Summer Sands Lounge & Dining
Tauranga 07 575 2588
- Mon – Sun 9am – Late
- Children's Menu
- Private Functions
- Wedding Functions
- Seating for: 100 inside, 30 outside
- Good For Children: Yes
- Dietary Restrictions: Vegetarian, Gluten-free
- Outdoor Seating: Yes
- Meals: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Summer Sands Lounge & Dining is an up market & relaxed atmosphere restaurant on beachside at Mount Maunganui.
16 Reviews for Summer Sands Lounge & Dining
We where greeted by a very friendly waitress and given the option where we would like to sit.
The other waitress/bar staff was very attentive to service and our needs.
We did not feel rushed over our meal, which was very good. My husband had the Steak which was served medium rare and I had the Lamb Stank, taste was great, as was the vegetables that where cooked just how I like them – just firm to bite.
We finished with desserts and a lovely Hot Chocolate.
Thank you – lovely not to have to cook. We enjoyed our evening.
-the server was completely bored and disinterested. When I asked her to come back in a minute so I could finish deciding she looked at me with annoyance
-the wine…. just wasn’t wine. It tasted completely watered down, old, with no after-taste of anything. When we told the manager she did not apologize or offer to remove it from the bill and had the nerve to ask us if we were familiar with the particular brand.
-the food was bs. Completely overpriced and looked like it was done in a hurry. I got a toasted sandwich which was ok but it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to make that. The salad was tiny and looked like someone grabbed a handful of greens and threw it on a plate. My friends poached eggs and toast had water all over the plate and neither of us were asked if we wanted real bread or the bland, white crap it was served with. The free chips were the tiniest bit of fries I’ve ever seen served at a restaurant.
-the place doesn’t know if it is a cafe or restaurant which is pathetic since it markets itself as an upper class restaurant. There were three different menus!
If I could give this place zero stars I would. My friend and I come from a food and wine background and that was an absolute joke. No wonder the restaurants surrounding it were completely packed and this one was empty. I would recommend never going near this place.
Deal voucher. After reading previous reviews, we booked.
Single waitstaff was great – possibly a little too efficient as before my fellow diner had finished her main, we were being handed desert menus.
Mussels (6) & chicken nibbles (5) entrees (priced around $15 each) – both appeared to have same type of ‘spicy’ / ‘chillie’ sauce which was average.
Beef Eye Fillet ($36) & Lamb Shank ($26) – when the potato cake is bigger than the steak theres something to worry about ! the body of my fork was longer and then wider than the meat! The jus was fantastic and the saving grace of the meal, the potato cake filled you up and was a nice flavour. Very very average but not worth $36 by a long shot. Lamb Shank was apparently just ok, definitely had better.
Cheesecake & Apple cake for desert ($8.50 each). – Do not bother with the cheesecake ! What a disgusting pile of blandness with a ‘sheet’ of toping that should be thrown away. Apple cake was average, and ok for $8.50.
Won’t be going back in a hurry at all.
The atmosphere in there was warm with tealight candles going on the tables, everything looked clean and immaculate, and we would certainly recommend this eating place to anyone.
The service was great – we were seated straight away and got our food and drinks 5-10 minutes after ordering. The waitresses were lovely and very friendly, asking how we were and how our swim was, and so forth.
We all thoroughly enjoyed everything. There wasn’t anything wrong with our meals, the service or the upkeep of the cafe. Both the inside and outside were clean, spacious and had nice tables and chairs. If I were to be fussy, I would say the restrooms were not too amazingly clean, to be honest it is fairly common in a majority of cafes.
I would definitely recommend going to Summer Sands.