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“Food fit for pigeons... just”
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The Plump Pigeon
Price range: $5 - $25
Cuisines: New Zealand, Cafe, European, British, Gastropub
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Description: At The Plump Pigeon, our mission is to serve freshly prepared, quality food in a relaxed, cosy atmosphere with friendly and knowledgeable staff. Our menu is prepared and served using the freshest possible ingredients and is cooked to order by our Chefs. We also have a good range of Gluten free and Vegetarian options, along with home baking, great coffee and friendly service. Our selection of platters are a great way to end a hard day of Glacier walking, accompanied by a lovely glass of wine or a Monteiths beer on tap. Our Menu is available all day from 11am -late. We also now provide a fantastic range of Takeaways made fresh on site for you convinence!
Hobart, Australia
1 review
“Food fit for pigeons... just”
Reviewed December 22, 2012

A group of friends and I had just ventured to the glaciers - cold, wet and looking forward to a good feed! We spotted the Plump Pigeon, with it's roaring fire and it seemed to tick the first box. It all went downhill from there... not one of my friends (party of 5) were happy with their meal. The main issue was that the majority of the ingredients were 'fresh' from the freezer - soggy, unflavoursome, and overpriced. The cost of the food was definitely a false reflection of what to expect on our plates, with its poor quality ingredients and portion sizes. The veggie alternative to a beef nachos was frozen peas & carrots... on tortilla chips. To follow my starter, the same mixed frozen veggies were used in a vegetable 'patty', accompanied by some pretty questionable sweating coleslaw. Although I couldn't really fault the beer, setting and service, I still wouldn't recommend this dining experience to a sole on this earth. My friends and I left very dissatisfied.

  • Visited November 2012
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English first
United Kingdom
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Hungry”
Reviewed December 21, 2012

We looked at all the restaurants in Franz jOseph and chose this one. Food and service good. Over priced for what we had...but prices the same in all the eateries. For two people we paid c$70:00 NZD this included 2 beers...we shared a starter and did not have desserts.

Visited December 2012
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Thank Stb1106
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australia
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33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Don't bother especially if you have food allergies or intolerances”
Reviewed December 16, 2012

Frozen veggies, badly cooked food. My companion had a food allergy and asked what was in the roast veggies, no mention of what she was allergic to so she ordered it. Arrived with food she was allergic to, sent it back it returned she ate some only to find small pieces of the food she is allergic to still on plate. She was sick all night.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank kilana
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Awful”
Reviewed December 16, 2012

This place looked quite cute from the outside, and with a name like "Plump Pigeon" we thought for sure we'd be in for some delicious comfort brunch fare by the fire. We should have known when we walked in and there were no other patrons. There was also some terrible rap music blaring in the background. Food was terrible. I got the pizza which was pre-made and doughy. The eggs that someone else got looked questionable. In our party of six - not one of our meals was good. One of the worst meals we had in New Zealand.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank EstherLily
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Denver, CO
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146 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Plentiful pizza toppings, but not quite filling”
Reviewed December 15, 2012

We shared a large pizza with veg toppings. The toppings were plentiful, which was excellent, but since the crust was quite thin we found ourselves hungry again just a few hours later. (For $25 you would hope for a more filling meal, but this is New Zealand and things are pricey.) What we had was good, though. Ambiance is nice with the fireplace.

Visited December 2012
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Thank tcldenver
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