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“Standard Irish Pub”

Pog Mahones Irish Pub
Ranked #91 of 268 Restaurants in Queenstown
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $21
Cuisines: Irish, Steakhouse, New Zealand
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Pog Mahone's opened in its lakefront location in the heart of Queenstown in 1998 and quickly became a Queenstown icon. The Kiwi and Irish owners wanted to create an authentic Irish atmosphere and so designed and built the pub in Ireland itself then shipped it lock, stock and barrel to New Zealand. At Pogs you can enjoy a lively mix of modern and Celtic music (including regular trad sessions), friendly service and be warmed by open fires in both bars. On the inside it's guaranteed Irish but don't forget to try the sunny lakeside beer garden and balcony from which you can soak up some of New Zealand's most stunning alpine scenery! The menu offers authentic Irish cuisine complimented by contemporary NZ dishes and the world famous Stonegrill dining experience. We recommend you try our signature Beef & Guinness Pie or Irish Stew dishes.
Reviewed April 17, 2013

The staff are friendly and helpful, the food was good and nice views of the lakes. I do think the drinks are a bit over prices there are cheaper places in town than here.

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Thank L0u1se2013
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Reviewed April 13, 2013

Where in the world can't you find an Irish pub? Traditional fare and ales on tap. Good music, even got invited to sit in and play myself. Service, as with everything in NZ is debateable but acceptable. Definitely will go there again.

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Reviewed April 3, 2013

Chose upstairs balcony seating for our evening meal.
Steak meal was delicious and cooked to perfection.
Staff were super friendly and efficient.
View over the lake just on sunset was really great.
Recommend highly

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Thank Mi W
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Reviewed April 2, 2013

The pub has a fab location, extensive views of the lake from the back. Pub is nice inside and menu has many choices... We found the service very slow, even though the pub had many spare seats. The main, when it arrived after nearly 40 mins, was nice. Nothing really to write home about but it was ok. We ordered a desert to share and again it arrived after 40 mins. A pattern certainly. Thankfully the lovely views from the pub helped us to forget about the food delays.

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Thank POMSNZ
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Frenzigroup, Manager at Pog Mahones Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded April 7, 2013

Thanks for your feedback and the time you've taken to post it

We always see feedback as a way to improve and agree that 40 minute food waits are unacceptable, and definitely not something we are known for or wish to happen again

I wonder if you are able to email us at office@pogmahones.co.nz with a date and time you were in so we can go about finding those on duty? It is always helpful for us to address issues at the root of the problem to help prevent this happening again in the future.

Thanks again and also if you are still in town we would love to welcome you in again so we can show you how we do things properly here at Pog Mahones.

Kind regards
General Manager

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Reviewed April 1, 2013

We went to this restauraunt and as they were out of hot stones the chef obliged us and cooked our steaks to perfection, they also said our meal was on the house because of the confusion. Now that is what I call great service would recommend this restauraunt to others the steaks were delicious.

Thank Ciara L
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