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“Never Again”
Review of Jolly Good Fellows

Jolly Good Fellows
Ranked #20 of 137 Restaurants in Taupo
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub, New Zealand
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children, Kids, Scenic view
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Rotorua, New Zealand
1 review
“Never Again”
Reviewed July 5, 2013

Apart from the congenial barman and a pleasant waiter, this place is so ordinary it's sad. Right on the lake with an opportunity to be a tourism powerhouse. Instead, pre-cooked unoriginal food loaded to the hilt with carbs. The maitre d needs some training. A bar for seedy adults and hungry carb hunters. Nice view though!

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank steve s
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English first
Altenstadt, Germany
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61 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Cool location to have a beer and a meal”
Reviewed June 25, 2013

Stayed in Taupo for one night and went to this pub to get a few drinks and a meal. The location of the pub is very nice and the view over the lake is awesome. Good food, very nice selection of beers and the staff is spot on and looks after you. Really enjoyed the time there.....

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Markus B
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Hamilton NZ
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50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Down to earth value for money eating”
Reviewed May 28, 2013

This English style bar and restaurant never fails to deliver on great meals and selection of UK beers. Good friendly service and prompt meal delivery. The pub is situated just out of the main food/bar area south along the lake road and has a very nice outdoor seating area with superb views over the lake. Watching the sunset on a warm summers evening with a drink in hand is magic. A very popular place and no wonder. Been a number of times over the years and never disappointed. This place gives good value for money as you would expect with pub style meals.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank dougalfreebee
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California
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94 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Good Pub Food...”
Reviewed May 28, 2013

The food was good and the beer was cold! We were with good friends & enjoyed sitting on the deck in the lovely weather & looking across at the lake. The staff was friendly & helpful & quick with another round of beer. We all gave it a thumbs up!

  • Visited April 2013
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1 Thank 2Textralians
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Auckland, New Zealand
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182 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“One out of the box”
Reviewed May 28, 2013

A small gastro pub overlooking lake taupo
Greeted at the door immediately on entering
Offered a drink while table being prepared
3 younger waiting staff on the floor
Menus presented and order taken promptly
Order a shrimp cocktail $10.50 a mound of shrimps stacked in a tower fashion a little hard to eat as they kept falling off the glass













Main n course was a smoked pork chop with bubble and squeak, really tasty and plenty of it for only $23
Only one issue i had was that wine list only had 1 Pinot Noir by the glass , wine list needs some attention
The service was excellent at all times the 3 staff were watching checking and serving , appeared without direction but well trained
Would I return ... Most definitely

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank johntoddl
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