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The Pepe, Licensed Cafe & Restaurant

222 Main Road, Tairua, New Zealand
07 8647774
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Ranked #2 of 12 Restaurants in Tairua
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $25
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Bar, Café, New Zealand
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: The Pepe, Licensed Cafe & Restaurant is open 7 days from 8am for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner. Cabinet Food. Fresh Baked Scones & Muffins Daily. Licensed Bar. Indoor and outdoor dining. All food available to takeaway. Group enquiries welcome. Located next to the Pepe Reserve, Tairua with children's playground nearby and easy access to beach.
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English first
Gold Coast, Queensland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Great food & service at this cafe, sit outside & you get a great view of the bay thrown in for no additional cost.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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105 reviews 105 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This was the cheapest meal that we have had in NZ. The quality however was amongst the best. This is a cafe, bar then restaurant. People looking for ambience should look elsewhere. The furnishings are spartan with minimal fuss/ no table clothes etc. the food is the potent force here. Whilst the menu is limited the quality is not! We... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The owner and staff were welcoming and helpful, and our mussels, fish, and lamb were all delicious. The children playing in the park nearby provided entertainment, and the estuary views were very pleasant. A lovely atmosphere.

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auckland
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Despite other restaurants that were full telling us " the pubs better " the food was fresh tasty and excellent, been here for great lunch but our dinner was fantastic, full marks to the chef, you will be surprised and pleased.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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57 reviews 57 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 via mobile

Stopped in our way back from visiting Cathedral Cove. I had the Fish and Chips and a Boundary Road Porter both very good. My wife had the BLAT and it was excellent!

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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81 reviews 81 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

When travelling around the Coromandel this is a must stop for food & coffee. The food is excellent, including one of the best ever eggs Benedict, with a thick salmon steak, absolutely delicious. The staff are friendly, with local information should you need tips for your trip, and the premises offer both inside and patio dining, sunshine and views.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Very nice location with lovely views of the water, and nice modern decor. Good food, and friendly service.

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Coromandel NZ
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Would definitely go again, nice. Nice atmosphere, great outside seating, nice views of Pepe Reserve.

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Biggar, United Kingdom
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506 reviews 506 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
501 helpful votes 501 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This licensed cafe has a good location in the centre of Tairua - across the road from the Information Centre and next to a childrens play park and the harbour shoreline. There’s a good view of Mount Paku a minute or two away from the building. We were too late for lunch, too early for dinner but definitely needed a... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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67 reviews 67 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

General comments in the area indicated this was the "go to" restaurant but I found it lacking, atmosphere was bland, while the wait staff were very pleasant the service was slow, after being given the drinks menu had to then ask when were they taking our order. While the main course was very very good, beautiful fish parcel I left... More 

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Additional Information about The Pepe, Licensed Cafe & Restaurant

Address: 222 Main Road, Tairua, New Zealand
Phone Number: 07 8647774
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Coromandel Peninsula  >  Tairua
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 7 - 25
Cuisine: Bar, Café, New Zealand

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