Valentines Mt Eden

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290 Dominion Road,
Mt Eden
Auckland,


(09) 630 6633

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Reviewer quasi
13/01/2014
Really disappointed with Valentines Mt Eden. Have been to many buffet restaurants and I have to say this is by far the worst one!!! A very small selection of food, and the food that was there was terrible! No flavour, or very overcooked, even the chips had way too much salt to the point of being inedible and I only found one thing that was I was actually able to eat. I don't mind small selections in buffets but at least made sure they are edible. We paid $33 per person, and looking on the website afterwards, it says it should be $29 pp so obviously have not updated their website in a while either. There are plenty of better buffet places in auckland, DO NOT waste your time here.
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Reviewer CopperJ
8/12/2013
Travelling from south island. I would say, it is the best Valentines so far. The restaurant was packed on the weekend. There was a big birthday party at the back. First, we received warm greetings at reception, and then been allocated to a window seat. What a nice view upstairs. After sitting on the table for a while we started our lunch. The salad was fresh. Hot food were really tasty. They had my favourite dumplings which I rarely find in Nelson. The dessert section was superb. A huge selection over there. I love pannacotta, very smooth texture. The service was excellent. Although the restaurant was busy, the dirt plates were collected very fast. We super enjoyed our lunch. Well done guys. Keeping it up.
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Reviewer pauline8424
10/11/2013
We, a group of 10, have been Valentines Mt Eden on Monday this week. What a lovely dinner experience. chicken salad and broccoli salad are just fantastic. the decoration on seafood makes them so appetising . went to the dessert section, there is huge range to be choosen. Chocolate mousse is my favourite. The fruit is freshly cut. The service is superb. Manager over there is really helpful. will be there again.
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Reviewer Nell
5/09/2013
I went here for dinner last night. The presentation of the food was awful. Slap happy would minimally describe it. The seafood cocktails were dead in the dish… not fresh – the mains were not well presented and unappetising. Anyone with a food allergy or fussy about what they eat should not eat here. The attention to clearing away dishes off the table was good, but what a shame about the food. I will not be returning to this Valentines and the manager really needs to step up and do something about a more professional look when it comes to the entrees, fish and seafood, desserts and the mains. The desserts – pavlova looked like it came out of a box – pineapple looked like it came out of a tin and the orange segments were just piled on. No whipped cream was provided. The ginger snaps were partially filled with cream. Most unappetizing meal I have had the displeasure to be served. This place needs professional appraisal and to get its act together re presentation of its food. It was freezing cold in the restaurant.
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Reviewer Samuel.King
3/06/2013
We had 1st birthday part last Sat. lunch. The food was great. The service was superb. Everyone enjoyed that day. Well done guys. We will see you very soon.
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Reviewer BK2
21/04/2013
#very professional service

#good selection of the hot food, i love roast pork which is very tasty and tender

#beautiful kids cocktail made

I had very pleasant time with my family in this valentines. We will be back soon.
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Reviewer 183581
17/04/2013
Really really disappointing. I went to Valentines for my birthday and definitely it was not the best option. Normally I would leave this place straight away after arrival, but because it was not my choice to pick up this restaurant I stayed and thought just to let it go. Wrong decision.
To start this “adventure” with, the waiter at the arrival asked if I booked the birthday cake which was supposed to be a surprise… Big failure.
We arrived at 7 pm and it was hardly any food left. Just a few cold fries, some tasteless rice and steamed vegies. We really had to “hunt” for some meat and as I do not eat seafood I sticked just with this left overs…. I know my bf wanted the best for me, unfortunately he hadn’t read the review before… Also, big disappintment regarding customer service- dirty plates at the buffet, dirty environment in general. “The icing on the cake” was collecting our glasses (still we had the drinks) after we finished the dessert. Suprisingly… we still wanted to have a chat and spend some time in this dodgy place but they basically showed us that the time is over. My bf paid $96 for two bad buffet plates + cake. The price vs quality (food, customer service) was simply devastating. Never ever more. Cant give less than one star.
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Reviewer Monster
5/01/2013
The only reason i am giving this restaurant 1star is because the the staff member at the front desk was very nice. Otherwise i would be giving it 0. The food was bland, dry and completely unappetising. Selection was very limited. Cutlery was dirty. Had to dig down 3 plates before i found a clean one. I spent $87 ( family of 4) and we all left hungry. I will never visit this restaurant again.
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