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Bar, Pub, New Zealand
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast, After-hours
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Reviewed 16 February 2024 via mobile

We all had steak and it was delicious. The service was great. The collection of Jamison bottles was super impressive. Thank you

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 5 August 2023 via mobile

Tuesday is country music night at the Redoubt. Enjoy good pub-food with a country singer for entertainment. Nice to see some new vegetarian options. Great atmosphere, cool environment

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 11 November 2022 via mobile

Excellent food served by very efficient polite likeable staff. My fish of the day was probably the most enjoyable meal l have had in the last 2 weeks touring NZ,and certainly the best value

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 21 May 2022

11 of us were out for tea. What a wonderful menu ( apart from there being no pork belly, as listed online). Staff were great, looking after us. Meals didn’t take long to appear,and were delicious. Brisket loaded on fries, scallops wrapped in bacon, and...lovely terekihi with a lemon and caper sauce. Definitely worth trying.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 10 May 2022

Three of six at the table ordered the Fettucine Alfredo vegan option, after over an hour wait we received the Penne Pasta. We had assumed that as they offered a vegan option on their menu that they would use a cream alternative but we were...instead delivered the complete opposite of alfredo, a tomato penne pasta. When we advised that it was not the correct dish, we were told that a lot of customers say fettucine but actually mean the penne, despite asking for "Fettucine Alfredo". After the waitress discussed with the chef she returned to tell us that there is actually no way to make Fettucine Alfredo because it requires egg so they switched our meals to the Penne Pasta without any communication. We suggested the mention of "vegan option available" be removed from Fettucine Alfredo on the menu, which the waitress said she would discuss with her manager however she maintained her stance that they were not in the wrong because the dish title did not show a 'V' next to it (despite the dish description stating vegan option available), and because the bottom of the menu mentions that they have a separate vegan menu.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 27 March 2022 via mobile

We were passing through and stopped for lunch in the first place we saw. I was blown away by the drink menu, the food, and the tunes. Will defs be back the next time I'm in Te Awamutu

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 1 March 2021

Great casual dining - excellent food & customer service The fish & chips and the calamari are recommendations

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 13 December 2020 via mobile

Had a lovely lunch with friends. Staff very efficient and friendly. Will visit again soon. Recommend

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 24 October 2020 via mobile

We had lunch here today with friends who live in Te Awamutu. Good select on the menu and reasonable pricing. The calamari is very good and generous serving size. Potato Skins nice too, pity processed cheese used tho. Very attentive staff, in fact almost a...bit over the top and regularly asking if more drinks were needed and we hadn’t finished. But ok that they were observant. Only down side was the way meals were served to us. On each occasion the person reached across in front of us. There was plenty of room to serve from behind on each occasion as there was no one sitting at any of the tables near us. I find it rude for people to reach across in front of people with no excuse me etc. And especially when there is no need to. Lack of training perhaps. Good good tho and we would eat here again.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 22 July 2020 via mobile

Given the standard of food served which is acceptable but no better than its competition in town I feel it is overpriced. Alcohol is also over priced. Its one great feature is country and western music on Tuesday nights.

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 12 June 2020

It was a really good time staff was amazing very helpful and good to have a friendly chat with will definitely make it a weekly occasion.

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed 12 June 2020

Great service every waiter and waitress is the bomb, I make it a mission to come here every week. 10 stars

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed 29 May 2020 via mobile

Post COVID-19 trying to eat local when travelling, but this place needs to up their game if they want people to dine here. Visited during seperate, seated, single server rules. First two mostly followed but allowed people at bar to order drinks and we had...a total of 4 servers. Didn’t see tables being cleaned well between customers just dishes removed. No where to sign in as proof of visit. Staff were attentive that’s the only good thing about here. I had chicken, cranberry and Brie pizza, very generous serving if it had been pleasant to eat. Base was bready, portions of topping not balanced, couldn’t recognise cranberry and Brie for all the chicken. Onion rings dry, so easy to make but these from a packet. Partners steak, not pleasant covered in too much sauce, would be better to put sauce on side or in jug so can be added to personal taste. Steak had no flavour. Will not be returning, sure there are better places to support.More

Date of visit: May 2020
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Reviewed 4 May 2020

Im not sure who's taken over this bar recently but it was a shocker. My friend and I took both our families. I have three kids who ordered Nachos and fries. I too ordered the Nachos. They tasted like mixed herbs and parsley was covering...the top. The mince itself was a terrible flavour. Nothing like any Nachos I've tasted before. The kids didn't touch it. My husband ordered the battered fish and chips. I'm not sure what they do with the fish first but it was coated in a doughy herby mixture before battering it. The entire outside was an uncooked mess. This too wasn't eaten. When the waitress looked at it she was perplexed too. We let the owner know but were not offered a discount at all and paid around $100 for a meal not eaten. Very poor way in keeping customers happy in my opinion It's a shame because the Redoubt under previous owners was amazing. Not now. Would not waste my money.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 21 March 2020

I had a chicken & thyme dish with asparagus and a type of cooked red pepper with heavenly mashed potatoes and sauce. My husband had the other dish which he really enjoyed. Our friends had a hamburger which could easily have been the thickest hamburger...and bun I’ve ever seen! We all remarked that our meals were delicious.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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THE REDOUBT BAR AND EATERY, Te Awamutu - 423 Alexandra St - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews

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