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What new features would you like added to DineOut in 2013?
What's the best night for dining out?
|492 votes registered|
What do you call them?
|84.26%||Waiter / Waitress|
|5.56%||Hey You or Oi!|
|3.70%||I just snap my fingers|
|108 votes registered|
What do you honestly expect when a restaurant makes a mistake with your meal?
|81.15%||a sincere apology and replacement|
|9.03%||a replacement meal and discount|
|7.46%||a replacement meal for free|
|2.36%||a free replacement meal and a discount off the rest|
|764 votes registered|
Which of these would you find the hardest to do for more than a week?
|9.81%||Vegitarian or vegan|
|7.48%||Low-Carb (or high protien)|
|5.14%||100 mile diet (local food only)|
|57.94%||Raw food only|
|214 votes registered|
Which is the worst vegetable?
|36.16%||Brussels sprouts (nanocabbages) cooked till they melt/ooze|
|9.73%||Cabbage, boiled for no less than 30 minutes|
|12.47%||Celery (come on, you know it's bad!)|
|4.24%||Beetroot in all it's blood red glory|
|1.75%||Green beans, fresh or thawed|
|35.66%||Frozen mixed veges from your supermarket|
|401 votes registered|
How would you like your steak cooked tonight?
|301 votes registered|
Welcome, what would you like for breakfast/brunch today?
|16.72%||Big Breakfast (the bit-of-everything fry-up)|
|12.32%||Pancakes (sweet or savoury)|
|8.80%||French toast (sweet or savoury)|
|8.50%||Muesli, oatmeal or some other 'healthy' option |
|36.07%||Eggs (scrambled, poached, fried) on toast and some bacon and/or mushrooms on the side|
|9.97%||Corn fritters with sour cream|
|4.99%||Omelette with a choice of fillings|
|2.64%||I don't do brunch |
|341 votes registered|
Where do you buy your smallgoods from?
|5.66%||Farmers market (etc.)|
|4.40%||Other (farm, blokes at pub, etc)|
|8.18%||I'm a vegetarian, so nowhere|
|0.63%||I don't do the shopping|
|159 votes registered|
What's your preferred cup of coffee?
|10.90%||Hate them all|
|413 votes registered|
Foodiefoodie wants to know what you had for lunch today (and this week)
|10.84%||Sushi, sashimi, bento box or rice balls|
|6.50%||Pie, sausage roll, hot pastry goodness|
|3.41%||Drive thru or take-out junk food (you now regret buying)|
|7.12%||Lunch bar sammies, filled rolls and cakes|
|10.22%||Cafe-style lunch (or brunch)|
|13.31%||Leftovers from last night - hot, cold or room temperature|
|32.82%||Home made lunch - something awesome, or maybe something dull|
|7.74%||Something else entirely|
|323 votes registered|
Which wine with your dinner this evening?
|5.52%||Some other red|
|11.60%||Some other white|
|2.76%||Bubbly (plonk or Champagne!)|
|181 votes registered|
What would you think if you saw a mother breastfeeding her baby in the restaurant where you were having dinner?
|58.17%||I would have no problem with it whatsoever - breast is best!|
|30.33%||So long as it was kept discrete, then there is no problem|
|3.72%||I don't approve, but it wouldn't upset me|
|7.33%||I disapprove - they should go elsewhere (toilets or car or somewhere else)|
|0.45%||I have never had to think/deal with this situation, so I just don't know|
|887 votes registered|
What's the scariest restaurant environment?
|12.71%||World Cup / Super 14 Rugby|
|2.06%||Olympic curling finals live on the big screen|
|291 votes registered|
What's your new years resolution?
|10.66%||Learn to cook|
|5.74%||Marry a chef|
|18.03%||Find the perfect crème brûlée|
|12.30%||Discover which meal best matches my $6 bottle of pinot noir|
|122 votes registered|
Crikey! It's less than a month till Christmas! Have you done all your Christmas shopping yet?
|21.43%||Yes, I'm all set for Christmas morning!|
|20.41%||Yes, well, kind of. Mostly done, a few last minute gifts to find still.|
|21.43%||Yes, a bit. I have some but nowhere near all of the gifts on my list!|
|24.49%||No, nowhere near complete and panic is setting in!|
|12.24%||No, will be regifting anything I can find under my bed on the day!|
|98 votes registered|
What's your preference with dinner?
