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Cuisine: A La Carte, New Zealand, Public House
Price Point: Mains from $20 - $35+
Ranked: #1 of 13 restaurants in Waikato

Round up your friends for a night of modern Kiwi dining at Keystone, Monteith Brewing Co’s only bar in central Hamilton.

Cool yet casual interiors, including polished wooden floorboards, leather booths and feature stone work, make it the perfect place for a quick meeting or for after work drinks. In summer, their al fresco terrace is the perfect place to relax with a tasty snack and a bit of live music!

Top quality ingredients inform the menus, which include everything from flame grilled burgers and slow cooked ribs, to spinach gnocchi and light, delicious lamb and halloumi salad.

Unsurprisingly, the entire Monteith’s range of drinks is on offer. Whether you’re a cider connoisseur or a golden lager lover, Keystone has the beverage for you. There is also a decent selection of Kiwi and Australian fine wines.

For a sophisticated modern bar menu alongside top beers, look no further.

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Keystone Bar & Restaurant
150 Victoria Street
Hamilton 3204

Open Hours:
Mon - Fri 4pm till late
Sat 11am till late
Sun Closed

Phone: 07 839 4294

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Ranked: #1 of 13 restaurants in Waikato 1
Keystone Bar & Restaurant
Cuisine: A La Carte, New Zealand, Public House
Mains: $20 - $35+

Reviews

Robyn Slade

We were met quickly by our waitress who seated us while we waited for the rest of our party. She was attentive and we felt like she was ready to serve us when we needed but was unobtrusive so that we could chat and enjoy the meal.
The meals were delicious and appropriately priced.
The atmosphere was relaxed and the restaurant setting is attractive and comfortable.
We had a lovely evening and will be back to Keystone.

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Nina Tipu

Waikatos best First Table option

Superb customer service and experience

Food was quick and cooked perfectly

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This was our first table booking - and as a group of four we had a great experience at Keystone! We couldnt fault the food and the service was excellent - the wait staff were very attentive. We had booked our table at 5.30 to attend a show later - the courses all arrived without delay and we didnt feel rushed - thumbs up to Keystone - we'll definitely be back again ☺

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We love the starter of Mushroom something, it is delicious! Large portion of the main meals and yummy! The dining environment is very good!

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Natasha Smith-Cully

Absolutely wonderful service and food A+++ will definitely come back again. The pork ribs and Fettucini were devine!

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Lovely food and atmosphere at Keystone, looking forward to dining again.

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Natalia Williams

Food was amazing!! Had an awesome time, will definitely be back.

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Lance Robinson

Such an amazing time at Keystone! Great food, especially the lamb pie and banana creme brulee and fantastic service from the staff. Felt looked after and got some good reccomendations from our waitress. A great evening out, would highly reccomend Keystone!

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Yvonne Beaudine

Our first dining experience with First Table was great! Keystone restaurant is perfect. I gave 5 star rating, as I couldn't fault it. The food was devine. I'm going back to try other menu items as I'm sure they are all delicious. Service was great too. First table is the way to go ......

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Service was great from all staff, nice atmosphere. Food was delicious and good portion sizes, will highly recommend.

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chris atwood

Great quick service, very friendly and polite. Food was quickly served and tasted great. Great dining experience.

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Rachel Patterson

We couldn't fault the meals. They were all so delicious and makes deciding what to have again next time all the more harder!!The calamari was amazing! As were the chicken steamed bun sliders! And the staff were all very attentive and lovely! I'd never heard of first table until 2 days ago. What a cool thing, Will definitely be doing this again!

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Kelsey Nicole

We had a great evening using first table at keystone restaurant. The quality and size of the meals were excellent and the dessert was amazing! Highly recommend going to keystone and look forward to coming again

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Awesome! This was our first 'First Table' experience and it was so good! I loved going early because Keystone is very popular and so can get booked out early.
As usual, the food was delicious! The brisket burger not something we expected and the combination of flavours, coupled with the 'melt in your mouth brisket' was sublime. I love the Lamb salad but they didn't have any lamb so gave me salmon instead and I actually liked it better than the lamb. My sister, visiting from out of town, was highly impressed and will use First Table when she gets home (and return to Keystone). And if you're a pinot noir drinker you must have the Carrick Unravelled...simply the best!

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Glenda Ladbrook

Keystone is always an amazing place for somewhere to dine. The staff are always friendly and helpful, the atmosphere is great, whether you are there with your family, your special one, or even later on the evening when the music starts up. We've NEVER had an issue with the food it is AMAZING!! The chef there is a genius!!!!! Honestly, Keystone is one of my all time fav places in Hamilton. Definitely recommend.

