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Pub, Gastropub, Bar, Pizza
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Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
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Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 7 January 2024

Place smells like a mix of fly spray and urine that probably a lot too do with the the toilet been blocked for months along with broken toilet seats. Tables are all ways sticky if you lift the Matt's on tables you will see how...dirty this place is.just been wiped around too look clean. Be careful drinking the tap beer as it hit and miss if the lines have been cleaned These are the problems front of house I would dread too think what the kitchen likeMore

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 16 May 2023

Great spot in the country not too far away and has great food and service. Also good bar games pool pokies and darts and also a pool tournament on Thursdays. Very well kept and always looking to improve on their own meals

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 14 May 2023

Had my first "Bunny chow" after visiting a couple weeks earlier for dinner (ribs) with another mate who is local and used to drive straight past to eat elsewhere!!!! There is a pretty large range available off menu My B. chow being one. Look up...their FB page.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 20 November 2022 via mobile

Had a beautiful meal - best fish curry I have ever had! The beef masala & steak were also highly rated by my husband and son.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 14 January 2021 via mobile

We ordered two lots of large ribs that was supposed to have come with fries and coleslaw. Got the ribs and fries but no coleslaw. ???? They have it on their website so why not check the orders before they are picked up?

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 12 August 2020 via mobile

During lockdown when restaurants were allowed to deliver we thought we would support local businesses. The first we ordered from Poroti Tavern using their website there was a discrepancy with the prices for the kids menu. What we ordered was and STILL is priced at...$10. When it was delivered, it was $12. The reason, because it was lockdown, they didn't have the chance to change it. Ok, not a biggie. A few weeks later we ordered again. When it was delivered, again a discrepancy with the prices for the kids menu. I mentioned it to the person delivering the food, whom I assumed was Harry. I also mentioned that we had the same problem the first time we ordered from there. The response was, well if you knew it was a problem before, why didn't you adjust it when you ordered. Well, first, I didn't do the first order so I didn't know what the prices were. Second, I assumed if there was a problem it was going to be sorted. Third when I did the second order using their website, I took the prices there to be the correct ones. The difference was minimal, ($4.00) but it was the principle. Our orders were over $100 each time. Then I was told that I can get the kids order for the price on their website, $10 instead of $12. HOWEVER,, instead of the $5.00 I was quoted for delivery, I will be charged $14.00!! Wow! What happened to goodwill, what happened to appreciation for the support, what happened to good customer service??? Seriously, over $4.00, for orders in excess of $100?? I have read the reviews posted on their website, glowing reviews. So I asked around and the comments I heard were not very favourable. They came from people who used to support this pub. Now we take our business elsewhere. So beware when you order from this place.More

Date of visit: May 2020
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Reviewed 18 January 2020 via mobile

Great food, great atmosphere, great music playing, MUSO sassing was had decent amount of people, locals was amazing.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 19 November 2019

Had heard in the past that this tavern serve good food and finally gave them a go, even though I knew there's been a change of owners. Fairly small place and perhaps not the most atmospheric place. We had some burgers and pizza. The food...was ok, nothing I'd go out of my way for. All together a pretty average visit. Probably more for locals to come down and watch sport over a couple of pints.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 12 May 2019

We had a lovely celebratory lunch at the Poroti Tavern, the service was friendly and the food was really good. As a family we all had something different and we were all pleased with our meals. Well done!

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed 1 February 2019

Our food was delicious and didn't take long to come. We had a drink and watch a bit of the tv they had going. People are very nice there and ask if the meal is alright. Its great to be able to just call in...after work and have a meal without having to go home and change.More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

Now under new management...new owner is very friendly but needs to make sure there is someone behind the bar to give prompt service. We had a seafood pizza, plenty of topping however it lacked flavour. Will give them a second chance as they appear to...be finding their feet...Good luck new owners.More

Date of visit: January 2018
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Reviewed 18 November 2017

The tavern has recently been taken over by new owners and we were excited to learn that they would be adding authentic indian curries to the menu. We went on an evening when curries were advertised as being available, but when we arrived we were...told that the chef was in a meeting and couldn't make us a curry. We had to explain we had come especially for the curries and ask that the chef be told we wanted one, as the staff had no interest in sorting this for us. The vegetarian lentil curry was excellent, although I understand the person who made it has since left. The butter chicken was terrible - a sweet syrupy sauce with no spice flavours at all. The chicken masala seemed pretty clearly to us to be some tandori chicken added to a korma sauce from a jar. The tavern was also cold and when we asked whether the fire could be lit we were told that no wood had been brought in. Overall it was a pretty disappointing experience. There's nothing much else of interest to us on the menu. We had previously tried the burgers - the meat burger was good but the chicken burger was a reconstituted frozen chicken 'fillet'. The fish and chips was also frozen hoki fillets. The decor is pretty basic, with pokey machines at one end, and a pool table and large TV at the other end. It seemed to be kids friendly. Would love to have a local place we could go to for a nice meal, as we live in Poroti, but sadly this doesn't seem to be it.More

Date of visit: September 2017
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Reviewed 20 August 2017

Stopped for dinner after a few days on school camp. Lots to choose from and arrived in good time. Good home cooked pub food.

Date of visit: August 2017
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Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Perfect for a night off cooking or for evening drinks. They also do takeaways and have a good pizza menu. They also offer vegetarian options.

Date of visit: February 2017
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POROTI TAVERN, Whangarei - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews

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Yes, Poroti Tavern offers takeaway services.

Poroti Tavern is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3.5