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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Found this spot on the first night of our holiday and went every night for a cocktail for the next week. Live music some evenings, best steaks ever as you go to their butchers counter and choose your own. Staff are what makes this place...though - helpful and polite.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food and wine along with speciality services and expertise with gin, rum and whiskey purchases.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 5 July 2022

Stunning food, couldn’t fault the scotch steak, meal size was great and a cocktail list worth trying to work through.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 29 June 2022

We had the chicken soft tacos. So tasty and beautifully presented. Excellent service. Tucked away where you might notice it initially

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 13 June 2022 via mobile

Stumbled upon this by accident- great food and atmosphere and would definitely recommend. Love the decor, and the rock n rolla burger was amazing

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

What a great place to eat. Tucked away down the winding alley ways of Paihia Lanes great place to browse through the little boutique shops or find a place to eat. This place for us had the best atmosphere, awesome live music “duo coco” or...down the other end of the restaurant where people were watching the rugby. The shrimp tacos/ sticky chicken wings were tasty. The staff were really friendly.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 11 June 2022

Sadly I’ve had to delete stars for what I witnessed behind the bar but first the what I would give 5+ stars for - the food, service, ambience - the best steak meals we’ve had in a very long time !!!! The two guys serving...tonight gave excellent service with the dark haired, butcher guy knowing the menu and deli goods for sale impressively well. Let alone provided the best service! So great to speak to and acknowledge the chef who cooked our steaks also! Great addition to Paihia… wish you were in our neck of the woods! As for the Barman - observed him (dark hair in bun, beard) the whole evening constantly rubbing/scratching his nose, face, beard, scalp & hair AND drinking straight from the cocktail shaker the cocktails he made BEFORE & AFTER pouring into customer glasses and then not even sterilizing the shakers (so all germs passed onto several customers). No one should be drinking his cocktails in these pandemic times let alone at any time - so disgusting!! As a side note - we had a lovely time the night before at the Tipsy Oyster : turns out they’re owned by the same owners.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 30 April 2022 via mobile

Best Guinness I've had in NZ in 8 years! The food was so much better than we expected when we first arrived but the star of the evening was the smooth creamy Guinness . It was smooth, creamy and exceptionally good. Like a premium red...wine in Air New Zealand's business class it just needed time to warm up. If they could reduce the coldness it would be exceptional. Such a great pint! If only everywhere else could replicate this I'd feel like I was back in Ireland.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 29 April 2022

The gins were amazing, had 3 different types, my favourite, made with black Doris plums, served with plum chutney in bottom, tonic and lemon, sounds strange but was delicious The lamb taco was amazing as were the lamb burgers, a great night was had by...all Most staff had their masks below their chin otherwise would have given them excellentMore

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 25 April 2022 via mobile

Went for drinks & dinner with a large group. This venue is almost a one-stop shop. I bought a bottle of my favourite tipple at a VERY reasonable price from their extensive selection of spirits. We had a delicious meal and could’ve bought fresh meat...from the butcher inside. Reasonably priced meals and drinks, parking is on the street. Two things I’m not a fan of: the distance to the toilets (upstairs and through a maze of corridors) and the dessert selection. Still going back next visit though.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
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