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Pukemanu Tavern

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The Square, Martinborough 5954, New Zealand
06 306 9606
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Southern Wairarapa Hospitality - great meals at reasonable prices.

By chance, decided to try out the Pukemanu's pub meals. We both ordered the Beef Schnitzel and were astounded at the size of the meals which were delivered to our table. Just make sure you go with a ravenous appetite! There was no way we could finish our meals which seemed a real waste of good... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

By chance, decided to try out the Pukemanu's pub meals. We both ordered the Beef Schnitzel and were astounded at the size of the meals which were delivered to our table. Just make sure you go with a ravenous appetite! There was no way we could finish our meals which seemed a real waste of good food, but what we... More 

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015 via mobile

We had friends reccomend that we eat here and we were not disappointed, we dined on a Saturday night The food was fresh and cooked to perfection... delicious. The main course portions were very generous, did not have any other courses but they looked tasty and of generous size. The wait staff were exceptional, friendly, nothing was too much trouble... More 

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hemiller2015, Manager at Pukemanu Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review, it is refreshing to know that you enjoyed your experience in our Restaurant, we hope that you will visit us again. Hayley More 

Feilding, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 via mobile

Forget your average pub meal. This tavern meal was very classy. The meals were beautifully presented, very fresh and large sized. The staff were friendly and service good.

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Thank you for visiting our Restaurant and your feed back is greatly appreciated. We are delighted that you enjoyed what we have to offer and hope you visit in the near future. More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We visited the Pukemanu Tavern for dinner after spotting it on our way to our accommodation. This has a pub at one end and a restaurant at the other end that serves pub food. The food was good and the service was friendly although we had to get up and find someone to have drinks served other than that we... More 

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Mandurah, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

we had a lovely pub meal here. The service was good and the food delicious - really enjoyed the fish and chips.

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Kapiti Coast, New Zealand
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Friendly, helpful staff welcomed us, let us check out the menu and choose a table. The menu was pleasantly broad for a pub, we particularly enjoyed the retro shrimp cocktails packed with yummy shrimps (unlike our original versions back in the day). The main course menu included a couple of good-looking salads which we appreciated, and were well-presented, fresh, and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We walked in to the tavern not expecting great things. This is after all primarily a tavern. However the waitress that meet us was extremely bubbly and friendly (something about all the locals here truth be told) and this started the night well. The food came fast and was of a reasonable standard. However it was not necessarily what you... More 

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Auckland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

We were very disappointed with the service and meals we got here. We were drinking in the bar and asked about meals and they said go into the dining room to order. We were a group of 12 of us. We found a table and ordered. We noticed that there was a big group set up which was why we... More 

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Martinborough, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Food prepared by inexperienced incompetent kitchen staff. I wouldn't disrespect chefs by putting the kitchen staff in that category. I would rather pay $30 for a big mac than $5 on their prime steak. If you want service at the bar good luck. The staff spend more time on the pokie machines or out smoking than doing their jobs.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Had the best lamb shank here for a long long time. Accompanied by a local red recommend by the gracious hostess. Sitting outside on a warm day was lovely.

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: The Square, Martinborough 5954, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wairarapa  >  Martinborough
  • Phone Number: 06 306 9606

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  • Cuisine: Pub

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