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As a regular visitor to Upper Hutt and Wellington from Melbourne my sister recommended Mayfair Cafe as a good place to take Mum in her wheelchair for lunch.
This was my third visit this year and, the best one yet.
I have raved to friends back home about the Hash Stack, which again was great, not greasy or overlooked, looking good with a good amount of sauce it accompanied my large Feijoa Juice perfectly.
The service was way quicker this time but the staff were as friendly and helpful as on previous visits. Maybe a bit on the pricey side but, well worth the visit for sure. Good coffee, great ambience and something for every one makes this a define place to eat when here, thanks
We used to come here often, but we believe their standards have dropped. Visited recently on a Sunday for brunch. Big breakfast was not as nice as they used to be. Sausages had all burst and looked dry (I wouldn’t serve that to customers). French toast was nice – 3 large bits of bread but only two measly pieces of bacon. Although they weren’t that busy when we arrived, it wasn’t clear whether we should order at the counter or table. Went to the counter and was told a waiter would come to the table!
This is one of the most unique places we’ve been to as the old Mayfair theatre has been transformed into a unique café setting with plenty of character. The staff here are flexible and can modify your drink or meal order to suit any dietary requests which is always something we appreciate. Recently we came to dinner on Pasta night and loved the vegetarian pasta so much that we came back on Saturday night to sample the regular menu. The lambshanks must be a popular dish as there were many people enjoying it! The service we experienced there was top notch, and we thoroughly enjoyed our meal soaking in the atmosphere in a cozy table beside a warm crackling fireplace on a cold winter’s evening. This place is also perfect to come and enjoy a tall delicious glass of iced coffee on a warm summer‘s day.
Came down from Auckland to visit some mates and they recommened we eat at this place.
Gotta say, my experience was excellent. Good food (had the big breakfast) and that was nicely done, especially with a bit of black pudding on the side (how come not all cafes serve black pudding!?). Coffee was lovely and velvety.
Finished it off with a fantastic piece of coffee slice. If they do deliveries I’d put in an order for some!
The best cafe in Upper Hutt by far. I’ve been coming here for 6 years and it is excellent every time! Great food & coffee and the staff are lovely! Definitely recommend to anyone visiting Upper Hutt, you won’t be disappointed. Wonderful atmosphere and exceptional service
please remove the “country ham and vegetable” soup from the special board!
looked like slop, thick with stringy grey bacon hock meat and gristle. contained so much barley that it had absorbed most of the liquid. was all mixed up with hard chunks of carrot and celery. I think I tasted a bit of pepper but that was the extent of the flavour.
waitress took away several plates from the table, but left the soup bowl. we mentioned that we would not be finishing it. bowl was left, no questions asked.
cake on offer was average, tasted freeze-dried from the cabinet.
Upper Hutt is in danger of scaring away all cafe-goers from the region. all that’s needed is a bit more quality-control!
Went into the cafe today, and wow was I impressed!
Such lovely atmosphere and beautiful decorations. With such friendly and happy staff, makes for an amazing dining experience.
Ordered the hashstack (my new fav) was absolutely delicious!!
Partner had the frenchtoast which I sneaked a taste, yummy!
I highly recommend the Mayfair Cafe, enough to say best cafe in Upper Hutt by far!!
The atmosphere is quite interesting, but the food is awful. We waited 45 minutes on a weekday for lunch, and the cafe was not busy.
Pasta of the day was overcooked, and the sauce was out of a can I’m sure, as it had that preservative taste you can detect if you never eat prepared or packaged food.
The hash brown stack was soggy, and the mushrooms were revolting. They were burnt and tasted bad!
I can’t recall ever having had such an incompetently cooked meal.
My husband and I enjoyed Mayfair Cafe so much we have been every week for the last 6 weeks!
The staff are friendly, professional and willing to go above and beyond, special mention to Talia who has really looked after us everytime we visit.
The food is superb, very consistent and we can’t fault it. We have been to many restaurants over the past 12 months but Mayfair is now by far our favourite.
