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The Jolly Potter

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
New Zealand, Bar, Gluten Free Options
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121 King Street, Temuka 7920, New Zealand
+64 3-615 7033
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Busy and bustling but food was hot, salads fresh (dress your own thank goodness as went to Speight's two weeks ago and it was swimming in oil), half portion for adult no problem. Everyone commented that it wasn't fancy but it was satisfying, homely and well cooked, and value for money. Good selection of drinks. Staff made it: they seemed... More 

Thank Suze T
Christchurch, New Zealand
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 December 2016

Great atmosphere and delicious food. Reasonably priced. The staff were really friendly and very helpful. I had a fillet steak which was cooked to perfection. The staff were helpful is setting up a large table for a work farewell. Will definitely go back there for dinner.

Thank AHibby
Temuka, New Zealand
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141 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Went in for a light meal, but everything had fries with it basically. Only the BLT had something a bit lighter. Menu should have a lighter option especially in the summer, 1 salad does not really cover that Also seemed expensive compared to other places for what we had that night

Thank Gay B
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53 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016

I go here often, whether it is for a family meal, fire side drinks with my husband or soft drink with colleagues. Staff will always find a table, no matter how packed it looks. Never a frown on any of the staff Obliging, family friendly, good meals.

1 Thank kelly e
Temuka, New Zealand
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3 reviews
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Warm friendly great staff,cosy little tables if that is what you want,good wholesome food a plate full that is,not silly little cordonbleau floral arrangements,I've been coming here for at least 6 years,it's my local, St.Patricks day/night is a MUST,Irish music Guiness.Whats not to love.......

Thank cathy964
Christchurch, New Zealand
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361 reviews
243 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016

What a great place we have found! Wonderful staff with a super friendly welcome from both the barman (probably the owner) and the waitress. The atmosphere was that of an irish pub, with lots of laughter and noise, with barely a free table in sight. We enquired if there was a place for us as walkins and we were assured... More 

Thank Buckoinchch
Bundaberg, Australia
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55 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

It is by far he best atmosphere I have ever eaten in. The place was jam packed with everyone laughing and talking at the same time. The service was fantastic and so efficient no one was kept waiting for very long. The food was great and when night settled in they closed the front curtains and made it seem even... More 

Thank Kaydee A
Temuka, New Zealand
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3 reviews
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Do call in to the Jolly Potter and experience great food, great atmosphere and friendly staff. This is a jewel of a place to wine, dine or just catch up with friends. Always a warm welcome at The Jolly Potter!!

Thank wandaweasle
2 reviews
Reviewed 29 July 2016

Friendly staff and great food. The steaks were the best I have had in ages and terrific value, Puts many large restaurants to shame. The soups are also great. I'll be back next time I'm in Temuka!! The beer is good too!

Thank Richard L
Perth, Australia
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55 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

We stopped in on the way home to Dunedin. This was awesome food kiwi style, warm dining room, friendly service. A wee gem, thank you.

Thank Jane B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
New Zealand, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 121 King Street, Temuka 7920, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Temuka
  • Phone Number: +64 3-615 7033

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