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Off State Highway 1 45 Charles Crescent, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
+64 7-377 3422
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“venison pie” (39 reviews)
“kidney” (4 reviews)
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Bar, European, British, Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Off State Highway 1 45 Charles Crescent, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Tried ordering Dinner from Ploughmans last Saturday while we were staying At the Cove in Taupo. Gentleman who answered the phone first took down our whole order. Then came back to us to say that some items not on their menu. The Cove, where we...More

Thank Glenda B
Management response:

Thank you for your feedback. We regret that old menus were displayed in your Motel and will rectify this. There are also chargeback options at many of the motels we deal with which can make the takeout option a lot smoother or we can do...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We eaten here several times while in Taupo, wonderful food lovely attentive staff good atmosphere, we will definitely return when are next in Taupo.

Thank countrybumpkin50
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Ploughmans hosted my family reunion. 29 people from 3 to 88 years old. They custom designed a menu for us, dealt with individual accounts and fussy eaters and over all provided the best value meal I have had - ever. The per head cost...More

Thank Sandra B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The location, the menu, the staff were all great, by when the food arrived it was very disappointing. I ordered a mixed platter - over 90% of the food was overcooked and dry. It may have been because we were a large group of 13...More

Thank Riotrioadventures
Raethiborn, Owner at Ploughmans, responded to this review

h there, Thankyou for your feedback which is important to us as we strive to continuously improve our standards We will take on board your critique and look into this with the Kitchen. Paul

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped into Ploughmans for lunch and left very happy. I had the beef burger which was delicious! A nice thick homemade beef patty not a packet one that's just been fried up. The staff was also very friendly and has a lovely atmosphere outside on...More

Thank ccw85
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Venison pie/ delicious Kidneys and bacon / rich and tasty Eye fillet/ perfect Curry of the day/ yum Dessert is on the way A Taupo treasure

Thank 700christophero
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Went to ploughmans with my family on a Friday night with my family and was delighted when I saw crumbed scallops on the menu. They were awesome, cooked perfectly golden, will def be back to have them again 👌

Thank jeeeets
Reviewed 19 April 2017

A must place to visit once in Taupo! The food is superb,the service is friendly and totally amazing! Visited them on Easter,very busy, I meant,really busy and we had to wait a bit but the waiting was totally worth it. The food was fabulous very...More

Thank 674happytraveller
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

We were staying at a motel down the road which recommended the Ploughmans pub for dinner. As it is a 5 min walk- we were keen to try it out. Unfortunately it was very average- I understand that being Easter Sunday night that they were...More

Thank Kat C
Raethiborn, Owner at Ploughmans, responded to this review

Hi Kat, Thank you for your feedback. Yes it was unexpectedly busy, we had staffed based on last years figures and were caught short. As a new Owner we are working to improve the Rstaurant and the service and invite you to try us again...More

Reviewed 19 April 2017

As a vegetarian I am happy to make do with what is on the menu but I was disappointed. I had the feta and spinach parcels with salad.The plate when it arrived looked good but the pretty "salad" was really just a few big lettuce...More

Thank R0z
Raethiborn, Owner at Ploughmans, responded to this review

Hi Roz, We are looking to change the menus in the coming weeks and will take on board your critique. Thank you for taking the time to feed back Kind Regards Paul

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$21
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 10:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Off State Highway 1 45 Charles Crescent, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Taupo District  >  Taupo
  • Phone Number: +64 7-377 3422
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