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Bar, British, Pub
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great evening. Food and service were great.The perfect place to enjoy a relaxing evening enjoying the view. Would recommend

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had to wait 90 mins for the food to be delivered and still it was incomplete. When we mentioned it, we were told that everyone was the same and had to wait .. the team could not recall what we ordered when we ask...for the bill and we were refused for any discount + got told “sorry we can’t do anything as the Manager’s discount allocation has been reached” … frankly it is very, very poor, we will never return.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 21 January 2024 via mobile

Good atmosphere with good intentioned staff. However will definitely not be back again unfortunately for the reasons I will outline 1) Terrible bar set up. Upon arrival it took 15 minutes to get a drink at the bar. Granted it was a Friday evening, however...they were horrendously understaffed. 2) Table service was indifferent, served by 3 different waitresses. I guess this should have been a warning sign for issues we faced later. 3) After 20 minutes of waiting for I drinks I asked what was happening, they finally arrived promptly. One was wrong but I sucked it up rather than waiting. 4) Meals took 45 minutes! We were a group of 6 with 2 children. Ridiculous waiting time 5) I ordered the Pork Ribs ($43) expecting a bountiful meal for that exorbitant price. In reality they were beyond terrible. Chips were cold and mushy, ribs were over cooked and dry. My wife's GF fish and chips were dreadful and the kids meals were pitiful for what you pay. 6) Upon leaving (thankfully) our table had been charged 6 extra drinks that weren't our. As stated earlier the whole place was disorganized and understaffed. This took time to sort and was an extra inconvenience. Overall this place has gone down hill considerably. Fine if you want a beer and a bit of banter, but avoid if looking for an enjoyable dining experienceMore

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 11 January 2024

AMAZING staff, amazing food and amazing atmosphere. Couldn’t fault this restaurant. The service the moment you arrived was welcoming. We were asked where we would like to be seated. The staff were very efficient and didn’t rush us. We enjoyed our drinks and the food...was amazing (did I say the food was amazing?) mussels in a creamy garlic white wine sauce with ciabatta bread AMAZING and the spicy chicken tacos AMAZING. Wanted dessert but there was too much food so couldn’t fit anything else in!More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 4 January 2024

Thought we would go slightly out of town for a drink. We had a regular house wine in a cheap wine glass and a pint of lager. A total rip off at $28 dollars. Far pricier than most places in centre of town. Try Finns....Fair enough it was New Year’s Eve but it appeared that most other customers felt the same, One drink and gone. All in all a very underwhelming experience !More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 19 December 2023

Staff were very friendly - ordered food - when it came it was cold (ordered Lasagna and a burger) both dishes sent back - came back out and although burger slightly better the Lasagna was not - didn’t bother ordering another meal as was put...off - ordered portion of chips - manager apologised and took food off the bill - was very disappointedMore

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 13 December 2023

Very friendly and accommodating. They had several large parties on in the restaurant, but welcomed us with a table in the bar. Our food was served very quickly and was delicious... would happily recommend.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 22 November 2023 via mobile

Friendly and fun ..and decent wine. Had drinks overs 3 days .. Jayden and Grant were the duty managers on different days . Jayden totally nailed the multi tasking.. sorting four orders out at the same time! Was like watching speedy Gonzales! Also handled a...grumpy customer really well. Grant was brilliant for chat and info on places to go. Really good atmosphere 😍More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 9 November 2023 via mobile

Pretty good pub food in a great spot! We had the fish & chips (friggin amazing batter) and pan fried fish on mash with creamy caper sauce. Both were really enjoyable. Service great. Pints a little on the expennie side but nice staff, good service...and good atmosphere. Would cone back again 🙂More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 29 October 2023

Great location and views across the lake to the snow capped mountains. Stopped for a late lunch and were not disappointed. Great selection of beers and wine at reasonable prices. Food was excellent we had the chicken burger and Beef & Guiness pastie which was...tasty and beautifully cooked. Staff are very pleasant and a credit to the establishment.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 24 September 2023 via mobile

Good food and drinks, friendly staff. Was a short walk from our motel and a pleasant place to sit and enjoy the sunset over lake Taupō

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 20 September 2023

Contrary to some of the previous reviews our experience was wonderful. Great service, polite and helpful staff and excellent food. No complaints here.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 10 July 2023

We were celebrating a special occasion with a large group. The restaurant team were amazing and went above and beyond to help us celebrate. Great location, great food, great pub vibe and lovely outside seating directly looking over the lake. Highly recommend. Thanks.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 30 May 2023

Great food, had the chicken burger & fries. Beautifully cooked chicken, fries perfect, 10/10. Great service, cold beer.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 27 March 2023

The worst food in Taupo, my wife had a $33 microwave pastie and i had birdseye frozen fish and chips It was ST Pats day also and the barman poured my guiness from one glass to another ,very different ?? and not tastie . Wouldnt...recomended it to anyoneMore

Date of visit: March 2023
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