Cuisine: Family, New Zealand
Price Point: Mains from $15 - $25
Ranked: #5 of 12 restaurants in Hawke's Bay

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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Wonderful, helpful staff greeted me on arrival, enjoyed a lovely meal, very tasty & well presented, then enjoyed the movie "Vai" so looking forward to our next date night!

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Once again had a pleasant meal. Staff were friendly and got meal out nice and quick so that we had plenty of time before our movie.

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We both enjoyed our meals and the service was great. Thank you Focal Point.

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Great service however my food was a little dry. I would still go back as there are plenty more delicious things to get

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The service was fast, and the food was delicious and good value for money.

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Krista McGuffog

Yummy food as always! Fast and friendly service. We will be back. Family from Gisborne

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Anna Matheson

Food was amazing with large portion sizes. Second time eating here and would most definitely come back!

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Great meal and great service. Thank you Focal Point.

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Great service and really good food, well presented and tasted great. I would really recommend this experience to everyone.
We will definitely do this again.

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Valz Harrison

Excellent

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Great food and good service. Thank you.

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Chris King

Service good food good . Would go again but did find my stotch fillet steak a little stringy and tough for medium rear cooked. Wife's Chicken dish lovely. Entree delicious. Ice cream perfect . Thanks again first table.

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I love dining at focal point, great variety and always delicious.

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Peter Stewart

The young man that served us from the beginning was amazing very helpful. Was happy with the experience until his manager started to appear that counter she was rude and to her staff and also us. For this reason I wouldn't return as I would rather go somewhere that the staff actually wanna be there.

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Tasty food & good portions sizes. Friendly & efficient service.

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Gaylene Wright

Our meals we’re really lovely and service friendly and quick

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Georgia Treneman

The Overall service was amazing. Booking our table online was so efficient and easy , and will definitely be booking again ! Dinner was delicious

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Lovely night. Great meal followed by great movie "Mary Queen of Scots'. Will definitely use First table again

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Great food & excellent service, thanks, we’ll be back :)

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Ashleigh Chote

Awesome first time experience booking through First Table. The food was amazing.

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The food was great. The steak was cooked as we liked and the fish stack was very tasty. The service was very good too. Thank you Focal Point

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Huia McCarthy

Lovely food
Lovely Waiter
had a good time. Cheers Focal point

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Fantastic fare at Focal point Cinema and Cafe. Our meals were substantial, tasty and believe it or not half price! Thanks first table for making it so easy to get an amazing deal- we will definitely use your service again :)

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Riza Ambadar

Food was very satisfying, had to take home some of it because we were full.

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Janene Garnett

Bruschetta was lovely with large portions, delicious prawns and wonderful and enthusiastic service.

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Excellent service by our waiter Drew. He was great and delight to be served by. Service I would expect at a top 5star restaurant.
The food was great and large servings!
I will definitely be going back.

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Awesome experience first time having dinner here and from the get go was greeted with happy staff was shown to our table that was by the window which was nice then we had Drew who served us. He explained the specials for the day very detailed and just had such awesome customer service then the food came which we didn't have to wait for too long like other places and it was devine the stake was beautiful and the pork belly looked amazing will definitely recommend this place and will be back again soon.

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A delightful waitress who was very efficient and helpful. The meal came in plenty of time for us to enjoy it, have a short walk in time for the movies we'd bought tickets for. Just perfect!

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Caroline Henry

The second time I have been here to eat, and the food was great & well priced too. My mum & I really enjoyed the scotch fillet & my daughter & nephew loved the angus burger, & pasta of the day. Highly recommend this place!

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Great food and service at Focal Point. Great menue to cater all from steak to fish to pasta. Thank you Focal Point for a lovely evening.

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Kailah Lee

Great service, lovely staff. The food tasted amazing!! I ordered the Angus beef burger, it was Fantastic. My only concern was the m&m cheesecake the appearance didn’t look nice as the m&m’s had sunk into the cake and the colour had started to come off the m&ms while being stored in a fridge. Just an idea - put the m&m’s on before you bring out the cheesecake

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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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