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Ruth Surachmat

Wonderul food and outstanding and attentive service. Big shout out to Keystone and the manager for accommodating us on Melborne cup day even though they were closed for a private function. It was my sons birthday and he enjoyed the southern chicken started and then fish and chips. I had the deep fried potato skins and for main I had the brisket burgers which was the absolute bomb. four star service - Ruth Surachmat

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Bronwyn Roberts

First table is a superb idea.
Eye fillet was excellent.....fantastic service ....great ambience with live music.
Would go again.

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Tahlia Willis

Food was amazing. Ordered the Spinach Nocchi which was recommended by the awesome waitress we had, and it delicious. Partner got the eye fillet, which he said was beautiful and cooked perfectly.
Highly recommend this restaurant. Will be back again.

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Nicola Belworthy

Such wonderful food and wonderful service. Our hostess made sure we were well looked after, and let us take our time with ordering. - who doesn’t look at a menu a week in advance and still knows what they want.

Food was absolutely amazing, so much flavour and quick to come out.
Well done Keystone, we will definitely be back

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Sharleen Lynch

Amazing attentive staff, couldn't have been more helpful. Food cooked well, lovely atmosphere. Will definitely be dining at Keystone Bar & Grill again soon.

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The food was absolutey delicious. I had the Snapper and my husband had the Eye Fillet. The service wasn't as good as last time but I think that was due to new staff they were training. I had the wrong entree given to me but this was quikly rectified and this did not put a damper on our night at all. The staff were very polite and friendly.

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Lisa Oakley

Excellent

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Jaimee Austin-Thompson

Twas the night before Hamilton,
when looking on First table
Keystone bar looked able
To serve us a good feed.
The reservations were booked by the human with care,
In hopes that our tummies soon would be there;

The humans were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of brisket burgers danced in their heads;
We made it to Hamilton and went through our day,
Then it was time for dinner, so we went on our way.

When seated we were treated to fantastic service and care
Our tummies were groaning with burgers and beer.
Away we went after a slamming good meal,
With intentions of returning soon we feel!

GOLD STAR!

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Helen Logan

Great food and service - will definitely return.

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Hetty Clark

Good service, the staff are friendly and helpful. Food was mainly good, but the beef burger had no flavour. Had the loaded fries (the best) and the fish of the day and they were delicious! Ordered the choc marquise and warm skillet cookie for dessert - amazing!

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Debbie Jackson

Fast service, Delicious large meals.
Very happy and would def return again

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Great food and service at an amazing price!

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Paul Van der Wel

We dined at Keystone with a party of 4. Prompt service with the added bonus of discounted drinks untill 6.30 pm. We all had 3 courses which although standard bistro style fare were well presented and tasty. We will come again.

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Another great night out with great food, service and drinks. Was a lovely night out for my birthday.

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Glenda Ladbrook

Beautiful food as always. Great atmosphere and service is awesome. Thanks so much again

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Great meal and service, will be back

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Very nice food and great staff.....

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Kellie Perry

Food was delicious! Those Arancini balls are to die for!! Great service very attentive waitresses always checking to see if we needed more drinks or that our meals were up to standard .. lovely night enjoyed with my girlfriends - thank you Keystone!

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Excellent service and meal, we had 3 courses all
were 12/10 delicious. The desserts were massive, and even the entrees were large compared to other restraunts. We left 100% satisfied and full to the brim.

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Absolutely outstanding. Portofino arancino are superb. $5 pints! Great staff. Love the restaurant design and music selection. Excellent staff. Will definitely be heading back.

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Bridget Floyd

Food was great and so was service would highly recommend

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Great food and excellent service. Our waitress, Emily was fantastic, very friendly and extremely helpful. Excellent night out, will definitely be going back.

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Nicola Hamilton

Wow, I hadn't been to Keystone in such a long time but when it popped up at first tables I thought id try it again. The food was absolutely delicious and we left with a full belly and a smile on our face. The service was great. The waiter made sure that we were taken care off but didn't crowd us through the night. Will definitely be going back to try there bottomless brunch.

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Peter Lou

The services was great and the food was amazing. Fairly large portions.

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The service was excellent and staff very friendy. Food was great and no long wait times for it to come to the table. The Mushroom Arancini and the Salt and Pepper Calamari starters are a must.
My husband and I will definitely be coming back.

