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Ploughmans Restaurant

Off State Highway 1 45 Charles Crescent, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
+64 7-377 3422
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“venison pie” (39 reviews)
“scallops” (19 reviews)
“kidney” (4 reviews)
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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 via mobile

After a long drive from Wellington we happen on this place, what a little gem, just what we needed. The staff were so welcoming and friendly. The place reminded me of a pub back home in the UK the food was well priced and very...More

Thank QFA380Auckland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice pub, feels like a real pub, but has a ski touch to it which was nice. The fire was on which warmed us up. The staff was friendly and let us choose where to sit. Food however was average. Steaks were quite dry. The...More

Thank Claudia v
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We walked in and there were many open tables. We were greeted quickly and the server had our drinks promptly. We ordered different dishes and we each enjoyed them. Nice dessert and friendly staff. We did not drink at the bar so I can't comment...More

Thank UDbill
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Tonight's experience at Ploughmans was a great pleasure! We had heard it was now under new management so we thought we would give it a second chance. Last time I have to say was the worse dine out meal we have ever had! We decided...More

Thank lindiloo3
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

First thing I noticed was new lighting (maybe new owner ) yes took over in March . We both thought great ,but no the food was very average and over priced for what you got . No branded wine on the wine list and there...More

Thank Michael K
Reviewed 25 August 2017

We came here for a family dinner as we hadn't been here for a few years and we found it to be still as wonderful as it had been back then. The food was 10/10; we couldn't fault it; well worth coming out on a...More

Thank Karen R
Reviewed 19 August 2017

Ordered the mixed grill platter...was not good at all. It was overpriced, unimaginative and tasteless. I don't think the scallops were cooked properly either. Rest of our table fared little better with their choices. Nice atmosphere in the restaurant and the staff were friendly.

Thank Beenout2T
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Went for dinner with friends. Very disappointed in the meal. Ordered the Lamb Curry and it was not curry at all.... it was some lamb pieces in a tomato sauce. Would not recommend sorry.

Thank nicolieenlourens
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Used to be a favourite, since changed hands prices gone up- quality down. Had undercooked scollops, chips not hot, basic basic food for a fair price yeah nah

1  Thank Powellz2013
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Ploughmans ,when I hear the name I think of good quality meals and service .Friendly staff, ,a good range of bers on tap and good wines .Good for lunches or dinner at night you will not be disappointed

Thank goldenfox2016
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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, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 AM
12:00 PM - 10:00 AM
12:00 PM - 10:00 AM
12:00 PM - 10:00 AM
12:00 PM - 10:00 AM
12:00 PM - 10:00 AM
12:00 PM - 10:00 AM
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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