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Nor'Wester Cafe

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95 Carters Road, Amberley 7410, New Zealand
+64 3-314 9411
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08:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Fri 07:30 - 16:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 16:00
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a very pretty venue. Unfortunately they are only open for breakfast and lunch. Not a fan of the coffee. Food average however pricey for cafe food.

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Thank Nicola G
Amberley, New Zealand
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

An outsatanding place to eat and very friendly and proffessional service. A good selection for breakfast or lunch. Can't wait till they start evening meals.

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Thank richardw1232014
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in for coffee and breakfast on our way north. Menu had a good selection of items and well priced. I had a few special requests with my breakfast which the staff were more than accommodating with. I was served exactly what i was after and it was pretty tasty! My husband had the farmhouse breakfast which was well cooked... More 

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Thank Tiffanyr1987
Amberley, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we had a lunch time meal at Nor'Wester and we were very impressed by the excellent service and the quality of the meal.

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Thank Lindamg64
Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It looks like The Norwester has picked up its game after a dip over the past couple of years. The lunch we had was really tasty and not over complicated. Both the BLT and Pulled Pork mains were very good and there was nothing left on either plate. Service was very good. Welcome back Norwester!

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Thank TheSnakebite
Amberley, New Zealand
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hubby and I popped in for a coffee and lunch and were very pleasantly surprised. The wait staff and manager were very friendly, our order was taken promptly and the food placed on the table within minutes. The food was excellent and the coffee even better. Will definitely be returning, well done guys.

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Thank rogerandkaren
Management response:

Thank you for that encouraging review.We have a great team working at the Nor'wester and we appreciate your comments. More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

On our way to Picton and stopped for lunch where i had a Pulled Pork sandwich which was particularly yummy. Great service and help with wine recommendation to go with our meals, finished off with coffees. They have a great selection of cakes etc and a good main menue. Look forward to stopping again on our return.

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Thank Steve M
Management response:

Thank you for great review. We are pleased that you enjoyed the meals and service,we will pass your comments on to the team. More 

Amberley, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Great food, great service, and a great atmosphere are the ingredients to be had at the Nor'wester, situated in the heart of Amberley, North Canterbury, NZ. Food preparation and presentation are done in all sorts of creative ways. Put this stop on your bucket list for North Canty!

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Thank MEYER-familie
Management response:

Thank you for that brilliant review.It takes those ingredients for us to be successful and we hope we are on the right track. See you on your next visit. More 

Lake Tekapo, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

This was our second visit to the Nor'Wester and we need to go more often. The palm tree is a huge feature and from there everything is perfectly set in place. We were greeted by a couple of staff and they were very friendly and helpful. It can be hard to maintain good customer service and what we witnessed was... More 

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Thank Nigel D
Management response:

Great review thank you. We strive to give good service and we really appreciate it when our customers notice it. Pleased the coffee and food also match up. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

Great service Nice and frendliy staff. The coffee and food was amazing the young chef really know how to cook eggs we will be back :)

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Thank Jacksmith12
Management response:

Thanks for the review, we are always grateful when our customers take the time to give us feedback. Will pass your comments on. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, European, New Zealand, International, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 16:00
Monday
07:30 - 16:00
Tuesday
07:30 - 16:00
Wednesday
07:30 - 16:00
Thursday
07:30 - 16:00
Friday
07:30 - 16:00
Saturday
08:00 - 16:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?