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The Commercial

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Bar, New Zealand, Cafe, European, Pub
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37 Fairfax Street, Murchison 7007, New Zealand
+64 3-523 9696
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09:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 22:30
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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119 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

There is a lot more traffic currently going through Murchison due to SH1 through Kaikoura being closed. However, the staff of this cafe don't seem aware of the opportunities. Service was pleasant but not bright and the scone I had was well undercooked inside. The slice and coffee were okay. Disappointing break in the journey.

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Thank Gavin6114
Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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305 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good service and very nice lamb chops. There was quite a good menu choice and I couldn't fault the food or service.

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Thank jlynch841
Auckland, New Zealand
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent food, tasty and reasonable price. Fireplace added a nice bit of ambience. Highly recommend the BLAT.

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Thank Druvi91
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dropped in here for dinner last night at about 730. Friendly staff. The place was busy. Only one table had received food. We found ourselves a table with one chair so had to search got another one. No assistance given. We got up to order some drinks and were then told that our dinner orders would take an hour. I... More 

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Thank Flickit
Picton, New Zealand
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399 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We (myself, wife, 5 yo son) were passing through around dinner time and this place looked good for a meal and a drink. Menu was limited. No kids meals available - wouldn't do a half-sized fish and chips for our son. Went to bar to buy a beer. One couple there. 10 minutes later still didn't have my beer. Server... More 

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Thank Ed R
Ashburton, New Zealand
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55 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Decided to have lunch at The Commercial as another business further down the road was packed with people. Best decision made. Excellent cofffee, tasty lunch with the best Gluten Free BLT ever tasted! Yummy bread that was a decent size for once. The cheesecakes (one was GF) was delicious. Lovely relaxed atmosphere, seated outside with our doggie with great service... More 

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Thank Darryl-Jo
Wellington
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Quick dinner, had woodfired pizza which was delicious. Nice open fire and friendly staff. Would visit again

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Thank Katie Z
Blenheim, New Zealand
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Nice open fire. Excellent coffee and good value lunch. We had BLT fresh, tasty and at $8.00 really good value with some wedges.

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Thank mikeeaton1965
Taupo, New Zealand
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47 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

We had lunch here on our way south I had a panini and my hubby had eggs bene. Both were good and coffee was great too. Friendly service too.

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Thank Fleur A
Nelson, New Zealand
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74 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016

The bar & cafe is just about ok if you must, but miss the accommodation unless you are broke and don't have other options.

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Thank markhb123

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$21
Cuisine
Bar, New Zealand, Cafe, European, Pub
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 22:30
Monday
09:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
09:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
09:00 - 22:30
Thursday
09:00 - 22:30
Friday
09:00 - 22:30
Saturday
09:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 37 Fairfax Street, Murchison 7007, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Murchison
  • Phone Number: +64 3-523 9696

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