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Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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Off State Highway 1 45 Charles Crescent, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
+64 7-377 3422
12:00 - 10:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 10:00
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Uxbridge, United Kingdom
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555 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

No sooner had the waitress taken our order than it appeared. And it was fresh and tasty. How do they do that?

Thank PeteLucy434
Ware, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Found this place really by accident just wanted to be out from Taupo main strip.What a great find.Food just great so good came back again the following night.Coconut prawns for entree just wonderful! and an eye fillet so tender and tasty, will come back again when next in Taupo.

Thank Carol F
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

On last 2 visits have had great food. Steak was perfectly cooked and very tender. Recommend the seafood platter as a shared starter. The staff are always friendly

Thank jennyp1111111
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice setting & friendly wait staff but this is some of NZ's worst food - it's not hard to make decent garlic bread, burgers & shrimp cocktails but these guys fail epically...

Thank ktpai_mclellan
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

came a few years ago and back this time and they have added some of their own beers. We chilled in the garden. Food was still great. Staff are very good. and the beer has topped it off. We arent to snobby about beer but really enjoyed it. We would def come back when we are in Taupo again. Thanks... More 

Thank harry j
Taupo, New Zealand
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Awesome. always good. Prob go here 6 times a year and its consistently great. Staff are awesome and very welcoming. They have a mini brewery here now which is new from last time. and the beer is great. We will keep coming back

Thank 937johntaupo
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I were greeted by friendly staff in a great looking quaint establishment. We were served drinks promptly and the apple cider was great. My husband ordered the southern chicken salad for entree and I ordered the seafood chowder. The southern chicken salad had three 'southern' chicken tenders that looked like they were out of a box from... More 

Thank Lisa H
Wellington, New Zealand
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211 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lunch wasn't generous compared to the next cafe we went to (Lava cafe) and the fries that came with lunch were not generous at all. just a small bowl enough for a toddler but still the lunch was filling but over priced for what you got. I had chicken salad which has a nice mix of chutney through it with... More 

Thank white0nes
Matzenbach, Germany
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58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Great meal and pub atmosphere, and what stands out is the great service from the manager. Our hotel gave us a coupon, and we asked if it was good for all the meals. The waitress said yes, on anything - even though we asked specifically as some items were higher priced. Imagine our surprise when it came time to pay... More 

Thank Primrose B
Auckland, New Zealand
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

A great spot for all the family, set back from the road with a beautiful garden and tasty food but the best part is their beer - Escape Micro Brewery. 'Escape the Boss' a larger, 'Escape the Kids' an american pale ale and finally 'Escape the Heat' a hard cider. Something for everyone I think!

Thank visit453

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 21
Bar, British, Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 10:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Off State Highway 1 45 Charles Crescent, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Taupo District  >  Taupo
  • Phone Number: +64 7-377 3422

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?