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“Good food at good prices”

Pog Mahones Irish Pub
Ranked #57 of 262 Restaurants in Queenstown
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $22
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 January 30, 2014 via mobile

About as low priced, good food you're gonna get in Queenstown. Good lunch and dinner menus at very reasonable prices. Also cheap beers etc. They show some sports on TV such as premier league football and have live music, too. Would recommend.

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Frenzigroup, General Manager at Pog Mahones Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded February 2, 2014

Thanks for your recommendation and the time you've taken to write it, we're really glad you enjoyed your food and time with us. Hopefully we we will see you again on your next Queenstown visit

All the best
Pog Mahones team

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Reviewed January 30, 2014

We stopped in here for couple of pints of Guinness after dinner - loads of seating outside and a great Irish band at night. Staff were friendly and attentive and it was a lovely place to sit and chill out with a great view of the lake.

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Frenzigroup, General Manager at Pog Mahones Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded February 2, 2014

Hi Sam,

Great to hear you enjoyed the outside atmosphere (we are pretty spoiled), the band and the Guinness and thanks for taking the time to review. Hope to host you again next time you're in Queenstown!

Cheers
Pog Mahones team

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Reviewed January 27, 2014

Nice, friendly staff. We went at Happy Hour and had a couple of drinks and a meal. I chose the deal of the day which was a stonegrill meal that I had never had before and my husband had the beef and guiness pie which was enormous!! Excellent choices.

Thank UtxiGirona
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Frenzigroup, General Manager at Pog Mahones Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded January 28, 2014

Thanks for your kind words, we're happy you enjoyed your Pogs experience. The Stonegrill menu & Guinness pie are two of our best known dishes so we're glad you liked them!

Thanks again for the time you've taken to review us
All the best,
Pog Mahones team

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Reviewed January 27, 2014

Maybe its just the lunch menu but we were very disappointed by both the size and quality of the food. My Irish Stew was very small and the bread was stale. My friend's steak sandwich was average with the steak being quite burnt and the chips were in fact burnt. Guinness wasn't bad as exported Guinness goes but will not return for food anytime soon.

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Thank Antof88
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Frenzigroup, General Manager at Pog Mahones Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded January 29, 2014

Hi Antof,

Thank you for the time you've taken to review us after your recent visit.

We take all feedback seriously and always see this as a way to improve. We aim to deliver a quality product which includes our lunch menu so I'm sorry that on this occasion that wasn't the case. It seems both meals need some improvement and as we most definitely don't want anyone going away feeling like they have not experienced Pogs at its best, I will be making sure I follow up with both the kitchen staff and front of house staff to get to the bottom of this issue.

Thank you again for your feedback
Kind regards
General Manager

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Reviewed January 26, 2014

Great pub with a terrace out the back that looks out onto the lake. Something for everyone on the menu. Darren was very attentive in getting us a table out the back and we found all the staff very friendly.

We both had delicious steak on stones the night we ate here with a bottle of Wither Hills. Reasonabley priced. Dessert was lovely too especially the Belgian waffles with chocolate sauce.

Thank simongb
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Frenzigroup, General Manager at Pog Mahones Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded January 27, 2014

Hi Simon,
Thanks for your great feedback. We are so pleased that you were well looked after and enjoyed your meal.
Thanks again,
The Team at Pog Mahones

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