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Bar, New Zealand, Seafood, Pub
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Reviewed 8 February 2021

Visited the Tavern expecting a decent well cooked meal and friendly atmosphere especially as it's the only tavern around. Food was very Average and expensive for what was available. There was no atmosphere or welcoming hospitality that we had experienced everywhere else in the region....Very disappointed with the whole experience and will choose to stay in on my next visit to the area.More

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 25 January 2021

Great place to eat, you can sit in the veranda right by the sea, great views. Great hearty food, nothing fancy but very tasty and well priced. The staff were friendly and waiting times not long at all. Made us laugh that you took your...own plates back in when you were finished, good local country life, will def be back. Oh yes and the dessert was amazing!More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 8 January 2021 via mobile

The steak was really yummy.. even though we wanted medium it was a little over but still soft. Food prices very reasonable with an awesome view. Only negative is the order took over an hour to come. Would not recommend the pizza.

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 7 January 2021

If you’re coming through tokomaru bay you should definitely go here. Lovely pub food and burgers. If you’re sitting outside you get a great view. Nice dining!

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 25 October 2020

We ate here because there was nowhere else BUT that was to our advantage as the food was great. Good honest food, friendly staff and a magnificent view from the deck. A lovely evening.

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 1 October 2020 via mobile

Stopped in for dinner. Burgers were delicious and all food was well priced. Staff were friendly and the view was stunning

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 13 August 2020 via mobile

Lovely country tavern by the beautiful Tokomaru Bay. Friendly service and one of the best 3 fish dinners in NZ (alongside Mangonui and Lake Ferry.) Must visit!

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 31 July 2020

Delicious food, great and friendly owners, camping for a small fee out the front. Historic town and beach nearby.

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 19 February 2020 via mobile

Called into Te puka tavern on our hikoi around East coast. it was recommended and rightly so. located right on the coast, boat ramp in front gives an awesome outlook. very friendly hosts makes you feel very welcome. cool photos and history to take in,...if that's of interest. if you want to stay, book ahead.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 30 December 2019

Excellent choice of food. Staff were friendly. The views are great. The place seemed really clean. What more could you want?

Date of visit: December 2019
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  • Te Puka Tavern is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4
    • Value: 4.5