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Elevation Cafe Restaurant Bar

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218 High Street | Tasman, Motueka 7120, New Zealand
+64 3-528 6103
08:00 - 22:00
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Brisbane, Australia
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We booked ahead for this restaurant having read the past reviews. The food was delicious - calamari salad and roast potatoes as a side dish. It was reasonably priced and the staff were pleasant. Desserts were delicious. The experience didn't disappoint.

Thank Michelle B
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely cafe with great service! Relaxing music and tasty coffee. Great free unlimited wifi as well. We liked it so much we came back a few times during our stay in Motueka.

Thank finneyallen
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Went for a few drinks and a light lunch with friends. Great service and food. Staff were polite and had good knowledge of the menu, able to help my coeliac friend choose something he could eat. Will be back again, well done

Thank Alice R
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had the most amazing dinner here last night meals were great & our waitress Alex was just awesome thank you will definitely be back next time we are in motueka

Thank Tanya B
Sunnyvale, California
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54 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I rarely post bad reviews, but my friend and I had such a horrible experience at this place. We went on a day where there were few options open in town and the restaurant was understandably busy. However we were lucky to sit down before the rush came in. After watching table after table get their food before us, we... More 

Thank ny12ny
Isobel E, Owner at Elevation Cafe Restaurant Bar, responded to this review

I have spoken with the waiter who was serving you and the shift manager and bar person on the night regarding your review. Firstly I would like to express our collective sorrow that you have had a horrible experience. as a team we strive to provide a great experience for our guests, and I know the people I work with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Turned up on the 2nd with a bunch of friends was the only place open but did excellent kiwi style food that came out on time even though the place was extremely busy . Would recommend it to anyone visiting the tasman region.

Thank Alden H
Christchurch, New Zealand
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81 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly wee cafe with a reasonable amount of menu choices, though I would have to align them with a pub menu rather than a cafe one - fish and chips, pizzas and the like. Friendly staff but they did miss a few key additions such as water and cutlery, still though, good value all in all.

Thank LoveDining77
Isobel E, Owner at Elevation Cafe Restaurant Bar, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, Tonight on the menu is ribeye steak, fresh flounder and fresh gurnad a scallop salad Twice cooked southern ribs, our own smoked salmon, shakshuka and more, also the special tonight is fillet steak and if the chef has time lamb rack as well. Maybe you were looking at the all day board? Cheers Andy More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we ordered our drinks to go with our meal was asked if we wanted ice in the glass or just the bottle. My kids wanted ice with drink so bar staff poured Ginger beer into glass with ice but didn't give us the bottle with the rest of the ginger beer. When we questioned them on it they said... More 

Thank eithne d
Isobel E, Owner at Elevation Cafe Restaurant Bar, responded to this review

Hi eithne, We made a mistake gave you a free drink and went over the correct procedure with all of the staff. Ripping people off is not a recipe for success and in 23 years of business I can say I have never knowingly done so. My apologies but it was just a staff error More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was adiquet. However, the floors are in need of a vacuum before evening service. Front of house staff were enthusiastic however, seemingly all but one we're new, so they didn't know the menu and forgot to deliver parts of meal.

Thank Amanda R
Isobel E, Owner at Elevation Cafe Restaurant Bar, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, As you are a couple with kids and you are clearly very upset about the drink issue please see my answer above. cheers Andy More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here as really wanted fresh fish/seafood and this was listed as having that. We ordered 2 plates of fish n chips and after watching plates of other food come out that looked delicious, when ours arrived was a bit perturbed to see that the batter was almost a fluorescent yellow. A good indicator as it happened, as the... More 

Thank JoyGAuckland
Isobel E, Owner at Elevation Cafe Restaurant Bar, responded to this review

Hi thanks for your review. I wish you had sent it back if you were not happy, as I do if out and feel there is a genuine issue, I want to give every quest that walks in our door a great experience and having you leave feeling disappointed is certainly not achieving that. If we are doing large numbers... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Steakhouse, Seafood, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Takeout, Television
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 218 High Street | Tasman, Motueka 7120, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Motueka
  • Phone Number: +64 3-528 6103
Onsite prepared food using local ingredients.Steak and Locally caught fresh seafood a specialty All baking done onsite including pizza bases cakes and deserts.Casual and friendly serving good value Wholesome food. Food made with love not manufactured by machine!

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