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Off State Highway 1 45 Charles Crescent, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
+64 7-377 3422
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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“venison pie” (41 reviews)
“scallops” (21 reviews)
“kidney” (4 reviews)
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Bar, European, British, Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Off State Highway 1 45 Charles Crescent, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday

Lovely outdoor setting for lunch and excellent food too... Perfect for a sunny day..! Great home made venison pies and unusual but HIGHLY addictive Chocolate Banoffee Pie... You have been warned..!

Thank JohnPaul1950
Reviewed 2 days ago

My wife and I had a meal at the Ploughmans hotel. An excellent menu choice with some interesting food selections.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for dinner. The $35 Eye fillet steak was inedible. Definitely not an eye fillet. After two disappointing meals we won't return.

Thank sensational18
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were recommended this restaurant by our hotel owner and were able to walk there. The outside garden looked so inviting we decided to sit outside for dinner. Inside looked really great too. Service was excellent. I had lamb shanks which was delicious and filling....More

Thank Mjsmith64
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great family pub and restaurant, awesome garden area play ground for kids, great staff.. just the food can let it down sometimes, last 3 times we have been was great - average then shocking.. dry salmon parcels and reheated lamb shanks and veg drowned in...More

Thank Reon B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Restaurant is a few minutes drive from Taupo centre. There's no water view or such but great English pub flare. Ordered scallops and it was one of the best I've tasted. Both starter and main came surprisingly fast. Service was good, friendly with personal attention....More

Thank gaofeng_83
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Every year,around Summer,we come to Taupo for our holidays and always visit Plaoughmans for lunch and sometimes dinner...now they have live bands on Fridays and the atmosphere is fantastic. The food,OMG,is just superb,did they hire a new chef?...Anyway we had my fav. ever Venison pie...More

Thank 674happytraveller
Reviewed 30 January 2018

fantastic meals but service was not very good the day we went, the problem seemed to be in the kitchen and not with the young man serving us.

Thank 499debrag
Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

We booked a spot for an evening meal and we're asked on arrival if we wanted the inside reserved table or if we'd prefer to sit outside (it was a very hot day!) We chose outside, were served quickly, efficiently by a few very friendly...More

Thank Diana H
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Wonderful food, reasonably priced, great service most of all lovely gardens to eat in. Playground for children. Plenty of parking.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$21
Bar, European, British, Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
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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