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Grahamstown Bar & Diner

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The Junction Hotel | 700 Pollen St, Thames 3500, New Zealand
+64 7-868 6008
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good43%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“apple pie” (3 reviews)
“lamb” (8 reviews)
“tiramisu” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 9:00 pm Hours
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
The Junction Hotel | 700 Pollen St, Thames 3500, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were on a road trip and decided to hang a left and visit the Coromandel. Thames itself is an authentic NZ town, apparently free from gentrification so far. We were greeted warmly and served quickly by friendly staff. Our food was delicious (try the...More

Thank David M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed a very pleasant lunch here after we found our first choice was closed. Great service from a charming waitperson we were certainly looked after. Husband had Thai green curry mussels which I had to taste, yummy, and I had deep sea dory, light...More

Thank Dooleysmum
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I stopped here with friends for a post Pinnacles pint. The bar and staff, along with perfect pub grub were the antidote to a long walk back from the hut to the car.

Thank walkerro
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Take an old pub, the oldest in Thames and long past it's glory, change the layout, up the standard and target a different market. What a breath of fresh air, gone is the greasy old watering hole, in is the trendy place to eat and...More

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

Loved this old hotel. Sensational exterior still as it was when built so long ago. Stylish and inviting inside. Great meals.

Thank Sophie C
Reviewed 30 June 2018

I enjoyed a tasty curry here on a cold Winter's evening. Other items on the menu also looked and smelled good. Variety of food and drinks made for a very pleasant dining expereince

Thank Liley2014
Reviewed 25 June 2018

My brother wanted to take me out for a special lunch when I was visiting him. He was embarrassed at the quality of the food served - 1 T-bone steak at $36.50 was very tough and small, 1 scotch fillet at $33.50 which was full...More

Thank Patricia F
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Staff coped really well with catering 2 funeral parties at the same time in different locations. Food was innovative and provided the comfort needed to wind down after such an event.

Thank mcgaval
Reviewed 16 June 2018

With Thames only being a small town we were really please to find an eatery that had gluten free options for my coeliac colleague on a recent business trip. The food was tasty and well presented, and the service was efficient and friendly. we particularly...More

Thank Clarke C
Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

This place was humming in a cold wet Saturday night. We got the last seats perched up on a high table. I had the harissa lamb and salad; very tender followed by a tiramisu that packed a punch

Thank Patrick N
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
8:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Junction Hotel | 700 Pollen St, Thames 3500, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Coromandel Peninsula  >  Thames
  • Phone Number: +64 7-868 6008
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