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) #32 of 93 Restaurants in Taupo $$ - $$$ , European, British
Off State Highway 1 45 Charles Crescent, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
+64 7-377 3422
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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Bar, European, British, Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Off State Highway 1 45 Charles Crescent, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
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Reviewed today

Ordered the mixed grill platter...was not good at all. It was overpriced, unimaginative and tasteless. I don't think the scallops were cooked properly either. Rest of our table fared little better with their choices. Nice atmosphere in the restaurant and the staff were friendly.

Thank Beenout2T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for dinner with friends. Very disappointed in the meal. Ordered the Lamb Curry and it was not curry at all.... it was some lamb pieces in a tomato sauce. Would not recommend sorry.

Thank nicolieenlourens
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Used to be a favourite, since changed hands prices gone up- quality down. Had undercooked scollops, chips not hot, basic basic food for a fair price yeah nah

1  Thank Powellz2013
Reviewed July 10, 2017

Ploughmans ,when I hear the name I think of good quality meals and service .Friendly staff, ,a good range of bers on tap and good wines .Good for lunches or dinner at night you will not be disappointed

Thank goldenfox2016
Reviewed July 7, 2017

Has been a favourite over the years when visiting my parents and we always took them to Ploughmans for a special lunch, so decided on this visit to take my Mum for lunch for her birthday and have to say we were extremely disappointed. The...More

Thank Shona B
Reviewed May 27, 2017

This has new owners so we were unsure as to how we would find the food and service but honestly everything was perfect.

Thank 106emt
Reviewed May 27, 2017 via mobile

Went for lunch today, we decided on a bottle of wine from their wine list , waitress came back to say sorry it's not being made anymore and no one told me. This was not her fault, wine list should have been current. The service...More

Thank T8114VFwendym
Raethiborn, Owner at Ploughmans, responded to this reviewResponded May 29, 2017

Thank you for your feedback Will take this on board and address FYI new menus and wine lists are in print. Paul

Reviewed May 21, 2017

Tried ordering Dinner from Ploughmans last Saturday while we were staying At the Cove in Taupo. Gentleman who answered the phone first took down our whole order. Then came back to us to say that some items not on their menu. The Cove, where we...More

Thank Glenda B
Management response:Responded May 22, 2017

Thank you for your feedback. We regret that old menus were displayed in your Motel and will rectify this. There are also chargeback options at many of the motels we deal with which can make the takeout option a lot smoother or we can do...More

Reviewed May 12, 2017

We eaten here several times while in Taupo, wonderful food lovely attentive staff good atmosphere, we will definitely return when are next in Taupo.

Thank countrybumpkin50
Reviewed May 3, 2017

The Ploughmans hosted my family reunion. 29 people from 3 to 88 years old. They custom designed a menu for us, dealt with individual accounts and fussy eaters and over all provided the best value meal I have had - ever. The per head cost...More

Thank Sandra B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$12 - $21
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 am
12:00 pm - 10:00 am
12:00 pm - 10:00 am
12:00 pm - 10:00 am
12:00 pm - 10:00 am
12:00 pm - 10:00 am
12:00 pm - 10:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Off State Highway 1 45 Charles Crescent, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Taupo District  >  Taupo
  • Phone Number: +64 7-377 3422
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