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Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here on a busy night. The service was really slow and they badly need some staff training. Handing meals across the table - they should walk around the table and serve meals properly. It took a Loooooong time to get a drink. The...Lamb Shank and the Beef & Guinness Pastie were really good, the Steak was chewy and full of gristle, the kids meal were excellent. The waiter dropped a container of white sauce over my wife's top and pants - he said "if it's any consolation I've got some on my trousers and shoe". REALLY ???? He didn't even tell the lady in charge but when we did she did not charge for that meal. We will NOT be going back and wouldn't recommend - too hit and miss.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Watched the final race of the Americas Cup and enjoyed a great atmosphere. The drinks ambassador made sure of prompt service. Stayed and had a meal which was very good also and dietary requirements were looked after. Great view out across the lake. Would definitely...stop in again.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 3 February 2021 via mobile

After entering the almost empty premises we stood at the bar for 5 minutes waiting to buy a drink the two staff behind the bar looked at us and the proceeded to ignore us and speak to the 3 customers seated at the bar who...already had drinks. Even though no other customers were waiting to be served we were made to feel like a bother . A incredibly disappointing experience. We ended up leaving and the two behind the bar probably didn’t even notice.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 28 January 2021

On our way home we decided to stop in and have a final dinner in Taupo. Really not what we expected. The service was slow, the food really average, so not what we thought it would be like.

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 17 January 2021

We had a great evening at Jolly Goodfellows last night It’s modelled on a British pub and delivered really well. The London Pride and Guinness was excellent. The food was great pub style food Whilst the decor is a little dated and it could have...benefited from air conditioning on a very hot and still evening the views over the lake were lovely and we had a great view of the sun going down. Highly recommended for anyone with a family and especially for pint of great real ale.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 6 January 2021 via mobile

After a previous bad experience, i had a brain fade and thought we would try here again. Some people never learn. But now i have learnt and will never return here. Placed our order, waitress read it back to us and thought job done. 45...mins later, no drinks, no food, so went to bar and enquired about the delay. Response was "we have no order of either food or drinks to match your order". Ruined the night, thanks. Food was average and we did not enjoy it after waiting over 1 hour. They were not crazy busy... no excuse. We come to Taupo 3 or 4 times a year normally and will not be coming back here.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 28 December 2020 via mobile

Just returned with my family. Great service, super friendly, nice selection of beers. Fish and Chips with Mushie peas was lovely. Service was really good. Special thanks to our blue haired waitress (sorry, didn't catch the name!). She was super polite and attentive. Couldn't have...asked for more. Only downside, we were unable to tip via credit card and we didn't have cash! Good times.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 23 December 2020

The staff were amazing and super friendly. Food was delicious. We will most definitely be coming back.

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 21 December 2020 via mobile

Fab spot on the lake front, super friendly staff and the halloumi salad was delish. Recommend for a casual, relaxed meal.

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 15 December 2020 via mobile

Beautiful food and atmosphere, but the most refreshing thing was how friendly, genuine and down to earth the staff were. Will definitely be back.

Date of visit: December 2020
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