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Valentines Licensed Buffet Restaurant

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Redoubt Rd, Manukau 1702, New Zealand
+64 9-263 8605
17:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
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Sun 12:00 - 15:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 17:30 - 21:00
Sat 12:00 - 14:30
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Auckland, New Zealand
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our gas ran out at home so we went out to Valentine's. The service was great (probably because we were the only customers lol) but we've been there plenty of times and it's always been good. The food isn't great but it's acceptable and you can go back as many times as you like. They have a decent selection. Pretty... More 

Thank Duane O
Auckland, New Zealand
Level Contributor
28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have just had dinner here, a group of 25+ adults paying $33.90 each for crap food. I sampled the ham, chips, fried fish and chicken wings. The fish was dry and wasn't flaked so not entirely sure if it was fish? I did not go anywhere near the salad bar and ice cream which looked dry and old. The... More 

Thank Maggie6069
Te Kauwhata, New Zealand
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Food was decidedly average. We had to refer to the signs to work out what the food was! My teens said the noodles were awful as was the fried rice and they pretty much eat anything. If you want bread with your soup you can take the bread they have cut into cubes ... seriously that's cheap. The meats weren't... More 

Thank LisaRose67
Level Contributor
4 reviews
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

The buffet is $21.99 Mon/Fri, $24.99 Sat/Sun lunch & $33.99 Sat/Sun dinner. The choices are limited with a cold salad buffet consisting in some pasta salad, potato salad, Asian coleslaw, seaweed salad, boiled eggs and some green olives and pickles. Another area has cold seafood such as a prawn salad, some mussels and crab sticks loaded in mayonnaise. The hot... More 

Thank Ana_Moran221
Auckland, New Zealand
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 23 February 2017

It is so unfortunate that this place has dropped in standards by level of service, food, hygiene and that the price reflects that of a buffet place in Auckland Central. I would never recommend anyone to come here, it is a pity Valentines overall have dropped but this particular branch is definitely poor. I hope things change.

Thank Msfinelady
2 reviews
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

A few years ago me and my family stopped going to valentines because the food was disappointing but today its my mums birthday and she wanted ro go there so we went. First of all everyone paid before getting seated and then the lady behind the counter comes over to our table saying that not everyone paid? This is the... More 

Thank Jo S
1 review
Reviewed 9 February 2017

We went to this restaurant for a birthday dinner. Was very disappointed with the food, it was dry and stale. Flies flying everywhere and the food was not fully topped up. We paid full price for our dinner but what we received was not to that cost. Not a happy customer at all. Cuppa tea at home might have been... More 

Thank Jane K
Auckland, New Zealand
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 29 January 2017

took my family to there for a birthday dinner. the variety was great, the meats were yummy. kids loved the desserts. it would be perfect if there were no kids running around at the food area

Thank murphymonica
Thames, New Zealand
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

This restaurant used to be much larger in capacity on the same general site, however now it is reduced down to a much smaller restaurant.. prices are around NZ32 for a dinner meal per person (for as usual as much as per you wish from the buffet self-servery) but it may be suffering from stiff competition from the quite closely... More 

Thank Craigbeep
1 review
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Highly disappointed with the overall experience. Atmosphere was dull and glum. Tables were lined with plastic flowers therefore attracted flies. Food was absolutely disgusting - seafood consisted of mussels, surimi salad, smoked salmon, raw fish and a flimsy attempt of shrimp cocktail. NO oysters or seafood mornay! Seafood chowder was white sauce with more surimi salad. Beef was DRY, all... More 

Thank Michelle P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Redoubt Rd, Manukau 1702, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Manukau
  • Phone Number: +64 9-263 8605

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