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The Raumati Social Club

4 star rating 20 reviews

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04 2125250

34 Poplar Avenue, Raumati South, Kapiti Coast, Wellington

  Cafe, Kiwi
06:30 AM to 5 PM (Mon), 06:30 AM to 9 PM (Tue), 06:30 AM to 10 PM (Wed), 06:30 AM to 11 PM (Thu-Fri), 8 AM to 11 PM (Sat), 8 AM to 5:30 PM (Sun)


Reviews for The Raumati Social Club

5 star rating
by Michael Henrys
28 days ago

A new favourite. I had the pulled-pork sandwich with fries which was delicious. The blend of flavours in the sandwich was perfect, while the fries were crisp and sufficiently salty. Aside from the food, the atmosphere and service were exceptional. A genuine exemplification of the oft misused 'hidden treasure' cliche.

2 star rating
by Harriet Little
4 months ago

We went to the Raumati Social Club on Saturday 18 July for lunch.  We were seated promptly and our orders taken. There is a good local feel here. 
Two of us ordered the Fish and Chips - description being "Fish and Chips - beer battered fish, hand cut chips, slaw and tartare sauce".  On saying that I preferred aoli sauce rather than tartare sauce we were informed that it actually was aoli not tartare sauce.  
We had a very very long wait for our food.  The restaurant was very busy but it did seem like our order was forgotten.  There was no apology.  We were left waiting with no communication for a long time.

The fish was average - the batter undercooked (i.e. was gluggy inside).  The chips a real disappointment.  The menu said hand cut chips. (there was also the option of shoe string fries with other items on the menu).  The chips we were served were not hand cut.  They were shoe string (probably of the frozen variety).  This was pointed out to the waitress and she was very off hand saying yes we should update our menu... the price remained the same $21.50 which for what we actually got wasn't good value. but the food itself wasn't great either.

I was really disappointed as this is a local restaurant and I was hoping that I would be writing an awesome review. 
Would i go back for a meal and would I recommend it?  Sadly no. May be for drinks and the live band.  But not for a meal.

5 star rating
by Andre
6 months ago

Great food, great wines and bar, great music, great vibe ! Top 10 out of 10!!!! Been twice now and is certainly one of the nicest eat outs in Kapiti.

5 star rating
by Taylor Finderup
6 months ago

Last time I went here I ordered a chorizo and baked beans breakfast which was absolutely stunning! Tasty food for all meals, but breakfast is my favourite! I like the interiors as well - very cosy and warm! This is by all means my favourite place to eat in Kapiti, and will always go back. Staff are super friendly, and the coffee is gorgeous which is super important for a cafe obviously! I have a friend who absolutely swears by this place too, and she told me to try sitting outside on a nice day, and it was wonderful. Definitely a place to try everyone!

4 star rating
by Wiild Eats
8 months ago

Ive been in for breakfast and lunch both times were delicious atmosphere is cool, although i found it extremely hot inside both times. I would recommend this place.

3 star rating
by Griffyn
10 months ago

I popped in with a friend for cake and coffee. Decided against the cake as there were flies buzzing around in the cabinet, but my chai was lovely and my friend enjoyed her coffee. Nice ambience to the place with versitile seating options.

0 star rating
by Wendyandmax
Oct 13, 2014

Had a great lunch. Yummy food, enjoyed by every body. Great service, friendly and will be going back for more menu options.

0 star rating
by Jeremy Simpson
Jun 18, 2014

Loved the Raumati Social Club. It has a really cool vibe. The food is superb and the service, fantastic. We will return next time we are in New Zealand.

5 star rating
by Ray
May 18, 2014

I called in for a spot of lunch whilst passing through Raumati on business. The staff were attentive and very friendly. I found a table in the sun and ordered the polenta stack. There's a very relaxed atmosphere and the food and coffee were superb. I'll definitely be back and would recommend to friends.

