Mon-Sun: 10:30am - 10:30pm
- Car Parking
- Full Bar
About Acacia Restaurant and Garden Bar
The spacious Acacia in Ellerslie’s Novotel is open for all, guests and non-guests, running a buffet and a la carte menu. Head Chef Charlie Pihera uses sustainable and local produce to create a tasty selection of contemporary NZ cuisine for every diner. Sit in the beer garden just in earshot of the racecourse, or opt for a more serene dinner in the grand hall.
Accor Plus members enjoy their member benefits here.
Unfortunately found the food lacking in taste. Felt the menu was trying too hard with multiple flavors and ingredients. Did enjoy cheesecake desert but even that was a little firm/dry to be completely enjoyable.
Unfortunately the waiter threw my take away away. But he was good. If that did not happen I would have given him a four.
Everything was pretty amazing & love eating here 👍👍👍
Booking for Company Customer Christmas Lunch was made through the website. I received a call, but no voice message was left. I could not get hold of anybody who was able to tell me why I had been called after calling several times. Confirmation of booking was sent via email. When we turned up on the day, we were told no a la carte menu due to function, only bar menu available. Very poor service. Not impressed. Took our business elsewhere.
Excellent Service and Food
Very few choices of food and dessert
I am very sorry to say I thought 90% of your buffet was in eatable just not nice tasteless gluggy noodles cold chips soggy roast veges and the list goes on. You would be better off doing less food and concentrate on quality rather than quantity. I have never given a bad review but I seriously think it was just over priced and nasty. How ever your staff were very nice and no money changed hands so for that I say thankyou.
we sat outside and it was very nice, service was a bit slow, had to go and get waiter.
food was perfect. definitely worth the $59 dollars. loved the fact the steaks are cooked on the spot for diners and the seafood had variety to choose from. would definitely recommend and also come back again. I felt the jug of drinks were a little pricey but apart from that we enjoyed our night. so thank you
Brilliant event - loved it!
Great food, great music, great ambience, great event. We loved it!
Fantastic event - looking forward to next year already
Great service in very pleasant surroundings. Extensive menu with generous portions. Will definitely return
Novotel Greenlane has a spacious setup. The food is tasty and when the buffet table runs out is refilled promptly.
Good food with good service
Great atmosphere and excellent food, will visit again soon. Service was spot on too.
It’s awsom place but not happy with service need more alert and experienc staff
Great service by friendly staff, average food, thanks for complimentary dessert as it was our wedding Anniversary.
Great food quality and atmosphere. Hope to see more choices next time!
We had the buffet. Hardly any good on offer. No cutlery dirty plates. Just a real disappointment really. Had dined here before but this time the standard was terrible
Thanks to the head chef of the night for the beautiful food and we will return with our extended family for another awesome experience!
Good experience..nothing bad to say only critique would be to expand the desserts menu..very limited but apart from that ot was alright.
Lovely buffet meal, excellent selection of meats, salads, hot vegetables and dessert. Good service at both the bar and the restaurant.
Coffee machine didn't have a cappuccino option so that was disappointing. Food and service was good. I booked for buffet dinner online for 5pm, and also booked via email. I was advised by email that buffet dinner starts at 6pm so staff member was going to amend it to 6pm booking. However an email confirmation received still showed booking was for 5pm so I had to call to modify correct booking time. Why does it allow you to book a buffet dinner online for the incorrect time????
The buffet food does not get topped up regulary as the presentation was messy. The raw fish was horrible and you dont have enough hot meat dishes. The idea of cooking salmon was nice but the chef over cooked the salmon. The soup was too salty. I do not think the chef you have is great cook. There were some nice dishes like the cheesecake chicken prawns sushi salmon and oysters. I just think your buffet needs to be reassessed. The rating for the buffet would be 2/5.