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9-13 Tamariki Avenue | The Nautilus, Orewa 0931, New Zealand
(09)421 1053
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Another Gregarious Grannies lunch

I took my group of Gregarious Grannies to Pioneer Orewa for lunch today. It wasn't very good . Most of us had Fish and chips . It was greasy and oil needed changing as it was very dark . We won't be going back there . But still it was a good get together anyway as we had the place... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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English first
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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66 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

I took my group of Gregarious Grannies to Pioneer Orewa for lunch today. It wasn't very good . Most of us had Fish and chips . It was greasy and oil needed changing as it was very dark . We won't be going back there . But still it was a good get together anyway as we had the place... More 

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Penrith, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Mum and I came here for a meal and expected a decent feed. We got undercooked steak and an average burger which resulted in me meeting with the toilet. Your "sundae" was icecream and topping and you couldn't taste the hokey pokey at all. The only thing decent was the glass of cider. It was not worth $80 and I... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The Pioneer is tucked away under the hideous Nautilus building, set a bit back from the main drag of Orewa. We visited with friends on a Saturday afternoon and were surprised to see the place totally deserted. The German owner was friendly and the place did have a Teutonic vibe, although considering it was Christmas time the decorations were very... More 

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Bega, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Good selection of drinks and food, specials @ $12.00 each night. House German specials available as well.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014 via mobile

We pre booked a fixed meal for 25 people and it went well. Our roast dinner was served to all of is in a short time. The meal was cooked well the vegetables firm as I like them. The sweet was well presented. The bar has a really good range of draught beers, the German wheat beer brought back memories... More 

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Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We caught them as the kitchen was closing but they were very accommodating and kept the kitchen open to serve us Dinner. Good value and tasty food. Friendly staff and a great selection of food options on their menu.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Great snitchel, thick piece of pork..yummm and really good pizza. Beers very reasonably priced and good service

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Great food, nice beers, lovely service. Best pizza in Orewa! and yummy crisscut fries. The authentic german sausage is awesome and really nice spiced cabbage

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

Gret place to meet up with friends at lunchtime. In colder weather they light the outdoor fire and you can sit at the outside bar in the warm and watch the world go by. Not the greatest of views outside but it has a great atmosphere at the bar, is central, and the owner, and customers, were very friendly. Great... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

Hey, this is a neat little place with very friendly service and a good range of beers, plus happy hour! I enjoyed the beer and company, but dinner was lacklustre - truthfully great for fries at the bar, but for dinner I would advise elsewhere as did seem all a little frozen/deep fried.

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Address: 9-13 Tamariki Avenue | The Nautilus, Orewa 0931, New Zealand
Phone Number: (09)421 1053
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Orewa
Cuisine: German, Seafood, British

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  • Address: 9-13 Tamariki Avenue | The Nautilus, Orewa 0931, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Orewa
  • Phone Number: (09)421 1053

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: German, Seafood, British

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