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Tai Tapu Hotel - The Tap


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Certificate of Excellence2017 Winner

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Tai Tapu Hotel is a set on 3 acres of picturesque country side, at the base of the Port Hill overlooking the Tai Tapu Golf Club with the Halswell River running through. THE RESTAURANT serves quality gastro pub style meals Tuesday to Sunday, from 12pm right through to the evening dinning, bookings taken to 8pm. With three fabulous chefs the food is consistently great. THE FUNCTION ROOM is a purpose built function venue with private outdoor patio and grounds, flanked by beautiful palm trees. Full bar facilities and various food options available to suit every occasion. THE COURTYARD is sheltered and relaxing. Great for a meal or platter and bottle of wine with friends and family.
$13 - $25
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Drinks, Dinner
Bar, Italian, New Zealand
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My favorite venue to take the kids in Christchurch. It really couldn’t be better on a hot day... plenty of space for the kids to run around outside, and lots of things to play on (including bouncy castles). I truly commend the operators for giving...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Gee-dubbb
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If your looking for a relaxed country diner with friends try the Tai Tapu Hotel. The staff are friendly and quick to help. The menu is classic hotel food but done with flare and great taste. There is some form of special most evenings during...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank Trevor C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have not been to the tai tapu pub in over a year. There have been so many improvements. We went with a few friends and we all have kids. Beautiful outdoor area with shade. Bouncy castles even for the kids. I had a nice...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank Kimberley0099
Reviewed January 12, 2019 via mobile

The first warning was the state of the menu‘s...we had four of them. Each page was tatty and sprinkled with food stains. It was a strong and accurate clue we ignored. Big mistake. The best element of my dining experience was the pork belly; not...More

Date of visit: January 2019
3  Thank stuY58
Taitapuhotel, Owner at Tai Tapu Hotel - The Tap, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2019

Hi stuY58. Thanks for your feedback. We are sorry your experience was considerably less than we would have liked it to be. We are aware that we had some issues on the weekend with service, and it is something we are working hard on improving...More

Reviewed January 4, 2019 via mobile

Owners have worked hard upgrading the venue and it is showing some success, unfortunately the service has suffered. Over the last few visits waiting times after arrival have been getting longer. On our last visit we checked the table was OK, asked for menus but...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank John_Walley
Taitapuhotel, Owner at Tai Tapu Hotel - The Tap, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2019

Hi John. Thanks for the feedback. We are working hard on improving our service with our team and will use your feedback to assist with that. We hope that we do see you again in the future.

Reviewed December 28, 2018

We were staying in Tai Tapu and this was effectively our local pub. On our first visit we entered what appeared to be the mens sports part of the bar but were quickly informed that there was a "quieter" area at the back. Initially we...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Cfab777
Reviewed October 18, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I joined 22 of his workmates and their partners for a celebratory meal shouted by his Boss & his Wife. The surroundings were peaceful with an abundance of great indoor and outdoor seating and an idyllic view of the countryside. The meal...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank winteranfi
Reviewed October 14, 2018

We ordered the grazing platter for $60. It was incredible, pork belly, crumbed chicken, scrumptious lamb, deep fried camembert, prawn twisters and mussels in a lovely broth. The service was exceptional and friendly. Definitely going back.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Inverness1966
Reviewed October 9, 2018 via mobile

For a nicely laid out pub in a prime location for customers, i would have expected more. The service was ok but we were unimpressed by the mains we had for lunch. The drinks were also flat and undrinkable but we still paid for them....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Sam H
Reviewed September 17, 2018 via mobile

This has been our home away from home for whenever we need a bit of a pick me up. Find it great for a quick family meal and it’s brilliant for kids that want to socialise away from parents. Have eaten here at least 40...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank LucetteDijkstra
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