Robert Harris – Palmerston North

Robert Harris – http://www.robertharris.co.nz/

Reviewed by Karen – February 2015

The Place:

There is plenty of seating inside this cafe.  This cafe looks modern and clean.  There is nothing memorable about this cafe.

The Service:

The service was speedy.

The presentation:

The presentation was very average.  There was a tiny sprig of parsley on top of the sauce, but it looked very much like an after thought.  The dish lacked ‘inspiration’.

  • The Benedict – pretty much everything about the dish was average and nothing to rave about.  Nothing wrong, just nothing outstanding.
  • The Muffins/Bread – this usually comes with muffins, but I substituted with grainy bread for a change and I liked this alternative.
  • The eggs – were cooked okay.
  • The bacon – was again, okay.
  • The hollandaise – if this is homemade, then it was very bland and lacked zing.

Would we go again?

I would for the omelette (they are great) but not for the Benedict.  The Robert Harris in Fielding is a lot better.

Scorecard:

Style: Classic 5/10. I like the way it automatically came with hash browns.

Taste: 6/10. The taste was yummy.

Originality: 5/10 – It’s the pretty standard selection of either Salmon, Spinach or Bacon.

Value: 7/10. I forgot to take down the prices, but RH is a franchise and the prices are likely to be similar at each store.  Other RH cafes are $17 for the Montreal and $16 for the Benedict or Florentine.

Eggs: (how good they were): 6/10. They were runny and warm.

Overall score: 6/10

73 The Square, Palmerston North

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