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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: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
What good food and the portion size.......!!

I left going to the Railway Tavern for a meal with friends until my last night in NZ- what a mistake!!. The food was excellent and the portion size - well I would like to see anyone completely eat a 3 course meal at this establishment.Will definitely re-visit on my return to NZ. Well recommended!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Wendy D
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Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I left going to the Railway Tavern for a meal with friends until my last night in NZ- what a mistake!!. The food was excellent and the portion size - well I would like to see anyone completely eat a 3 course meal at this establishment.Will definitely re-visit on my return to NZ. Well recommended!

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1 Thank Wendy D
Amberley, New Zealand
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A takeaway diamond in the "rough" (the rough just being a country pub). No good fish and chips for miles around and then BOOM excellent takeaways right here! Will definitely stay to try dine in meals as staff are amazingly friendly even though they often look busy with locals drinking in the main bar, diners and then people like me... More 

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2 Thank Hospo_Lyf
Burton-on-Trent
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our B&B hosts recommended this place for dinner. It is a pub which serves good beer and good food. The atmosphere is very friendly and the service is really good. The food is very good and the portion sizes are huge. Very good value for money.

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3 Thank GerMar60
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Really good value for money meals & excellent quality, just make sure you're proper hungry! We made the mistake of ordering seafood chowder followed by Railway burgers, and they are huge! Next time we'll share a starter.

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3 Thank Nuttynana
Amberley, New Zealand
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

We visit often and have never been disappointed and enjoy the friendly atmosphere. Outstanding chicken and corn soup. Well worth calling in and having a meal sometime.

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3 Thank richardw1232014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

Excellent as always. unpretentious food that doesn't cost the earth. generous portions and fabulous hospitality. never disappoints.

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2 Thank stuzor
christchurch
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5 restaurant reviews
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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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1 Thank lizzChristchurch
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 via mobile

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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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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