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Puketapu Hotel

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, International, Gluten Free Options
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679 Puketapu Road, Napier 4186, New Zealand
+64 6-844 7206
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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185 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

Had lunch here on the recommendation of family members, certainly weren't disappointed. Plenty of parking, great service and a small but fantastic menu. I had the seared kangaroo with blue cheese and it was divine; cost $39.00 for two drinks and mains, so very happy with the prices. In the garden bar they allow you to have your dog/s, so... More 

Thank Dean H
Napier, New Zealand
Level Contributor
15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

This is a great place to meet up with friends. Friendly service and great food. Loved the kumara,feta and salmon stack,and the apple crumble with bourbon caramel sauce and vanilla ice cream.

Thank karen c
Napier, New Zealand
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24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

This place can be packed on the weekends, when you will find families of cyclists cheerily mixing with leather clad bikers and locals. The same mix, but thankfully fewer, were present on our tuesday afternoon visit. The blackboard menu offers some quirky dishes like kangaroo over their normal all day menu. One of us had the snapper pie on mash,... More 

Thank Local_Diner840
Napier, New Zealand
Level Contributor
12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Went on a Sunday dinner to be disappointed,Meals I feel are not as good as they use to be,Use to love going there for their food but not the same now, No service with a Smile , Kind of felt as though they really couldn't be bothered,Asked for water ,Never received,One of ours friends couldn't eat hers,Did get her money... More 

Thank mars14
Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Yummy food, fabulous staff an enjoyable lunch. I had the Jack Daniels Ribs with beer batter chips and a mixed cabbage coleslaw, tasty ribs with hint of star anise and other goodies fell off the bone and hit the spot. Although lunch was great what was by far the best was the ice coffee to finish off wait staff adjusted... More 

Thank justpolly
Havelock North, New Zealand
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175 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

We have been out to the Puketapu on a number of occasions, usually on Sundays when there is music at lunch time, and have enjoyed the experience. This lunch was very disappointing, and handled poorly by the staff. Our order was forgotten and when we queried the delay almost an hour later, we were told our order was 2 minutes... More 

Thank Crazysteveb
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

we eat here regularly, and the last 3 visits the place has let its self down. Food menu has changed, not as good as before. ....corn fritters were very average, as was other food ordered. The place needs an upgrade, the carpets, toilets, table cloths all need attention. Waitress didn't know what she was bringing to the table, although very... More 

Thank Judy J
Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

This place is a favourite place to go out to eat when I'm in Napier. Always get great service from the staff and great food as well. I have a few dietary requirements and this menu had a few things that I could eat. Dessert is great here too. I always get the Creme Brûlée when I come here and... More 

Thank Georgiecat13
Napier, New Zealand
Level Contributor
15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Superb service, friendly & helpful. Great salads & the spit roasted lamb tasty. Great atmosphere & highly recommend.

Thank Kathie D
Napier, New Zealand
Level Contributor
9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Will definitely return everyone's meals at table looked great so need to go back. Dessert was lovely too Great service, lovely atmosphere Very reasonably priced

Thank sallyanne03

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, International, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 679 Puketapu Road, Napier 4186, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Hawke's Bay Region  >  Napier
  • Phone Number: +64 6-844 7206

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?