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705 Pollen Street, Thames 3500, New Zealand
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
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Mon - Sat 11:30 - 14:00
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Paeroa, New Zealand
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121 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

A friend, who lives in Thames, recommended this restaurant when I asked her advice on somewhere for dinner. We were not disappointed. On arrival we were offered the choice of a booth or an ordinary table, and chose the booth as they have comfortable seats. The waitress was courteous, brought iced water immediately and removed the extra place settings. We... More 

1 Thank Juliet F
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

My partner and I were on our way to coromandel and thought we would stop in Thames for dinner as a treat. We saw gastronomics was open so thought we would give them a try,We sat down and ordered our starter which was garlic bread drenched in butter which we didn't finish and we both ordered the "beef tender "... More 

1 Thank Sarah J
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215 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016

Gastronomics describes itself as an ‘award winning chef owned and operated restaurant’. We were sadly disappointed. Whilst the first course (we had venison kofta kabab and salt & pepper calamari) was fine, the “cranberry chicken” was very dry and the service was appalling. The single waitress, who appeared to have no idea what she was doing, attempted to remove the... More 

Thank JMarpleInc
Tauranga, New Zealand
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016

We went out for a leisurely meal as we were on a sanity break.The decor was pleasing and there weren't too many people in. The menu looked great and there was plenty to choose from.We ordered a Whitebait fritter as an ontree and then a main to follow. The fritter was great but before we had finished the main arrived,... More 

Thank Mike W
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308 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016

We had planned to go to another restaurant but there was a function. Instead we spotted Gastronomics Restaurant and Bar across the road. We went in and were offered a booth and given the menus. The restaurant was not busy. The menu looked interesting. 5 minutes or so later, I went through to the bar area to enquire (of the... More 

1 Thank LARRY R
Auckland, New Zealand
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Excellent menu, delicious food. There was an extensive menu, average pricing. Service a little slow but it was a busy Saturday night and as we were chatting it didn't faze us.

1 Thank Sue_P1325
Melbourne, Australia
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Have been here a few times and has been OK, but disappointed on our last visit. The entre was good, but the smoked salmon was inedible...dry, overcooked and did not even look appetizing. Had one bite and left the rest. The waitress did not even make mention of this when clearing the table, but asked if we wanted dessert. Informed... More 

Thank ascval
Sydney, Australia
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75 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

At the end of the Hauraki Rail Trail we visited the Gastronomics Restaurant in the main street of Thames opposite the cinema on the recommendation of Tuscany motel and JollyBikes. We were pleasantly tired after 3 days of riding the spectacular trail and wanted a fairly quick but good meal. Kishan Raikwar who has owned and run the restaurant and... More 

Thank coleman22
Whitianga, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 12 October 2016

We were very disappointed with our meal on Friday night. The menu said the Chef was experienced. When we enquired further we were informed he was no longer the chef. My husband was ill when we arrived home and woke in the night feeling sick. He also had diaohrea. My potatoes were old and reheated (not cooked that day). My... More 

Thank R0bynTurner
Melbourne, Australia
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2016

Go here from time to time and have taken our friends and family - always come away happy with our evening. Offer a good variety and some different styles away from the usual. Like to have the table in the window and enjoy watching the passerbys and the patrons from the pub across the road - they've gone to the... More 

Thank ascval

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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European, New Zealand
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 705 Pollen Street, Thames 3500, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Coromandel Peninsula  >  Thames

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?