Elsie's Restaurant

Elsie's Restaurant

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Hours
Sun
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wed
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thu
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Ratings and reviews
3.5
3.5 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
3.6 of 5 bubbles
Service
3.8 of 5 bubbles
Value
3.5 of 5 bubbles
Details
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PRICE RANGE
$15.00 – $61.00
CUISINES
Bar, European, Pub, New Zealand
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
features
Can a vegetarian person get a good meal at this restaurant?
About
Elsie's Restaurant has a traditional elegant setting, celebrating the Tuakau Hotel's 135 year history, for upto 50 guests that is perfect for family gatherings. The a la carte Menu is complemented with locally grown seasonal produce and designed to cater for diverse palates. Traditional favourites include the Shrimp cocktail, Snapper or seasonal fish, Lamb Rack, and Ice Cream sundae. Children have their own Menu. More casual dining is available on the hotel's Palm Terrace and a Bar Menu is also available for lighter meals, including a range of Pizzas.
PRICE RANGE
$15.00 – $61.00
CUISINES
Bar, European, Pub, New Zealand
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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3.5
3.5 of 5 bubbles50 reviews
Excellent
16
Very good
12
Average
9
Poor
2
Terrible
11
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Docklander
London160 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 family
Don't be put off by the decor the food is surprisingly tasty and varied menu. The garlic pizza bread was superb and the mains were huge in size so you won't go home hungry. If you want gourmet cuisine this is not the place but it is the place for wholesome home cooking.
Written 9 January 2020
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Elsies Restaurant and Bar
Hello, we can see you have given 3 stars. This business is under new management now and we encourage you to come and try again.
Written 18 April 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Nicole W
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 friends
Thursday night trivia with Quiz Master Paul, we go every week and catch up with friends and have dinner from Elsies restaurant. Varied menu, prices reasonable and decent size. Good bar snacks. Friendly staff. Recommend!
Written 20 April 2024
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Elsies Restaurant and Bar
Hello, thanks fo taking your time out and sharing this lovely review. Highly appreciated
Written 21 April 2024
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Chicagoehc
393 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 none
We were staying at the hotel and this was a convenient location. It is a restaurant and bar (plus betting parlor). The restaurant was quite full, but the service was friendly and prompt. We both ordered the fish - fish and chips and fish sandwich - both were the same - one on a bun and one without. It was fine, but not what I thought I was going to get. Certainly the menu is varied and lengthy - I am sure everyone will find something to like. The chef also appeared after the meal was served and wish to know how we were doing.
Written 11 February 2020
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Elsies Restaurant and Bar
Hello, we can see you have given 3 stars. This business is under new management now and we encourage you to come and try again.
Written 18 April 2024
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Angus L
Whangarei466 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 none
Prawns were nice and veges but the rest was less than expected. Very dry hard chicken skewers, mentioned to waiter, I ate one of the three, no apology, nothing. The hotel is good but restaurant would not get a revisit.
Written 28 January 2020
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Elsies Restaurant and Bar
Hello, we can see you have given 2 stars. This business is under new management now and we encourage you to come and try again.
Written 18 April 2024
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AnDT
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 family
Absolutely delicious lunch for our group of 7. Excellent service, food didn’t take long, all came out together. Large portions so we took some home! Good value for money. Will definitely go again, thank you.
Written 20 November 2020
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Elsies Restaurant and Bar
Thank you for sharing this great review, we are delighted that you had a good time and look forward to hosting you guys again.
Written 18 April 2024
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Guide01219482601
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 couples
I ordered steak eggs and chips. I was a bit sceptical about the quality of the steak I would be receiving but I have to say that the rump steak was the best that I have tasted. I regard myself as a connoisseur of steaks.
Written 14 April 2024
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Elsies Restaurant and Bar
We appreciate you taking your time out and posting such a wonderful review. Many thanks !!
Written 18 April 2024
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LisaPB60
Pukekohe71 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 family
Joined family of my husband to celebrate his uncle's 80th birthday. A separate room had been allocated for the family and his friends.
Written 1 July 2023
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Elsies Restaurant and Bar
Hello, thanks a lot for posting this great review, look forward to seeing you all again.
Written 18 April 2024
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Janice D
Auckland19 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 none
Called in for a coffee,cold and tasteless,usually coffee is very good,obviously depends who is making it
Written 24 October 2020
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Tambonz
Waipu855 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 couples
Went here and I ordered the lamb shank. Meat was well cooked and plentiful. Lots of kumara and boiled broccoli and cauliflower with frozen peas. Quite basic. Wife had linguine... Nice. Son and his partner had steaks... Nice but basic veges. Beer is good. Wine list extremely basic.
Written 10 September 2019
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Elsies Restaurant and Bar
Hello, we can see you have given 3 stars. This business is under new management now and we encourage you to come and try again.
Written 18 April 2024
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Raewyn E
14 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 couples
I booked at Elsie's Restaurant for dinner with a friend. Food selection was good and the meal was nice. The old building has been nicely done up. The service was disappointing. The waitress seemed impatient and stressed. She was not friendly.
Written 17 June 2019
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Elsies Restaurant and Bar
Hello, we can see you have given 3 stars and did not enjoyed the best service, we would like to advise you that this business is under new management now and we encourage you to come and try again.
Written 18 April 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

LouiseTheKiwi
Pukekohe63 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 family
Large group of us turned up without a booking for lunch, they accommodated us fantastically, food was enjoyed by all, enjoyable lunch.
Written 6 May 2019
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Marg22
Ashburton305 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 couples
We arrived in Tuakau after a long trip. We checked in to our hotel and went to Elsie's for lunch. The atmosphere was great and food very good. Would go there again.
Written 4 March 2019
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Venture684733
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Spent an hour in the pub after a long12 hour day filming in port Waikato, so a beer with work mates on way home was something we all looked forward too, long story short, my wallet was misplaced, no concern from staff about it. Wouldn’t recommend for a drop in at all! Dishonest patrons or staff! Just sad
Written 21 February 2019
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Elsies Restaurant and Bar
Hello, we can see you have given 3 stars. This business is under new management now and we encourage you to come and try again.
Written 18 April 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

LilyMc
68 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 family
We came for dinner to Elsie’s to celebrate a family members birthday - BIG mistake!!! Some ordered fish but could not have it as had not been taken out of the freezer and was STILL frozen!!! We waited 25 minutes before 3/4 of the meals came out then another 15 minutes for the balance of the order to arrive. And to add insult to injury they completely forgot the persons who Birthday it was - really!!! The chicken breast for the last order had clearly been microwaved and was bloody tuff for the person to eat - NOT good enough!!! What a rubbish meal!!! We even paid Auckland prices for our meals!!! NEVER coming back here again!!! The young wait staff looked at though they were in there gym gear, not a good look. The general vibe of this place was well below average.
Written 7 January 2019
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Elsies Restaurant and Bar
Hello, we can see you have given 1 stars. This business is under new management now and we encourage you to come and try again.
Written 18 April 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

donnaharper
31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 friends
I enjoyed a very pleasant evening at the Tuakau Hotel with friends. The service was very good and the food was excellent. Very good value for money.
Written 4 January 2019
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