|543 votes registered|
How is the recession affecting your dining habits?
|24.00%||Haven't noticed it yet - I still eat out like I did|
|22.40%||Hasn't stopped me eating out, but I notice the restaurants seem quieter|
|20.80%||I still go out, but to 'cheap and cheerful' places, or those with a good DineOut offer|
|10.40%||I go out less often, but prefer to splurge at a top restaurant when I do|
|16.80%||I go out less often AND limit myself to cheap and cheerfuls|
|5.60%||I can't remember the last time I ate out....|
|125 votes registered|
Mmmmmm coffee: Green milk or Blue?
|28.21%||Green - I prefer the taste of trim milk|
|3.85%||Green - but only cos I think I should cos it's 'healthier', I'd prefer blue|
|2.56%||Blue - because that's the proper way to make coffee, I'd prefer green|
|65.38%||Blue - because the richer milk gives a better flavour AND it textures properly. Yum|
|78 votes registered|
What is easier to forgive?
|16.74%||Bad Food - if the service is great|
|48.12%||Bad Service - if the food is great|
|35.15%||Bad company - if the restaurant is great|
|239 votes registered|
Should DineOut offer a wine review facility?
|58.97%||Yes, a stand-alone wine review facility would be fantastic|
|28.21%||Yes, but only as part of a restaurant review|
|11.28%||Not really, I don't like wine. What about beer?|
|1.54%||I only ever buy wine in boxes, no need to rate it as I know what it tastes like|
|195 votes registered|
Would you buy the DineOut Book?
|57.32%||No. The DineOut website is free, so why would I?|
|21.46%||Only if it was for my region (e.g. Auckland or Canterbury) only|
|15.91%||Only if was for all of New Zealand|
|5.30%||Only if 'my' reviews were in it|
|396 votes registered|
Summer is around the corner, it's BBQ season again. Are you...
|36.58%||Charcoal is king|
|38.59%||Gas (LPG) is best|
|7.38%||I don't do BBQ|
|17.45%||Don't care as long as someone else is cooking it!|
|298 votes registered|
I'm sorry sir/madam, the chocolate cake has sold out. Can I offer you something else perhaps?
|18.94%||Lemon Meringue Pie|
|18.07%||Apple Crumble (with custard)|
|13.12%||Ice Cream & Hot Fudge Sauce|
|9.28%||Pavalova with Kiwifruit & Cream|
|10.64%||The Cheese Board|
|9.03%||No chocolate cake? I'm leaving!|
|808 votes registered|
With winter around the corner, what's your favourite winter dish?
|23.08%||Big bowls of veggie soup|
|40.47%||Roast lamb (or pork etc.) with all the trimmings|
|6.35%||Fish & Chips and a bottle of cheap plonk on a stormy beach|
|6.69%||Same old stuff I was eating all summer!|
|299 votes registered|
What is your dining preference?
|4.43%||5 star dining establishments, silver service|
|64.54%||5 star food and a great environment|
|22.16%||Cheap and cheerful|
|0.28%||Anything with a drive-thru|
|361 votes registered|
Christmas is rolling around, are you doing the traditional home-cooked dinner, or will you be finding a restaurant to do all the hard work for you?
|22.87%||Staying home and doing all the cooking for the family!|
|23.40%||Heading out to a relatives house for dinner (and maybe helping)|
|34.57%||Looking for a restaurant to make my life easier|
|19.15%||Pray for sunshine - we're having a BBQ!|
|188 votes registered|
How do you usually find out about restaurants that you would like to go to, or have been to?
|12.47%||Magazines (e.g. Cuisine, Metro, Taste)|
|50.54%||Friends, family & collegues (word of mouth)|
|19.57%||Websites (like DineOut)|
|12.47%||Wandering down the street (random)|
|4.95%||Some other magical method!|
|465 votes registered|
Restaurants claim huge increases in wage costs on public holidays force them to charge a surcharge (normally 15%) to make it worth their while opening on a public holiday. What do you think?
|27.87%||I have no problem with it, and pay it happily so I can enjoy a meal out on a holiday|
|21.03%||I hate paying it, but can understand the necessity of it so it doesn't stop me dining out|
|33.25%||I refuse to pay it - I will go somewhere that doesn't charge a surcharge, or entertain at home|
|17.85%||I would rather costs were increased very slightly (1-2%) throughout the year|
|409 votes registered||