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“Just the place we were looking for!”
Review of The Pepe

The Pepe
Ranked #4 of 15 Restaurants in Tairua
Price range: $5 - $33
Cuisines: Bar, Cafe, New Zealand
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: The Pepe, Licensed Cafe & Restaurant is open 7 days from 7.30am for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner. Cabinet Food. Fresh Baked Scones & Muffins Daily. Licensed Bar. Indoor and outdoor dining. All food available to takeaway most times of the year (exception maybe at Christmas when visitor numbers are too large). Group inquiries welcome. Located next to the Pepe Reserve, Tairua with children's playground nearby and easy access to beach.
Tauranga, New Zealand
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31 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Just the place we were looking for!”
Reviewed December 15, 2012

While exploring Tairua we were looking forward to having a coffee and a rest and we found just the right place. The Pepe's staff were all very helpfull and friendly. The service was great and the coffee excellent. The view could not be better. The blueberry muffin 'the best' according to my husband. We missed the ferry back to Pauanui and after some more exploring in Tairua we headed back to The Pepe (where else?). This time the milkshakes we had hit the right spot. Thank you - we will see you again at The Pepe.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank Tersia C
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Reasonable prices, good food”
Reviewed December 14, 2012

The restaurant was very convenient, the menu varied, the food well prepared and the service warm and welcoming.

Visited November 2012
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Thank JonnyG47
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Papamoa, New Zealand
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167 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Great place to eat, morning to night.”
Reviewed December 11, 2012 via mobile

I've been working in and around Tairua for over 12 months and stop here often. Great breakfast and real friendly staff. Good food to. From Wales in the UK but will be finding my way back here in the New Year for sure.

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Thank daibach999
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Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Best Fish and chips AND polynesian fish salad”
Reviewed December 10, 2012

Crisp batter and the fries where shoestrings which i like. Also amazingly they had polynesian fish salad. Delicious. Great host. Lots of information about the area.

Visited December 2012
Helpful?
Thank Gillydiamond
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ThePepeTairua, Owner at The Pepe, responded to this review, December 13, 2012
We very much appreciate your feedback and we are pleased you found everything to your liking.

Steve and Sandra Morris
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Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Indifferent to customers, below average food.”
Reviewed November 11, 2012

We were passing through and stopped for a snack. Staff were indifferent. No smiles. Quality of the food was not good and the coffee was luke warm. We pass through Tairua often and the best service we have had has been from the local dairy !

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank HamilTronFour
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ThePepeTairua, Owner at The Pepe, responded to this review, November 22, 2012
We are sorry to hear your experience wasn't as you would expect, or as we would expect either.
Thanks for your comments, we welcome any feedback as it allows us to improve our service to you.

Steve and Sandra Morris
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