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Bar, European, Pub, New Zealand
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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Reviewed 17 January 2021

So I'm going back in today to give them one more go! If they do not match my expectations as a New Zealand fully qualified hospitality professional/chef, I will NOT be going back! Simple as that!

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 16 July 2020 via mobile

The service was nice and fast, the food was delicious, and I recommend (if you are a kid) the chicken tenders.

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 24 June 2020 via mobile

Ordered lamb shank with mash and veges. It was so delicious. Only down fall was they took ages to clear our plates I had to ask for it to be done. We were probably finished 30+ mins before they did. They also stuffed up the...billing and said one of our guests hadn’t paid when they had. Apparently isn’t the first time it’s happened with large groups. If I was to go back wouldn’t be in a big group.More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed 19 March 2020

We had as appetizer the baked Camembert, it was tasty and a good size. The mains were the lamb and the chicken roulade, both were OK but rather boring prepared and even salt and pepper didn't make it much better. The beer was good after...it finally arrived.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 7 March 2020 via mobile

1st time here.Big place upstairs where the restaurant is n downstairs.They have a bar upstairs n downstair.My meal was a single shank with mash n veges it was yummy.I hesitated to order coz I looked at other people's reviews on the food so I avoided.But...I enjoyed my meal.Service was good n plenty of parking coz it's in the Takanini Village Centre.Has a little gaming area.And a awesome massive screen to watch sports on I mean massive.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 31 December 2019 via mobile

Group of 7 adults. Tasty hot meals, generous portion sizes. Staff where friendly and polite. Drinks were cold and freshly mixed/dispensed.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 20 December 2019

We recently visited on a thursday which is "Steak night" I had a Scotch fillet and eggs and chips and my partner had the surf and turf, we also had pork ribs.The price was fair for what we got and I have always enjoyed our...meals here the slightly negative thing I can say is that my steak was ordered medium rare and was more on the medium well side, in future ill order it rare. Again enjoyed our floor staff were courteous as always, definitely will return.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 18 December 2019 via mobile

Been before and it’s usually great. Staff lunch here they didn’t cope well with a big group food took a long time to arrive and one of our party waited nearly an hour.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 5 December 2019

Decor fails miserably to portray an antique Blacksmith themed environment. Small over cooked steak, flavorless under seasoned salad and thin runny sauce. Over all extremely underwhelming and highly over priced meal. NOT RECOMMENDED.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 13 October 2019 via mobile

A large group of 15 descended upon The Blacksmith Eatery and Bar. Nice location in Takanini. Comfortable seating and biggest tv ever seen. But service was horrible. Unresponsive. Ordered drinks and asked for some pitchers of water. Water never came. Waitstaff never asked if we...wanted refills on our beers/drinks. Food is typical pub food and a few extra choices on the daily specials. Food came out hot and as we ordered, but waitstaff never checked on us. We had to get up and get our own cutlery and napkins. Nice place, ok food but absolutely abysmal service. Skip it!More

Date of visit: October 2019
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The Blacksmith Eatery and Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3.5