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“Nice place, but just OK food” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Pepper Tree Restaurant & Bar

Pepper Tree Restaurant & Bar
31 Kapanga Road, Coromandel 2851, New Zealand
07 866 8211
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Ranked #2 of 22 Restaurants in Coromandel
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night Food, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Bristol
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153 restaurant reviews
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“Nice place, but just OK food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

We toured NZ for a month in a motor home and ate out only if we'd had a long drive that day, or if there was a restaurant of renown in town. We ate at the Pepper Tree because we had driven down from Russel in the Bay of Islands, and it was ok, but sadly no better than that. We both had a sort of surf and turf meal, that was just a bit average. The dining room is nice and the staff are good. Having said that, this looked as if it was about the best dining in Coromandel, so it could do with some competition.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Sydney, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Definitely worth trying - but could have been better”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

To be honest this restaurant was pretty good - BUT being the obvious favourite of 'Coro' high street it didn't quite live up to our expectations.
While it was a nice evening in the openair rotunda it seemed very busy for a Wednesday night. The table service was not the best - a few waiters ignored our calls as they tried to smooch-up to the louder tables nearby.
The Steak was PERFECT and delicious, one of the very best, however my bowl of mussels was actually a letdown! That really surprised me - unfortunately I have had better versions in Sydney. And being in Coromandel I sure wanted these to be "the best". Maybe as I noted, my expectations were just too high.
Although the prices a little on the high side, I would still recommend a visit.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Waikato
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
“A mixed bag”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

I have eaten at the Pepper Tree before, so was expecting a top notch meal. However, this time we were disappointed. My meal (chicken salad) was good, but alas my partners aubergine was burnt on the outside and uncooked in the centre.The chips also tasted of pre-frrozen chips so we didn't eat those either. Staff were good at making amends and not charging.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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londson
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Top place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

Lovely well designed place the food even outshine the apperance of the restaurant.Staff very friendly.

Visited October 2012
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Cairns, Australia
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Absolutely delicious and friendly staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

At first the prices seemed a little more than what we would pay for lunch but the menu sounded lovely. We tried the Pork ribs which comes with caesar salad and fries. Absolutely delicious! The pork was so tender, fell off the bone, the caesar salad was so fresh and tasty. The tempura gurnard with salad and chips was gorgeous also! The serves were generous and well worth the money. It was so nice in fact that we returned another 2 times for lunch in the 6 days we were in the vicinity. The honey chicken salad was also a winner! Try the pork ribs, you won't be disappointed! The weather was beautiful so it was very pleasant to sit under the pepper tree. Let the friendly staff look after you!

  • Visited March 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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