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“Compulsory stop after Rail Trail cycle”
Review of The Sterling

The Sterling
Ranked #8 of 28 Restaurants in Waihi
Cuisines: Gastropub
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Reviewed March 10, 2014

great relaxed pub for an afternoon drink. Cycle racks outside. Good pub food and nice out door seating area. Friendly and quick service

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Reviewed January 14, 2014

After locals had told us to eat outside of Waihi, we met some visitors in the middle of a gorge walk miles away who suggested this place, slap , bang , in the middle of Waihi.

The Sterling has real character, caters for all ages and all tastes- whether you want a meal or just a few drinks in an atmosphere similar to 6 o'clock closing days. The Sterling is just across the road from the Martha Gold Mine and this adds sparkle to the place.

Staff are right on the ball; patrons friendly and the meals GINORMOUS. We needed a long walk afterwards to reduce weightlines.

Wow, a super place to eat and drink, and within a few minutes easy walk of our accommodation at the Waihi Motel.

David R

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Thank David R
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Reviewed January 12, 2014

Tired of fine dining? Tired of paying $150 or more for a meal out with a few glasses of wine/beer? Just want honest, down to earth honest to good Kiwi grub? THIS is the place to go.
Flash it is not. Trendy, no way. Just an honest Kiwi pub making its way in the world.
I asked the barman if he had been away from home for a few years, and wanted something on the menu that said "New Zealand" what would it be? Without hesitation he said "Scotch Fillet."
Bang on the money, cooked perfectly, with real chips (no French fries here) and seasoned to perfection. Three people, $90 including several beers/wines, and we had a great night out. GO HERE!! Tell them the guy from Seattle sent you! No, it wont get you a discount..........

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Thank Tony_Annette
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Reviewed September 2, 2013

Titled as the Miners Hotel, the Sterling Tavern is almost in a time warp. When we walked in I thought well it looks tidy, but almost unchanged since our visit of 3 years ago.

The lunch menu, which we had enjoyed in the past, is now dominated by typical fried food offerings and others that were so typical of pubs of yesteryears. We ordered the Seafood platter which turned out to be a heap of chips with various fried fish items that were very much factory processed frozen fish items. Not a great lunch and there are number of other cafes in Waihi offering excellent lunch menus and great food.

They do have a range of beers and cider on tap and wine can be ordered by the glass or the bottle. For a shared Seafood Platter, one handle of larger and a glass of cider $26.00.

So it you are Waihi and in need of a heap of greasies and/or an old-fashioned steak and chips; all washed down by a couple of beers then this could be the place for you. I image on a Saturday night with a bug Rugby game on, a few mates and a few rounds of beer that this would have heaps of atmosphere and a load of fun; but personally I won’t be back unless the menu has a total update.

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2  Thank Winetourist
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

Reasonably priced and good honest pub food. Had a great blue cheese and pear salad the last time we went though this time not on the menu however again a great meal

Thank Ang S
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