Cute, rustic family-owned place with timeless, romantic view. Sit outside but have a jacket to shield the wind. Met the owner who is a delightful host. Service was a little slow, especially since we were one of only three parties there at 8:30pm, but that's part of the charm. This town only has 850 people living in it, so help surely must be hard to find.
Get the Calamari. One of the best I've ever had with great flavor and texture. Very fresh, as was the fish and chips. Clean tasting fish and batter. Could tell the oil is not overused. Lamb was good but I prefer rack of lamb, which for some reason was scarce in my two weeks in New Zealand.
Throughout New Zealand, I found that lamb rump and shoulder were plentiful, but the racks and chops were nowhere to be found. I wonder if it's a case of "the cobbler's kids not having good shoes," in that they ship out the prime cuts and consume the others in country? Or maybe New Zealanders prefer more well done lamb said n stews, etc? Would love any feedback on this from those who are in the know?
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