Cuisine: Family, New Zealand
Price Point: Mains from $15 - $25

Dinner and a movie? Focal Point Cinema Hastings is Hawke’s Bay’s iconic entertainment venue!

This boutique movie theatre features a fully licenced café and wine bar which serves a delicious range of food, beer and wine. Why not book dinner with friends, family, or a date before sitting back and relaxing in the high quality, modern cinema and watch the latest, and greatest films.

"At Focal Point Cinema and Cafe' it is their aim to provide an amazing cinema entertainment experience, a relaxing and friendly environment, and a thoroughly enjoyable night out."

Check out focalpointcinema.co.nz to see movie times.

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Focal Point Cinema and Cafe
126 Heretaunga Street East
Hastings 4120

Open Hours:
Daily from 8:00 a.m.

Phone: 06 871 5418
Website: www.focalpointcinema.co.nz

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Focal Point Cinema and Cafe
Location: Hastings
Cuisine: Family, New Zealand
Mains: $15 - $25

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Judelish Ingoa

Great experience! Thanks again! This place is pretty underestimated! Will be back again :)

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What great place for a good quality meal that’s kids friendly, very helpful and efficient staff.
Will come again

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Awesome food and lovely service!

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Sherly Galbraith

The food were good and very friendly service

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Danielle Wilkins

Our first time dining at focal cafe and it far exceeded our expectations. The food was delicious and the portions were a good size. The service was excellent Thanks Drew great job. We really enjoyed the varied menu choices, everything sounds great, and we will be back to try some other dishes. Very happy customers.

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We have a great time at Focal Point. The steak was cooked to perfection and the service was great. Thank you.

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Sammy Araia

Dined in on the 9th of november at the hastings focal point restaraunt. Meals were lovely. The first waitress we had she was so bubbly and had an awesome attitude whilst taking our order and clearing our dishes. Her helper on the other hand could have done with a smile and greeted us better. But other than that i enjoy our meals and experience here

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We really enjoyed our evening. A good movie, Happy hour drink, and great food. Very good value for money.

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Katie Turner

Staff were friendly and helpful. But most importantly the food was delicious! Can't wait to go back!

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Loved the food and service! The girl serving us was amazing! I think her name was Lucy? Im not to sure, but she definitely made our night less anxious as we had a fussy 2 year old with us who definitely knows how to throw a tantrum and draw attention

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This place is under rated. We were served straight away by the most friendly waiters and the food was AMAZING. Not what I expected at all :) No room for dessert. Thanks Focal Point, we will definitely be back.

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Anna Matheson

Absolutely amazing food and just as great service. Was full for hours!

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I ordered the scotch fillet meal and enjoyed that, was so filling. Ordered my kids the kiddy meals and that was really good but realised they have changed the menu, preferred the old menu but overall enjoyed our meal. Thanks Focal Point

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Om nom nom!
Moroccan lamb salad wins hands down as best dish ever. This place is superb in that in doesn’t skimp on portions, the staff are lovely and friendly plus there are kids books to distract whilst waiting for dinner to arrive. I love this place. Just wish family date night was more than once a month! Thumbs up Focal Point!

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Great meal and friendly service. Thank you

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My wife and I were celebrating our 6th wedding anniversary and thought we would try somewhere new. We had heard of Focal Point Cinema before, having come from Palmerston North, and had always wanted to try it out. We were pleasantly surprised with both the atmosphere (relaxed and well-kept) and the food (fresh and clean). We both ordered the pork belly - not something we usually do - and were equally impressed. Afterwards, we enjoyed a movie together, too. We would be happy to return.

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Danika Whittington

Was very impressed with our food. I ordered the Chicken Breast and it was delicious, the breast wasn’t dry and it was full of flavour. My partner got the steak, he ordered medium rare and it was cooked rare but nonetheless was very tasty. . The only issue we had was the plates didn’t allow us to cut our meals properly - made it quite awkward. Overall I would definitely eat here again.

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Me and my daughter and her friend enjoyed the kai last night the pork belly was delish and very filling couldn't eat it all the service was amazing bug ups to the chef and the waitress who served us your hospitality was great!!

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Perfect service. There was an item I wanted that had just recently been removed from the menu but the waitress found they had some left and offered it to me!!! Although it didn’t come as half price which I was disappointed about? Other than that great service and lovely place to eat.

