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Good Morning,

Just wanting to pass on a bit of feedback from our latest experience at the Lily Pad Café, every experience is great but this time the service was beyond amazing.Last Saturday 27th my partner and I hosted a gender reveal party, I was a tad nervous as we had invited 16 adults and 5 kids and I wanted everything to run smoothly.The service we received was fantastic!!! Everyone loved their meals, they all came out together, wait staff were prompt, nothing was an issue! For a few guests it was their first time to the Lily Pad Café and they were more than impressed and said they would recommend to anyone! the gentleman that served our table (sorry didn’t catch his name- fair hair & a beard) he was great! We did thank him for his excellent service but just want to reiterate how he really made our day and experience great! The whole table commented on his service.If you could pass this on to him and the team that worked this day that would be great!
Thank you again- you guys rock!!

Date of Posting: 2 June 2017
Posted By: Hayley S

 

Hi Kate, Thank you again for your efforts towards our family birthday party lunch last Sunday. We all thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere, the food, the great service and the surroundings. It is certainly a terrific spot to visit. Special thanks to you personally for helping out with the “extras” – the birthday cake and the bubbles – much appreciated. You did particularly well remembering the pieces of birthday cake when I nearly left them behind !!!!! We will certainly recommend The Lily Pad to friends as a lovely place to go for lunch ANY day. All the very best, Rosalene Thomas.

Date of Posting: 19 February 2014
Posted By: Rosalene T

 

Grateful thanks Kate for all that you and your staff did to make Saturday night memorable for us. We have had a lot of positive feedback and we do appreciate the efforts you went to make it such. I’m not sure if you realised but unbeknown to me, Amy organised my son Todd, from Melbourne, to make a surprise visit for my birthday. So I was really quite distracted once he turned up!! It was a nice surprise and all in all a weekend I will never forget. Surrounded by family, friends with good food in abundance in lovely surrounds, what more can one ask for! It really was a great night. Thank you so much. Cheers Leeanne

Date of Posting: 08 April 2013
Posted By: Leeanne W

 

We have just celebrated our joint 60th birthdays and 40th wedding anniversary at The Lily Pad Cafe. We had 55 guests and it is a fabulous venue for a party. We meet Kate three times before the function and appreciated her excellent advise and helpful information when organising our function. There were several guests from outside New Zealand and they all loved the venue and were most impressed with the service received. Kate and her staff were very helpful, friendly and professional at all times. The pizza oven and the pizzas were a huge success and the food provided overall was very very good. Kate congratulations on getting the seal of approval from my family and friends. Thank you we will be back soon for more great food, excellent wine and friendly service. Kind regards Jacqui & Ken Leatham

Date of Posting: 15 February 2012
Posted By: Jacqui and Ken L

 

Hi Kate Congrats for the fantastic evening you and your team hosted! Food, wine, music, staff, location …… everything scored 10 out of 10. Please add us to your emailing list so we can look forward to future functions at your Pad. Kind regards Paul & Debi Hudson

Date of Posting: 28 November 2011
Posted By: Paul H

 

Noel Ellesmere: Lilly Pad is a great place for a meal at any time or that special occasion,well worth the journey if you dont live nearby or if you are just round the corner.Service with a smile and top quality food is the order of the day,been there on several occasions and will continue to do so.Kate goes the extra mile for her customers,well done and thanks Kate.

Date of Posting: 12 August 2011
Posted By: Noel E

 

We held a 50th birthday dinner with 32 guests at the Lily Pad on Saturday night and we were extremely pleased with the whole night. The communication from Kate initially from the first enquiry right up until the day before was excellent. Nothing was ever too much trouble. On the night everything ran smoothly; the team at Lilypad provided awesome service and everyone commented on how lovely the food was; which it certainly was! Our guests from out of town commented on the lovely location and setting of the cafe with a relaxed and comfortable environment which enhanced the occasion. I would certainly recommend the Lily Pad Cafe as a great venue for a special occasion. Thanks Helen.

Date of Posting: 14 April 2011
Posted By: Helen S

 

Last Saturday afternoon we held our mums 80th birthday at The Lily Pad. Everything was excellent from the communication through emails with Kate prior to Saturday right through to the food, cake, wine and especially the staff. I will definetly be recommending The Lily Pad to everyone. Thanks again Kate for a terrific day.

Date of Posting: 12 April 2011
Posted By: Bev W

 

Hi Kate Many thanks to you and your team for the well- presented, delicious dinner you provided for our staff on Saturday night. Hope you and your team have a lovely Christmas :-)

Date of Posting: 21 December 2010
Posted By: K Williamson

 

Just a line to thank you – and all your team – for your TLC at the lunch we had on Saturday to ‘celebrate’ Noel’s 70th birthday. It was just how he hoped the gathering would be and the venue, the yummy food and the friendly staff made it a day to remember.

Date of Posting: 23 September 2010
Posted By: Nicola H

 

Thank you so much for last week’s St Peters Dessert Evening. I’ve had so many lovely e-mails, saying what a lovely evening it was and they hope it will be the first of many. The desserts were lovely and your cafe was such a lovely cosy place to make some new friends. Out and about at soccer and netball on Saturday, everyone said how much they had enjoyed themselves, leaving a few who could not join us, very sorry indeed. Thank you to you and your staff for making the evening such a success. Maybe we could hold another in the summer, including partners, and have cheese and wine and sit outside as well. I do hope you get some repeat business from the guests who came.

Date of Posting: 21 September 2010
Posted By: Joanna H

 

Staff were incredibly friendly, easy to talk to and had great knowledge of the menu – the wait times were minimal and coffee was fantastic.

Date of Posting: 08 September 2010
Posted By: Geordie MacPherson