In the few months we have lived in Upper Hutt, the Mayfair has become the cafe that we use as a standard to judge others. We’ve been for brunch 5 times and the food is consistently excellent with great coffee. We’ve been to cafes around Wellington for brunch every fortnight of so for years now and never have we found such consistency, many other places are quite hit and miss. The big breakfast is always satisfying and the black pudding is excellent.
Went to Mayfair for brunch with my partner, ordered, got a terrible coffee and beer, waited 25 minutes for our meals and decided to leave..Went to pay for our drinks and were asked why we weren’t paying for our meals? We advised they never arrived to which they responded that they were ready now…we didn’t want them so paid for our drinks and left….bad service, bad coffee.
Mayfair is possibly the nicest cafe in terms of interiors in the Hutt Valley, however the service is terrible and the food and coffee is hit and miss.
I’ve always loved the atmosphere of Mayfair and The BoileRoom. I Had my birthday dinner party here with a set-menu organized with their staff, the food was amazing with great portions. The staff was very kind and responsive to any requests needed for setting up the place as well as just communicating with my guests. The important thing for me was that my friends were happy with the food and the setting and they definitely enjoyed the whole night. I love the unique twists on certain meals in the menu, making them a little bit more exciting to try.
Definitely a hidden gem in Upper Hutt city that everyone needs to check out asap!
Went unknowingly on a new menu night, with a few minor improvements could be excellent. Keep away from doors on cool evenings
Always a great place to eat. The coffee is great and my favorite dish which is eggs Benny is always delicious. The staff are friendly and the cafe has a great feel to it, really cool decor and a lovely fireplace.
Great food support by an incredible range of wonderful & new beers makes this a local favourite.
The chef seems to go out of his way to deliver an experience the diner will appreciate.
The decorating is interesting with its local history & there are often special tasting sessions that are worth getting along to.
Rob and team – thanks so much for the past year of spectacular dinners! My husband, myself and our friends have enjoyed a number of spectacular meals this year, and we have loved creating special menus for our get togethers, and the food has always been amazing! We will definitely back in the new year for a night out!
Has this place changed hands or cooks? I went there with my daughter yesterday as was hanging out for their usually fab caesar salad. Daughter ordered hash stack which is her fav – disappointed much!! 1 soggy hashbrown does not a stack make! My caesar tasted and looked like someone had tipped the last of a packet of brought croutons and crumbs all over it. It was served in completely the wrong type of plate, it was a horrible mushy mess. At $18 I expected better!! My girls and I choose to go there for catchups and gatherings…..! Eating out is a treat and I don’t think it’s unreasonable to expect consistency. Yes we told 2 staff when asked how our meals were. Whether they do anything about it we’ll never know…..
22 Jan 2012
Just want to provide update. Thank you Rob for your offer. Glad to hear you’re still there. I accept that my last dining experience was a glitch and that you’re still one of the best cafe’s in Upper Hutt. Thank you again for your response.
Please pass on to Rob and the team how delighted we all were with our Christmas Experience at your place, everything was wonderful.
The food was spectacular, no other word for it.
The antipasta platters were stunning and generous. The’ Bernice special’, was a refreshing treat and enjoyed by all. The mains were to die for, the veggies perfect. I’d like lessons on how to make pavs like that!!!!
The service was great and the room looked wonderful. That would definitely be a very hard act to follow and we will definitely be telling everyone what a great experience we had.
Went to the little restrant out the back of Mayfair which I didn’t even know was there (boil room or something like that) very small and cute, perfect for a date as it’s dark and lit by candle light, had the steak and have to amit it was one of the best I’ve ever had, shared a very yummy cheese cake with my friend as it was large enough and both had a coke, bill came to $40 each which is great for a steak that tastes like gold. Place could be a bit warmer though.
My family and I often go to Mayfair to have brunch and dinner. We also use the facility to celebrate special occasions like birthdays and anniversaries. I am very happy with the place and food. Great ambiance and very good service. They are always making sure if you are okay and treat you with respect as well as feeling special. Thanks Mayfair. Keep it up!
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