Restaurant reviewer Kim Knight fails to get onboard at Platform 8.

Platform 8
26 Te Taou Cres
Ph: (09) 972 1848

WE SPENT: $155 for two.
WE THOUGHT: 10 - Disappointing

It seemed appropriate to make a reservation. The restaurant, after all, used to be a train station.


Sarah wore a black velvet coat and a black cloche hat. She looked like a glamorous lady novelist who might retire to the smoking car for a small sherry before plotting the demise of an unscrupulous bounder.

She would have had time for several sherries. She would have been in Taumarunui before the first course