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Riddiford Hotel Restaurant

21-29 Knights Road, Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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  • Excellent18%
  • Very good38%
  • Average22%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible13%
1 week ago
“Needs to improve service and quality of food”
20 Dec 2016
“First time Yum Char at Riddiford Hotel Restaurant”
All hours
$$ - $$$
21-29 Knights Road, Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Management not very friendly when asked if more food was coming out. Too much MSG used in the food - as when I got home I had to drink so much water.

Thank 108kylee
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We went to Yum Cha for a family birthday, we were a party of 7 adults. We were seated in a side room with 2 other tables and were told we could not order drinks or water only Chinese tea. The service was spasmodic and...More

1  Thank Les M
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Four of us went to enjoy a meal out. We booked for a Saturday evening about 6.30 -7.00pm. On arrival I was suprised to note that only a couple of the many tables in the dining room were occupied. Oh well, we should not have...More

Thank pudneyt
Reviewed 8 February 2017

Lunch...yum cha. with friends. Braised ox tripe: some tender, some TOUGH/very chewy? (COOK???) Fried (dried) shrimp roll.. 3 small dried shrimp in one portion, NONE in the other 2 ?? Steamed shrimp dumpling(har gowl).. used CHEAPER small prawns, and dryish. PRE FROZEN, and cooked to...More

1  Thank pieata
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Being locale we decided to try this place. The decor was scruffy the resturant was nearly empty. When seated we were told it would be 30 min wait. Table next to us just happened to hear us chatting as we wondered why the long wait...More

Thank Linda D
Reviewed 20 December 2016

The food was delicious. The servers were friendly. But the receptionist/owner was very rude, not welcoming. After I paid the bill, she told me that we had been there for two hours. Normally people only stayed for one hour, she said. There are people waiting....More

Thank meirideout316
Reviewed 14 December 2016

I never do Yum Cha - but I understand the Riddiford is very popular for that on weekends - however I'm surprised everytime we go in of an evening that the place is barren. I can't undertand why because their food is delicious and with...More

Thank LoFlyaNZ
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Yum Cha lunch. Ordered, Braised beef tripe, Phoenix claw, braised ox tendon , Har Gowl, shrimp roll, xiao loong bao. Verdict: xiao loong bao( Shangha mini steamed pork dumpling), were cooked to order, but on presentation , the thin skins were broken, thus, the juices...More

1  Thank pieata
Reviewed 12 July 2016

Do not go to this hotel! It is dirty in the rooms, the restaurant is dirty (I see their food rating is not advertised) and the service is absolutely disgusting. The people are so rude! Avoid this restaurant like you would avoid the plague! Because...More

Thank MyApache A
Reviewed 6 July 2016

We were with hosts so didn't have the responsibility of choosing dishes, but found almost all of it a delightful experience, and definitely would be up for having a meal here again.

Thank Kewtypie
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
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Open Hours
07:30 - 14:30
07:30 - 20:30
07:30 - 20:30
07:30 - 20:30
07:30 - 20:30
09:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21-29 Knights Road, Lower Hutt, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Lower Hutt
  • Phone Number: 04-586-6318
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