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“What was a good pub, ruined” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Mangawhai Tavern

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Mangawhai Tavern
Moir Street | PO Box 67, Mangawhai, New Zealand
09 431 4505
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Ranked #11 of 11 Restaurants in Mangawhai
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Auckland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“What was a good pub, ruined”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

This used to be one of the places to go for a quiet beer and a relax, with great concerts. Sadly ownership changed a while back and the place has gone to the dogs

Visited November 2012
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  • English first
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English first
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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125 reviews 125 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 67 cities Reviews in 67 cities
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
“A Fantastic dinner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

It's Sunday 8.10pm in Mangawhai, so where are you able to get a good meal as most establishments in the area are closed?Ah, the Mangawhai Tavern! The exterior of the old tavern is slightly deceptive, as inside there is good comfortable seating, affable staff and a great selection of meals. Fish is extremely fresh and I can recommend. We will be back.

Visited November 2012
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
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“average”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2012

Am a mangawhai local, had some friends with their kids come to stay, so took them to the tavern for a meal. Was disappointed. Very average in all respects. Expensive drinks and food. Typical pub food with Auckland prices. Pub atmosphere in the 'restaurant' area, thought we actually were sitting in the middle of the pub until we realised there was another bar part. Owner unwelcoming and unprofessional (we smiled and said thank you after our meal, but no response, like she couldn't care less if we spent our hard earned money there or not), owner was sitting inside 'restaurant' with her dog on the couch beside her. Very unhygenic and would hate to sit on couch after the dog had gotten off, as would have gotten dog hairs all over clothes! I love dogs myself but not inside a food service area. We would not hurry back there, or recommend it to others, which is a shame as we would eat there alot if it was better all round.

  • Visited January 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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“'MAKE-OVER TIME '”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2012

food ok.... typical pub food...
atmosphere needs improving by way of a a complete makeover of the interior soft turns.. and color scheme....
great place to be when bands are in town...

  • Visited February 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“one old pub”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2012

service wasnt that great and the big tv took over on some sport channel.

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