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The Crown & Badger

) #80 of 295 Restaurants in Tauranga $$ - $$$ , British,
91 The Strand, Tauranga 3110, New Zealand
+64 7-571 3039
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good45%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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Bar, British, Pub
$$ - $$$
91 The Strand, Tauranga 3110, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

only popped in for a coffee and got 2 glasses of iced water as well as a carafe to go with it not something we get in the uk not served to the table really pleasant and welcoming service too great decor and outside seating...More

Thank chris c
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here on a Sunday afternoon, there was live music, people dancing, it really felt friendly! We had few drinks and 2 pizzas. Pizzas were a bit oily, however we had a really nice time there :)

Thank Clementite
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this place is the pits dark smelly interior walls and rafters make it look like a second hand shop with old dusty beer mugs hanging on hooks. Oh and when you use the loo hold your breath. the meal itself is ok its a pub...More

Thank allergies2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had been walking about looking at a number of eateries but did see anything till we came across this pub which looked like a typical British pub and the food was also the same served in Britain. We ordered a few pints as well...More

Thank AndyMunch
Jessica R, Owner at The Crown & Badger, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Oh you're making us blush! We do try to be as British as possible, from the decor to the menu you'll be sure to find all the classics. Our sausages are made from a butcher down the street and by goodness they are tasty, we're...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place has a new manager. She is committed, and doing a great job of making this a place you can trust. Whether it's food, coffee, or beer, you'll find a warm welcome, and good service. They have bands and entertainment. It's a taste of...More

Thank Alister M
Jessica R, Owner at The Crown & Badger, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Alister, Thank you for such kind words, we're glad you enjoyed your time here. We are 100% committed to providing the best experience in Tauranga - watch this space as there are exciting things coming! See you next time, Jess

Reviewed 24 June 2017

Had a lazy Sunday lunch with friends at Crown & Badger. Good food, great company excellent staff. Well worth a visit.

Thank Therese M
Jessica R, Owner at The Crown & Badger, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

We're glad you enjoyed your time here! See you next time! Jess

Reviewed 6 June 2017

Been many times and enjoyed pizza but unfortunately tried other items. Chose meal for two and it was extremely poor on vegetables 6 beans, 1/2 a baked potato, 1/2 a tomato to share between two people. Vegetables were vile, meat acceptable.

2  Thank Pauline S
Reviewed 29 May 2017

all 5 of us felt that the food was very poor value for the quality. Restaurant prices for not very good pub food. two people had a sharing platter that had 1/2 a baked potato and half a stuffed tomato on it. My serloin was...More

Thank pommytony
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

I always try to be on the nice side when doing reviews but sadly not today. The worst lunch out we have had for a long time. I ordered the steak and Guinness pie with potato and kumera mash with seasonal vegetable. 1: mash was...More

Thank TheChaneys
Jessica R, Owner at The Crown & Badger, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2017

The Chaneys, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review here. We're sorry to hear that the experience that you had here at The Crown & Badger is not what we are aspiring towards. I can assure you that our homemade steak and...More

Reviewed 15 May 2017

This is what I call a pub. Coming from the UK we like our traditional pubs and this ticks all the boxes. The staff are helpful and very pleasant, The food is great and as for the Guiness well perfect is the word I would...More

Thank Jane M
Jessica R, Owner at The Crown & Badger, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2017

Aw you're making us blush! We do try our best to be a 'Proper British Pub' and we're glad that you had the experience that makes you think of home. See you next time, Jess Rafferty Owner

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 22
Bar, British, Pub
Drinks, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Waitstaff
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 12:00
10:30 - 12:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 91 The Strand, Tauranga 3110, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Tauranga
  • Phone Number: +64 7-571 3039
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Crown & Badger is an inviting, traditional English pub with cosy booths and wood paneling, making it one of a kind. The British memorabilia creates a welcoming atmosphere for socialising with friends and enjoying a refreshing Guinness on tap or one of their other extensive beverage choices. Live bands most Friday and Saturday nights giving a great vibe and opportunity for dancing. Sky TV with popular sporting events available. Crown and Badger are located right in the middle of The Strand - the hot-spot for evening entertainment right on Tauranga Waterfront. Crown and Badger are open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with delicious generous size portions at reasonable cost. For a hearty breakfast or brunch try the Badgers Big Breakfast or York's Benedict. The menu for lunch and dinner features a broad range of traditional English pub food. There is a lot to choose from, including Sirloin Steak, salads, burgers, schnitzel, Barmy Army Bangers & Mash and Hearty Lancashire Hot Pot. There are snacks available anytime and Badger Wedges with bacon, cheese and sour cream are said to be the best in town. Call in for coffee and dessert - Chocolate Mud cake or Apple Crumble served with cream and ice cream - decadent but worth it. No need to book at Crown and Badger - just show up.
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