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Steakhouse, New Zealand
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Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Dinner, Lunch, Brunch
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Reviewed 11 November 2021 via mobile

Just been in there to get a table and a meal Wanted us to eat on the couch Owners were occupying a table NO Thanks Won’t be back Won’t recommend Local residents as well

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 19 October 2020

We had Friday night dinner here after reading other recommendations and were not disappointed. Enjoyed the fish of the day and well priced local wine

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 22 September 2020

Lovely old building. The staff were really friendly. Easy to find from where we were staying. Meal was good. Lots of locals seem to come here.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 1 August 2020 via mobile

Lovely homely feel as you walk through the door and greeted with a friendly smile and welcome. Great range on the menu. Steak was well cooked and tasty, the same with the Salmon. Great puddings too. Very efficient and quick service, almost too quick to...clear the plates. The only snag was mash potatoe was cold, and although chef rectified this, we did feel he was a bit defensive when we told him. Still a great meal with clean plates all round.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 19 June 2020

You generally don't expect this sort of really excellent food in small town rural NZ . Lisa and her team, still under level 2 lock-down, provided a night so good we went back again the next night. The star of the show had to be...the really fresh scallops, an unheard of rarity in NZ these days - made even more delicious when Lisa happily breaded rather than battered them for me. Just brilliant!!! The fish red curry was delicious as were the other things that I now can't recall; except the mixed vegetables, so memorable for not only being prepared to perfection but so welcome when you have been traveling for a long time. Thanks Opotiki, love your part of the world.More

Date of visit: May 2020
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Reviewed 30 May 2020

Had two days in Opotiki for work. My colleagues and I had dinner at The Royal on our first night and went back the following night as it was an excellent meal. Great food and friendly service. Highly recommended for anyone passing through or staying...in Opotiki.More

Date of visit: May 2020
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Reviewed 14 March 2020 via mobile

We stayed in the hostel and it was lovely. The accommodation was very clean. It was nice and quiet. The staff are lovely and the bar that is connected to is also amazing lovely food and a great atmosphere . Highly recommend .

Date of visit: March 2020
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Beachlands, Owner at The Royal Opotiki Backpackers And Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2020

Thank you Charley for your rave review much appreciated. I hope ypu return again next time you pass thru Opotiki

Reviewed 7 March 2020 via mobile

Wow. Small town nz. Wasn’t expecting much despite TripAdvisor reviews but got to say we have recently been out to dinner at some top restaurants in Hamilton and our food here was far superior! Absolutely delicious seafood linguini and steak meal cooked nicely! Thanks chef!

Date of visit: March 2020
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Beachlands, Owner at The Royal Opotiki Backpackers And Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2020

Thank you so much for your rave review. Refferrals are huge for us and i hope you share your views with 5 friends and see you again next time you are in Opotki

Reviewed 28 February 2020 via mobile

Great food and great staff. Obviously a very popular place to dine for visitors and locals. We will certainly visit again when in the area.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Beachlands, Owner at The Royal Opotiki Backpackers And Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 29 February 2020

Thank you for your review referrals are huge for us so thank you for taking the time. Hope to meet you again next time you are pasding thru

Reviewed 27 February 2020

From a local's recommendation for somewhere to eat while passing through and staying at the local caravan park we came for dinner and were absolutely delighted with everything about the place. The helpful friendly staff, both behind the bar and our waitress. The seafood was...beautifully cooked and delicious as were the special 'chups'. The grilled local fish, forget the name of it, and the Mussels were the best I've EVER had anywhere in the world. Everything was so good we went to the kitchen to thank the chef Lisa in person.Honestly, do yourselves a favour and give them a try you won't be disappointed.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Beachlands, Owner at The Royal Opotiki Backpackers And Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 29 February 2020

Thank you so much for your rave review. Referrals are a huge part of our business and i hope you return again so we can meet again.

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The Royal Opotiki Backpackers And Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4