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Mole & Chicken

40 Taharepa Rd, Taupo 2730, New Zealand
(07) 378 7843
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Ranked #33 of 109 Restaurants in Taupo
Hours:
Sun - Sat 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Masterton, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

We asked our motel owner to recommend somewhere to eat, and she suggested the Mole and Chicken. I must admit the exterior almost put us off, but we could see the meals people were eating through the window, and it looked quite good. The menu is extensive and interesting, with a great range of options. I had the fish of... More

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New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Really excellent creative food with a good wine list and attentive staff. It does not look like much from the outside but has nice indoor art, a wood-burning fireplace and a very nice bar.

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We decided to pop into the Mole for a quick drink and bite to eat after a busy day in the garden. We regularly eat here in the evening and can't recommend highly enough the new chef and great bar and restaurant staff! However for me there are 2 highlights - the BEST garlic bread in Taupo and the chicken... More

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

A quaint place with friendly staff and and unusual menu. We found ourselves full after only a main course. While a bit expensive, the food was great. Will definitely try and return for a repeat experience.

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Wanganui, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014 via mobile

the restaurant is very good. There is a good range of food to choose on the menu and it was really tasty. The waiters were attentive but not overbearing. It is a bit away from the town centre so full of locals not tourists. Prices we very reasonable. The only disadvantage is the bar. You walk in through the bar... More

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Taupo, Waikato, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

A regular diner who has always been impressed with the food and service, But do have to say that the Fathers day Surf and Turf special was AMAZING!! Steak was cooked to perfection and so flavoursome, the prawns, crab and clams were so succulent, juicy and fresh! The mash was so creamy and the jous sauce was delish - I... More

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Best meal I've had ever in Taupo, the menu is awesome and the desserts! Off the beaten track, only knew from Jean at the Boat Club/Cafe on lake front. Fully recommend for dinner.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Have been here before and just passing through decided to return. Once again food was great, service was very good and had a good time

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Taupo, Waikato, New Zealand
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Friendly wee local pub off the beaten track in Taupo Hilltop area. Friendly helpful staff. Well worth a visit.

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Brisbane, Australia
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

At first we thought we had walked into a bar but asked about food service and were led round a corner into the restaurant side, it's as though they have put a wall up in the middle of the room to separate the bar area from the restaurant. Don't be put off as the waitress was very friendly and the... More

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Additional Information about Mole & Chicken

Address: 40 Taharepa Rd, Taupo 2730, New Zealand
Phone Number: (07) 378 7843
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Taupo
Open Hours:
Sunday 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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