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Railway Tavern Bar

$$ - $$$, ,
40 Douglas Road, Amberley, New Zealand
+64 3-314 8202
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“steak” (5 reviews)
“mussels” (3 reviews)
“country pub” (4 reviews)
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Bar, Pub, New Zealand
$$ - $$$
40 Douglas Road, Amberley, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lunch group with an order of starters that took some time and then came in two waves, we were ok about it as busy day, but the wait then for mains had us virtually last in the venue. However the food was good, arrived warm...More

Thank PauleLec
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped on our way home from Hanmer where we had had 2 very dissapointing meals so decided to give the Railway Tavern a try.I ordered the Steak Sandwich and my friend the Roast didn't wait long and our meals arrived the portions were very generous...More

Thank nannieglennis
marc p, Owner at Railway Tavern Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

thank you for taking the time to review the railway.We are so pleased that you enjoyed ur dining experience and hope to see you again in the near future.

Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

Have been here twice this year and have really enjoyed it both times. The highlight has to be the garlic bread which has generous amounts of garlic butter on it as well as a side ramekin of garlic butter. I had nachos with beans both...More

1  Thank Meegs_23
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

What a great find this place was. Delicious big portioned meals. I had salmon my husband had fish both were amazing and so tender, yummy dessert and our son enjoyed his kids meal. Fantastic meal for the price and service was great, such a friendly...More

Thank Safka F
marc p, Owner at Railway Tavern Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2017

Thank-You for your kind review we really appreciate it cheers Marc

Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch on a Saturday. Bar was busy as we walked through to the dining area. Friendly staff who offered to amend meals to vegetarian. we ordered a vege burger & chicken wrap. Both came with chips & were large in size....More

1  Thank nzsmith
marc p, Owner at Railway Tavern Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2017

thank you for taking the time to review The Railway Tavern.

Reviewed 3 May 2017

Ended up here for dinner for a few nights and were not disappointed. Well cooked and presented traditional pub meals. One of the evening we showed up in a large extended family group 10mins before kitchen close and after a much shorter than expected delay,...More

Thank pdapico
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

What you see outside is a little bit what you also see inside. This is not a glitzy place by any means. In fact we almost didn't go in after looking st it from the car park for a few minutes. But previous TA comments...More

5  Thank MiguelitoyCat
Reviewed 9 February 2017

This is a regular restaurant for us and we always get great food. The meals are big and the options are numerous.

3  Thank Lindamg64
Reviewed 24 January 2017

Recommended by Roger at Awen Lodge, we were not disappointed by our steak, chips and salad. Delicious. Fast service. We know where to go now, when hungry for a filling tasty meal.

3  Thank Tania R
Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Amazing food and service. Would highly recommend. Staff very friendly and made us welcome. Would be a great local pub.

3  Thank I2940GCdonnas
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Angela S
15 December 2015|
Response from marc p | Property representative |
yes open from 4.30
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Bar, Pub, New Zealand
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40 Douglas Road, Amberley, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Amberley
  • Phone Number: +64 3-314 8202
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