Snapdragon Bar & Kitchen

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Reviewer ljbrown
A friends birthday meant a celebratory lunch was on the cards. We went to Snapdragon and were very pleased with our choice. Having a selection from the "small plates" menu meant that we were able to sample a number of different dishes (tempura prawns were amazing!!), while ensuring that we could still walk back to the office comfortably (and not roll back!). The waitress was so lovely; looking after us wonderfully while not being too intrusive. Overall we really enjoyed it and are planning a return visit to Snapdragon.
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Went here during a sunny lunch time and was concerned that it was the only place on the viaduct not heaving but I figured the main reason was there was no uncovered area in the sun Unlike the other restaurants. The menu at Snapdragon looked good and very different with lots of choice for my vegetarian wife so we decided to give it a shot.We ordered a few dishes as per the menu and they come out tapas style. The service was very good throughout but there were aspects of the food which was lacking. I had the beef sliders, oysters and dragon tail fries (just curly fries), wife had kumara chips, and smoked mozzarella tart.The tart was great as were the beef sliders. The dragon tail fries were described on the menu as having herb salt and tomatsamic but neither really stood out and they were just pretty normal as were the kumara chips. Finally the oysters, they didn't seem the freshest but they were good except plenty of shell I kept finding in the oysters.So not bad but could do better would be the verdict.
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Reviewer km_swain
The staff at Snapdragon are extremely rude! I was told to watch the F*#k out by a bartender while I was having a drink at the bar with colleagues (isn’t that what a bar is for?), the same bartender proceeded to tell us to hurry the f*#k up while we locating a credit card to open a tab!
They also have a strange policy where they randomly select people (1 in 4 we were advised by a staff member) to whom they will only serve water (apparently the police were doing the rounds) It would have been better practice to serve the clearly intoxicated people arm wrestling in the bar water!
The night proceeded to get worse when we were told we could not order any more food, all we wanted was fries! And here I was thinking that it was a condition of a liquor licence that they had to have food available whenever liquor was for sale! I will not be going back to Snapdragon and neither will my colleagues.
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Reviewer hbgiles
Never before in my life have i experienced such disgusting service and appalling manners from waiters and bar staff like i did at Snapdragon. Giggly bar girls behind the bar laughing at me when i complained about the lack of service and also a waiter who told me "don't tell me, i only work here". I would'nt eat here if you paid me to. What a bunch of stuck up pretenious staff. Appalled. We went elsewhere on the viaduct and had a lovely meal. Snapdragon missed out on over $400.00 worth of custom.
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Reviewer Theresa_Smith
This is one of my fav places to go, for lunch. The food is good, although I hear the menu is changing soon, . I like that you can choose between the ground floor on the deck with the beautiful view of the harbour.
We will have to come back to Snapdragon and try the new menu.
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Reviewer JHarding
Dined at Snapdragon for lunch with my wife and would recommend this venue as a great place to go. Sunshine dining outside, the waterfront right behind you and an assortment of delicious dishes. We were greeted on arrival and seated straight away. Snapdragon is well worth the visit.
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Reviewer JadeMarie
Went to Snapdragon Bar on St. Patricks Day and queued for over half an hour to get our drinks.. Very poor service
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Reviewer bthomasnz
My partner and I have been to Snapdragon Bar & Kitchen once before when it first opened so were excited to see they had new a menu. They all sounded great and was hard to pick but have to say that the gnocchi was sublime. Next time i need to get it as the main! We were served by a very attentive waitress and even though there was a slight wait on our mains, she kept us informed and kept checking on us. The mains were delicious and the steak was cooked perfectly. We were told prior it was cooked pink so were able to ask for it cooked a little more to be how we liked it. Have always thought the interior of snap dragon is something special and is nothing like anywhere nearby, has great decor. We had a great experience at Snapdragon and I am sure we will visit again.
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