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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
New Zealand, Bar, Pub
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service
Reviews (42)
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Reviewed 5 January 2024

Blue cod was spectacular, moist with crispy batter as was the steak Burger. Will definitely return

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 28 December 2023

Meal was over priced I got the blue cod meal it came our it was 2 little fish bites and fish was not fresh batter was burnt

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 24 November 2023 via mobile

Have tried to dine here many times this year but each time the front door has been locked with no sign to explain the hours. Finally open and ordered Expensive ribeye steak meal served with a salad past its use by date, tin mushrooms, Maggie...gravy mix. Steak was well done instead of medium rare. Lovely service by friendly waitress but if this place is to survive they must get a competent chef. Never again.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 2 October 2023 via mobile

It was a nice meal. Service was a little slow but was happy in general. Would pay for the waitress not to have her back to guests coming in. We waited a couple of minutes to be acknowledged while she was mucking around with menus.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 16 January 2023 via mobile

Stopped in here on our way to get cod & chips at the takeaway. A lovely open space with plenty of seating & a nice garden area. Staff were good & the food was fabulous, yes I still had my blue cod & chips, wife...had the filo chicken, yummy 😋 Recommend this restaurant.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 5 September 2022

Popped in here on my way south. Didn't feel like a big meal, so asked for the bar snack menu and ended up ordering a steak burger and it was massive and really yum. Crinkle cut chips were great and the salad mix in the...burger was a really nice touch. We also had great service - our waitress was lovely.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 9 May 2022

Family "mothers day lunch". Service was great considering the restaurant was extremely busy. The food was well presented and very tasty. Our family group of 9 were well catered for and we enjoyed our time spent at the Waihola Tavern. The salmon was delicious. Thank...you. Would definitely recommend.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 29 October 2021

We passed through Lake Waihola 2x and had a great experience at the Lake Waihola Tavern. Very good pub food. Great atmosphere. We were running late and they read us the new menu 2x over the phone to take our orders and our food was...piping hot and ready when we showed. They even kept the pub open for us as our group rolled in later. Great staff and food we will be backMore

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 7 August 2021 via mobile

Beautiful meal, lovely staff, coffee and hot chocolates were great and…the mulled wine is the best we’ve tasted. The weather was changeable but the fire was lovely to sit beside

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 21 May 2021

We dropped in for a late lunch and really enjoyed the seafood chowder and fish and chips washed down with cider and ginger beer. It had been raining all morning and I was still a little wet so was able to dry off in front...of the open fire. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the food was very reasonably priced. Plenty of beer and cider on tap and other choices on the menu if you aren’t into seafood!!More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 5 March 2021

Thoroughly enjoyed our meal! Lovely relaxed atmosphere with easy accessibility to bathrooms etc. Staff were very helpful and friendly. The meals were large, fresh and left us wishing we had two stomachs to enjoy more! Especially recommend the soft garlic bread and melt-in-your-mouth blue cod.

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 16 March 2020 via mobile

We had dinner here while staying at the campground next door overnight. The waitress was very friendly and knowledgeable. The food was lovely and good value. Desserts were nice too. You can sit inside or outside to eat. Food and drink was served quickly. A...nice relaxing place to eat.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 26 February 2020

We always like to eat here when passing through, The food is amazing and the chef every accommodating when it comes to special requests . The staff are very helpful and always have a smile and if you ask for a wee bit longer between...courses they are happy to oblige. You must try the garlic bread it is the best we have ever had and the steak dishes are amazing. We did try the donuts but only hubby was able to eat them as I was far too full. Very reasonable pricese too.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 19 February 2020

My dad, brother and I went there after a long day at a Lawrence trial ride. We were all hungry and with the meals, we all chose we weren't hungry anymore. I decided to get a pulled pork burger and wedges. It was the best...burger I have had. My family loved their meals as well. It's a big feed for value.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 6 February 2020 via mobile

Went with a group for a birthday celebration. Blue was lovely however vert expensive for two very small partial fillets. I was also intrigued as to why all those with battered blue cod had 4 tiny part fillets and those with crumbs had two small...partial fillets.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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