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Tai Tapu Hotel - The Tap

$$ - $$$, , Italian
780 Old Tai Tapu Road, Tai Tapu 7672, New Zealand
+64 3-329 6819
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good45%
  • Average11%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible3%
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“pork belly” (4 reviews)
“salad” (4 reviews)
“steak” (4 reviews)
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Bar, New Zealand, Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
780 Old Tai Tapu Road, Tai Tapu 7672, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friends had been before and so we had high expectations. Was so different that we wondered if it had been sold. Staff were friendly and helpful. The flat breads were excellent but the spreads/dips were not good.One looked like tomato sauce and another like...More

Thank polyanthys
Reviewed April 2, 2018 via mobile

I'm not much of a beer drinker, but do like a citrus beer, this is one of the few pubs that serve it. They offer different specials everyday. Some are all day, some evening only. Good number of menu choices. I don't eat bread, chef...More

Thank Jane J
Reviewed March 13, 2018 via mobile

Never disappointed. Great selection of food. Awesome - est service! Great beer selection as well as ciders. Can't wait to go back!

Thank CookMeSomeEggs
Reviewed February 24, 2018 via mobile

It is a beautiful short drive from Christchurch. The service was great, beautiful setting, friendly staff and on top of all that the food tasted amazing! I'll definitely be back 😁

Thank smm24_1987
Reviewed January 2, 2018 via mobile

Awesome food Friendly staff 10/10 Meals were delicious And my partner is a ribs fanatic and raved about these. Water with lemons And great sized outside tables and outdoor seating area gorgeous well priced.

Thank Rebecca T
Reviewed December 28, 2017

I had a steak and my wife the salmon; both excellent quality and quantity. Served by Kayla and Rebecca two lovely young women with the appropriate personalities. These two went out of their way to give good service not only to us but to all...More

Thank MadMaxChristchurch
Reviewed November 2, 2017

We arrived at Tai Tapu for a wedding the next day. It was our first trip to the South Island and our hosts, parents of the bride, took us to their 'local'. What a great night we had. Great food, hot and beautifully cooked and...More

Thank AussieLovesLondon
Reviewed October 26, 2017

We decided to try the Tai Tapu Hotel for the first time after reviewing the hotel on Trip Advisors website. The Hotel has good history around its existence and the Surroundings and facilities were all good. A separate modern building appears to be well set...More

Thank Don M
Taitapuhotel, General Manager at Tai Tapu Hotel - The Tap, responded to this reviewResponded November 6, 2017

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to review our business we really appreciate your feedback. We are glad to hear that our food was enjoyable, perhaps the pork belly needed a little bit longer in the oven to give it that usual crunchy...More

Reviewed August 5, 2017 via mobile

Went with family to celebrate together as I'm visiting from California. We were disappointed in the food. The garlic bread and flat bread came out and it had a basil pesto spread with it that was inedible. It smelt like skunk. We asked our server...More

Thank Julie H
Reviewed May 27, 2017 via mobile

Can't believe this gem is for sale!!!! When it's sold the new owners have some BIG shoes to fill. Best pub food (they have a chef not a cook in my eyes) Best beer prices Best staff Best atmosphere Hope it never changes

Thank O131TSannam
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$13 - $25
Lunch, Drinks, Dinner
Restaurant features
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
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Kids, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 780 Old Tai Tapu Road, Tai Tapu 7672, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Tai Tapu
  • Phone Number: +64 3-329 6819
  • E-mail
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.
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