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The Square, Martinborough 5954, New Zealand
06 306 9606
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
WAITED TWO HOURS FOR A MEAL

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... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
Bongard20
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Auckland
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English first
Auckland
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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53 reviews 53 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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Wellington
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Great kiwi pub, bar meals and restuarant are both great, you can sit outside in their garden or in the warmth of the main restuant

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

hands best steak I have ever had in my life. Went there a few times in the 2 days we were in Martinborough and could not get enough of there food. Everything we had was amazing could not fault a thing apart from the wait, but the food was definitely worth the wait and great service.

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Whakatane, New Zealand
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119 reviews 119 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We dined outside on a nice sunny day, overlooking the central town park area. Seafood platter was great!

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Wellington, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Enjoyed a drink or two at this tavern on Saturday 22 November. A great spot to watch the coming and goings round Martinborough Square and has a tab if want to have a bet or two.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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101 reviews 101 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 via mobile

The staff were very pleasant and helpful and this just moved overall rating to average from poor. The food was pretty poor with. Strange mix of mint sauce gravy and apple sauce with the pork chops. Frozen chips anaemic and under cooked. The salad was basically just lettuce with a few bits and pieces. However it was cheap so guess... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Tavern is situated in the Martin borough square. Plenty of parking. Pub has indoor and outdoor seating. We had a couple of entrée's, garlic bread and chicken wings. We ordered 1 kilo of the chicken wings which was very ample for 4 people. 3 of us had the crumbled schnitzel as a main which came with a salad and fries,... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Visited with two small children. Absolutely terrible food. The place was OK for kids. I would avoid going into the bar as there were unsavoury people in there with bad language.

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  • 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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