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“Great lamb shanks”
Review of Mole & Chicken

Mole & Chicken
Ranked #16 of 146 Restaurants in Taupo
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed August 26, 2012

We decided to try this restaurant based on the good reviews on Tripadvisor. We wanted a tasty, no fuss, good value meal. My husband loves lamb shanks, and the menu said these would not disappoint... and they didn't. The lamb shanks had lots of meat on them, the mash potato was creamy and divine, and the vegetables were cooked just right. The service was good too. It's a short distance from the town centre, and definitely seems like a locals place, but well worth trying if in Taupo.

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Thank lisamarieauckland
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Reviewed August 25, 2012

After a few meals out recently, one of which was the Mikano in Auckland which was very expensive & not that great really, 3 of us went to our local. We were later than usual but treated well & our 3 meals were just great - chicken stack, snitzel & steak. Service was good & at a reasonable cost.

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Thank Sue287
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Reviewed August 10, 2012 via mobile

Lovely friendly staff, good food and thought of the kids by bringing out their food first keeping them happy, in turn keeping us happy :)

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Thank Lockwoodmanormotel
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Reviewed August 4, 2012

Food was good and very reasonable and they did very well for a very busy night pre the Taupo Half Marathon

Thank Sgmay
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Reviewed July 3, 2012 via mobile

The Mole and Chicken was recommended to us by our accommodation as a down-to-earth local and the food lived up to that description. We had the fish of the day, which was locally caught and served with steamed bok choy and roasted kumara, mushrooms and beets with a herbed butter sauce. It was a reasonable size and good flavours. We also got the beef schnitzel, which was good, simple pub-style food.

The service was friendly and welcoming, but we got the sense the Mole and Chicken is not sure whether it wants to be a pub or a restaurant. The decor is a mishmash and the ambience is a bit lacking. For a bar, the drinks list is limited, but for a restaurant the food is very simple. The prices lean on the side of restaurant, and while the food was good, it wasn't as interesting as restaurants where we'd paid a similar price.

Overall, we'd be happy to have this as our local, although it was not the most exciting holiday meal.

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Thank Empyrerose
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