The Grill at Solway Park
(Copthorne Hotel & Resort Solway Park)
Masterton District 06-370 0513
- Breakfast: 7.00am-10.00am
- High Tea: 2.00-5.00pm
- Dinner: 6.00pm-9.30pm
- Business Dining
- Children's Menu
- Conference Facilities
- Private Functions
- Romantic Dining
- Breakfast Meetings
- Payment Types: EFTPOS, Visa
- Price Range: Spendy, $25 - $35
- Dress Code: Smart casual
- Alcohol: Beer, Wine, Spirits, Cocktails
- Seating for: 120, outside 30
- BYO/Corkage: No BYO
- Parking: Free Off-Street
- Good For Groups: Yes
- Good For Children: Yes
- Takeaways: No
- Delivers: No
- Takes Reservations: Yes
- Dietary Restrictions: Vegetarian, Vegan, Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Soy-free
- Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
- Outdoor Seating: Yes
- Meals: Breakfast, Dinner, Dessert
- Wi-Fi: None
Dine inside or out! Be ready for The Grill at Solway Park Wairarapa to spoil you for choice with an excellent a la carte menu prepared by Executive Chef Yuri McKenna and matched with a superb selection of Wairarapa wines.
Children’s (14 and under) portions are available at half the adult price. Special children’s menus available.
Lunch dining is available at Cafe Solway, onsite adjacent to the hotel driving range.
4 Reviews for The Grill at Solway Park
19.4.13 Have just had a superb dining experience back at the Solway Grill!! Thank you Jerry and your attentive staff for giving us a complimentary dinner for two in reparation for the below par dinner we had on New Year’s Eve. The whole meal was absolutely delicious … and the service was excellent. Much appreciated and we will definitely be back.
The food was lovely and the staff couldn’t have been any more friendly or accommodating. Well done, keep it up.
Furthermore, the spa is barely large enough for two people, and the gym and indoor pool are both quite tiny.
Finally, it seems that about half of the rooms (the ones with “bad” views) have parking, and the other half have to park close to reception.
Had deceptive advertising not been employed get us here, I might have rated this place better. However, when a place outright lies to me in order to get my business, as this establishment did, I cannot be happy about it. Thus, I would advise staying elsewhere.
Solway has changed a lot since the last time I was there, its been ungraded considerably, which is great because it was a dive previously.
Upon checking in we were told to book as they get very busy, only to arrive at the restaurant that evening to find 2 other couples. Hardly brimming to capacity, but based on our earlier experience of the Cafe Solway I wasn’t going to argue with them.
We both had the seafood chowder for an entree, and I was impressed. Its has quite a few chunky its of seafood including discovering a whole scallop – which was a pleasant surprise.
After being told there was no salmon or lamb, it left few options on the menu, so surprisingly I opted for steak. I prefer my steak pink but not bleeding, but often find its quite often done wrong. The sirloin at The Grill is a nice big piece of steak, but was way overdone. Probably my fault because I asked for well done. But it wasnt just well done, but overdone to the point of being dry. But I do accept my part in that.
Other groups and couples came in to dine as we sat and ate. The thing we noticed was that despite the size of the restaurant, which is relatively big, we were all being seated in the same area and relatively close together. Good for the staff I suppose to manage patrons, but it makes it hard to talk about evryone else when you’re sitting so close to them.
Overall, I didnt think it was bad. Bonus points for the chowder! Staff were friendly, courteous and quick to help out if needed.