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Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Bar, Pizza, Pub, New Zealand
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a fantastic jazz pianist playing who interacted well with the child. I ordered a dairy free milkshake by mistake and they were great about replacing it, didn't even charge us. lovely service and food. A really nice night out thanks to them with entertainment...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank emmassunnyadventures
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Waited forever for our drinks had to ask for them meal order taking quickly but to meals very very average steak not as ordered

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank jomrobertson
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thanks to every one a Downbeat for a great night tonight - what a treat Catlin Smith and her band superb, what a voice. Thoroughly enjoyed it - carry on bringing this great music to Orewa's cultural desert, pleeeaase!

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank 413MikeS
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great cafe for both lunch and dinner in Orewa. We have been here a few times now while staying in the area and the food has been great. The service can be a bit random but if you are not in a...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank slipstream96
Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

We weren't sure what to expect when we walked past Downbeat. The menu was appealing so we gave it a try. The service was very attentive and was knowledgeable of the menu. Food was served quickly, of a high quality and presented well. Pricing was...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank DJDDubz
Reviewed 12 December 2018

I chose the duck, the quality was amazing, my partner chose rib eye steak, that was cooked to my liking. Found service to be friendly, attentive. Live band topped the night of. I would recommend this restaurant for a great night out.

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Andytraveller123
Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

Service the worst in town. Gave them a second chance. First time drinks weren’t correct and had to ask again, no Hawke’s bay brewery beer that was advertised. Second time it was like stepping back in time. Waited half an hour for a wine and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
3  Thank mdthom24
Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

I loved Downbeat! A cool atmosphere with great service and a good selection of drinks. Every Friday is live music which should not be missed! Will definitely be coming back

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank 223alanam
Reviewed 7 December 2018

$20.00 lunch special. I had the pork buns. OK. I dont like sweet bread, the pork was ok, ditto the salad. Friend had the squid, a much better choice i think based on presentation. Glass of house rose wine each. Pleasant enough.

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank aisajane
Reviewed 7 October 2018

The restaurant was about 60% full and we were sat right adjacent to the bar with a table that seated 5 (!!). 3 of 'they' in the booth seat and mois on a chair. The xtra chair was decidedly in the way as people trying...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Msbbls
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