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Pukemanu Bar & Eatery

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Bar, Pub, Gastropub, New Zealand
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The Square, Martinborough 5954, New Zealand
10:30 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Tue 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wed - Thu 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 10:30 am - 12:00 am
Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am
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Martinborough, New Zealand
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Great improvement here. Braised meat meal is really good. Service ok. They need to work in with pub a bit better. Hope they keep up standards as last few times needed a bit more TLC. Time will tell.

Thank RVTravelLifestyle
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

This place has recently gained a new chef, and it seems that it is well on the way up! I had only eaten here a few times before the change and had always had a positive experience, but the casual pub fare has a new lease on life with the new chef involved. A few changes need to be made... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

Went across to Martinborough from Wellington for a Saturday outing using my SuperGold card. Had a couple of beers in the pub then had an excellent lunch of calamari on apple salad. Will be back!

Thank jpbarton
Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

Out of season there are not many places open of an evening and this was our choice. Front bar is a tavern and back the restaurant, several choices of main meal and out steaks were cooked as we asked for. Quick service but then we eating early, lots of choice of wine as you would expect being in Martinborough. Baby... More 

Thank Steve S
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016 via mobile

Very rarely do I order steak anywhere, as I am always disappointed. But OMG compliments to the chef, Tennessee for the best steak I have had in so long from a restaurant. Looking forward to trying your new menu, hopefully soon. Keep up the great work to all the staff @ The Pukemanu you are all winners 😀

Thank Tina W
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

Visited here on the weekend of Cruise Martinborough, restaurant was busy & told that there would be a wait, we were in no hurry so sat down & had a few drinks, the wait staff were very helpful & even gave us a round of free drinks to compensate for the wait. We found the lamb shanks a little dry... More 

Thank Renaru
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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125 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2016

We were in Martinborough recently for the Cruise Martinborough and ate at this pub for the 3 nights we were in town. Out of 4 of us we each ordered something different every night and between the service and the food we certainly couldnt fault anything. The staff were all friendly and when the courtesy van was available they did... More 

Thank Herbies1
Wellington, New Zealand
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2016

Good basic pub food. Friendly staff and good value for money. Very large meals too. We couldn't finish our mains and took home a doggy bag.

Thank Sherralynne
Bozeman, Montana
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49 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2016

ordered a cider, but they did not have but they were friendly and pointed to beer that i would enjoy .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2016

Stopped in here after going for a walk at Patuna Chasm on Saturday. Was reccommended by a local. And will not regret it. And WILL BE BACK!! Had Corys Man Grill. WOW!! For the price of it it was amazing. The tastes were so good and the meal left me dying!! I wanted more but couldn't fit in anymore. One... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $20
Bar, Pub, Gastropub, New Zealand
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
10:30 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Square, Martinborough 5954, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wairarapa  >  Martinborough
  • Phone Number: 6463069606
WE ARE MARTINBOROUGH'S LOCAL, RIGHT ON THE SQUARE You're bound to meet some of the town's friendliest, most down to earth characters here. Open every day for a family friendly dinner at E10, snacks or a spot of lunch. Indoors, there's pool, darts and free wifi, Sky Sport, TAB and gaming.

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