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The Tap Ale House Bar and Restaurant
Price range: $7 - $26
Cuisines: Gastropub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Leeds, United Kingdom
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123 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Better places in Mapua”
Reviewed September 7, 2012

We ate here with friends and their 4 year old little girl. We chose The Tap as we'd purchased vouchers through Grab One ($20 for a $40 food voucher).

We'd booked our table and as soon as we arrived we were advised the lamb shanks were not available - 2 of us were really looking forward to lamb. 3 beers were also out of stock. Not the best start.

When we ordered our food, we were asked if we wanted the little one's food to be served first, we said yes. For both courses her food was served last! Wasn't sure why they asked to then do the opposite.

Three of us had a roast dinner which was OK, nothing special to be honest. Nice roasted kumara, but the roast potatoes were dry and inedible. One of our party opted for ribs which she said were dry and weren't served with a finger bowl.

Dessert was OK, the chocolate mud cake was very sweet. Drinks were pricey - $9 for a pint, $40 for a bottle of wine. The bill came in at $220, which was a lot more than any of us were expecting.

Our friends had eaten there before and hadn't been that impressed, but thought with the new ownership since then the food might have improved.

Overall the food and drinks were expensive for the quality of food and service we experienced.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank debstheleo
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English first
Nelson, New Zealand
1 review
“lazy sunday”
Reviewed August 28, 2012

really cool place for sunday lunch , sand pit for the kids , great food ,, we meet for luch 10 of us , thjey seated us really fast , food was fast and really good size meals , kids love the outdoor/indoor kids play park , would go here again anytime

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank mattredwood
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