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We all had a great evening last night. Great meal and service. Good to see an updated menu to cater for all hungry mouths. That you Focal Point.

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Nicole Rose

One of the best meals we have had in a long time, great service and quick time for meals to come out. A real hidden gem! Thank you so much for a great meal. Will def be back!

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Megan Pellew

Lovely calming and relaxed vibe.friendly staff with good manners!
Yummy meals that actually make you feel full!
Will be back again,soon.

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Great food great service

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Haylee Powell

Great food, great service, meal sizes were awesome. The staff were very Accommodating to our needs. Will definitely go again :)

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Awesome meal. Great service thanks to the young man serving us.

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Gaylene Wright

Lovely quick bite to eat before the movie. Coupled with happy hour, made it a really good night out

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Cherie Heeney

Fantastic food and love how it coincides with happy hour on fridays. Thoroughly enjoyed our meal

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Michele Glogoski

Excellent attentive service. Food was good for what it was, basic but nice and large meals

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Natasha Dubauskas-Reed

We had a great family dinner! Service was great and food was delicious

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First time dining at Focal Point will definitely recommend.My mushroom risotto arrived hot and delicious. My friends salmon was perfectly cooked. Service was very friendly and attentive. Will definitely be back.

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Kylie Ataera

Food was lovely as usual here and there was plenty to eat. Only slight downfall is that we were waiting for our waitress to come back after we’d finished our mains to take our dessert order and that never happened. We ended up having to go up to the counter and do this. However dessert was lovely too! Many thanks.

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A great restaurant. This was a real surprise. They obviously have a great chef and team in the kitchen as this was some of the best food I’ve had in a long time in Hastings. I can highly recommend. We took our two year old and it was great. Fast service and smiley friendly staff. Well done focal point!

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Wholesome, flavoursome, AWESOME!! Quick, friendly and efficient service with delicious, hot food.. a true hidden gem and we will most definitely now be back!

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Good range of options on the menu. Good atmosphere with the cinema adding animation to the surroundings.

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The service was slow, had to go and get someone to come take our order as we only had 1 hour before the movie was to start and didn't want to rush our food down. Good portion sizes.

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Went for dinner before seeing a film so perfect timing. My daughter had Moroccan lamb salad which she loved and I had salmon which was nicely cooked. Great desserts which were kept for us until after the film.
Friendly helpful staff.

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We had a fantastic meal and the service was awesome! Would highly recommend and will definitely be going back

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magi guinan

I have used first table a lot but never for focal point and I wish I’d tried it sooner. The food was delicious and the service was amazing! The restaurant is a lot more private than I thought it was going to be. Will definitely be back

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Amanda Patu

Amazing! First time dining here and I will be back. Food was outstanding and great portion sizes too! Thanks for the lovely evening

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Anna Whitten

We had a really great quick dinner before a movie. Food was delicious and great choice for the kids. Service was good.

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Janita Dubery

Service was a bit slow to start but the waiter made up for it with great hospitality. The mains were well prepared, tasteful and generous portions. Well priced and great value for money. Desert portions were rather on the large side, especially after such a large main and really made to share. Overall a great experience and would definitely return.

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Karen Neely

Went with a couple who had not been there before for a meal and they were very impressed. Better than they had anticipated.

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QUANTESSA FERGUSON

LOVE FIRST TABLE

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My wife and I eat at Focal Point often and always enjoy it. The service is prompt, friendly and efficient. We shared a dish new to us last night - the bacon and blue cheese burger, plus salad and veggies. The servings were extremely generous and the burger was great - one was plenty for the two of us, and we enjoyed it enormously. We hope to return soon.

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Dianne Mckenzie

Service was good, left us to talk and decide then the food etc. came in good time, the food was lovely with really good portions, left very satisfied.

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Tineka Ferguson

Consistently good food and great service :)

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We both enjoyed our meals and the staff were efficient and friendly, look forward to dining at focal point again.

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Helena Freeman

Really good food and service as always. :)

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Jo Robin

Nice homely style food, great service

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Loved dining at Focal Point. Good selection of food to cater for all tastebuds. Excellent meal to fill you up on these cold days. Service was great too. Will visit again. Thank you

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