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State Highway 48, Whakapapa, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
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Ranked #1 of 1 restaurants in Whakapapa
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- Jul 5, 2014
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33% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
Auckland, New Zealand
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

this was the only place where i have seen such a terrible service. lady at the bar who took our order was extremely rude. all other patrons were served their lunch meal on table and when our food was ready they rang a bell and asked us to pick it from pass line.. i don't know why were they treating... More

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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261 reviews 261 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
167 helpful votes 167 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

It must have been an off night and there was not much open in town. Pizza and beer at the Tussock was handy and tasty. No other clients and 3 folks waiting on us ... spooky!

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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101 reviews 101 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

We stayed at Chateau Tongariro and decided to eat here as we already felt ripped off and disappointed by the hotel. Tussock is just across the road and owned by the hotel. There is not much choice in Whakapapa so we thought this would be a safe bet - how bad can fish and chips and a pizza be? The... More

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

Arrived on a Saturday night with a group of 12, it was empty We had come earlier in the afternoon for coffee but were sent away because the coffee machine wasn't working and didn't have great expectations because of our earlier experience but had limited options. The bar man took a while to warm up but after a few rounds... More

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Hamilton, New Zealand
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

We came here after completing Tongariro Crossing as we were too tired to cook. I got the beef burger. The burger and chips were good, but the salad was so drenched in salad dressing that I couldn't eat it. Waitress could look a bit happier about her job. Good range of drinks and had Old Mout Cider on tap -... More

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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88 reviews 88 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

Great casual place for beer and burgers. Music is actually one of the good things about the place. Food is reasonable and excellent value.

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Brisbane, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

The menu is very disappointing, the food was good but it was a let down considering some locals had recommended,

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Jervis Bay, Australia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

Huge serves, lovely service, excellent, tasty pizza and nachos. Good prices. We drove from the Whakapapa Holiday park because we are lazy. Lovely and warm and clean. Drinks, food and snooker if you want to play. We didn't have a problem with the music being too loud but I am sure they would turn it down if asked. The staff... More

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Salisbury UK
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104 reviews 104 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Stopped for lunch here whilst touring New Zealand. The clue should have been that the only other 2 customers were sitting outside far away from the place. The "music" inside was deafening! Not that it was even good music, just canned rubbish. Despite the place being empty inside it was impossible to order food sensibly against the onslaught of the... More

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