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Bar, European, Pub, New Zealand
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
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Reviewed 10 March 2024

We ordered the platter, a couple beers, and all was just fine. A couple things we ordered were forgotten, but it wasn't busy, and the staff was very very helpful when we asked about them. Our son loved the Golem peeking over the roof. A...pleasant place for a pint and a bite.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 1 March 2024 via mobile

Very impressed with the food, friendly service and atmosphere of The Redoubt bar and Eatery. It is lively, well run and probably the best place we have visited for food and drink during our travels in New Zealand.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 17 February 2024 via mobile

They got off to a bad start with the booze menu, which has no craft beer or even anything hoppy. We ordered a couple of cocktails which tasted good at first until the sugar levels hit us. My beef burger was good. My girlfriend’s glazed...chicken was smothered with sweet sauce that tasted like it had been bought from a supermarket and squeezed out of a tube. The music was consistently mediocre - think Adele and Bruno Mars. Plastic flowers on the table. It was nice sitting outside and people watching in the breeze. In short, this is not a place you come to be in any way wowed or challenged, but might suit people with middle of the road tastes looking for something safe.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 20 January 2024 via mobile

Dropped in here for lunch while passing through with our dog and couldn’t be more pleased. There were some tables out front that provided shade for the dog and they even bought out a water bowl for him. Service was great and food was perfect....Highly recommend this place for a great lunch!More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 17 July 2023

We were really happy with our late lunch here. The service was fast and attentive, the food was really good and the beer on tap was yummy. We had the crispy chicken (advertised as a favourite of the Redoubt). It was really flavourful, and with...a side of curly fries, we were full after sharing the meal. The place was warm and cozy on a cold winter afternoon.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 3 June 2023 via mobile

A great bar & restaurant, with excellent food - recommend the Dirty Bird burger and the Legendary Pork Belly. Friendly & attentive staff too.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 4 April 2023

We enjoyed a steak sandwich and tacos for lunch. Both were tasty. The service was also great.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 29 March 2023 via mobile

Fun restaurant, busy and you can see that they've had lots of tourists with all the stuff on the walls. Staff were super friendly and there was live music too which topped it off

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 16 March 2023 via mobile

Nice place.. great service.. the food was disappointing.. I got the steak sandwich.. was ok apart from the steak.. grisly and tough.. not good at all. My girlfriend got the Buddha salad. Very bland.. Chicken had very little flavour.. Sad that a nice place and...good service was let down my the main ingredient.. The Food..!More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 8 March 2023

We had a meal on a Tuesday and the place was very busy but they kindly found a table for us. Staff were very friendly. Food was delicious, The buddha bowl and O.M.G burger were really tasty. They had live entertainment which was great. Would...easily go back again.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 22 February 2023 via mobile

Atmosphere, friendly staff and the best part she introduced herself and asked our names, made it even better and our food was tasty, flavoursome and served all at the same time.. The history on the walls was great to see and staff were attentive and...it was during 11-1.00pm we were there..More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 23 January 2023

A busy establishment but with friendly staff and plenty of tables. Offers a good range of food and drinks at reasonable prices. Dog-friendly if sitting at an outside table.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 21 December 2022 via mobile

We have eaten here often and it is our lunch stop as we pass through, unfortunately today the service was extremely slow. I hope this improves. It would be disappointing if it doesn’t.

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 1 November 2022

We were pleasantly surprised when we turned up for dinner. We were immediately greeted by a waitress, got seated at a nice table - all with a smile, friendliness and a feeling that she was happy to serve us. Other staff were also friendly and...made sure we were okay when 'our' waitress was busy. I watched as they efficiently cleared tables when people left (not always done in some restaurants). A well-oiled team of workers! The speed of receiving our meals from ordering to getting to the table was speedy and the meals were sooooo tasty. I had the Crispy Chicken - absolutely delicious flavours. Hubby had the special of the night Rump Steak and he said it was divine. Someone was always watching to see when the drinks were low - so very professional. There was a guy singing on the stage - country music - not our scene - but I have to say we enjoyed listening to it because it wasn't loud and he was quite the entertainer. A special thanks to our waitress - her name was Emily (she had the most friendliest, kindest and happiest face we've ever seen in a restaurant for a long time). Thanks Emily - you made our night.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 17 September 2022 via mobile

Received exceptional service from Emily! She treated us so nicely and made such an effort to make us comfortable and happy! Made the best mojito and was very happy to comply with the changes to my order! Will defiantly be back! Lunch was beautiful ☺️...Thankyou so so muchMore

Date of visit: September 2022
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The Redoubt Bar and Eatery is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5