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“A gourmet delight”
Review of Mole & Chicken

Mole & Chicken
Ranked #22 of 141 Restaurants in Taupo
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed February 11, 2013

We called in for a beer as we passed and having discussed the state of both UK and NZ rugby with the owner Cliiff we booked a table for the evening.we were pleased we did as not only is the beer served in pint glasses the meal was superb.

Quite a busy restaurant bur we weren't kept waiting and our waiter Joshua was attentive and kept us up to date with the progress of the meal. He did forget my beer refill though!!

We started with the calamari which came both hot and well cooked and followed with the fish of the day - snapper straight from the Coromandel peninsular and served up with garlic mash and a great sauce and my wife had the risotto which was too much and she had to leave some. Well presented and again hot and very tasty to a point where I had to visit the kitchen to compliment the chef.

A good meal, not too expensive and a good ambience and service. We recommend youvisit.

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Thank Mic L
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

Cliff and his team welcomed us at the door and the great service and wonderful food continued from entree to dessert. Real friendly atmosphere yet privacy when you required it. Great place in a surburban location plenty of parking. Give this place a go you will not be disappointed, a real gem.

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Thank Chelmswood M
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

Visited for dinner, have been to this restaurant before but it was very different this time. Staff were all very strained, arrogant owner (Cliff) thought it was good manners for him to lean on our table when speaking to us he even butted in when when we were discussing our plans for our visit to Taupo. He spoke about himself and gave us his opinion which was not wanted. He was trying to be friendly but he came across as arrogant and uncaring. Would have been a lovely meal without his interference.

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Thank Kimb1154
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Reviewed January 21, 2013

Yet another great meal at the Mole & Chicken with great service and great food this is a hidden gem. A bit out of town so well worth looking up.

Any day now there will be a new menu so we will definitely be booking our spot at the bar to sample!!!!!

Thanks.

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Thank Kauripoint
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Reviewed January 5, 2013

We ate there just one evening when visiting Taupo in Dec 2012. We arrived reasonably early and the restaurant wasn’t very busy yet. We were seated promptly and our food and drink orders were taken quickly.

We had the beef snitzel and the lamb shanks. Both very good, but the lamb shanks were exceptionally good. Service was great all night and the price reasonable for your typical pub style meal.

We’ll come back on our next visit.

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Thank AussieTraveller1983
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