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Based on my meals and meals friends had (separately), we agreed this is a surprisingly excellent place to dine. The steak was cooked to absolute perfection and amazingly tender — like you could nearly cut it with a fork. The best I’ve had in many years. The salmon was brilliant also (but could be a tad larger portion for the money). Super service that was sincerely helpful. Pleasant surroundings. The location could hardly be better –we strolled down the pier to walk off our meals (the plaster-you-against-the-wall wind could have been lighter, but can’t expect a restaurant to arrange everything for the evening!).
My husband, father and I dined at the Pierside Café & Bar on one of their $15 steak nights. My husband and father both ordered the steak and I ordered the vegetarian filo. All meals were excellent, although the food took probably a little long to arrive, it was completely worth the wait. Excellent portion sizes, especially for the men! The food was phenomenal, and excellent value. The waiter was really pleasant. We also ordered dessert which was a New York Cheesecake – it was HUGE, again the boys loved the portion sizes and tasted amazing.
This is definitely our new local – well done Pierside Café & Bar!
Walked in to no staff at the counter – probably the first sign that we shouldn’t have gone there.
Gentleman who waited on us seemed alright – we ordered drinks and my partners beer came out warm – (he ordered a bottled beer)
At this point we’d been in the restaurant for about 10 mins and ordered mains (7.35-7.40pm or thereabouts) dash forward to 8.05 and well.. still no food.. the people sitting next to us however, had their food and they had arrived 10 mins AFTER us
At approx. 8.15 meals arrived. I had the lamb back strap and my partner had the steak. Steak was meant to be med rare came out medium.. both were served with a heap of salad “roasted potatos” and were not worth the $28.00/$30 something we paid for them.
Partner then ordered a tap pilsner. Upon both of us tasting it – it was sent as a lager – wrong beer poured!
And don’t get me started on the fact their bar next door had karaoke going.. so loud and so bad it completely ruined our experience, even if the food etc had been OK.
I wouldn’t recommend at all.
Always an excellent, friendly, delicious dining experience and tonight no exception despite the waitress being (by her own admission) out of her comfort zone as she usually works through in the bar. Food awesome: steaks cooked to perfection, burger special ticked all the boxes for 17 year old bottomless pit, vege filo option packed the usual yum-tuous punch, and six year old birthday girl very happy with the fries, fish, and (her personal favourite) the famous Pierside aioli. Friendly, honest waitress and the new mural looks awesome. You know we’ll be back
Enjoyed an excellent 3 course meal this evening. Plenty of choices on the menu. Something for everyone.
My husband thoroughly enjoyed the ‘soup of the day’, a hearty tomato with heaps of fresh garden vegetables. I loved the Chicken Tenders served with sweet-chilli sauce, garlic aioli and a salad. Delicious spicy coating and very succulent. Extremely generous portions.
Mains chosen tonight were Baked Salmon and Caesar Salad with Chicken. Salmon was divine. Only negative about the Caesar is perhaps too many salad greens. Again, very generous portion sizes.
Dessert was heavenly. Red Velvet Gateaux served with strawberry ice-cream. Mmmmm!
Very clean and tidy restaurant, well set out with plenty of space between the tables. Relaxing atmosphere.
Incredibly obliging, polite and friendly waiter.
Fantastic to find a great place to eat on the Eastside. We will definitely be going again.
Went here tonight with a friend, she had the lamb back strap which was melt in your mouth, the salad and potatoes that came with it were devine. I had the chicken…YUM, moist, flavorsome and the salad and wedges that came with were delicious. Very friendly waiter.
Would definitely go back,
Very disappointed with the Pierside Cafe and Bar. We had dinner here having taken advice from the largely excellent reviews, but have to say it must have changed somewhat.
The meals were bland, my partners steak was very chewy and had alot of sinew, with a huge amount of roast potatoes and lettuce. I had pork belly which was overcooked and lacking flavour. It came with very bland rice, and alot of lettuce
The service was resonable but for the majority of the meal we were the only people in the restaurant which made it slightly uncomfortable. My partner pointed out that we could cook a better meal at home and I have to agree.
Last night I went to this place with my friend, who lives in New Brighton. There really wasn’t allot of choice in the area and she raved about it so off we went.
Being from out of town, I didn’t really know what to expect, well, am I glad we did. The location is stunning. The Pier. The Beach. You could smell the salt air
The service was friendly, despite the fact that the wait staff were very busy but the food was incredible. We started with the garlic loaf and the mussels which were both beautiful but it was the steak that left me speechless
I have traveled the world and it has to be one of the best I have ever had. There was nothing flashy about the meal, although it was presented beautifully, but it was cooked to perfection and melted in my mouth. I could have cut it with my spoon
It was suprising in that you simply don’t expect this quality and standard at these prices. Highly recommend. A+++++
Four star rating would be for the food ONLY. The restaurant was really cold. I like to be warm and relaxed when I eat. The service was terrible. I was dining with my partner and the waitress was foreign and extremely flirtatous with him. It was hard to communicate and understand her heavy foreign accent. Both waitresses had a turn at banging into the back of my chair when serving a large group behind me and no apologies were made. The food was lovely and presented beautifully though. The service and the cold dining area lets the place down. We won’t be back unless they sort that out.
Great food, good service, great bar!
At last, something in New Brighton that offers a nice environment, and a bar that does food from a kitchen rather a deep fryer
We have dined several times at the Pier Side Cafe and each time it gets better and better.
The staff are friendly,courteous and nothing is a problem.They go the extra mile, and on top of that the food is simply divine.I would highly recommend that you take a trip out to New Brighton and visit the cafe and try it for yourselves.I guarantee you wont be disappointed. Well done guys. See you soon.
I just had the best meal at Pierside cafe, with their primo location and delicious food how could I not enjoy sitting outside lapping up the sun and sipping on cool pre-lunch drink .
The staff were friendly without being in your face and are very knowledgeable about the menu. I had the Lap Lap curry and my partner had the fresh fish salad both of our meals were fantastic and we left full and happy! I would highly recommend Pierside Café and I will definitely be back for another visit or 2 or 3……. YUM!!:)
As an avid supporter of New Brighton Businesses I was interested to see if the newly introduced menu would warrant a second visit to the Pierside Cafe. I took my friend who had been visiting from the UK there for lunch on Sunday before her afternoon departure and prayed that the food and service would leave a positive final impression on her. I’m pleased to say that not only was the food exceptional but that I was very impressed with the pricing as well. With specials of the day at an affordable price which I felt suitable to the area we were impressed to see variety that suited a range of tastes. I indulged in the Salad from the specials menu which was a hearty helping of fresh greens with large chunks of deliciously marinated chicken and my friend had the pasta with a well spiced and freshly cooked sauce. Our waitress was on the ball, friendly and endlessly helpful. The ambiance was lovely and we both agreed that the place was comfortably decorated and spacious. I would recommend to all even if you have been here before the new menu is well worth another visit … or 3.
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