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“Very good food, service and atmosphere” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Bridgehouse Lodge

Bridgehouse Lodge
16 Elizabeth Street, Warkworth 0910, New Zealand
+64 9 425 8351
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Ranked #7 of 30 Restaurants in Warkworth
Cuisines: New Zealand
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Knebworth, United Kingdom
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126 restaurant reviews
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114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
“Very good food, service and atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

We found the food here to be good, plentiful and not overly expensive in NZ terms. The menu offers a wide range of choice. The atmosphere was lively as you'd expect in a pub setting, but in no way menacing or even unpleasant. In fact there was a quiz going on the night we were there. I makes these points in response to the comment of a previous reviewer that "the place had an air of the local rough necks hangout". I detected no such "air". There is plenty of seating both inside and out by the river.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Warkworth, New Zealand
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Good all round”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

Hearty meals, lovely steaks, and a very nice setting, with the river as a backdrop. Consistent service and food.

Visited December 2012
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Warkworth, New Zealand
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“Do not go past”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

simply excellent, greatest food!!, really nice atmosphere, real service, which I have not seen for a while. Go out of your way if you have to ....just go there!

Visited March 2013
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New Zealand
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“Nice food, great atmosphere.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

They have some really nice food here , love the mussels! A good range of food served in a restaurant near the river. Great to eat outside in summer and inside by the fire in winter. I adore their seafood chowder and the bar nibbles are superb as well. A lovely place to go!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Auckland, New Zealand
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“Expensive below average food”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

The food was expensive (about $60 each) sowe were expecting good things. But it was way below average.

The tables were dirty and the place had an air of the local rough necks hangout.

This is typical New Zealand rural hospitality. Definitely wouldn't go again.

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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