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“Nothing fancy or flash but good pub grub - the BEST chips!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Our BackYard Pub

Our BackYard Pub
1287 Eruera Street, Rotorua, New Zealand
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Ranked #43 of 166 Restaurants in Rotorua
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
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New Zealand
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10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Nothing fancy or flash but good pub grub - the BEST chips!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

A great place to sit and relax with a beer and have a decent dinner. Great seating options both indoors and outdoors.
We ordered off both the Mains Menu and Burger Menu.
The burgers were hearty and tasty and good value for money, they also had a decent amount of greenery and other veges which is always appreciated. The accompanying chips were some of the best I've tasted - piping hot, crispy, non-greasy and fluffy in the middle...just with the right amount of salt.

The sausages and lamb shank off the Main Menu weren't anything spectacular but cooked beautifully and also enjoyed, although both recipients had chip-envy when the burgers came out, and wish they too had orders burgers.

The service was friendly, and overall was a pleasant dining experience.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Rotorua
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Lovely Meal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Our visit to Our Backyard pub was great, we really enjoyed the meal and the menu choice was excellent, the staff were very friendly, welcoming, and the pub had a good atmosphere, it was good value for money. We will be returning to sample more of the great kiwi tucker. Thank You Our Backyard Pub.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Matata
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“Richard the owner made our night”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

We had only been drinking 15min when out came the complementary snacks. Richard the owner was the perfect host. Once ordered he always remembered our drink orders and anticipated our needs perfectly.
The meal was top class for a pub meal. A great little kiwi pub.

Visited November 2013
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Kawerau, New Zealand
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46 reviews 46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere and awesome food and hospitality”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

Amazing new pub and great food and great service, very friendly and knowledgeable staff, would highly recommend it, will be going back soon.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Cambridge, New Zealand
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76 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 67 cities Reviews in 67 cities
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
“Rustic atmosphere sold me”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

I really enjoy visiting rustic backyard pubs. The atmosphere makes it for me. The staff were very friendly, helpful. I liked the menu choice, great options. Similar atmosphere to the West Coast south island pubs. Food quality was excellent. Well worth a visit if you are in Rotorua

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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