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“What a find!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Curly's Bar

Curly's Bar
School Road, Waitomo Caves, New Zealand
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Gloucestershire
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“What a find!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

Ate here after a long day travelling and the menu was varied with plenty of choice at a reasonable price. The bar had a really nice feeling with people of all ages gathered for a meal or just a drink.

Visited September 2012
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  • English first
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English first
whangarei nz
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

had an ontray each for dinner - fast and lovely! other main meals going to other people looked fantastic to. very professional. lovely and warm in winter with fires going. easy walk to top 10 holiday park we stayed in. would adise popping in here for a drink and something to eat. would go back again - thanks

Visited August 2012
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Brisbane
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61 reviews 61 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Nice Pub Terrible Food”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2012

We went the first night we arrived for a couple of beers and played pool and it was okay so we decided to go back for dinner - bad option! We met Curly, who should have perhaps been called Surly (not a real cheery guy!)
The food was flat out disgusting in my opinion and from the look of the kitchen area we may have been lucky to get away without food poisoning - although it would be hard to get poisoning when everything is cooked in a deep fryer!

  • Visited April 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Auckland, New Zealand
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Only bar in waitomo but it's unique”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2012

I went to curlys bar a few times when i stayed in waitomo. purely to find out what the menu looked like, which was decent but the owner (curly) could've been more nicer and accommodating to out of towners. the atmosphere looked nice, open plan pub with a deck etc, pool tables. it's also classified as a bottle shop but only sell 3 different types of beers. a 6 pack is $15. didnt get to dine there or drink at the pub in the end but looked cool enough

  • Visited April 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Walking distance from Waitomo Caves Hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2012

Kitchen open late which was handy as we arrived in town late & very late! Food arrived quickly, good portion-sizes and hot.
Staff were helpful & quick service despite the establishment being really busy.

Visited July 2011
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