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Railway Tavern Bar

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40 Douglas Road, Amberley, New Zealand
033148202
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Lunch Menu

We've always enjoyed our evening meal when we've visited the Railway Tavern, who have an extensive menu that should suit all tastes. Today we tried the new lunch menu and we weren't disappointed. Lunch menu meals all under $15, with main menu available as well. All day breakfast for under... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 24, 2015
LeahK64
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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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17 reviews 17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

We've always enjoyed our evening meal when we've visited the Railway Tavern, who have an extensive menu that should suit all tastes. Today we tried the new lunch menu and we weren't disappointed. Lunch menu meals all under $15, with main menu available as well. All day breakfast for under $20. So next time you are passing through Amberley at... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Family group booked lunch. Fenced 'beer' garden outside with play area. Children's meals came first, and the adults arrived within a reasonable time of each other. Good size choice of steaks, and all came nicely cooked. Diners with pork bones not as impressed. We were also told by locals that this is the place to get take-away fish and chips.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We went here for a guys night out with about eight of us dining. Service was good and the food was pretty good for a little country pub. I had the mussels for a main and was very happy with the portion size and quality. Although it could have come with some nice fresh crunchy bread instead of the thin... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Had a meal here. Good service very nice reasonable meal Good value and large quantity. No complaints

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Hastings, New Zealand
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39 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Took friends to dinner here. No need to book - we were soon seated and served. Meals were excellent and price very reasonable.

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

Absolutely delish! This place rocks for their food... on a busy Friday night, the food took a while to come but was well worth the wait. Because everything is cooked fresh, they are very accommodating if you want to change any of the accompanying veg etc. Totally recommended!!

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Popped in for a meal at what is going to be our new local shortly, and we definitely weren't disappointed. Great selection of meals and the blue cod tasted like it was fresh off the boats. Super friendly Irishman at the bar, and cosy atmosphere. Really looking forward to many more meals and chats here.

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

Quick service, ok menu selection, good amount of food - served hot and presented pub grub style. Wine selection was basic, house wine was less than ok but beer and spirits plentiful. Not somewhere you'd take that special someone for a special treat

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

Forget your past experiences if you have been to the Railway Tavern for a meal. The new owner, being Irish, knows what makes a good pub. Great food, at the lowest possible price and plenty of choice. I've had three meals there in the last few months and always came away satisfied. The smaller pork ribs was more than I... More 

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marc p, Owner at Railway Tavern Bar, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind review much appreciated More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

Needed a simple local meal and walked to this unassuming tavern. Their welcome and service was excellent and we spent a long time chatting to our Irish host. Our Fish and Chip meal ticked all the boxes as did a glass or two of the local beer.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 40 Douglas Road, Amberley, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Amberley
  • Phone Number: 033148202

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  • Cuisine: New Zealand

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