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Monarch Cafe Bar & Grill

$$ - $$$
European, New Zealand, Bar, Grill, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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1 King St, Pukekohe, New Zealand
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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New Zealand
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137 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Received a warm welcome and liked the ambience of the place on arrival - nicely lit and lots of wood - panelling, floors etc. We were looked after attentively by the friendly wait staff and the days specials were explained thoroughly and enthusiastically. One of the reasons for choosing Monarch was them having oysters on the menu - Thurs, Fri... More 

Thank Safarinjema2014
Hamilton, New Zealand
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57 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Restaurant coped well with large group with regard to service, but felt the food suffered somewhat from the strain of producing so many mains. My lamb rack was not as tender as it should have been and my partner's pork belly was unpleasantly fatty. Meal was redeemed by a very good sticky date pudding!

Thank Katieclem46
Waiuku, New Zealand
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took a couple of friends for lunch back in February 2017 - one of my friends from Australia, the other local.... Hadn't been here in a couple of years and noticed the menu is not as extensive or appealing as it once was but what we ordered was just "okay". Friend ordered a coffee and cup was a short black... More 

Thank RSTh0mps0n
Taumarunui, New Zealand
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed April 16, 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed a 3 course dinner. Big mains, decadent desert. Great service. Wonderful presentation. Will be back.

Thank SofiaAndreen
Pukekohe, New Zealand
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed April 6, 2017 via mobile

Many a happy hours of an Friday night here! The best place to relax and sit outside in the sun watching the world go by chatting to family and friends. House wine is nice and the chips are great. Highly recommend the pate . .I love it! Just a nice relaxing place and for me it is local...bonus

Thank Kim K
Baglan, S Wales
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 8, 2017 via mobile

Called in here a few times with family and friends. Not cheap but I had beef fillet of a very high quality, service was great and drinks were reasonable considering you are in Auckland. We hadn't booked but the manager found a table for us, service was great, despite being very busy for a Wednesday night. Will definitely call in... More 

Thank 3069jones
1 review
Reviewed March 1, 2017 via mobile

Food took forever to come out - after raising this point, the wait staff blamed us for not booking Fish was over cooked and chewy Grossly overpriced Rude waitstaff Will not be visiting again

Thank Daniel W
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed February 16, 2017 via mobile

This is a casual place for everyone to relax and forget cooking for tonight. The place is full of locals having a drink or having a meal. The setting extends onto the pavement outside. Although King St is the main road in Pukekohe, the traffic is not heavy. I enjoy the pork belly which is juicy and tender. The portion... More 

Thank Victor L
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed February 15, 2017

With friends staying from Finland and about to embark out of Auckland to continue their holiday, there was only one place to lunch in Pukekohe - The Iconic Monarch Café. We had a most enjoyable time here, over a long lunch, as was to be expected. We sat outside, out of a strong sun, in the shade and enjoyed Excellent... More 

Thank alx22015
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed February 13, 2017

Been to Monarch many times but our last recent visit was extremely disappointing Service was slow the waitress seemed in interested When I asked for the kids menu the waitress told me the children had to be,12 or under which one was! Didn't think this needed to be said! When the food came it was very average the children's menu... More 

Thank Jacqueline H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
European, New Zealand, Bar, Grill, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 King St, Pukekohe, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Pukekohe
  • Phone Number: 238-3232

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?