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Off State Highway 1 45 Charles Crescent, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
+64 7-377 3422
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“venison pie” (43 reviews)
“kidney” (4 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
Bar, European, British, Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Off State Highway 1 45 Charles Crescent, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

You have to try their venison pie...it was DELICIOUS. Service left a little bit to be desired but overall a very pleasant evening.

1  Thank ChristineW10
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really think it is! I'm talking of the Ploughman's Restaurant's signature dish, their VENISON PIE. Great lumps of succulent meat cooked in a deliciously rich gravy all encased in crispy crunchy pastry. I salivate at the memory! Yes the pastry was cooked through, even...More

1  Thank Ian N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Recommended to us by Sue at Waitanahui Lodge and it was well worth the money. Big helpings and nice atmosphere

1  Thank Michelle K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I had a delicious meal at this restaurant, great food, friendly staff and fair prices. If you like seafood then try and Salmon in filo pastry parcels, they can't be beaten.

1  Thank Robert G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We are locals and have been to Ploughmans previously and found it very good. We had family visiting so we wanted to try it out as we hadn't been in there for a while. On this occassion we had a very good young lady serving...More

Thank Suse T
Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

What an awesome place, great service and lovely food, maybe some would say chalk and cheese with Cobb and crap Taupo.

Thank Vaughan R
Reviewed 8 April 2018

We were early but other customers soon followed. The reception from the woman in charge was decidedly frosty and while the food came reasonably quickly it was not hot and the lamb shank was overdone. The surroundings were nice and the place should do well...More

Thank Jigsaw41
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

Recently tried this place for dinner as it's very close by for us. Very average food. I got the pie which itself was nice but the pumpkin that came on the side was cold and it came with 1 piece of broccoli? Either add more...More

Thank laura j
Reviewed 5 April 2018

We ended up visiting this pub twice as it had such a convivial atmosphere. Staff were friendly and knowledgeable about local beers which was great for my hubby who is into craft beers. Lots of friendly locals when we were there too. Lots of seating...More

Thank Kim F
Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

Had a lovely meal - and enjoyed the local beer. My wife had the pie which was delicious, although perhaps left under the warmer a little long. The steak was closer to medium well than medium rare - otherwise the rating would have been better.

Thank Michael H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$21
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Off State Highway 1 45 Charles Crescent, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Taupo District  >  Taupo
  • Phone Number: +64 7-377 3422
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