I've had some questionable service and visits here in the past, so much so that I actively avoided this place for over a year, but I can safely say it's improving, however still has a few inconsistency issues. My recent visits have been much more of an experience you'd want to return to. The setting you would definitely describe as something like kiwiana, mixed with sci fi. It's mostly outdoors too, although they have heaters. Definitely so far on the rustic side that the prices don't really match the setting. They could quite easily maintain that the product as far as the drinks are concerned are worth the money, as there's no under par beer, cider or other. Although for the setting you expect to pay less. The same can be said for the volstead in riccarton though with their craft beers in a shed vibe. But I'm not reviewing the volstead.... The next inconsistency is with the booking of a table scenario. One of my visits was for my girlfriends works drinks, and when they'd tried to book a table were told that they don't take bookings, but when they arrived they saw other tables had reserved signs on. I've always felt that inconsistently is the main reason for not returning somewhere. A customer needs to know where they stand. I've a few more that left a bad taste in my mouth from previous visits, but I served them with a year of none patronage and I believe they've upped there game. I would definitely return now they're on the up. The staff are pleasant, and they do have a good setting.