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Mac's Brewbar Nuffield Street Trading Company

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25 Nuffield Street,

(09) 523 4554

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Reviewer Michael42
Great place for a Drink after workThis is a great place to go for a drink or meal. I highly recommend the spiced chicken burger but as the name suggests if you are going here you need to try some macs beer and they have a large selection of macs beers on tap ..If that’s not your thing they of course have a range of other options ..but try the beer:)Friendly staff , Relaxed atmosphereA+
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Reviewer Matron
Very dissappointed.7 of us went for lunch the Mac's Brewbar after daughter's graduation. We had to wait a long time & no one came to take drink orders so we had to go ask.Finally came ( were fairly busy to be fair)I am Gluten Free & quietly asked the waitress when she finally came & took the meal orders if I could just have a fried tomato & a few pieces of bacon as there was nothing on the menu I could eat.She said 'hmm I will have to check with the chef'. She went away & came back & said 'no we are busy & you will have to order from the menu'. I said there was nothing I could eat.So I had to sit & watch 6 friends eat their lunch while I drank a glass of orange. They were embarassed & I couldn't believe the terrible service & attitude of this restaurant. I might add when we got our meals about 2.15pm there was only 1 other table of guests in the restaurant at the time.Poor Poor Poor!!!
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Reviewer bthomasnz
Came to Mac's Brewbar during the week after work to Quiz night, havent been to one of these before. It was really fun (even though we lost) a good selection of bar snacks and good fun vibe. Back again next Monday.
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Reviewer JHarding
After reading the mixed reviews on this website i wasnt sure what to expect. We went to Macs Brewbar on a Thursday night recently with a group of 6 of us. Decided to try the pizza they have. We left several hours later very content. I would very recommend this Macs bar for any social gathering. Great work.
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Atmosphere - Mac's Nuffield Street Trading Co. has offers big open spaces so it doesn't feel too claustrophobic in here. There's a little conservatory area for a cosier feel, but it gets a bit dark here when the sun sets. I guess some call that romantic, but a little too dark if you're having food.

Seating is comfortable, they've got some nice big couches in the main area.

Live acoustic music on the night I visited (Thursday). Was good.

Service -- Friendly and easy going.

Was particularly impressed with the Duty Manager. When asked how the meal was going, my sister commented that the burger patty was a tad on the salty side. Scott (the Manager) later comes back to offer us a free dessert as he had actually tasted the patty and agreed that it was salty. Very unexpected to have this kind of customer service. So, definitely scores points there.

Food -- was a let down. Edible, but disappointing apart from the fries which were fried to perfection.

As mentioned, the burger patty was a tad salty and my duck meal was cold by the time it came out. I have a feeling it was sitting on the bench for a bit while my sister's meal (piping hot) was being prepared. Duck breast was on the rubbery side as well.

My sister reports that the meals were good on a previous visit. Perhaps a bad day for the chef? But pretty disappointing considering it wasn't busy at the time we visited.

Drinks -- Pretty good. Cocktails were nice. As usual, they've got their range of Mac's drinks available.

Overall experience:
Would still come here for drinks, but a little dubious about the food - apart from the fries. Beer and fries for future visits? Good customer service though.
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Reviewer balaton
Don't order food- it's a complete RIP-OFF : the Wellbeing platter advertised for 2-4 people consisted of 8 slices of salami, 2 slices of prosciutto, 4 tiny cubes of feta cheese, a couple of slices of toasted bread and some 3 days old dry celery sticks. All this for a hefty & ridiculous $44.
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Reviewer tactilefog
Well designed space that's perfect for an afternoon drink or catch up session with your friends. The bar staff are really friendly and it's a handy walk to the train station for that ever so slightly intoxicated train ride home.
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Reviewer Bebo
Go the Mac's Brew Bar. What an enjoyable place to have an icy cold drop on a Thursday night after work and a delicious light meal! The staff are super friendly and helpful, and you are guaranteed to be entertained each Thursday night with a superb live guitarist playing plenty of songs to enjoy and groove along to. This really is a great place to meet up with friends or just chill out after work with an inviting atmosphere. Thanks Mac's Team you sure know how keep the punters happy.
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