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Nor'Wester Cafe

) #1 of 12 Restaurants in Amberley €€ - €€€ Cafe, , International
95 Carters Road, Amberley 7410, New Zealand
+64 3-314 9411
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good27%
  • Average12%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (14 reviews)
“lamb burger” (7 reviews)
“cakes” (5 reviews)
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Cafe, New Zealand, International, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
95 Carters Road, Amberley 7410, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped for lunch on a Sunday. The lunch menu I thought could be much better. Fish & Chips was very average and the fish was pan fried as one of their specials and pretty uninspiring. I was expecting better things from the Norwester Burger -...More

Thank TheSnakebite
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great coffee and a great spot on the couch by the fire. Friendly staff who provide great service. Worth stopping on your way to Kaikoura!!

Thank KaikouraHolidayHomes
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Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

Popped in for lunch and so glad we did. On arrival we were greeted warmly and shown to our table. The selection of gourmet treats was a pleasant surprise and totally unexpected. The service was exemplary and the standard of food was way beyond what...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 9 June 2017

Once again, great service and very nice coffee. Always look forward to stopping here for coffee and a snack or meal. Very impressed with the consistent service and warm welcome.

Thank Jasmine G
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

I came in thursday and got a scone they have gone down hill not like they use to very disappointing so i wont be coming back for a snack again the service wasnt the best as it usaly is

Thank Jacksmith12
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

Stopped for a quick bite passing through. Super friendly service and fresh quality food. Easily catered for gluten free. Will be back!

Thank kiwi_suit
Management response:Responded 7 June 2017

Thank you so much. Glad you enjoyed your experience here. Look forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed 29 May 2017

We've been here off and on for 13 years, but this family owned/ run ( new mgmt) has top marks from me ... extra friendly son, as our server, brought me a glass of free bubbles, lovely portions, meals and price as well. Will be...More

Thank Susan S
Management response:Responded 7 June 2017

Thank you, glad you had a great mothers day. Look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Pleased to see a good choice of gluten free food that all looked good. The restaurant was busy because it was a Sunday,the service was still very good with caring staff.

Thank Iain149
Management response:Responded 7 June 2017

We try to have a wide range of diet options available to suit all requirements and it is something that we are working on more and more. Look forward to your return visit :)

Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Friendly welcome and great service, fire on, great coffee and nice artwork. Highly recommended! Great place to stop on the way!

Thank Chris B
Management response:Responded 7 June 2017

Thank you so much for the wonderful review :) Look forward to seeing you on your next travels through North Canterbury :)

Reviewed 11 May 2017

I didn't think this place could get any better but each visit leaves me full of admiration for the quality of service, food and friendliness of the staff. The Nor'wester is by far the best place to eat in Amberley and certainly has the nicest...More

Thank rogerandkaren
Management response:Responded 7 June 2017

What kind words! We try to keep our options vast to suit all needs. We take great pride in our staff being friendly and the quality of the food being high. Thank you for your lovely review ! :)

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 95 Carters Road, Amberley 7410, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Amberley
  • Phone Number: +64 3-314 9411
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