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Dale J
Napier, New Zealand

Beauty little country pub

Review of Waiau Tavern
5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 Mar 2024via mobile
Perfect spot for a stop!

Lovely country pub, lovely people, a kitty cat that played with the kids, a plate of chips and gravy that was absolutely perfect. A spot in the sun and an ice old beverage and there's a playground just across the road for the kids too.

If you're ever driving through, this one is worth the stop.
Date of stay: March 2024
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 8 Mar 2024
Thank you very much for your time in reviewing us, will see you guys again.
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Reviewed 21 December 2023

I recently visited Waiau Tavern and had an absolutely fantastic experience! The atmosphere was warm and inviting, the staff was friendly and attentive, and the food was simply delicious. The menu offers a great variety, and each dish was prepared with care and high-quality ingredients. The cozy ambiance and excellent service make it a perfect spot for a relaxing meal or a casual get-together. I can't recommend Waiau Tavern enough – a definite five-star gem!

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Date of stay: December 2023
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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Michelle Beri, Owner at Waiau Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 23 December 2023

Thank you so much for youd time in reviewing us. Was lovely to meet you guys.

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Reviewed 23 August 2023 via mobile

Such a hard case place. Very friendly people. Reasonably priced meals. My husband and I shared nachos. They were lovely. We were in our campervan and because we belong to NZMCA we were allowed to park up. It had been very wet so we parked on the gravel. The licence was a lovely lady. There was no pressure to have anything to eat but we did anyway. I would recommend it and give them an A+++rating. Thank you Waiau Tavern.

Date of stay: July 2023
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 April 2023 via mobile

Just had to leave a quick review of this wee tavern who are kind, welcoming and everything being kiwi encompasses. We were having a few accomodation dramas whilst we were there and were told we could camp out the back ( sadly no tent!) plus an uber friendly local offered us his sleep out. What awesome folk! Plus the beer and chips went down a treat! Thanks folks, keep on doing what you do, its lovely to have such true kiwi hospitality on display.

Date of stay: April 2023
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 January 2023 via mobile

Stopped for a coffee and a rest on the journey and were delighted by the friendly service and good atmosphere. Looks like a nice place to spend a lazy afternoon. The coffee was hot and strong and we were very happy with our service. We didn’t try any of the food though.

Date of stay: January 2023
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Reviewed 2 January 2023

Went to the tavern for a nice lunch. Had a brilliant feed for shockingly cheap prices. Everyone was super friendly and keen for a chat. “My girl” the cat was a great greeter too.

Would highly recommend!

Date of stay: January 2023
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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