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Nor'Wester Cafe

95 Carters Road, Amberley 7410, New Zealand
+64 3-314 9411
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good26%
  • Average12%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (15 reviews)
“lamb burger” (7 reviews)
“lovely meal” (4 reviews)
Open Now
7:30 AM - 4:00 PMAll hours
Cafe, New Zealand, International, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
95 Carters Road, Amberley 7410, New Zealand
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Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

We stopped here for dinner on our way from chch to hanmer on a Friday night. It had great service and tasty food. Not large servings but good quality. I think it's only opening on weekend evenings parts of the year. Highly recommended.

Thank Kerry553
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Great place to go for a coffee or a quick bite to eat or for a full menu, food great, staff great, atmosphere cosy, highly recommend. It has become a firm favourite of ours

Thank 120Carol
Management response:Responded 8 September 2017

Thank you for the review. So pleased to hear that we are on your favourite list!! Look forward to your next visit 😃

Reviewed 2 August 2017

We returned to give this cafe a second chance after having been disappointed a year or so ago. What a difference! As we entered, the young man behind the counter looked up and greeted us warmly. From then on, nothing was a problem. Everyone we...More

1  Thank Neil W
Management response:Responded 9 August 2017

Thank you Neil for that review, I remember our conversation. We are pleased that this visit was positive and we look forward to seeing you next time.

Reviewed 29 July 2017

I'm so glad to see that you now provide weekend evening meals. Hubby and I had a lovely meal with you last night. The restaurant was warm, inviting, had lovely ambience and mood lighting and the food and service were once again exemplary. Would certainly...More

1  Thank rogerandkaren
Management response:Responded 1 August 2017

Thank you very much for this gleaming review, we are so happy to be able to offer evening meals again. The feedback has been great so far. Look forward to your next visit

Reviewed 27 July 2017

My family had to go to Nelson so stopped off at the Norwester on the Friday and returned to the cafe on the Sunday. The staff were super good and on the Sunday a nice guy who served us on the Friday served us again...More

Thank nilzy342
Management response:Responded 1 August 2017

Thank you guys for your wonderful comments about our staff. The one thing we take pride in is the calibre of our staff more than anything, and are so happy you saw a bit of that on your visit. :) look forward to seeing you...More

Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Stopped for lunch on a Sunday. The lunch menu I thought could be much better. Fish & Chips was very average and the fish was pan fried as one of their specials and pretty uninspiring. I was expecting better things from the Norwester Burger -...More

Thank TheSnakebite
Management response:Responded 1 August 2017

Thank you for your feedback, it's super important that we get honest feedback to allow us to identify areas that need some work. Since this review we have looked at both meals that you mentioned in your comment, for presentation and quality. We have made...More

Reviewed 4 July 2017

Great coffee and a great spot on the couch by the fire. Friendly staff who provide great service. Worth stopping on your way to Kaikoura!!

Thank KaikouraHolidayHomes
Management response:Responded 1 August 2017

Thanks for your great review :)

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Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Popped in for lunch and so glad we did. On arrival we were greeted warmly and shown to our table. The selection of gourmet treats was a pleasant surprise and totally unexpected. The service was exemplary and the standard of food was way beyond what...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Management response:Responded 9 August 2017

We remember your visit!! Thank you so much for that glowing review. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit 😃

Reviewed 9 June 2017

Once again, great service and very nice coffee. Always look forward to stopping here for coffee and a snack or meal. Very impressed with the consistent service and warm welcome.

Thank Jasmine G
Management response:Responded 1 August 2017

Thank you for your great review. Service and coffee are our favourite things :)

Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

I came in thursday and got a scone they have gone down hill not like they use to very disappointing so i wont be coming back for a snack again the service wasnt the best as it usaly isMore

Thank Jacksmith12
Management response:Responded 1 August 2017

Thanks for your comment, I appreciate the feed back we have been changing the scone recipe for some time and have a new chef so we have been trying different things. The service is usually pretty good here, as the vast majority of the reviews...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 95 Carters Road, Amberley 7410, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Amberley
  • Phone Number: +64 3-314 9411
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