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Riddiford Hotel Restaurant

21-29 Knights Road, Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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  • Excellent16%
  • Very good32%
  • Average24%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible20%
2 weeks ago
“Who kicked them in the pants”
18 Jun 2017
“Needs to improve service and quality of food”
Open Now
07:30 - 20:30All hours
Chinese, Asian
$$ - $$$
21-29 Knights Road, Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yum cha... with friends.. long time between visits. Prawn(shrimp) dumplings... tasty, fresh, skins translucent and pliable. Very good. 7/10 Shrimp rolls. (Similar to above, different type skin) lite ,tasty, very good. 7/10 Braised Beef tripe n chili... tender, flavor some. 7/10 In fact, every dish...More

Thank pieata
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

This "hotel" was awful! The entire hotel/room smelt really strongly of Chinese food and the rooms were dirty with dust/stains everywhere. Bathroom was dirty and Mould on tiles. Light/toilet/heating didn't work and everything was cheap and flimsy. Itchy all night so dread to think why!!...More

Thank bexyh10
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

Smelt of Chinese food everywhere, carpets very dirty, water was warm, not hot, curtain linings smaller than curtains so light came into room, very noisy due to single glazed windows and main road, my skin was itching all night.

Thank estevee
Reviewed 19 June 2017

Management not very friendly when asked if more food was coming out. Too much MSG used in the food - as when I got home I had to drink so much water.

Thank 108kylee
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We went to Yum Cha for a family birthday, we were a party of 7 adults. We were seated in a side room with 2 other tables and were told we could not order drinks or water only Chinese tea. The service was spasmodic and...More

1  Thank Les M
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Four of us went to enjoy a meal out. We booked for a Saturday evening about 6.30 -7.00pm. On arrival I was suprised to note that only a couple of the many tables in the dining room were occupied. Oh well, we should not have...More

Thank pudneyt
Reviewed 8 February 2017

Lunch...yum cha. with friends. Braised ox tripe: some tender, some TOUGH/very chewy? (COOK???) Fried (dried) shrimp roll.. 3 small dried shrimp in one portion, NONE in the other 2 ?? Steamed shrimp dumpling(har gowl).. used CHEAPER small prawns, and dryish. PRE FROZEN, and cooked to...More

1  Thank pieata
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Being locale we decided to try this place. The decor was scruffy the resturant was nearly empty. When seated we were told it would be 30 min wait. Table next to us just happened to hear us chatting as we wondered why the long wait...More

Thank Linda D
Reviewed 20 December 2016

The food was delicious. The servers were friendly. But the receptionist/owner was very rude, not welcoming. After I paid the bill, she told me that we had been there for two hours. Normally people only stayed for one hour, she said. There are people waiting....More

Thank meirideout316
Reviewed 14 December 2016

I never do Yum Cha - but I understand the Riddiford is very popular for that on weekends - however I'm surprised everytime we go in of an evening that the place is barren. I can't undertand why because their food is delicious and with...More

Thank LoFlyaNZ
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
07:30 - 14:30
07:30 - 20:30
07:30 - 20:30
07:30 - 20:30
07:30 - 20:30
09:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21-29 Knights Road, Lower Hutt, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Lower Hutt
  • Phone Number: 04-586-6318
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