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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Busy, went or dinner 4th Jan ( a STAT hol ) at abt 6 pm. You cannot book in advance. Lady in front of us pissed off, when told she may have to wait 1 hour to get a table and she walked off. We...went with it anyway - u can wait and have a drink and food while you wait. It was worth the wait. Waited abt 1/2 hour for table, another maybe 45 mins at least for the food - pizzas's yummy, burgers yummy, Mocktails yummy. We really enjoyed it, and very glad we waited and stayed. As good as it was 5 years ago when last here Great seat next to open window. Had a lovely family dinner with our kids. Thank you for the good service to guys :) :)More

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our 17 year old waiter, Evan, tried to hit on a 14 year old girl the whole time attempting to get her phone number and snapchat. After it was given to him he and his friend attempted to come and get her to sneak out...and pick her up at 3 am to ‘get with them’ big problem to have waiters hitting on very underaged girls while supposed to be walking. Our friend is still quite affected by what they did with and to her. Would not recommend with young children and can something please be done about this!More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 17 May 2021

Tried to book a table and was told they don’t take bookings, so travelled 25 km on the off chance only to be told there were no tables available ‘for at least 45 minutes, probably longer’. And then there’d be a long wait to get...fed. Not good enough. Seems to be overrun by the locals who can just to walk home if the place is full. If this beer barn can’t be bothered to take bookings, then don’t bother going there.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 28 April 2021

Great stop off for lunch - only a couple of kms off SH1. Excellent pizza and burgers and the beer is delicious. Definitely one of NZs up and coming breweries. Great little venue, would love to have a few pints there in the evening.

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 26 April 2021 via mobile

Have tried to get a table before but the place always busy. I can see why. Drinks were good. Food was amazing. We shared three gluten free options and loved each one, pizza, burger & squid. There is no table service, it’s set up to...move a large number of people through. Didn’t bother us. Will definitely return.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 22 April 2021

I have never been so disappointed with any other restaurant or food outlet. Had to wait nearly an hour with five young children to get a table, no table in sight so walked our thoroughly unhappy. We were told 30 min wait. Not able to...book is ridiculous in this day and age and I don’t care how good your food is nothing is worth waiting for in an area not able to accomodate hoards of other people in the same situation. Staff were not the slightest bit interested or could give a dam.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 19 April 2021 via mobile

No visit to Waipu is complete without a stop at the pizza barn. It's usually very busy but the waiting time is fairly short and the service is excellent. The pizzas, with two delicious vegetarian options and a gluten free option, are the best around...Northland! The salads are fresh, the amenities clean and the ambience is great. Every visit has been wonderful.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 18 April 2021 via mobile

We loved McLeods beer before we came here...I would not have thought this possible but we live it more after our experience today! The service/hospitality is outstanding, the beer is outstanding and the food, well it is casual done exceptionally well. My advice. Do not...drive past this pace. It is compulsory stop! I can’t wait to have to drive back past in a week or so! (Sorry only beer pictures, the food was amazing too!!)More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 18 April 2021 via mobile

We stopped in on our way up to Russell from Auckland. It was heaving down with rain and we needed a break. My husband loves the Mcleods beers especially the 802 so he was really interested to try this place out. The menu is decent...pub grub with things like pizzas, burgers and chicken wings. We had a pizza as well as some wings which were very tasty. To go with the food, I had a cider and hubby tried a Sail Rock NZ Pale Ale which he enjoyed. We would love to return when we have more time and can try more of the beers.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 16 March 2021 via mobile

Great atmosphere, easy to order and quick as asked- we were in a rush. Super friendly staff and tasty pizza. Order at the bar and then it is delivered to your table.

Date of visit: March 2021
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Response from 324margaretmck | Reviewed this property |
We live a few doors away and go there regularly as well as sending guests from our Beeline Cottage Airbnb. There are definitely no dogs allowed at The Pizza Barn.
31 October 2017|
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Response from expeditioner2015 | Reviewed this property |
I would assume its necessary to book a table at times.
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21 September 2017|
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Frequently Asked Questions about McLeod's Pizza Barn

Yes, McLeod's Pizza Barn offers takeaway services.

McLeod's Pizza Barn is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5