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2 York Street | Bentons Motel, Levin 5510, New Zealand
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106 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Last night in Levin. Booking for family at Bentons. Reviews mentioned Lamb shanks, on enquiry this was on the menu. Entree salt and pepper squid was pre frozen and deep fried which lacked freshness. Perhaps they could have ordered frozen squid tubes which can be defrosted, cut to order, lightly floured with salt and pepper seasoning giving it freshness. Lamb... More 

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Te Puke
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250 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Basic wee restuarant attached to a local motel. Qwerky wee dining room that looks like abit of an add-on. Clean and well presented. The lady that served us was very polite and plesant. A dozen Bluff oysters to start things off then a main of lambs fry & bacon on creamy mash with steamed veges. The food was excellent and... More 

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Levin, New Zealand
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39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Pleasant restaurant with nice atmosphere. Service was great and Lamb Shank meal was excellent - reasonably priced - will visit again.

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Levin, New Zealand
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Lovely simple meal ,catering for every concern . Enjoyed this experience.nice and tidy surroundings With friendly staff

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Thank scorpion256
Rotorua, New Zealand
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

Looked nice on arrival , waitress attentive but food very disappointing. when I Enquired about chicken dishes turns out they are frozen pre packaged. Presentation of all dishes poor. 4 different mains ordered none good. Could not recommend on our experience.

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Thank Julie A
Ohau, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 January 2016

After reading all the reviews on here we thought we'd give this place a go. Not sure how anyone could say great meal etc as this was one of our worst experiences. Everything was pre crumbed frozen and deep fried food, except for my partners thin over cooked sirloin and our salads that ware swimming in a bitter vinegarette. For... More 

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1 Thank tunipha
Levin, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
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95 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2015

Visit frequently with a group of friends. Meals are always well presented and a good size. Nothing spectacular but variation in prices means it meets all pockets!!. Lovely people who cook and serve, Clean. Well presented small dining area. Can get hot in summer,

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Thank minnie20315
Wellington, New Zealand
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2014

We loved everything about our meals and the decor was great. The atmosphere was relaxing and peaceful and the best part was being able to go and have a meal without going too far.

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Thank Danni82
Taumarunui, New Zealand
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2014

Deep fried cambert with plum sauce ... nom nom nom. Then cordon bleau chicken. Chef used to own the Green Parrot years ago. Paul remembers the carpet bag steaks well

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Dunedin, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 16 November 2013

Good and simple food cooked into perfection ,value for money and nice to see all the locals talking it's like a family get together

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European
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Lunch, Dinner
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  • Address: 2 York Street | Bentons Motel, Levin 5510, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Manawatu-Wanganui Region  >  Levin

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?