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Bar, Pub, New Zealand
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Vegetarian Friendly
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Reviewed 4 February 2024

As its name suggests this is a Tavern, also known as a pub, so it should not come as a surprise it has a bar and you order drinks at food at counters. It is basic fare, but the food we had was hot, well...cooked and tasty. The bar is very well stocked. Atmosphere good as it was full of locals.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 17 January 2024

We were new to town and restaurant and therefore not aware the restaurant was self seating, order food at counter and order beverages at the bar. No staff offered to direct us and although we were the only ones seated in the dining room no...one offered to direct us. We realized after being seated a few minutes with no service to go to counter. Staff taking orders very unfriendly. We got fish and chips which were greasy with very thick batter. Fish was not flavorful. Also not idea raspberry lemonade would be a sparkling beverage!More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 26 October 2023

This is one of our go to places in Whangarei. Good home style food. last portions, well cooked to request. Good basic food at a good affordable price.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 24 March 2023

Fishermans basket. No mussels and not told. Uncooked skinny fries. Frozen faux calamari rings. One small tub tatare sauce. Lousy rude service.

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 30 October 2020

Booking was made for a family group of 40, then ended up close to 60, but tables were reserved for our group, meals were large and well presented, Staff were really nice and very accommodating with our extra dinner guests. Quite a busy place, and...we really enjoyed our night...More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 6 August 2020

Popped in for an ale or two and had the classic 'fish and chips ' plate meal, good large size portion, well cooked and not greasy. Classic Kiwi pub grub A+

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 22 February 2020

We came with our 12 and 10 years olds and had a great meal here. Despite it being a tavern (not pub) this was perfectly fine for out kids, although of course gambling is visible from where you eat, if that worries you. The meals...were great, staff and locals were super friendly. Good portions, good drinks, happy people.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 13 February 2020

We love going here to celebrate our anniversaries. The food is magnificent and there's plenty of choice. Prices are competitive and it is well worth it...we usually end up taking some of our dinner home for the next night as portions are generous. You certainly...won't leave feeling hungry. John does a wonderful job cooking with his team. See you again in March!More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 2 December 2019

Went here before a hospital appointment. Every wall covered in TVs, all on different channels. Very noisy, food not brilliant, drinks ok.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 21 November 2019 via mobile

Awesome staff and close to hotels for a quick delicious meals. Great value as you certainly will not be left hungry with the size of your meal.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 24 October 2019

Kitchen opens at 12.00noon. Check out the board for Day Specials. Thank you to the Manager for looking after and understanding high Customer Service. Our lunch was yummy and we will definitely come back for another business meeting and great lunch. Friendly and smiling barstaff....Value for money and large portions, friendly staff, has disability access and clean toilets.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 9 October 2019

absolutely lovely front house staff who are friendly and so welcoming even when they are busy. they really make you feel like your home. the food is a generous helping of flavour and magic. I cant believe each of our family ate everything as they...usually aren't big eaters. We came away feeling absolutely happy , well fed and ready to relax.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 25 May 2019

the meals are huge and very good value. Recommend the fish and chips. It does get noisy and quite packed.

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed 1 April 2019

Four of us arrived from Rotorua and the Kensington Tavern was recommended to us by the motel owner from across the road. Good choice and a good choice of meals on the menu to choose from.

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed 21 March 2019 via mobile

A great place for good pub food. We had steak meals cooked perfectly and hearty meals. Nice and affordable for families and food tastes good to. Has been a good half way stop when we are heading north. Thanks KT

Date of visit: March 2019
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Kensington Tavern is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4.5