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US$11 - US$21
Bar, Pub, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was my last day of radiation treatment so my husband decided to take me out for tea, and we always go to the one good horse, but maybe next time we will go somewhere else as the service was very poor, the lack of...staff was an understatement. we were seated for half an hour before the waitress came to take our order and normally we can get three beers into a meal but not last night we only got one as the service was so slack. As I said it was my last day for radiation as on the 10th February I had to have surgery to remove dsic from my left breast as it was pre-cancerous and I haven't been able to drive since, so I started radiation 19 days ago, and as it was my last day's treatment my husband decided to shout me out for dinner, what a good way to ruin my last memory. The One Good Horse is our first choice of restaurant but not anymore the service was so slack, poor, almost non existence. We won't be going back there againMore

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 1 November 2020 via mobile

A bit too pubby. Steak meal was very nice. Decent variety on the menu. Staff weren’t trained well and unprofessional. Great place for a large group of family or friends with kids though. The indoor playground is awesome and works so well.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 13 October 2020

Service was terrible. We booked in for 12 people and only got a table placed for 10. When I asked for more space the waitress told me “usually I place the booth seating for more people, you can just move down.. i’ll get a chair”...I had to go to the counter and ask to be served after a waitress walking past several times. I come here often but it was just a terrible experience, I’m disappointed I won’t be coming back. The sports bar is definitely a better option if you want a nice dining experience with decent staff.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 3 September 2020

One Good Horse is a great go-to restaurant for extended family meals as it’s guaranteed to keep the 6 and 3 year olds entertained in the fantastic playground. They love it - and they enjoy their meals because they havent been trapped at the table...for hours. But the service is just too slow (Although its friendly enough!) and the food a bit hit and miss. We had been seated for half an hour before we were served our first round of drinks. We were also quite keen for deserts and coffees after our mains but noone ever came back to take orders so we ended up calling it a day and asked for the bill. But its reasonably priced and, as I say, great for kids. However wouldnt be first choice for non-family dinners.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 4 August 2020 via mobile

Apart from the waitress trying to steal our 3/4 bottle of champagne off the table as we farewelled some of our family and having to ask to get it back !! and the very average food i would suggest getting fish and chips a better...experience than this! Absolutely awful and the staff need to be sacked!!!!!More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 1 August 2020 via mobile

If you’re after good, wholesome and hearty kiwi pub grub, then One Good Horse is the place to go. Their menu is simple and ticks all the boxes for meat and vegetarian options. Their portions are generous, just a little on the expensive side. Great...decor and fit out with friendly staff and a great playground area.More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 6 March 2020

What a great place to take your kids, whether it be for just a sundae or dinner, its such an awesome place with great service and friendly staff

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 17 January 2020

This restaurant is cleverly themed and the service was superb, very friendly staff. The playground was the best we have seen, our toddlers loved it in fact barely had time toeat. It is the perfect place for families with young children. Very hard to find...a restaurant that caters to everyone.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 16 December 2019

A noisy pub meal with a very good decor. Probably ideal if you are there in a group or with kids needing diversion. Otherwise a multitude of TVs tuned into sport, slow service and pretty average pub food. Was quite busy so they won't miss...us when we don't return. Oh and don't dress up, very not necessary.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 15 December 2019 via mobile

It’s a great location but a shame about the staff. They are negative and incompetent. Their loyalty system cards cannot be read at their end and they offer no solutions. Paywave doesn’t nt work but for me it’s worked all round the South Island yet...it’s my problem again. Very aggressive staff on Sunday evening when I was in there I frequent the place a bit being a local but I think I will move my custom to Rowdy Kitchen a new bar with excellent service. One good horse is really gone down hill in service since 2013More

Date of visit: December 2019
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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5