- Mon – Tue 4pm – Late
- Wed – Sun 11.30am – Late
- Children's Menu
- Scenic View
- Live Music
- Private Functions
- Wedding Functions
- Payment Types: EFTPOS, Visa, MasterCard, AMEX
- Alcohol: Beer, Wine, Spirits, Cocktails
- BYO/Corkage: No BYO
- Parking: Free Off-Street
- Good For Groups: Yes
- Good For Children: Yes
- Takeaways: Yes
- Delivers: No
- Takes Reservations: Yes
- Dietary Restrictions: Vegetarian, Dairy-free, Gluten-free
- Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
- Outdoor Seating: Yes
- Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Fuego offers quality local cuisine, great selection of pastas, steaks, seafood, salads and pizzas
62 Reviews for Fuego
Food is great, beer is cold, staff excellent.
My friends and I will be back next week.
The food quality was a pretty mixed affair; my entrée was the popcorn calamari, the calamari was well cooked and tender but only about 6 pieces around a big pile of salad, the sauce was pretty bland and I’m not sure what the random cloves of roast garlic were doing under the salad. My husband had the pork belly which he said was nice but his salad was looking and tasting a bit old.
For mains I had the fresh fish of the day, which was Hapuka and my husband had the lamb rump. The Hapuka dish was generally pretty bad, the fish itself was surprisingly tough (not sure how they achieved that) and I ended up leaving about 20% of it on the plate. The filo wrapped spinach and risotto was really sweet and tasted more like rice pudding which was weird and the tempura vegetable – I think it was fennel bulb but I couldn’t remember and couldn’t tell because it was primarily just batter with possibly a slither of vegetable. On the flip side the lamb was cooked very very well, was tender and tasty, however this was let down by the sauce and accompanying vegetables which were a bit bland.
We did not even consider desserts.
Suffice to say we will not be going back, the food quality is too hit and miss and at the prices Fuego are charging I know I can have a better experience elsewhere for similar money. This is a shame as Fuego is local to us.
Update 29/12: Dean believes at the time I rang the restaurant, there was nobody there and did I ring the right place. As I didn’t mention what time I rang, how would you know ?? Your hours do say you open from 11.30am, I rang at a few minutes before 12 (the phone rang for ages) and I walked in approx 12.30pm. I used the phone number listed on this site to ring as well. I DID ring the right place and I DID get crap info from the lady who answered. Fact !! End of story.
We were pleasantly surprised! The food was delicious, the service was great and the atmosphere was wonderful. We were seated at a nice table right beside the beautiful fireplace, our mains arrived at our table 15 minutes after we ordered! and the staff (two young guys) were very friendly and professional.
We will definitely go back again
Reading other peoples reviews complaining about deal vouchers – why don’t they just read the conditions before buying or redeeming. Really expecting to get three meals free in one sitting is a bit much!! Fuego would soon be out of business. The conditions on these vouchers are there for a reason.
We had always found staff to be pleasant and helpful at Fuego -would recommend to others give Fuego a try!
I had two friends with me, disappointing meals with an overcooked pork belly entree. The fish of the day was thickly battered with three huge pieces piled on the plate. Quantity v Quality with a not so wonderful side salad, for $27.00?? The service was extremely slow, you had to ask for cutlery, napkins, salt and pepper, then we had to ask again where the water was and our drinks. It was an extremely long wait. We sat in the side bar area to watch the rugby. More wait staff would have assisted in the wait time. We had a lovely young man serve us toward the end who was excellent, he had only been working there three days.
Went there a couple of months ago and the meal was to die for, this time the other way around!
We both ordered the same as last because it was so yummy
Both of us were very disapointed.
The staff member asked me how our meal was when I went to pay, my reply ‘Have you had a change in chefs?’
Her reply ‘no, we just changed the menu’.
My meal (Cabonara) wife meal (Fish n chips) ate around 1/3 of meal, couldn’t eat much more, sorry Fuego, what has changed in 2-3 months????
A very nice experience. Will certainly return.
Wow, what can I say. From the moment we walked through the door, the bar was packed and the restaurant area was starting to fill up and this was around 6.40pm (10minutes late). We were greeted at the front desk and were immediately sat down to our table that was already set for us. Our waitress was very friendly, welcoming and not over the top. She did a great job.
We did not know what to expect but we were pleasantly surprise how spacious the restaurant was.It was fantastic how they separate the bar and restaurant.The only problem was it was a bit noisy but it was a full bar/restaurant that night, so i kind of expected that anyway. The restaurant was simple, clean, had a really good vibe and very comfortable and most of all, not trying to hard with the decor like a lot of restaurants we have been too.
