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Bar, European, Pub, Gastropub, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 December 2022 via mobile

Starts with the warm friendly staff and just gets better from there .We are chowder snobs from Boston and the seafood chowder was the best we have had .The fish and chips were amazing .Deserts are also so delicious.Do not miss this when visiting Hokitika!

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 7 November 2022

Had a great meal and drink at the pub on the way through - chicken burger was divine, drink was cold and the staff were all great. The space was clean and welcoming, just what you want in a pub :) Loved all the wood...work inside. Definitely would recommend!More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 17 August 2022

We pooped in for a causal lunch and were the only ones in the restuarant, which as a bit concering! However, my steak was cooked to prfection and is easily the best steak I've had in New Zealand in the past 20 years!

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 24 July 2020 via mobile

Excellent place to hang with friends, date night or join their events. The atmosphere is fun and homely. The staff are lovely and friendly. Food is delish!!!

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 12 June 2020 via mobile

Went with our twenties grandson and we all really liked our choices. Lamb shank, ribs, steak were all delicious. and excellent service. Thank you!

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed 12 February 2020 via mobile

Great place to go have a quiet drink or enjoy a night singing along with a band. Good bar and restaurant meals, great value for money.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 27 June 2019

This was our first visit and we live just down the road in Kerikeri! We went with a friend for lunch and really were impressed with setting, food, drinks (of course). We even played darts, not done that in years. Next visit will be evening....Parking is good too.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 7 April 2019

We booked a booth for nine for a birthday celebration, a great way to get a little privacy and separation for other patrons, booth also has an big screen TV for sport lovers. Service was excellent, food was very tasty, meals were a generous size...and good selection of refreshments. Overall a great place to socialise.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed 27 March 2019 via mobile

Very friendly staff members with parking right outside. Lunch menu had a $14 express option, but I ended up going for the $21 beef burger. Very good meat patty, fresh brioche bun and nice amount of ingredients on burger. Beer battered chips were nice too....Would come back if in the area.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

Honestly so disappointed in the service tonight and the food we were served. We arrived there and waited to be served and took five minutes for the a waitress to arrive and take us to a table. The cooking staff were just staring at us...with rude faces. Like if you don’t want to deal with customers than put up a screen or build a wall so we can’t see you. Got to our table and glasses were on table and no water was served until we had to get up and ask for water for our table. The waitress was nice but not very onto it, she came over and got our orders and were asking how food was but didn’t get water for our table and was chewing gum with her mouth open and quite loudly which we all found disgusting. Our meals were average, rather would’ve gotten a tasty burger over the road at highway ten which are cheaper aswell. My father said the best thing about the meal was the water.More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed 11 July 2018

We have visited the Pioneer Restaurant several times now over the last two months to meet up with family or friends. We have had some wonderful meals & desserts from their extensive food menu. Very friendly staff, great atmosphere, and excellent service. Always specials board...to entice you to try something different. Thanks PioneerMore

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed 28 June 2018

We had a great dinner and a couple of drinks tonight thanks team. Awesome good yum! Great service and a good atmosphere.

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed our meal, New chef. Good has improved. Hamburger excellent, big meat patties. Lamb shank tender. Deserts average. Cheese cake a bit strange. Sticky date pudding ok.

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed 10 May 2018

I call in here at least once a fortnight for a quiet beer and something to eat. Staff are always really friendly and the food has not let me down yet. Can definitely recommend the taco....very tasty

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed 25 April 2018

Great reasonably priced food, awesome service. Could do with better lighting in the dining area. All a bit bright and lacking atmosphere but very easy to put right. New chef is super.

Date of visit: April 2018
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PIONEER RESTAURANT, Waipapa - Restaurant Reviews, Phone Number & Photos

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Pioneer Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4