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“Best Pub in Manawatu - possibly in NZ!”

Apiti Tavern & Eatery
Ranked #1 of 1 Restaurants in Apiti
Price range: $10 - $28
Description: Country hospitality, Family friendly. Powered sites for motorhomes (self-contained) Bar, restaurant, takeaway, function room, outdoor dining, in house catering
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Description: Country hospitality, Family friendly. Powered sites for motorhomes (self-contained) Bar, restaurant, takeaway, function room, outdoor dining, in house catering
Reviewed 23 January 2024

This is the BEST place. Tucked away in N Manawatu, we had been washed out at our campsite and needed a rest. Rocked up - 3 adults & 3 kids - to such a warm welcome. Arrived 3.30. Had nibbles - what a feast! Trays of cheesy garlic bread, pork crackling, buffalo wings. Played pool, chatted with the friendly locals. Popped over the road to look at the dear wee museum. Back to slow-cooked delights - fab burgers, brisket burgers and beef cheek risotto. Mouth-watering. And don't get us started on the mango sorbet!!!!
I would go out of my way to come here again. Jenna and team were just the best - and even let us fill up all our water containers as no water at campsite.
Quirky sculptures in the garden and great outdoor space to sit and for kids to stretch their legs. Next time will go in winter to see the outdoor brazier in action.
10/10

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 31 December 2023 via mobile

Always find the experience at Apiti outstanding - from the beautiful smoked meals created by the multi award winning chef Jon and his team of chefs - to the fabulous staff who all become your friends! Real genuine kiwi hospitality!! We live in Raumati and regularly make the trip up. If you have a caravan or motor home even powered sites on the tennis court!

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 30 December 2023

After not having seen people much for the past 3 days, this was a nice friendly place to come enjoy some food and observe local banter!
Also dog friendly with lots of seating outside 😉

Date of visit: November 2023
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Thank nina p
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Reviewed 27 September 2023

Went here for lunch a while back now, but we won’t be heading back anytime soon. While eating my fried chicken, I noticed a hair in the coating itself. I didn’t want to complain at the time because I was there with friends for a special occasion and didn’t want to sour the experience. Such a shame, as the staff were wonderful and the choice of food great.

Date of visit: October 2022
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2  Thank Genuine R
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Reviewed 24 October 2022

We booked ahead for 80 odd people and were not disappointed with an excellent lunch. The day was perfect as was the venue. The chefs' BBQ smoked wings and pulled beef pie are to write home about. Great to have a range of "ordinary" and craft beers on tap. Highly recommended!

Date of visit: October 2022
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Thank AllanH556
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