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Bar, Pub, New Zealand
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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
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Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed 13 March 2024 via mobile

Had a delicious roast evening meal here after full day walking snd exploring. Hadn’t realised how hungry I was until My meal was in front of me. Nicely cooked roast of the day with good variety of vegetables and tasty gravy. Was well worth the...wait! So delicious and cooked to perfection. Thank you!More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 24 February 2024

The staff are well enough presented and are friendly enough but they don't exactly go the extra mile. I think everyone needs to try just a little bit harder at the moment. The menu looked great but we chose to get takeaway Fish and Chips....Opted for the snapper. Servings were very generous but the fish batter was extremely fatty, oily, soggy and the fish was slightly overcooked. Edible but not the best fish and chips that we have had on this trip.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 17 December 2023

Stopped here with grandchildren miss 4yrs and miss 6yrs. We were made to feel very welcome by Tane the new manager who seated us and gave us the extensive menu to peruse. The chef was cheery and adapted the menu for our children's fussy needs....Tane was efficient and attentive, cheerful and friendly. The meal was simple and good. And so cheap! An iconic kiwi pub set in a gorgeous location. We will be back.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 29 October 2023 via mobile

2+ hour drive from Nelson over Takaka Hill, fabulous drive, rewarded with lovely Collingwood. The local shop sold postcards - rare these days - plus stamps! Lovely fish lunch at the tavern, my snapper was pan-fried rather than deep fried in batter (by request) and...was delicious, served with chips and fresh salad - tomato sauce and tarter sauce too. Husband's sea food basket had battered snapper, prawns, scallops, calamari, mussels, crab stick on a bed of chips, real good value for money. Friendly service too!More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 6 May 2023 via mobile

We spent the night in Collingwood and heading up the coast to Puponga for the morning. On our return we stopped here for burgers and chips which we delicious. They were expensive for what it was but exactly what we were looking for after a...long morning in the rain.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 1 May 2023

The place was full on a Monday night and they clearly do a roaring takeaway trade as well. The wait was over 45 minutes but we were warned clearly up front so all good. The food was worth waiting for. Bluff oysters followed by ribeye...(him) and lamb shank for me. Both were fab. Good enough wine and beer selection to keep us happy. Atmosphere very friendly but no frills. This is a tavern.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 18 April 2023

Comfortable venue with reasonable prices. However, the food was average. The seafood basket was disappointing - the batter was soggy and lacked flavour. The vegetables with the roast were cold and tasteless.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 13 April 2023 via mobile

Very much a relaxed local pub type feel. We took our dogs so sat in outdoor area. Meals were average and pricey especially when you had to go get the food yourself. No table service at all. No attempt by staff to engage ‘how was...your meal?’ or anything when paying. I think better options in the region if paying $30-$38 for a main.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 9 April 2023

We called in on a cold wet miserable evening and the welcome we received inside reflected exactly the weather outside. The attitude of the staff made it clear they didn't want 'another' customer! Won't be going there again.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Collingwood Tavern, Owner at Collingwood Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2023

Hi there we are very sorry for your experience here. It's definitely not a reflection of the normal atmosphere and we will endeavor to make sure our team remain friendly and welcoming when busy. Thanks for your feedback it's always appreciated.

Reviewed 18 January 2023

We had only the takeaways but they were perfectly good. The burgers were fresh and tasty, chips crisp but soft and the chicken was freshly coated and cooked, which I didn't expect. Recommend.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Collingwood Tavern, Owner at Collingwood Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2023

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Reviewed 11 January 2023

We ordered 3 x Fish and Chips and the young lady who took our order looked at us when we ordered 3 meals like we are crazy to eat that much food. When the food arrived we were very surprised : 1 small piece of...fish with a really small amount of chips and maybe a spoonful of salad was on each plate. The food did taste ok, but the portions was way too small for the $34.50 we paid per plate. It was the worst experience eating out we had on our 2 weeks long holiday.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Pioneer34835966606, Owner at Collingwood Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2023

I'm sorry you felt like this and just to be clear it sounds like the snapper mains you ordered not just standard fish and chips. We appreciate your feedback and hope the rest of your trip goes well.

Reviewed 27 May 2022

Delicious fish and chips to take away and two scoops of chips were too much for us even though I love my chippies!

Date of visit: May 2022
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Collingwood Tavern, Owner at Collingwood Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2023

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Reviewed 28 April 2022

Good place to have a good meal while reading a book. Good food, no frills, private booth, seems to be always open.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 21 April 2022 via mobile

OMG - great value for your money! Amazing meals and a great place to wind down after a day exploring. We played pool, talked with the locals, and had two amazing meals here. Good old fashion pub meals. The roasts were well proportioned and the...lamb shank was to die for! Fabulous service by a very friendly team of professionals. We will be back!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 12 April 2022 via mobile

Sat night at Collingwood Tavern . Lamb Shanks and mash tasty and delicious. Husband had ribeye steak cook to perfection. Dining room spacious and airy in these strange times. We experienced friendly and efficient service Thankyou

Date of visit: April 2022
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Collingwood Tavern is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4