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Railway Tavern Bar

Pub, New Zealand
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40 Douglas Road, Amberley, New Zealand
033148202
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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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
Always good food

This place never fails to meet expectations. The food is always good and reasonably priced. Just a good old fashioined pub with good food. Menu is also varied and has something for everyone. Staff always friendly.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 8, 2015
lizzChristchurch
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

This place never fails to meet expectations. The food is always good and reasonably priced. Just a good old fashioined pub with good food. Menu is also varied and has something for everyone. Staff always friendly.

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

Hi Lizz thank you for your kind review as you stated we are a country pub/tavern and its very pleasing to hear the staff were friendly and you enjoyed your meal hope to see you again in the future. Cheers Marc More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Friendly welcome and very helpful bubbly staff make you feel at home here. Dont be put off by the impression you get when u walk thru the door. The food here is really surprisingly GOOD. Decent sized garden and nicely laid out restaurant inside. Pricing is very reasonable and I highly recommend lunch here if you are ever passing thru... More 

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

thanks glad you enjoyed your meals hope to see you again soon More 

Amberley, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

A good family restaurant with great food and very friendly staff. Unfortunately the standard of cleanliness is not up to the desired. Flies in the dining room were a big problem and tables did not get the cleaning they required. We were shown to a table that still had dried on food from previous customers.

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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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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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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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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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pub, New Zealand

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