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playhouse cafe and theatre restaurant

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New Zealand, Bar, Mediterranean, Pub
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171 Westdale Road, New Zealand
+64 3-540 2985
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Kelowna, Canada
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42 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

We were a table of 16 on New Years Eve. for the Best of Paul Madsen ! The entertainment was absolutely top notch and the buffet had many Vegetarian options !! My husband and I couldn't have enjoyed the evening more! I've never seen an entertainer with such a broad range.... from opera to country to rock and roll. Fabulous!... More 

Thank annefirby
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

A group of us had dinner & a show here recently The quality of the food was great,but 3 of us ordered hot drinks which we never received but we're charged for.This happened to us last time we visited a year ago.

Thank Paul B
NicR0land, Owner at playhouse cafe and theatre restaurant, responded to this review

Hey there you guys, How embarrassing! Major apologies for not getting those hot drinks to you! Next time you come in the coffees are on us! and we promise they will get there this time...glad hear you enjoyed the food, and we look forward to hosting for another show in the future. More 

Motueka, New Zealand
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

we booked for about twelve people for an evening out for some food and music. The service was good what was left after a buffet meal (self service). The food was o.k., an interesting mix with a bit of a vegeterian choice thrown in. A great venue for performance and music with some space for dancing. The atmospere was created... More 

Thank kaydoubleyou2016
New Berlin, Wisconsin
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

The plates and platters looked full, beautiful, as well as tastes amazing. The restauraunt itself is also something unique created by a new zealand artist. They varied in shows as well. One night was local blues and the next was comedians. All this created a great atmosphere sitting in or outside with the lovely pond outback.

Thank Quinn H
New Zealand
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2016

I went looking for a venue near Nelson for about 100 delegates of our wetland restoration symposium. We wanted somewhere that was easy for us organisers (we didn't want to have to separately book in caterers, furniture hire, room set up, venue hire etc). We also wanted something a little bit different, but affordable, and were happy to have a... More 

Thank Anzybas
Christchurch, New Zealand
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2016

5 of us went for lunch and were pleasantly surprised at how good it was. Great venue and food with fantastic service. We felt the meals were good value and delicious.We are so impressed we are going back on Friday night for a show.

Thank 51sandra28
Paphos District, Cyprus
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161 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2015

Unusual cave like setting, night began with excellent buffet, followed by a show and disco .Considering it was a full house , service was excellent plenty friendly efficient staff. A most unusual very enjoyable night out .

1 Thank William D
Christchurch, New Zealand
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107 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015

We recently attended a friends wedding at this venue & the layout is brilliant. The wedding party chose to have continuous supper through out the evening & the food was divine. Some of the foods on offer were, Pizza's, sushi, wraps, wontons. The wraps were my favourite, I think they had chicken, cranberry & cream cheese in them. The layout... More 

Thank Natarsha S
Nelson, New Zealand
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426 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2015

Have been here a few times for a meal and show, and everytime it has been great. Last time there was a large group of us so we had a buffett dinner. Not a huge selection of food, but what was there was tasty free and nicely cooked. Shows here are always great, along with a good atmosphere. Biggest disappointment... More 

Thank danjonelson
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2015

Lovely host, always friendly and welcoming. The meals are well worth the price, good size with lots of flavor. Great location

Thank MAE99999

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
New Zealand, Bar, Mediterranean, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 171 Westdale Road, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region
  • Phone Number: +64 3-540 2985

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?