We had a look at the menu and for me it was very hard to choose what i wanted because they had a decent size menu. We started with bread platter. My wife ordered the lamb rump, mates had Beef schnitzel stack, chicken salad and i had the 300g scotch with mushroom and bacon ragu.Considering the restaurant was quite busy our mains did not take long and there was no wait on food which was unbelievable.I was shocked and was expecting the worst if we got our meals that fast.The meals were beautifully presented, very good size for the value of money, cooked perfectly especially my medium rare steak, and the best thing is it tasted so yum.
We ordered desserts after 20minutes of our mains, the brulee and homemade sticky date pudding was Delicious.More We were more then delighted that we decided to go to this place because for some reason we were expecting the worst from what we read on MenuMania but people let me tell you this, they exceeded more then our expectation and we ALL highly recommend you go in there. See for yourself and don’t let negative comments put you off which almost did for us. They deserve a lot higher rating and we will definitely be coming back with more friends.Thank you for a fantastic night
But seriously, absolutely no complaints from us.
It did say conditions apply but the only condition detailed was must be used by 30/1/12. Never would I think that a Bar Tab couldn’t be used at a bar.
So you lost me, all my mates and their partners that were going to join us.
You need to state what the conditions are on your voucher.
The food has always been yum, nice traditional kiwi sort of meals, meat and vege but cooked extremely well.
The atmosphere is warm and positive, yet it can be a bit noisy at times when the restaurant has a few groups. However, there is little they can do about that as it really just comes down to the restaurant layout.
I would recommend Fuego to friends and family who want a nice family dinner out with food they can trust to be good.
I would have to agree that yes the service at times may be a bit tedious but over all the experience for me and my family has been good.
Would say that Mondays are great nights to go there just because its usually quiet and it means you can have a nice dinner with not to much back round noise.
I will defiantly be going back in the future
I looked on line first to try to find a menu (cause I’m a fussy eater I like to know what I’m getting myself into before I arrive). But instead of a menu I found this site and read all of the reviews, which I have to say are mostly negative. But I though what the hey I’ll go and see for myself if this place is as bad as what people say.
I don’t know whether my expectations were really low but I really enjoyed the evening. The venue is stunning, the dishes were very clean, the service wasn’t the worst I had experiences, (I have to say they could be a bit more attentive, but they eventually got there). And mostly the food was amazing!!! (as was the wine) The Chef on entrees and desserts did a fabulos job. Gold star in my books!
I am definitely going to be a returning customer
Once we were ready to order, my partner waved at one of the waitresses and she pretended that she didn’t see us. It is quite embarrassing to get ignored like that, even people from the next table had a awkward face knowing that we are being ignored. (She could’ve at least nod her head at us from a distance so we know that she saw us, rather, she’s decided to avoid us totally).
After 4 attempts my partner eventually walked over to the waitress and informed her that we are ready to order(in a very polite manner). She walked over to our table in such grumpy way and apologised to us in a very sarcastic tone and told us how busy they are.
Towards the end of the dinner I saw her rolled her eyeballs at my partner from the back (after she served the table behind where my partner was sitting)…
We consider ourselves the most friendly customers out there, we are always nice to the stuffs at the restaurant and are expecting a friendly service in return.
It isn’t always the about the food, yet our entire mood for the night was ruined.
We feel sorry for the owner of the restaurant who perhaps isn’t aware of this.
I can but don’t wish to go so far describing this particular problem waitress.
Too cheaply hired perhaps?
The other thing is to steer clear from the deal voucher online for this restaurant, we got asked 3 times (first time at entrance, 2nd time before order, 3rd time after order) to confirm that we were using the deal voucher. I mean, does it matter if we’ve got a special offer? It seems to me that the discount you get does reflect on your meals……and services.
Some people probably got too drunk to pay attention to the service…
If quality customer service and good food is what your are after, I suggest you don’t waste the time and money going to Fuego…
Waitress was very friendly, service was prompt, food was very nice and the 4 of us were all very satisfied. Restaurant more than half full.
We will definitely be going back.
The food is excellent, very consistently so and the wait staff is usually friendly and helpful.
we really get along with the bar staff, its nice compared to the robots with plastic smiles at other restaurants.
i always enjoy my meals there and feel guilty for not going sometimes.
i highly recommend the drink MOSCOW MULE made by charlie!
great drink. goes down well with beer battered chips!
Clayton and Jessie
I had the seafood chowder and the pork and my partner had the mussels then the scotch fillet. All cooked to perfection, very generous helpings and extremely tasty. Desserts were delicious to. Definitely will return. 10/10
Would not go there again, or recommend.