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Monarch Cafe Bar & Grill

$$ - $$$
New Zealand, Bar, European, Grill, Gluten Free Options
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1 King St, Pukekohe, New Zealand
238-3232
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Baglan, S Wales
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

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Thank 3069jones
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

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Thank Daniel W
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Thank Victor L
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Thank alx22015
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Thank Jacqueline H
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2017

Had brunch there yesterday. Nothing wrong with the food itself but my friend wanted tomatoes with her bacon and eggs. We were charged $4 extra for one small vine tomato. Totally over the top!

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Thank RaymondGi
scotland
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34 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2017 via mobile

Auckland prices plus some for very poor cooking. Seafood cooking is an art that this restaurant has obviously not mastered which is hugely disappointing considering the prices for food and drinks. Not going to be winning any awards with this performance.

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Thank haemara
Melbourne, Australia
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51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2017

Had breakfast here on a visit to the region. Food and service were good and food was reasonably priced 2 full breakfasts plus coffee for $40.Sit outside if the weather is good and watch the world go by

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Thank Bazzioni
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2017

Monarch Cafe has a wonderful brunch/lunch menu available. We had 2 lovely meals; full breakfast and pancakes. Both meals were generous in size and fairly priced. The full breakfast comes with all you would imagine, and there are 2 pancake options (lemon sugar with coulis, and the bacon/syrup version). Most of the wait staff were attentive and friendly. The outside... More 

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Thank arbynz
Pukekohe, New Zealand
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017 via mobile

Came here on Sunday night with no booking and a fairly full restaurant. However Miranda worked her magic and managed to make a table for us. There was a large group in however the waitress offered us the option of ordering our meal quickly to avoid having to wait to long for our meals..... really appreciated this piece of advice.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$18
Cuisine
New Zealand, Bar, European, Grill, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?