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Bullion Bar and Restaurant

404 Pollen Street, Thames, New Zealand
+64 7-868 7270
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Ranked #6 of 26 Restaurants in Thames
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: European
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: The finest place in Thames.Attentive professional service and fresh delicious cuisine.
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: The finest place in Thames.Attentive professional service and fresh delicious cuisine.
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English first
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Ate here in April 2014 and had a steak and a fish chowder. Both dishes were really tasty and good value for money. The only thing lacking was a little atmosphere, but this was mainly due to eating very early and being end-of-season.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014 via mobile

My family and I went here for the second time tonight, our first experience wasn't the best but we thought we would try it out again. The first time we went there the smell in the restaurant was foul. Like they hadn't cleaned the toilet. This time we paid $33 per main and it was the smallest main any of... More

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New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

While driving up The Coromandel we were looking for somewhere to eat and Bullion seemed to be the only place open. The appearance is confusing because it seems to have one foot in the posh camp and one foot in casual dining. The menu and the food cleared things up quickly though, the food was amazing!!! So delicious! We loved... More

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
138 reviews 138 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We had a fab meal - meat, fish, vegetarian, French wine, we tried it all. Very flexible kitchen that adjusted some of the dishes to our dietary requirements. Service impeccable. What a brilliant place.

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Warsaw, Poland
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61 reviews 61 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

We visited this restaurant in the evening. We order lamb and beef. Food was good but not exceptional. Service was slightly better than average in New Zeland. We found Bulion slightly overpriced but I must say we had visited several restaurant only in Auckland and in Rotorua.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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108 reviews 108 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

I booked dinner for 14 March for 2 people after researching the menus of the local restaurants and as we only eat a main, this restaurant showed some very nice main dishes. When we were seated, at 7.30pm there was a piece of A4 paper on the table showing a Set Menu with options of 3 starters, 3 mains and... More

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Otago Region, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

Dined here in Feb 2014 - the mussels were delicious! Staff were friendly which suited the dining style.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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47 reviews 47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

We had a nice meal here. Nothing too special but the staff were friendly and made the evening feel very relaxed.

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Sydney, Australia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

We had been told Thames was sorely lacking in fine dining but Bullion was worth a try. And worth a try it certainly was. A stunning plate of NZ green lipped mussels served in a creamy white wine and garlic sauce for starters was sensational. It was a generous portion and the mussels were fresh and succulent. Followed by a... More

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Victoria, Bc
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67 reviews 67 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014 via mobile

The food here was decent but nothing to rave about, especially bearing in mind the price. The calamari starter consisted of squid rings in a heavy Asian sauce - I'm guessing soy sauce, oyster sauce, hoisin sauce. It overpowered the delicate flavour of the calamari and at $18 (?) was overpriced. The main meals were good - nicely presented but... More

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