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Only Sports Bar in Turangi. Open 7 days a week from 11am. Full TAB facilities. 18 Gaming machines. Pool tables, dart boards. Pizzas & Bar meals available daily from 12pm, can't go past our steak meal served with fries, eggs & salad for $24.00! Bar snacks always available. Lives bands, big screen for all the big games live. Pool comp on Thursdays!
PRICE RANGE
$12 - $36
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Bar, Pub, New Zealand
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 1 week ago

For a pub meal it was way to expensive . I had pork belly..seasoned Vegs on mashed potato...2 tiny bites of carrot and 2 slice of zucc...over priced by $10.00 . Paid $39.50 not worth it

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tidy venue with good atmosphere Food came quickly and was presented well. Nachos lacked any flavour. Chicken salad was great. Very much pub food but at restaurant prices

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Horrible service. Horribly expensive. Pathetic staff. Mediocre food. Mediocre atmosphere. Don't bother visiting. Average food for gourmet prices.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Located in the centre of town this friendly local offers, great food, friendly service, TV’s, Pool tables, gaming and a TAB. Indoor and outdoor seating, as mentioned great food, friendly service snd and a welcoming ambiance.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 15 January 2024

The love and passion for food and cooking were missing when the 'Tavern Chef' cooked our meals. My wife and son ordered fish and chips. The fish were very dry and drenched in salt. I ordered the pork belly ($38 i think) but it wasn't...a pork belly that was on my plate, it was two pork chops with the bone removed, on dry mashed potatoes and a drenched gravy. I'm local and this used to be the place to eat but yesterday, I was very dissappointed about the poor quality of the meals. The Tavern meals costs ($38 pork belly, surf and turf $50) are up there in terms of costs with the likes of Dixie Browns, Jimmy Coops and Pub n Grub etc but their daylight between the Tavern's meals and others. The Tavern's chefs need to rediscover their love and passion for food and lay it out on the plate.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 9 January 2024

Yummy meal. We went on a Friday night and unfortunately missed the 6:30pm raffle but regardless this tavern was pumping with people. The service was quick and friendly. Plenty of parking.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 17 October 2023 via mobile

Checked the menu, expensive for a pub meal, ordered the fish & chips - none available, so went with the Thai beef salad - beef strips really tough, very average.Hubby had the lamb shanks & enjoyed his meal. We unfortunately sat near the door &...each time it opened we were engulfed with cigarette smoke!More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 5 July 2023 via mobile

This place cooks best value food. Tasty and substantial. Great environment and wonderful service. Groups or couples all catered for

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 10 June 2023 via mobile

We both ordered fish and chips. Had to be the worst fish and chips we’ve ever had. It was obviously frozen fish from a packet or box like hoki . Couldn’t eat it , it was tough. Have had meals here before and they were...really good. Just won’t be having that againMore

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 6 June 2023 via mobile

We have dined here regularly for several years and the tavern has always punched well above average. But recently we have noticed the standard isn’t as good sadly. Last visit with friends, I ordered the Bangers and mash, the sausages I think had been cooked...in the deep fryer as they were very overcooked and dry, we recommended the Pork Belly to our friend as it is usually beautifully cooked, unfortunately I think it was another victim of the deep fryer as it looked very dry and completely crunchy all over. The pizza looked good , and so did the Thai salad, but has shrunk in size. Still a nice atmosphere.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 5 June 2023

My wife and I dined at the Turangi Tavern for our dinner. I got the steak which looked exactly like the picture in advertising. The salad with the steak was excellent. The steak, however was a bit tough. My wife had a vegetarian pasta. There...was a lot of pasta an some salad. She didn't like it very much. Too much pasts. Not enough salad. I was surprised when the meals arrived and the witress said that the cutlery was kept elsewhere. She had delivered the set to the table next to us. I had to go over to get our cutlery. That was odd and, I thought rude. The taven had a pleasant atmosphere.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 13 May 2023

I came here twice during my local stay for the Tongariro Alpime Crossing, and both were excellent. This is a very local place but it serves with atmosphere and quality. The first time I had the blue cheese wings and lamb shanks on the recommendation...of a local guy - both were excellent. I wanted a steak but he said he’d never tried the steak because he didn’t trust ‘anyone else’ (except himself) to cook a steak, so I didn’t… Second time I passed a couple on a nearby table with steaks that looked great, so I went for it. The Sirloin Surf & Turf - a $45 marvel. What a meal! Lovely quality meat, perfectly cooked, with a mountain of prawns and delicious sauce. The chips are perfectly done too. This is a very well honed operation. Don’t judge a book by its cover folks…More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 22 April 2023

Great food and super fast service. Cool pub that serves generous sized meals never short on ingredients.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 13 March 2023

Good bar food (great pizzas), good drinks and cheerful staff! Was a busy Friday night, rugby on the big screen, bustling place for a good night.

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 6 March 2023 via mobile

This is actually the best food we’ve had in a sports bar possibly ever. I had salmon perfectly cooked with crispy skin and my husband had a great burger. The night before I had an excellent chicken salad. Really fast service, pipping hot food, good...wine and beer selection, nice to have the option of sitting outside.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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TURANGI TAVERN - 277 Te Rangitautahanga Rd - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews

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Yes, Turangi Tavern offers takeaway services.

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