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Finn MacCuhal's Irish Pub

$$ - $$$Irish, ,
Tuwharetoa Street, Taupo 3350, New Zealand
+64 7-378 6165
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good32%
  • Average15%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“lamb shank pie” (10 reviews)
“mushy peas” (2 reviews)
“pastry” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Irish, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Tuwharetoa Street, Taupo 3350, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 174 reviews

Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

Loved everything about the Guinness beef pie Worth the wait. Gorgeous pasty, succulent beef and a fantastic flavour. 20 out of 10. Mushy peas and mash complemented it to soak up every bit of gravy.

Thank lindacC7406AV
Reviewed 13 July 2018

Finn Irish pub is nothing different from other Irish pubs. There are plenty of seats with good vibe and Guinness.

Thank minimize940314
Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

Wow. What a fun vibrant pub. Looked after by the locals & muso’s Had a fabulous birthday day, thanks guys. X

Thank SouthernPrincesca
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

We had our evening meal here the other day. It's a large pub, so will have more of an atmosphere when busy. They had free pool on this night. Tuesday. We had pizza, burgers and a pie. All were nice, but nothing too exciting. It...More

Thank Nedbedrock
Reviewed 2 July 2018

We popped in for a pint on a very cold 4 degree day. Staff were friendly, cider on tap was great. It appeared to us that you could get games from the staff to play which is a great idea. It was pretty quiet when...More

Thank fremantlewa
Reviewed 19 June 2018

The environment left a bit to be desired but the pork belly was fabulous. The staff were efficient and friendly

Thank Christinefraser
Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

Thank you Eddy for the very well poured and presented pints of Guinness. It really makes all the difference when the person behind the bar actually knows how to pour them! Yummy! Very friendly service 😊 Enjoyed our visit. Will be back for sure.

Thank AnG_Opinions
Reviewed 3 June 2018

great meal friendly service I had the lamb shank pie which was a lamb shank bone and all encased in a pastry pie - delicious thank you

Thank Liz N
Reviewed 1 June 2018

The food was delicious and very tasty and wholesome, in fact the Lamb Shank Pie was HUGE and I couldn't eat it all, a man could without too much trouble as for the Guinness Steak Pie, that was really yummy and we both thoroughly enjoyed...More

1  Thank Sonia W
Reviewed 28 May 2018

We had dinner there on a monday night and it was not busy and the food came quickly. The staff were very pleasant and efficient. A nice experience indeed.

Thank cervelogoldcoast
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tuwharetoa Street, Taupo 3350, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Taupo District  >  Taupo
  • Phone Number: +64 7-378 6165
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Finn MacCuhals is an infamous large Irish bar with extensive outdoor seating and an awesome atmosphere. We provide a wide range of decent, hearty "pub grub" style meals to suit all tastes. Normally quieter and more relaxed during the week but pumping at the weekends with Live Music and a D.J from 10pm, favourite hangout for tourists and locals alike, it's a place not to be missed when travelling through Taupo and an excellent location for parties and functions.
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