One Good Horse Parklands

One Good Horse Parklands

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Hours
Sun
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mon
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tue
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wed
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thu
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Ratings and reviews
3.5
3.5 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
3.7 of 5 bubbles
Service
3.9 of 5 bubbles
Value
3.7 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.1 of 5 bubbles
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PRICE RANGE
$16.00 – $30.00
CUISINES
Bar, Pub, New Zealand
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
meals, features
Can a gluten free person get a good meal at this restaurant?
About
The restaurant, One Good Horse, has a feel reminiscent of the by-gone era of early 1900's horse racing days. Its early 20th century-infused decor holds an echo of the times when prosperity and the great horses had people flocking to the races; taking their chances on the big names and champions like Phar Lap, Seabiscuit and Cardigan Bay.
PRICE RANGE
$16.00 – $30.00
CUISINES
Bar, Pub, New Zealand
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, After-hours
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Playgrounds
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3.5
3.5 of 5 bubbles154 reviews
Excellent
48
Very good
48
Average
20
Poor
14
Terrible
24
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Deborah D
Auckland9 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 none
we were celebrating our deceased son's birthday as a family and we choose to go to the one good horse as it was his favourite restaurant. I made a booking in advance but our numbers changed, it became lower, so on the day of his birthday I rang the restaurant only to have to leave a message that they clearly didn't get because when we arrived they still had my old time and my old number of people that were going to attend but dropped out. When we went to pay which they all paid a per couple, my husband was the last one to pay and she was going to over charge him and include our son's meal plus his two girls. Our son had paid $100 prior to the event starting that she hadn't taken into account so with a lot of hassle and time she still went to over charge my husband this time by $39 which he paid but we are never going there again
Written 16 July 2021
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Tammy R
Mount Maunganui46 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 family
This place was recommended by friends about a year ago and has now become a regular spot for us, despite it being a 40min drive from home. While the service is consistently slow (allow 40min for your drinks to come), the food is consistently great. And the kids playground keeps little ones well and truly occupied while you wait. Kids menu has all the things kids like, plus an ice cream sundae for $3 ! The traffic lights are pretty good too. Cocktails are yum and well priced. Highly recommend to any families who enjoy eating a hearty meal in peace while the kids play happily and safely.
Written 6 January 2023
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Kelly H
Christchurch62 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 none
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.
Written 3 September 2020
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Deborah D
Auckland9 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 none
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 again
Written 25 May 2021
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Neilmact
Edinburgh90 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 none
Where to start, this place is basically an omnishambles, the service is slow and they get the basics wrong. The starters and drinks were good If a bit slow, but then it went wrong the two kids chicken meals were overcooked and inedible, one main arrived with the starter, in error it was supposed to go to another table. My steak, fillet, rare was cold in the middle. Not rare, uncooked. The final main never arrived, they forgot to hand it to the kitchen. In the end they offered not to charge for the main that did not arrive, they made a half price on the steak I left and we left. The theme here is horse racing and gambling. I would not risk a punt……..best avoided.
Written 25 January 2023
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Tiffany W
Auckland68 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 family
Honestly couldn't of asked for a worse experience. Stafd walking around a empty resteraunt with no service what so ever. 20min+ waits for drinks after asking multiple times. No empties or plates cleared, ask for a manager and have to ask for multiple times to be told oh so no service at all.. no that's why we have multiple dishes , had to take cutlery and napkins off another table because apparently food is served without. Wouldnt ever waste a cent further here
Written 11 November 2021
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Jeff C
14 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 none
I went two weeks before and enjoyed the ribs but yesterday I was very disappointed, my pork ribs were tough as boots, no finger bowl couldnt eat the ribs so paid $18 for chips and coleslaw. mentioned it to waitress who said we will take feedback. left hungry.
Written 7 April 2022
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emilyalice
Christchurch47 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 friends
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.
Written 31 July 2020
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Alba
Christchurch1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 couples
Extremely disappointing experience. Had to let the staff know we were ready to order food and drinks after waiting for 30 minutes, food came out cold after a long wait. I had to remind the staff that we ordered drinks, were told that no drinks were ordered. The service was so bad it was laughable. This place needs a major change and the staff need some training. I won’t be going back.
Written 6 July 2023
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Scotty
Christchurch9 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 family
Starting with the positives. Wait staff were very friendly and great fun for the kids. Thats where it ends. The chefs need training or procedures need changing. The food was terrible. Nearly everyone ordered fries. These were so disappointing. It tasted like they were all pre cooked and just stuck in a fryer before serving. This was the whole table so obviously cooking for the masses rather than quality. My friend had fish and chips with stone cold potato. The fish was terrible and not cooked properly. Some of the food was not to bad and the kids enjoy it. This place was busy so only assuming they care more about serving lots of food and will take shortcuts with the quality. I got the feeling from the wait staff that this is a common complaint and the chefs don’t care. Won’t be back. Great for the kids but if you want quality food save your money.
Written 23 July 2023
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stuart t
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 couples
Very average service! They explained alcohol could only be served with a fork and knife main meal, no problems with this, so ordered chicken with bowl of fries and Soda water. Food arrived timely but had to hunt for salt and then hunt again for servietes and knife and fork (had to ask at bar) no Soda water delivered, bar staff buggered off half way through paying for food. Other staff didn’t seem interested in customers that are paying their wages. Very disappointed
Written 8 April 2023
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Jacqui
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 friends
Had lunch with big group of friends (16 in total). Food took forever, with other patrons that came in after us getting theirs before us. When we asked to order desserts, were told we were too late. When we argued that it wasn't our fault as we had to wait so long, the staff kept arguing the points. Was supposed to be special lunch as one of the ladies was very unwell. Won't be back. Go and visit another establishment that appreciates having 16 paying guests!
Written 14 May 2022
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Trip52680773784
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 family
Our small family arrived late morning for some hot drinks on a cold day - the entire place was empty (bar included) except for one other family. We were greeted with "we don't take walk ins" and after asking if we could sit briefly for drinks only, we were told the only option available to us (in the entire place) was at the bar itself (with a 4.5-year-old child and a baby). We would have understood needing to vacate a table for the lunch service, but staff were completely unwilling to accommodate us in any other way for the 30 minutes we would have stayed. The situation was summed up perfectly by our disappointed 4.5y old, who, on our way out the door, when told that the reason he couldn't have a fluffy was because they were too busy, replied "but there's nobody here".
Written 24 September 2023
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Nicola
Christchurch12 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 family
Have previously been here so we were aware of what to expect, however this time was the worst we have been treated. The night was a busy one so when just myself and my partner went out we felt very much ignored/forgotten. Between ordering the meals and receiving them we nearly up and left due to excessive long wait - nearly 2 hours. Was extremely noisy, so if you have young kids it's probably ideal due to the indoor playground. We didn't have our kids with us yet the table we were sitting at, it was close to the playground hence why it was very noisy. The staff should consider where best to have customers sitting and whether any kids or not. The open fire is nice on cold winter nights, and the decor is pretty cool. Heaps of onsite parking, although on busy nights parking can become a problem.
Written 13 March 2024
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Hannah H
3 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 family
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.
Written 12 October 2020
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