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“Fresh and tasty”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Pioneer Restaurant

Pioneer Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 4 Restaurants in Waipapa
Price range: $4 - $20
Cuisines: Bar, New Zealand, European, Gastropub
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Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: A great fun place to drop in for a meal or a drink! We provide fun and friendly service that's a just a bit casual on not too formal - we also pride ourselves on an excellent gastropub menu that you wouldn't expect from just another pub. So if you fancy an awesome social experience - come down to your loud little local!
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47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Fresh and tasty”
Reviewed November 23, 2013 via mobile

We came here for a family birthday celebration. A quiet sunday night in the bar and restaurant. We ordered the fish, chips and salad, and fish burgers with chips. The food was hot, really tasty, and massive portions too.
The batter on the fish was delicious, and the chips were really crispy.
Simple food done well... Thumbs up Pioneer!

Visited November 2013
Thank NinkyandPoppy
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English first
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed September 8, 2013

My partner and i used a grabone voucher and went for dinner. The wait staff were great, friendly and helpfull. I had the thai yellow curry which i thoroughly enjoyed, my partner the ribs which he found a bit average. Other than that we had a nice evening and would go back

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Templc
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“Wonderful Service”
Reviewed August 11, 2013

My son and I had a Grab one voucher for The Pioneer Restaurant and Bar Waipapa so we went there for lunch. The fire was lit and burning warmly and inviting as it was raining outside. Tracy served us and she was really lovely and made us feel really welcome. Tracy was obliging and made sure we were happy with our meals. My son had the flu so he couldnt eat an adults meal so Tracy let him choose off the kids meals and have a coke float which he really liked. I had the Beer battered fish, chips, side salad with little side plate with tartare sauce and tomato sauce on it. It was very nice and the service was excellent. Tracy couldnt do enough for us and come over to the table to see if my son needed a refill of coke. The meals here are good value for money. If you want a nice meal sitting next to a beautiful fire with lovely service come here you wont be disappointed. Thanks Tracy :)

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank sandra p
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113 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“nice local place”
Reviewed November 24, 2009

This is a local combined eating establishment and pub. The food was good. We had a hamburger -- it seemed fresh and they did not skimp on the condiments. One of us ordered some kind of casserole and it came in the dish it was baked in -- it was enough for 2 people and was very good. There was a pub attached but we did not stay - we had to drive home. It looked like a very popular place though.

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Thank dave62
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