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Valentines Licensed Buffet Restaurant

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Redoubt Rd, Manukau 1702, New Zealand
+64 9-263 8605
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 15:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 17:30 - 21:00
Sat 12:00 - 14:30
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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It is so unfortunate that this place has dropped in standards by level of service, food, hygiene and that the price reflects that of a buffet place in Auckland Central. I would never recommend anyone to come here, it is a pity Valentines overall have dropped but this particular branch is definitely poor. I hope things change.

Thank Msfinelady
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A few years ago me and my family stopped going to valentines because the food was disappointing but today its my mums birthday and she wanted ro go there so we went. First of all everyone paid before getting seated and then the lady behind the counter comes over to our table saying that not everyone paid? This is the... More 

Thank Jo S
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to this restaurant for a birthday dinner. Was very disappointed with the food, it was dry and stale. Flies flying everywhere and the food was not fully topped up. We paid full price for our dinner but what we received was not to that cost. Not a happy customer at all. Cuppa tea at home might have been... More 

Thank Jane K
Auckland, New Zealand
Level Contributor
3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

took my family to there for a birthday dinner. the variety was great, the meats were yummy. kids loved the desserts. it would be perfect if there were no kids running around at the food area

Thank murphymonica
Thames, New Zealand
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

This restaurant used to be much larger in capacity on the same general site, however now it is reduced down to a much smaller restaurant.. prices are around NZ32 for a dinner meal per person (for as usual as much as per you wish from the buffet self-servery) but it may be suffering from stiff competition from the quite closely... More 

Thank Craigbeep
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Highly disappointed with the overall experience. Atmosphere was dull and glum. Tables were lined with plastic flowers therefore attracted flies. Food was absolutely disgusting - seafood consisted of mussels, surimi salad, smoked salmon, raw fish and a flimsy attempt of shrimp cocktail. NO oysters or seafood mornay! Seafood chowder was white sauce with more surimi salad. Beef was DRY, all... More 

Thank Michelle P
Level Contributor
14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Okay I went here last Sunday and the last time I went here was maybe 4 to 5 years ago when valentines was in that other building. It's in the old gengis now. It's funny the same outdated furniture from the old valentines is in this one and it looks so tired to be honest. There was only one other... More 

1 Thank Brendon T
Whanganui, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

this is not any valentines i have ever seen dirty dirty waste of food taste old bad food should be shut down looking around scared me my husband and i arrived 50 min until closed he did say but we should of got cheap or he should of look at the foods not much it that dirty looking tiny cubes... More 

Thank chealsea04
Level Contributor
10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

The restaurant has a wonderful team of staff, friendly and attentive. Unfortunately, the layout of the place creates long queues, quite disorderly, and can be stressful to fill up your plate. Food is either too sweet or too salty. If they can improve the food and ambience, the rating will definitely be higher for the excellent service the staff team... More 

Thank CFSu
Auckland, New Zealand
Level Contributor
13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Valentines Manukau went thru a real slump over the last couple of years, so I was pleasantly surprised to enjoy a meal here tonight. Had dinner here with family and the food was nice. Mashed potato was great and selection wasn't too bad either (roast beef, butter chicken, ham etc) Dessert could be better however. Would recommend if you're after... More 

Thank WanderingJandal

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Redoubt Rd, Manukau 1702, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Manukau
  • Phone Number: +64 9-263 8605

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