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Whangamomona Hotel Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, New Zealand
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6018 State Highway 43, Stratford RD 26, New Zealand
+64 6-762 5823
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Sevierville, Tennessee
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499 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 274 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were traveling through from Stratford to Waitomo and since this is the only place we saw that looked like it might sell food we stopped. This place is great! Not only can you get a decent, reasonably priced meal but you can visit "The Home of The Republic" and get your Passport Stamped for a couple of bucks! The... More 

Thank Gary M
Eltham, New Zealand
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff were very friendly and the old photos very interesting. You could eat inside or out. It is child friendly and their beer is great.

Thank Elaine L
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped for a break ,whilst making our way to Stratford. The lunch was very good. The hotel was quaint , plenty of information on the hotels history. Whangamomana also is a republic and offers visitors a stamp for theif passport, this gives them the right to run for president next election. There are walks and ogher historic buildings to... More 

Thank Christine W
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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152 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This pub was a great lunch stop over after wandering around the township, reading the boards and enjoying the sun. People were friendly, busy place and the venison sausages, with mash and peas with gravy was awesome - best had in a long time. This is well worth stopping at on your journey along the Forgotten Highway.

Thank Nicola W
Invercargill, New Zealand
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259 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

This iconic hotel is on the Forgotten World highway. After a windy drive from Stratford, this was a welcome stop for lunch. Really friendly staff. Lots of photos tracing the history of this "repulic"

Thank dippy_sal
Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Great place for stop on this excellent scenic drive. Large pub room in hotel with good food and friendly staff. Lots of interesting history hung on the walls.

Thank JKBandBMB
Brisbane, Australia
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

finished our 20 klm walk with Eastern Taranaki Experience at the hotel and had a couple of very enjoyed a couple of coldies came through the next day and stopped in for a very nice lunch

Thank Dennis695
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Very friendly efficient staff, very busy due to Americana but unphased by this still provided good service. Would go back again.

Thank Hellfire28
Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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221 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Very atmospheric with all the memorabilia. Good service and decent coffee. The meals looked good too but I didn't indulge.

Thank Supergranbee
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Overnight stay on 2 day Forgotten World golf cart trip down railway line. Hotel in good order and well presented but no modern facilities like en suite bathrooms. Food excellent. Great place.

Thank Eric R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pub, New Zealand
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6018 State Highway 43, Stratford RD 26, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Taranaki Region  >  Stratford
  • Phone Number: +64 6-762 5823

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