Lido Cafe – Wellington CBD

Lido Cafe – http://www.thelido.co.nz/

Reviewed by Fi Fi – August 2014

The Place:

You can sit inside or outside and there is plenty of room.  The menu is varied from chips to a Zucchini salad or build your own brekkie. The coffee is great or if you need a vino then you can order just about anything you need.  The Lido even offers live music….check out their website for the latest gigs.

The Service:

The service was fast and friendly.  It always is here no matter which shift of staff are on.

The presentation:

The dish was nicely presented but it almost felt like it lacked something, perhaps a dash of colour.

  • The Montreal – was kind of average.
  • The Bread – was a bap and it was okay.
  • The Rosti – the rosti is gluten free, crunchy and filling.
  • The eggs – slightly overdone for my liking.  I prefer an egg that you can prod with your fork and it runs everywhere.
  • The Salmon – was okay.  Although there was not a lot of it and it was straight out of the packet.
  • The hollandaise – I believe is homemade.  If so then it was okay, but did not dazzle me.

Would we go again?

Yes, but I would likely order one of the mouth watering burgers or salads.

Scorecard:

Style: Classic 5/10. Nothing out of the ordinary.

Taste: 5/10. The taste was average.

Originality: 5/10 – Nothing special here.

Value: 6/10. It’s pretty reasonable here. The Benedict, Montreal and Florentine are all $16.50.

Eggs: (how good they were): 6/10. They were slightly overdone.

Overall score: 6/10

CNR Victoria & Wakefield  Sreets, Te Aro, Wellington

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