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Karla Watson

Really enjoyed the meal, it was delicious - especially that black doris plum ice cream....!! the presentation on the plate was very good and great service from all the staff. thanks! We will be back :-)

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Right from the time we opened the door, happy people meet and great. The Wait staff were great food was Excellent and the beer was cold...

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Metāpere Te Marae

Food was real good and came out nice and fast. Service was really good as well!

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Robyn Slade

We were met quickly by our waitress who seated us while we waited for the rest of our party. She was attentive and we felt like she was ready to serve us when we needed but was unobtrusive so that we could chat and enjoy the meal.
The meals were delicious and appropriately priced.
The atmosphere was relaxed and the restaurant setting is attractive and comfortable.
We had a lovely evening and will be back to Keystone.

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Our first experience there. New menu. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Food was great especially the lamb rump.

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Nina Tipu

Waikatos best First Table option

Superb customer service and experience

Food was quick and cooked perfectly

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Kiri Iwihora

Delicious food

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This was our first table booking - and as a group of four we had a great experience at Keystone! We couldnt fault the food and the service was excellent - the wait staff were very attentive. We had booked our table at 5.30 to attend a show later - the courses all arrived without delay and we didnt feel rushed - thumbs up to Keystone - we'll definitely be back again ☺

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We love the starter of Mushroom something, it is delicious! Large portion of the main meals and yummy! The dining environment is very good!

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Natasha Smith-Cully

Absolutely wonderful service and food A+++ will definitely come back again. The pork ribs and Fettucini were devine!

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Amazing food, service and beer

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Great service,food was amazing!! Steam buns and the pasta was our favorite.
All the staff were warm and welcoming

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Lovely food and atmosphere at Keystone, looking forward to dining again.

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Ashlea Ludwig

I had been wanting to try the new menu for a while, so glad I did! We started with the steam buns and fried chicken, YUUM!! we got the burgers and fish of the day for mains, they were presented really well, picture-perfect and tasted great. So many options to choose from too.

The service was great, our waitress was awesome, very accommodating!

The only downside was there was a wine night during our dinner which was quite loud, so it became hard to hear the person who was sitting right next to me. Not their fault though!

Overall, it was a great experience. I will definitely be going back. Thank you!

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Natalia Williams

Food was amazing!! Had an awesome time, will definitely be back.

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Sarah Clarke

Great food love the atmosphere will be going again

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Fish of the day was overcook and dry.
Waitress should be better aware of restaurant food and rules

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Great service, friendly staff, excellent steak :)

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Elizabeth Byrne

Enjoyed our meal and service was great.

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Lance Robinson

Such an amazing time at Keystone! Great food, especially the lamb pie and banana creme brulee and fantastic service from the staff. Felt looked after and got some good reccomendations from our waitress. A great evening out, would highly reccomend Keystone!

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Amanda Johns van Schagen

Lovely food, great service!

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Yvonne Beaudine

Our first dining experience with First Table was great! Keystone restaurant is perfect. I gave 5 star rating, as I couldn't fault it. The food was devine. I'm going back to try other menu items as I'm sure they are all delicious. Service was great too. First table is the way to go ......

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David Wilson

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Donally Bernal

Pros: The food was very well seasoned, our waiter was friendly and the alcoholic drinks were strong, unlike the watered down ones we're used to in most places.

Cons: They weren't stocked on the drinks I initially ordered so they kept coming back and asking me to order a different one, so in the end I got one that I didn't really want. My table all agreed that it smelled fishy where we were seated but aside from that the atmosphere was good.

Summary: Overall, I enjoyed my dining experience at Keystone. I would go back for the food and strong drinks, but the low availability of drinks and the fishy smell make it not my first choice.

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Most beautiful food I’ve had in a long time. Everything we ordered was superb

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Service was great from all staff, nice atmosphere. Food was delicious and good portion sizes, will highly recommend.

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chris atwood

Great quick service, very friendly and polite. Food was quickly served and tasted great. Great dining experience.

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Ashleigh Pearson

A nice meal out

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Rachel Patterson

We couldn't fault the meals. They were all so delicious and makes deciding what to have again next time all the more harder!!The calamari was amazing! As were the chicken steamed bun sliders! And the staff were all very attentive and lovely! I'd never heard of first table until 2 days ago. What a cool thing, Will definitely be doing this again!

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Hetty Clark

Lovely staff as always and lovely food as always - that's why I keep going back! On this occasion there was an issue with the food but our waitress was so nice about it and quick to remedy the problem. It has not put me off at all. See you guys again soon lol!

