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$10 - $25
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Bar, Pub, New Zealand
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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had dinner at the tavern on Saturday night and the burgers were awesome. Cooked to perfection and great buns. The entrees were also great. We recommend the squid.

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Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 14 April 2024 via mobile

Absolutely amazing food, service and atmosphere. Could not fault the staff. They were super helpful and the food was delicious.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 31 March 2024

Good menu with lots of choices. Food very tasty and well prepared. Service a bit slow but a busy time during holidays.

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Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 25 March 2024

A group of us went for lunch recently. Couldn't fault the food or the service. One of our ladies at the table had had an operation on her ankle...they especially kept an eye out for her..which was really appreciated.

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Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 10 March 2024 via mobile

Beautiful historic tavern, although the interior has been opened up into a relatively charmless big restaurant space. Good range of 'mainstream craft' beer (Panhead, Emersons) on tap. Pub type food - burgers & chips etc - which was all very good. Efficient service, with food...delivered quickly.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 19 February 2024 via mobile

Saturday 8pm. Arrived and full menu had ended. All that was available was chicken burger, fries or croquettes. Not much choice. Had the burger. It was OK but not what I was hoping for.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 2 February 2024 via mobile

Lively place, relaxed, live music. Choice of seating outside, inside or halfway in between. The food and wine fairly average compared to everywhere else we have visited in NZ over the last 2 weeks. My steak did not represent the fillet it was supposed to...be.. tasty enough but I ordered medium rare and it was bordering on overdone. Wouldn’t recommend for food or wineMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 30 January 2024

Lovely food excellent value and excellent service. Food was hot and tasty and service was prompt and friendly. Lovely to sit in the Marquee and just look outside across the garden and over the Estuary or even if the weather allow to sit outside in...the garden.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 16 January 2024 via mobile

Simply gorgeous food. Big portions and really tasty. The salmon tart was a work of art and tasted as good as it looked. The ribs were huge and so was the Caesar salad. The waiting staff were friendly and efficient. I highly recommend a visit.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 12 January 2024

Four of us had a delicious lunch midweek. It was a special occasion and the service was attentive, and lent just the right tone to our lunch. The food was delicious, we ordered two fish dishes, the fabulous 'Beyond Burger', and a Caesar Salad. The...chunky fries and aoli - Wow! We'll be heading back soon.More

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Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 5 January 2024

After waiting 20 mins for non-existing service we went to place our order at the bar. Note that while this was an option, I dont think that was the expectation from the staff. However, one wouldnt know as the staff barely engaged with anyone. Lots...of people stood around trying to figure out what was going on. Then after that we waited 1hr 15mins for our food. Yes they were busy, but they could have warned us about this. It was a small order of 3 burgers and some ribs. The kids were starving by the time the food came. The food was a solid average, certainly not worth the wait or cost. Much better options in Mangahwai.More

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Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 15 December 2023

Great greeting, seating that we asked for, quick service of drinks, fabulous food and wonderful environment. Perhaps just leaving the drinks/food menu (smaller version of the large menus) at the table would be good so that we could plan a bit further on for those

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Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 8 December 2023

We all enjoyed our evening at the tavern. Good atmosphere and meals. It was great for a large group.

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Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 18 November 2023

A great spot with friendly service. A variety of 'small plates' offered along with some more substantial plates of ribs/ steak/ chicken parmy etc along with burgers. A good variety of wines and gin . We sampled the burgers and they were tasty and fresh....Very popular with the locals.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 2 October 2023

My family and I had an early dinner at Mangawhai Tavern on Saturday 30th September, and we all had wonderful meals - my Auckland brother and sister-in-law were very impressed with the quality of the food, and the speed that it arrived. There was a...very relaxed atmosphere, which suited us perfectly.More

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Date of visit: September 2023
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ekirsty
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Hi there. Thanks for your inquiry. Yes - we are child friendly and highchairs are available. Plus its an awesome spot on the water with a great chef and welcoming team. Hope to see you there
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Mangawhai Tavern is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5