Acacia Restaurant and Garden Bar

72 Greenlane East Road, Ellerslie, New Zealand, 1051
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Mon-Sun: 10:30am - 10:30pm

Facilities
  • Wifi
  • 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.

Cuisine: European
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Wednesday, 08 January 2020

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.

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Visited On Monday, 23 December 2019

Unfortunately the waiter threw my take away away. But he was good. If that did not happen I would have given him a four.

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Visited On Thursday, 12 December 2019

Everything was pretty amazing & love eating here 👍👍👍

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Visited On Thursday, 12 December 2019

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.

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Visited On Saturday, 07 December 2019

Excellent Service and Food

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Visited On Saturday, 07 December 2019

Very few choices of food and dessert

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Visited On Friday, 06 December 2019

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.

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Visited On Friday, 29 November 2019

we sat outside and it was very nice, service was a bit slow, had to go and get waiter.

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Visited On Friday, 29 November 2019

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

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Visited On Saturday, 23 November 2019

Brilliant event - loved it!

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Visited On Saturday, 23 November 2019

Great food, great music, great ambience, great event. We loved it!

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Visited On Saturday, 23 November 2019

Fantastic event - looking forward to next year already

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Visited On Wednesday, 09 October 2019

Great service in very pleasant surroundings. Extensive menu with generous portions. Will definitely return

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Visited On Saturday, 05 October 2019

Novotel Greenlane has a spacious setup. The food is tasty and when the buffet table runs out is refilled promptly.

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Visited On Wednesday, 25 September 2019

Good food with good service

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Visited On Thursday, 29 August 2019

Great atmosphere and excellent food, will visit again soon. Service was spot on too.

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Visited On Sunday, 01 September 2019

It’s awsom place but not happy with service need more alert and experienc staff

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Visited On Tuesday, 27 August 2019

Great service by friendly staff, average food, thanks for complimentary dessert as it was our wedding Anniversary.

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Visited On Friday, 16 August 2019

Great food quality and atmosphere. Hope to see more choices next time!

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Visited On Saturday, 20 July 2019

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

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Visited On Saturday, 06 July 2019

Thanks to the head chef of the night for the beautiful food and we will return with our extended family for another awesome experience!

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Visited On Saturday, 22 June 2019

Good experience..nothing bad to say only critique would be to expand the desserts menu..very limited but apart from that ot was alright.

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Visited On Thursday, 13 June 2019

Lovely buffet meal, excellent selection of meats, salads, hot vegetables and dessert. Good service at both the bar and the restaurant.

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Visited On Friday, 24 May 2019

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????

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Visited On Sunday, 12 May 2019

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.

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