5 star rating
by Mathew Bugden
May 16, 2014

My son and I hang out down at raumati social club every Friday or sat to give my wife some well deserved sleep. He loves hanging out on the couch and playing with the toys and we get some awesome hangout time. Just a super relaxed cafe and Always has great friendly service and the best freakin coffee on the coast. Nice beats on the stereo too. Nice one

5 star rating
by Saraya
Apr 02, 2014

I seem to be popping down to the social club a lot lately, the atmosphere and the service are AMAZING! Along with the great coffee and food! As soon as you walk in you feel comfortable, I could sit there all day if life didn't call to take me away! Thanks for being part of our community guys see you again!

4 star rating
by Greer Dyson
Feb 25, 2014

We are now regular visitors to Raumati Coast and decided to try the Raumati Social Club it is fantastic....it was Saturday night we couldn't get a table for two but we were happy to join the sharing big table with other diners. The staff are happy and friendly and we were made to feel very welcome. The starters Calamari was a large delicious dish and the salmon cakes were a perfect balance between fish and potato. The mains ..my husband had a great mussel dish and I had the lemony buttery fat prawns....cooked beautifully....a good selection of wine and beers. we will be back.

5 star rating
by Alana Scotson
Feb 19, 2014

My partner and I go here at least once a week we love it, beautiful food, relaxed atmosphere and excellent wait staff :) By far our fav place to dine on the Coast. We would recommend the pork belly If you are heading to RSC for dinner. The platter is pretty good too.

5 star rating
by Joanne
Aug 08, 2013

Had a few nibbles as we didn't feel like a big meal with a girlfriend had a nice bottle of wine and it was really reasonable - waitress was lovely and made the visit enjoyable - will definitely be going back there and will be telling all my friends about the lovely food and atmosphere - Joanne

4 star rating
by Philippa Lagan
Jul 18, 2013

Had a delicious lunch at RSC this week. Five of us dined - everyone really enjoyed their meals. Can highly recommend the winter bruschetta with pumpkin, feta and pears poached in red wine. Very yummy. Service was fantastic - nothing was too much to ask and staff were very attentive. Will definitely be back next time I'm on the Coast.

5 star rating
by Pale Sauni
May 06, 2013

Recently we held a birthday function at the Raumati Social Club. We booked the whole venue and had a family style menu served for our guests. The service and food was excellent - plenty of variety and plenty of food. The atmosphere of the venue is warm and inviting and the acoustics are good too! We provided our own music and were pleased that we could, sing, dance and still hear ourselves talking! We will definitely do it again. Malo lava

4 star rating
by Tania Sorenson
Jan 13, 2013

Went for dinner for daughters hens night. The food was very good, and well presented. Scallop's are amazing, steamed vegetables fresh and crisp. staff very attentive and friendly. Prices on par with other restaurants in the area. Would recommend, and will definitely be going back. Thanks guys and gals for a lovely evening

5 star rating
by Chelles
Dec 10, 2012

Been to Raumati South Social Club twice and enjoyed both times. The first was to see music on a Sunday afternoon and the acoustic show was brilliant. The second was for brunch which was also very nice.

Only downside is the staff seem to be a little more interested in socialising and making sure the look the part than making sure people walking in are attended to. That said the coffees do arrive quickly after ordering and the food is very nice.

4 star rating
by Margie H
Nov 16, 2012

We are locals who spent a lot of time at the previous Lembas. It's great that RSC has a fresh look - the food has been very good-to-great (although the corn fritters were overly quick to disappear off the brunch menu) Love the carpet on the ceiling, mantlepiece and new bar - not so sure about where the stage is as always afraid of tripping over it.
The cafe has a laid back and friendly feel and I hope they do well.

5 star rating
by Lisa D
Sep 30, 2012

First time we've been here since it changed hands and what a revelation .... Raumati Social Club is superb! The service is great, the food is excellent and the place was buzzing, with every table occupied by happy customers. Nicest lunch I have had in ages (try their pies .... best on the coast we reckon) ..... With brilliant atmosphere to boot. Highly recommended.