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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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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Our family enjoyed our time at Focal Point. A big thumbs up for the Chicken Main, Kids Menu and our Chocolate Brownies they were all delish, partner wasnt too keen on the sauce over the Lamb Shanks and unfortunately his Shanks needed reheating but otherwise we had a lovely night!

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Great good & great service. Thank you.

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Michelle Deacon

Excellent food and service.

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Disappointed we couldn’t get the lamb shank, as we were going through the menu we were told most of the things we wanted they didn’t have it in stock finally on our forth selection they had it in stock. Frustrating experience, it would have bern better being told in advance they didn’t have certain meals and drinks available as it would have saved us time reviewing the menu to make our order.

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Lisa Kairau

Wow the food was amazing and well worth the affordable prices, great staff and a relaxing atmosphere. Only thing I would say is that there needs to be more variety on the menu.

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Moira McGarva-Ratapu

We always enjoy food here. .. lamb shanks my favourite!! and I share the mashed potato with our baby!! Yummy food thanks!

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Anthony A

Great service from staff and food to match. Seems like a place that gets over looked but would recommend you give it a try.

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We all enjoyed our meals which are large. Great staff and meals were served quick considering they were very busy. Thank you.

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Great food. Great service. They prepared our meal so we wouldn't miss the start of this the movie.

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Vicki Diamond

So impressed with the service at Focal Point - staff were attentive and friendly, very approachable and happy to answer our questions regarding food preferences and dietary restrictions that one of our group had. The food was absolutely devine - presentation 10/10, good size portions, cooked to perfection. Having the sauces served on the side an added bonus - so good I wanted to drink it out of the jug! Highly recommend this restaurant.

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Jo Chapman

Good value food, quick service, we would eat there again

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First time having a meal at Focal Point and it was delicious! The serving size surprised me as most places have small portions but no, was great to eat a meal and feel very full. Couldn’t leave without have a desert and surprised again the serving size was a whole plateful! Service was great, presentation excellent, food nice, hot and fresh. Definitely will go again. Highly recommended.

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Sherly Galbraith

The food were excellent very delicious and beautiful presentation as well.. one of my fav place to eat in hastings

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Melanie Jackson

I had the salmon dish, followed by Affogato for dessert. One very happy tummy at the end of my dining experience.

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Jenny Allan

We were blessed to be waited on by the fabulous Nicole who served us the delicious food that she sometimes cooks herself. The salmon always has a unique twist, depending on the chef du jour I presume - and tonight's stack version did not disappoint. My daughter and I shared the salmon (the staff were only too happy to provide an extra plate) as well as the bruschetta (which was to die for). Father and son enjoyed their open steak sandwich and chicken nuggets respectively. A great meal out in a warm environment. Thank you.

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A great evening out with the family. We always enjoy our meals at focal point and the movie afterwards was good too. We are looking forward to our next visit.

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John Wilson

Great food and experience

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Waimarie Bruce

Great experience! Easy to book online, arrived earlier but no problem seating and taking orders early so we could make the next movie session. Great range of drinks and food selection, loved the Thai Beef salad and portion sizes are large. Kiddies meals were great too. Prices were great as well. Highly recommend to all.

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Martha Greening

We have dined many times at Focal Point but this was our first with First Table. I can say how that we have had a taste of First Table we definitely will be regulars. Focal Point you guys were awesome. The waiter was very friendly and helpful. Thank you for making our 27th anniversary memorable.

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Great service & friendly staff, the menu has a good selection of reasonably priced meals ideal for a family night out. The portions are a good size and very nicely presented.
I had a nice night out with my three sons, they said they were stuffed so that's always good.

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Had great food and great service. Thank you.

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Always love dining here with my kids.I always get the Bourbon Peacan chicken meal&always delis,can't seem to try anything else

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Chimmea Greening

Loved it

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HONGSHENG Lai

really good experience, staff is very kind.

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Sherly Galbraith

We are very pleased with the meals and very beautiful presentations of each meal

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Enjoyed the entrees, mains and desserts were mostly good. A bit cold with the air con but service was good.

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Tineka Ferguson

Great food and service! We have been a few times now and wonder how they manage to pull it off - cinema complex, awesome café AND restaurant! Highly recommend Focal Point Cinema :)

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We had a lovely meal.. I had the salmon..it was beautiful. we also had the special of the day.. mushroom pasta.. the servings were huge so my son who inhales food. Loved it !!! The service was great, she was very tentative and polite. I am definitely returning. Thank you

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Very enjoyable meal out before a movie. The meals were really lovely and enjoyed by us all (we had the steak sandwich, mushroom fettuccine and the salmon). Definitely recommend.

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