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Turangi Bridge Bar & Restaurant

$$ - $$$, , European
4600 State Highway 1, Turangi 3334, New Zealand
+64 7-386 8804
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Overview
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good41%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“lamb shank” (14 reviews)
“cheesecake” (5 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, New Zealand, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
4600 State Highway 1, Turangi 3334, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 132 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Got in the door and found ourselves to be the only patrons - it's not a busy time of year and it was Monday... We had drinks in the bar sitting in front of the fireplace which was awesome! We had a booth table in...More

Thank West_Tx_54
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Best ever steak meal and bread & butter for pudding. Have been to this restaurant a few times and always good quality and value for money.

Thank Robyn-Jane
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Spectacular food menu, prepared with care and presented beautifully. We went trout fishing during the day and brought the fish to the restaurant to have it cooked. They prepared our fish 5 different ways and each was EXCELLENT! Well done!!!

Thank Radasaurus
Reviewed 28 June 2017

We were a party of six that arrived with no prior reservation. The service was perfect and every meal very, very good. I had the best pork belly ever! Thank you very much to the wait and kitchen staff.

Thank KMBH01
BridgeMotel, Owner at Turangi Bridge Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2017

That's great to hear. Thanks very much for your comments.

Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

My partner and myself decided to try this restaurant last time we stayed in Turangi, we had dinner there on a Sunday night, I had the fish which was beautifully fresh as were the vegetables, just what I felt like eating, my partner had the...More

Thank Peejay3
TurangiBridge, Owner at Turangi Bridge Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2017

Thanks for taking the time to post a review. Your comments are appreciated.

Reviewed 14 May 2017

We came here this evening for an early Mothers Day dinner, we have 2 children; 5 & 2, everything was awesome. The staff and hostess were extremely accommodating and brilliant with our kids, restaurant was lovely and warm, cosy and inviting. Our meals were bought...More

Thank Shelly W
TurangiBridge, Owner at Turangi Bridge Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2017

Thanks very much for your comments and congratulations on having such well behaved and friendly children.

Reviewed 11 May 2017

The food was good with plenty to eat. The restaurant had a nice lounge by a large open fire. Plenty of parking and good service

Thank billienp
TurangiBridge, Owner at Turangi Bridge Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2017

Thanks very much. We're glad you enjoyed yourselves.

Reviewed 10 April 2017

One dinner here on a Saturday night. Ordered off the well appointed menu and food was delivered in about 5 minutes, piping hot. Was very tasty and fair value for money. Service was excellent and place was busy. Always a good sign.

Thank Shane B
TurangiBridge, Owner at Turangi Bridge Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2017

Thanks for taking the time to post a review. We very pleased you enjoyed your dinner.

Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

So when people go provincial NZ for a meal at a restaurant, the experience is so varied for seasoned travellers. Here is a gold nugget! The menu has good honest food. No fancy pants stuff but well made, a huge variety and great presentation. Total...More

Thank SteveAucklandNZ
TurangiBridge, Owner at Turangi Bridge Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2017

Thanks very much for your comments. We would like to stock some good NZ craft beer but getting a reliable supply into Turangi is proving to be a little difficult so for the moment we're sticking with the available big brands.

Reviewed 1 April 2017

This restaurant on State Highway 1is very easy to pass by without realising there is a great little restaurant right by the bridge heading North. We won't be passing by again without stopping. There is a great menu to suit all tastes. The seventies style...More

Thank Rose955
TurangiBridge, Owner at Turangi Bridge Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2017

Sorry you missed out on the Goat Curry. It was very tasty I can tell you. We do have plans to upgrade the visibility from the road situation so hopefully we will become more noticeable soon.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
07:30 - 09:30
17:00 - 21:00
Monday
07:30 - 09:30
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
07:30 - 09:30
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
07:30 - 09:30
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
07:30 - 09:30
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
07:30 - 09:30
17:00 - 21:00
Saturday
07:30 - 09:30
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4600 State Highway 1, Turangi 3334, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Taupo District  >  Turangi
  • Phone Number: +64 7-386 8804
  • E-mail
Description
The Turangi Bridge Bar and Restaurant offers a stylish and welcoming atmosphere for sampling mouth-watering New Zealand cuisine. A Turangi icon since 1931, our restaurant has a genuine history and ambience unlike anywhere else. The large open fire makes it the perfect spot for a cosy, lodge-style winter dinner. Or in summer, you can sit on the deck to enjoy a glass of wine and a view of the Tongariro river and New Zealand landscape. The restaurant is also available for hire as your New Zealand wedding venue, conference venue or function room. We can cater to groups of different sizes with our buffet or a la carte options - please talk to us about what you need and we'll make sure you and your guests have a memorable evening. Please take a look at our seasonal menu - we have something to suit everyone's needs or budget.
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