The new-look Narrows Landing cafe, now run by the folk at the popular Two Birds Eatery, could have been more impressive, says a reviewer.
Fairfax reviewer Kelsey Wilkie gave the Airport Rd eatery a score of 3.5 out of 5 on a recent visit.
The nourish bowl was less than impressive, the smoky beans failed to knock her socks off, Wilkie wrote in a short review.
We started with… A nourish bowl – roasted chicken with satay sauce, boiled eggs, quinoa, avocado, spinach and kumara ($17). It was very filling, and a great fit for health nuts, but at that price I was expecting something a bit more impressive. The satay sauce was the highlight.
We also tried smoky beans, eggs and bacon ($18), which didn’t knock our socks off.
We picked a raw slice ($8.50) to finish our meal – peanut butter and chocolate. It was large enough to split with a mate and the most delicious thing we ate during this brunch sitting at Narrows Landing.
The service was… Friendly and efficient – we were greeted as soon as we walked in the door and everything was delivered in a timely manner.
The vibe was… similar to Two Birds – very relaxed. There’s a lot of greenery, it was like sitting in your nana’s garden.
If you go… pick a warm, sunny day. Outside looked ideal but it was a bit too chilly.
Rating out of five… 3.5/5
Kelsey Wilkie’s review: Narrows Landing, Tamahere.