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“Pleasant surprise: Very Good”
Review of The Crooked Door Gastropub - CLOSED

The Crooked Door Gastropub
Price range: $7 - $30
Cuisines: Seafood, Pub, New Zealand
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Run by local couple Leon and Sharon, The Crooked Door is situated in Taupo's only mock-tudor building. A unique destination of contemporary cuisine, hearty favourites, indulgent desserts & decadent cocktails, in the style of a British Gastropub, we pride ourselves in serving excellent, yet unpretentious food and beverages.Our comprehensive menu has a dish for everyone, whether you drop in for a casual drink and an iTi plate (smaller versions of our menu favourites) or stay for longer and enjoy our cosy atmosphere with a main meal, dessert or more.For all occasions we have a separate room that can accommodate groups of up to 20 people for Dinner.We are offering Daily Specials, come and visit us today!!!Checkout our Facebook page or website for Specials and a full menu listing.
Reviewed February 25, 2014

Went on the basis of the menu left in our motel room and we were not disappointed. There is an extensive starter/sharing menu and good choices for the mains. We had fish of the day, Gurnard, which was a good size portion with fries and salad, and the belly pork with vegetables. The jus with the pork was perfect and made the whole meal taste excellent. Nice to see other reviewers have also enjoyed their experience here, but think it deserves to be ranked higher.

Thank AandAKent_UK
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Reviewed February 20, 2014

It was nice to see the iTi dishes available but what a surprise 15 delicious mussels as a iTi dish, cooked surperbly. The seafood chowder was very filling and had a variety of seafood in the cob. The oysters were fresh and succulent. The beef schnitzel was a little tough but that was the only criticism. All diners enjoyed the atmosphere of the restuarant and the waitresses recommendations. We will be going again.

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Thank Cherie M
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Reviewed February 18, 2014

Best of the three places we visited for evening meals in Taupo, we found that the various dishes from the tapas / tasting menu were all very good & not huge . Maybe we were fortunate , all the other dishes for diners in the restaurant looked well presented.

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Thank travellerbazza
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Reviewed February 6, 2014

We visited the Crooked Door on the recommendation of our Hotel Manager and were not disappointed. The Staff were friendly from the minute of our arrival and the menu was extensive. What made it unique was the option of the iTi menu which allowed us the choose a variety of dishes in small quantities so that we could try many things. All of the dishes were superb, we cannot rate the Crooked Door experience highly enough, it has to be a 'must' for eating in Taupo.

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Thank V8-MGer
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Reviewed January 9, 2014

We went to the 'Crooked Door' last night for a meal and once again it was lovely. They were very busy, so the waitress got us sorted with our drinks and next moment were given a complimentary garlic bread, as she said there may be a bit of a delay on the meals. A very nice touch. But our meals came in no time, and once again they were exceptional. We often eat at this restaurant and have never been disappointed, the food and staff are always great.....The pork belly is yum....and my husband always has the fresh fish. This is one of the better restaurants in Taupo in our opinion.

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Thank Ron H
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