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“City prices, backcountry food” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Loose Goose

The Loose Goose
Ranked #6 of 16 Restaurants in Tirau
Cuisines: Cafe, New Zealand, International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Hamilton
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56 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“City prices, backcountry food”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2012

Party of 4, we had Crispy Chicken - straight out of supermarket packet & fried up with chips and small salad, Lamb Rack - 2 small pieces boiled brocilli, cold potates(described as smashed potates) and a puddle of pesto beside 2 lamb loin chops, Crispy Duck, small breast on mashed potatoe and salad, hmm all $35 a main. Perhaps the chef as having a bad night but value for money was poor as it is just a eatery in a small rural town. I don't mind paying for a gourmet meal but this was over prepared and not enjoyable at all although the waitress was nice. We won't be back !

  • Visited December 2012
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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English first
Pukekohe, New Zealand
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95 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Great breakfast - great humour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2012

Having decided to do some Christmas shopping in Tirau, we kicked the day off with breakfast at the Loose Goose. Great food, beautifully served, piping hot. It was good to be able to read the papers and feel quite leisurely whilst we waited. Two ladies called in whilst we were there and looked at the menu but left - their loss I feel. We actually complimented the cook as we left on how tasty the food was.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank hayman2
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Matamata, New Zealand
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107 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Local Classy Resturant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2012

Nice al acarte meal in a rural area, continues to keep the locals coming in so shows a variety of meals. Little pricey but worth a blow out once in a while.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank thecouple178
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