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Thoroughly excellent all round. My parents amd I went out for a special occasion celebration dinner and really enjoyed everything. The service was friendly and accommodating while the food was superb. Thank you 1908 Cafe!
My husband and I went for dinner after the tour at the penguin place. We got there just before 8 pm.
The people there were so nice. The food was wonderful. My husband had venison medallions in a sauce. He asked to make substitutions for...More
As a proud local I was keen to try our local Restaurant again after years of neglect.
Sorry to say it really disappointed me. I eat out frequently and the meal I had lacked imagination & flair except for the price. No wonder you’ll have...More
Was my birthday and my wife had told them in advance. We wanted a special dinner. Online menu looked great and lots of good reviews-they must have eaten somewhere else. Ambience very nice. Waitress a sourpuss with us, but very friendly with everyone else. The...More
We went to the 1908 because there are no other restaurants in the area.
The waitress was very officious, and seemed to be telling us off when we chose our seats, and when I tried to move out of her way so she could lean...More
Date of visit: February 2018
Pauline L, Owner at 1908 Cafe Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2018
I also find this review very disappointing when people are moving around as a waitress we try to make your stay as pleasant as possible and sometimes when your having such close contact with people you try to make everyone more comfortable with conversation. We...More
The ambience and decor are very nice, clean and tidy place, the people are friendly, the food is fresh and very good, we had the fish and chips, and the salmon both delicious, the kids had chicken nuggets, I did not try them, but they...More
I was running late for the Royal Albatross colony on Otago Peninsula so decided to bale out and instead have a meal at 1908 Cafe. The tussock red venison with pumpkin mash and roasted beetroots was cooked to perfection.
Pauline's friendly efficient service was greatly...More
Came here after watching the blue penguins return to their nests from the sea after sunset. Very charming place, service fantastic-go with the recommendations for both food and wine and beer, our server/host was spot on. Food good.