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Kelsey Nicole

We had a great evening using first table at keystone restaurant. The quality and size of the meals were excellent and the dessert was amazing! Highly recommend going to keystone and look forward to coming again

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Awesome! This was our first 'First Table' experience and it was so good! I loved going early because Keystone is very popular and so can get booked out early.
As usual, the food was delicious! The brisket burger not something we expected and the combination of flavours, coupled with the 'melt in your mouth brisket' was sublime. I love the Lamb salad but they didn't have any lamb so gave me salmon instead and I actually liked it better than the lamb. My sister, visiting from out of town, was highly impressed and will use First Table when she gets home (and return to Keystone). And if you're a pinot noir drinker you must have the Carrick Unravelled...simply the best!

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Diane Atwill

Great food & service. Happy hour is from 5 to 6.30pm so great value all round!

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Fantastic service and delicious food. Thank you!

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Glenda Ladbrook

Keystone is always an amazing place for somewhere to dine. The staff are always friendly and helpful, the atmosphere is great, whether you are there with your family, your special one, or even later on the evening when the music starts up. We've NEVER had an issue with the food it is AMAZING!! The chef there is a genius!!!!! Honestly, Keystone is one of my all time fav places in Hamilton. Definitely recommend.

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Ruth Surachmat

Wonderul food and outstanding and attentive service. Big shout out to Keystone and the manager for accommodating us on Melborne cup day even though they were closed for a private function. It was my sons birthday and he enjoyed the southern chicken started and then fish and chips. I had the deep fried potato skins and for main I had the brisket burgers which was the absolute bomb. four star service - Ruth Surachmat

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Bronwyn Roberts

First table is a superb idea.
Eye fillet was excellent.....fantastic service ....great ambience with live music.
Would go again.

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Tahlia Willis

Food was amazing. Ordered the Spinach Nocchi which was recommended by the awesome waitress we had, and it delicious. Partner got the eye fillet, which he said was beautiful and cooked perfectly.
Highly recommend this restaurant. Will be back again.

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Nicola Belworthy

Such wonderful food and wonderful service. Our hostess made sure we were well looked after, and let us take our time with ordering. - who doesn’t look at a menu a week in advance and still knows what they want.

Food was absolutely amazing, so much flavour and quick to come out.
Well done Keystone, we will definitely be back

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Sharleen Lynch

Amazing attentive staff, couldn't have been more helpful. Food cooked well, lovely atmosphere. Will definitely be dining at Keystone Bar & Grill again soon.

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The food was absolutey delicious. I had the Snapper and my husband had the Eye Fillet. The service wasn't as good as last time but I think that was due to new staff they were training. I had the wrong entree given to me but this was quikly rectified and this did not put a damper on our night at all. The staff were very polite and friendly.

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Lisa Oakley

Excellent

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Jaimee Austin-Thompson

Twas the night before Hamilton,
when looking on First table
Keystone bar looked able
To serve us a good feed.
The reservations were booked by the human with care,
In hopes that our tummies soon would be there;

The humans were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of brisket burgers danced in their heads;
We made it to Hamilton and went through our day,
Then it was time for dinner, so we went on our way.

When seated we were treated to fantastic service and care
Our tummies were groaning with burgers and beer.
Away we went after a slamming good meal,
With intentions of returning soon we feel!

GOLD STAR!

- dined at Keystone Bar & Restaurant on

Helen Logan

Great food and service - will definitely return.

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Hetty Clark

Good service, the staff are friendly and helpful. Food was mainly good, but the beef burger had no flavour. Had the loaded fries (the best) and the fish of the day and they were delicious! Ordered the choc marquise and warm skillet cookie for dessert - amazing!

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Debbie Jackson

Fast service, Delicious large meals.
Very happy and would def return again

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Great food and service at an amazing price!

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Paul Van der Wel

We dined at Keystone with a party of 4. Prompt service with the added bonus of discounted drinks untill 6.30 pm. We all had 3 courses which although standard bistro style fare were well presented and tasty. We will come again.

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Another great night out with great food, service and drinks. Was a lovely night out for my birthday.

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Glenda Ladbrook

Beautiful food as always. Great atmosphere and service is awesome. Thanks so much again

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Wayne Oliver

Just Average!
I was asked if everything was ok with the meal and said was good except ash over main and server basically dismissed it and said this was a new technique and loved it. Didn't matter if I did!

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Great meal and service, will be back

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