husband and I enjoyed some rare moments of quiet togetherness while our food was being prepared….Thankyou Graze.
Awesome place. Friendly staff and a great menu. I am a coeliac and the staff bent over backwards to accommodate my meal choices. Speedy service, delicious hot food and a nice environment. We took our baby with us and were given a great little high chair that attached to the table so he could join in too. Will definitely be back and will recommend to others.
Initially we were happy as it does have a nice feel and the staff were friendly and informative. However the food was average but the desserts were appalling, so bad my wife and I did not continue eating them. After telling the waitress we we just got a silly reply from her and still had to pay for them.
We left disappointed and will unlikely go back.
We went there for a dinner with friends a month ago and it was fantastic! There were too many yummy choices on the menu – it was hard to decide, but in the end I went for the special which was a crumbed chicken burger with aioli – just delicious! All the staff were really friendly, and the atmosphere was awesome. I would totally recommend Graze to anyone after a really yummy meal and a great time.
Had dinner here on Saturday 29.7.2011 with my husband had a really wonderful experience at graze cant stop raving about them to all our friends. Wanted to try some where different and heard about them on the radio so decided to give them ago. WOW we are so lucky to have a really great restaurant in Upper Hutt. It is really warm and inviting with an amazing menu. The wines and beers are fabulous and the menu is YUM MO we both had the steak and it was the best rump steak that we have ever tasted. The service was fabulous awesome job will definitely be back two thumbs up team. :o)
We dined at ‘Graze’ with friends on Saturday and had a great evening. The resturant was buzzing and all staff were extremely friendly. It has a really nice family atmosphere and a very good menu with something for everyone. I had the crispy skin salmon and it was delicious. Highly recommended.
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