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“Jolly Good Fellows is great” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Jolly Good Fellows

Jolly Good Fellows
80 Lake Terrace, Taupo 2730, New Zealand
(07) 378 0457
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Ranked #37 of 107 restaurants in Taupo
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Jolly Good Fellows is great”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2010

This pub and restaurant has a really nice atmosphere. The service is freindly and the food is excellent. Recommended.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Orpington, UK
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11 reviews 11 reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“OK but not outstanding”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2010

We ate here on the recommendation of our B&B host. My wife had the lamb - which she thought was dry - and I had the toad in the hole - which was good, but stodgy. We felt bloated on leaving! Wine was good - but few NZ wines aren't!! Good value - $61 for 2.
Really needs a"not sure" on recommendation rather than yes or no, another day it could have been excellent

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Cheshire
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Excellent value and pleasant staff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2010

Very good food served by pleasant staff. Had a look at Trip Advisor before we went to Taupo and saw that Jolly Good Fellows was near to our motel. Went on the first night and enjoyed it so much that we went again on the second night. Can thoroughly recommend it to anyone who wants good food at a reasonable price.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Plymouth
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41 reviews 41 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Excellent value, service & amazing home cooked food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2010

I came to this pub with my boyfriend as a last resort; we hoped that we didn't come all the way from England to visit New Zealand and eat in a standard pub we could eat in at home. How wrong we were!

Luckily for us, we didn't like the look of any of the nice looking restaurants in Taupo, so we went to the Jolly Good Fellows and had the best meal throughout our whole trip in NZ! I ordered the lamb and my boyfriend ordered the toad in the hole. They told us the toad in the hole would be a 30 minute wait as they handcook from fresh the batter. That was a winner for us, nothing puts us off more than microwaved readily prepared meals. It was so reasonably priced, and so was the alcohol, we were pleasantly surprised. The customer service was brilliant and we couldn't fault anything with the food. One side of the pub does show live sports- although it was quiet on the evening we visited (there was only a small gathering for the rugby match on), I do wonder how noisy it might get during a big game??

I'd recommend this place to eat at to anyone staying in Taupo, don't be put off by the fact it looks like just another pub from the outside, there's so much on offer here and you won't be disappointed!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Auckland NZ
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“value for money, huge meals”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2009

The atmosphere was great, the views were great and most importantly the food and service was awesome. Really friendly staff and we couldnt believe the size of the meals. We had the seafood chowder and fish.. both were very nice. Will be going back

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