Friday, August 2, 2013

Harbour View Hotel - Raglan

Heaps of character in this tastefully restored old pub.
The antipasto platter to share was almost a meal in itself. Our only complaint with it was that the bread was too toasted and thus was pretty useless with the dipping oils.
The chicken salad was beautifully presented. The lamb shank (not pictured) was simple and just as one would expect, with green beans that were cooked to perfection - just slightly al dente.
The Chocolate and Grand Marnier Tart was an indulgence that our waistlines said we should have avoided so we compromised and shared it.
The restaurant has been well restored although "Rimu" stained finger-jointed pine used for the external doors was quite out of period and the gas fire reasonably ineffective even though we were almost sitting in it.
Period detail upstairs.
The rooms are very basic with bathrooms along the corridor, but I guess that is true to the period - and is reflected in the price ($NZ80 per night) Visit date: 29 July 2013

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