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Railway Tavern Bar

Bar, Pub, New Zealand
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40 Douglas Road, Amberley, New Zealand
033148202
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

Went with family good portion size and good prices roast was yummy would definitely love to go again and try the desserts menu

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Thank Hdjskd134
marc p, Owner at Railway Tavern Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely review hope to see you again in the future. Cheers Marc More 

Wellington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

Amberley Railway Tavern - simple food and plenty of it Needing a solid feed after a tough day's biking we followed our Motlier's advice and headed to the Railway Tavern. This modest establishment has a Bar area at the front and a dining room at the back. In the Bar there was a good number of locals doing what we... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016 via mobile

Great place to have a function the food was excellent and the staff very helpful. Would recommend to anyone keep the good work up.

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Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

I left going to the Railway Tavern for a meal with friends until my last night in NZ- what a mistake!!. The food was excellent and the portion size - well I would like to see anyone completely eat a 3 course meal at this establishment.Will definitely re-visit on my return to NZ. Well recommended!

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Amberley, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2016 via mobile

A takeaway diamond in the "rough" (the rough just being a country pub). No good fish and chips for miles around and then BOOM excellent takeaways right here! Will definitely stay to try dine in meals as staff are amazingly friendly even though they often look busy with locals drinking in the main bar, diners and then people like me... More 

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2 Thank Hospo_Lyf
Burton-on-Trent
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2016

Our B&B hosts recommended this place for dinner. It is a pub which serves good beer and good food. The atmosphere is very friendly and the service is really good. The food is very good and the portion sizes are huge. Very good value for money.

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3 Thank GerMar60
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Really good value for money meals & excellent quality, just make sure you're proper hungry! We made the mistake of ordering seafood chowder followed by Railway burgers, and they are huge! Next time we'll share a starter.

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3 Thank Nuttynana
Amberley, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

We visit often and have never been disappointed and enjoy the friendly atmosphere. Outstanding chicken and corn soup. Well worth calling in and having a meal sometime.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

Excellent as always. unpretentious food that doesn't cost the earth. generous portions and fabulous hospitality. never disappoints.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

This place never fails to meet expectations. The food is always good and reasonably priced. Just a good old fashioined pub with good food. Menu is also varied and has something for everyone. Staff always friendly.

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1 Thank lizzChristchurch
marc p, Owner at Railway Tavern Bar, responded to this review

Hi Lizz thank you for your kind review as you stated we are a country pub/tavern and its very pleasing to hear the staff were friendly and you enjoyed your meal hope to see you again in the future. Cheers Marc More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, New Zealand
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40 Douglas Road, Amberley, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Amberley
  • Phone Number: 033148202

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?