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“10/10 for Talisman”

Talisman Hotel, Restaurant and Garden Bar
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Ranked #1 of 22 Restaurants in Katikati
Cuisines: Pizza
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: The Talisman Hotel Gardern Bar and Bistro has been providing hospitality,friendship and entertainment to locals and visitors for over 130 years Call in today and be welcomed by our friendly staff and enjoy a beverage in the public bar, Dine in the beautiful restaurant or relax in the Garden Bar under our amazing avocado tree. The Talisman is proud to be owner operated and working closely with our large team.
Reviewed 12 May 2024 via mobile

Came in to have a few drinks and a meal with my husband for Mother Day. Was more than impressed with the level of service and the meals were first class. Very well presented a top quality dining experience.
My husband had the Short Ribs which were extremely tender also generous portion. I had the fish of the day which was panfried Tarakihi with mash & vegetables. Amazing! Also ordered the Chefs accompanying choice of wine the Kahurangi Estate Rose which complimented the meal beautifully.
Top it off with the Apricot Tart for dessert … soooo yum

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 13 February 2024

Starving on the way back to Auckland so knew this was the last stop with choice so we bundled in.
A typical old hotel vibe, had to laugh, It was empty and we asked for a table for two. The waitress said she would check, why yes we do, you can have this table. :)
browsing the menu we were sitting pondering and the waitress came over and recommended the everything pizza. We asked what was on it and her reply kept me giggling the entire night...Read it! To be honest I thought the whole experience was a hoot and the pizza was ok but not great. I really liked the waitress although she was abrupt and quite curt she was really a breath of fresh air, no stuffy behaviour. I still think about it on occasion and still laugh.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 3 January 2024 via mobile

Based upon a recommendation, we made a reservation for dinner. It was quite crowded when we arrived but were seated promptly. The drinks menu met our needs. My wife had the avocado and pork croquette which was quite good. The seafood green curry was quite lovely. I was thoroughly impressed and the mixture of seafood was complemented by the spicy coconut sauce. Green grapes threw me, but it worked well.
I would definitely recommend a visit.

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

Haven’t been here before but thought we’d pop in for lunch. Exterior is quite deceiving as it has a lovely outdoor area where we sat under a huge avocado tree. We had a lovely waitress Stacey who was knowledgeable and had just the right amount of contact. We had the fish burger (great!) and the special of the day a pulled pork & avocado croquette. Chef Chanuka did a fabulous job on the croquette and we hope it will be a permanent fixture on the menu as we will be back!

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 27 September 2023 via mobile

We had a lovely lunch there.
The service was great, very polite people.
Extensive menu food was really nice.
Definitely recommend it.

Date of visit: September 2023
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