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Bullion Bar and Restaurant

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404 Pollen Street, Thames, New Zealand
+64 7-868 7270
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: The finest place in Thames.Attentive professional service and fresh...
The finest place in Thames.Attentive professional service and fresh delicious cuisine.
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  • 24
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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We took friends to this restaurant a little while back. One of the friends is very hard of hearing and finds it difficult to hear if surrounded by people. I rang and asked if it were possible for a table near the back next to the wall so he wasn't surrounded. The restaurant were so obliging and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 8, 2014
Ronnie H
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Thames, New Zealand
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English first
Thames, New Zealand
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We took friends to this restaurant a little while back. One of the friends is very hard of hearing and finds it difficult to hear if surrounded by people. I rang and asked if it were possible for a table near the back next to the wall so he wasn't surrounded. The restaurant were so obliging and thoughtful and everything... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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13 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

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
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 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
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42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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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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42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 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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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 404 Pollen Street, Thames, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Coromandel Peninsula  >  Thames
  • Phone Number: +64 7-868 7270

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: European

Description

The finest place in Thames.Attentive professional service and fresh delicious cuisine.
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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