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Whistling Frog Cafe & Bar
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$7 - US$23
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: The Whistling Frog Cafe & Bar is located mid-way around the Catlins portion of the Southern Scenic Route. It is an ideal stopover at the iconic attractions, McLean Falls and Cathedral Caves. There is a broad mix of accommodation and powered sites at this overnight stopover. The food is chef prepared, restaurant style with great coffees and local beers and wines. Prices are fair and the food is fresh. Check out the free app available for download to Hike & Drive your way around the Catlins.
Reviewed 2 February 2018

Fun spot for a quick delicious bite to eat. We stopped in for a late lunch on our way to stay for the night down the road. Worth the stop.

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Mich2535, Guest Relations Manager at Whistling Frog Cafe & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2018

Hello Marcey,

Thank you for your review. We are glad you stopped in to see us,

Kind Regards,
Michelle
The Whistling Frog

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Reviewed 27 January 2018

I have been to the Whistling Frog a few times, this year during the Xmas/New Year holidays they were crazy busy yet they still did their best to serve their lovely food in a timely manner, and keep people happy, which to the most they did, yummy food, good drinks and excellant service what more could you ask for!!!

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1  Thank sealover1963
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Mich2535, Guest Relations Manager at Whistling Frog Cafe & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2018

Hello,

Thank you for taking the time to write us this review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit during this crazy holiday time, we were definitely kept busy by all the holiday makers and travelers. We do our best to keep everyone happy, especially when we have over 15,000 visitors in one month! We look forward to your next visit.

Kind Regards,
Michelle
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Reviewed 26 January 2018 via mobile

We stopped in for lunch and was very impressed with the awesome food and friendly service. Blue cod was beautiful.
Keep up the good work guys!

1  Thank GraemeC625
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Mich2535, Guest Relations Manager at Whistling Frog Cafe & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2018

Hello Graeme,

We are happy to hear you were impressed by our meals and service. We always make sure our Blue Cod is fresh and delicious for our guests, so we are glad you enjoyed it. Thank you for joining us,

Kind Regards,
Michelle
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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

We stayed one night at the Whistling Frog and really enjoyed the location and the food we had. I ordered a chicken burger which was a very generous portion! Flavours were good. I asked for the burger (which has two types of cheese) to come without Swiss cheese, but both types of cheese were left off. That’s not a major hassle, and understandable in a busy restaurant when customers are altering standard dishes. I was impressed by the pricing of the soft drinks - $4 for the first pint and then $1 refills. A great idea and much appreciated!

My only real negative was I was a bit disappointed with the locally brewed Brown Ale. I’ve worked in wine sales and drink a fair bit of craft beer. The Brown Ale lacked body and didn’t really pack the good solid malty notes I was expecting from a typical ale. It was fine as a thirst quencher, but could’ve been poured from a Speights bottle. I love the idea of beer brewed especially for the Whistling Frog, brilliant concept but it needed a bit more work on the execution.

We had a great evening here and really enjoyed attentive service and a neat atmosphere.

Thank PadreNZ
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Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

Great location to have dinner before visiting the Cathedral Caves but give yourselves plenty of time as the service is shockingly slow! Took ages to get a drink never mind the food and that was when there were only another 2 tables filled. Ordered food, nothing complicated for the kids (nuggets, fish bites). Took 75 mins to get to us with no apology. When my husband went to ask where the food was all the staff were standing around chatting! I had seafood chowder which was the consistency of custard and tasted dreadful. His steak was good on the plus side. By this time every table that had been filled was also asking when their order would be taken/delivered. At no point did anyone ask if the meal was ok. Expensive as well. I would avoid this place at all costs.

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