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Mole & Chicken

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$$ - $$$
New Zealand, Pub, Gluten Free Options
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40 Taharepa Road, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
+64 7-378 7843
15:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 15:00 - 23:00
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103 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food here is wonderful and very reasonably priced, the staff are nice friendly and very attentive. Time after time, the Mole and Chicken is always exceptional.

Thank unicyclistjoe
Ellesmere, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great atmosphere,friendly staff and delicious food. Pleasant surroundings and not too far out of main town area.

Thank Elaine G
Taupo, New Zealand
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We go to this place very often, food and drinks are good, the staff is always friendly, the fire in winter is the best and they are dog friendly! It´s a lovely place to have some drinks on the outside part on a summer night. The pub is 5 minutes driving from town and it has a lovely big tree... More 

Thank EclipseDeSol
Wellington, New Zealand
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66 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been here some years ago and thoroughly enjoyed the food and the hospitality. This time, food was good, hospitality was wanting. Pork was nice as was the fish, chips were a tad large and a bit chalky. Salad with the fish and chips was also average, mostly lettuce. For the most part we were left as the only... More 

Thank KiwiWanderers02
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We were staying at a nearby B&B and decided to go to this restaurant on the recommendation of the B&B owners. We were not disappointed. The quality of the food was outstanding. They catered for vegetarian needs and even cooked a dish without tomato for one of our party who has a tomato allergy. When the dishes arrived they were... More 

Thank michaelfairburn
Opotiki, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

My husband and I enjoyed our experience. The restaurant was recommended to us by our B&B hosts Maggie and Ivan and we were very pleased with the results. It's less than 2 mins walk away and we were dressed appropriately so the fire was a delight. The staff are friendly but they could do with one more in the dinner... More 

Thank lia060765
Auckland, New Zealand
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62 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Very tasty slightly up market pub food. Not busy, staff friendly. Would recommend this for a different place to eat. Away from the main eating strip and worth a visit.

Thank Judith D
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

I hadn't heard very good reviews about the Mole and Chicken so hadn't bothered going. I've been a local to Taupo for many years. I was invited out on this occasion so thought why not I'll give it a go. I ordered the lamb shoulder, it was well over cooked with no flavour. Beers were being served warm to the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Not a good start. NO WINE LIST and when asked what wine, did I want red or white, what are we back in the 80s??? Finally someone who did know the wines, but not the regions and said we don't have a wine list because it changes so often, no excuse in this digital age. We started with the calamari.... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Taupo District, New Zealand
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

amazing ambient great people, the food is delicious. If your looking for good quality fresh handmade food then this is the place to eat while in taupo..

Thank Pclarkey

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
New Zealand, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
15:00 - 23:00
15:00 - 23:00
15:00 - 23:00
15:00 - 23:00
15:00 - 23:00
15:00 - 23:00
15:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40 Taharepa Road, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Taupo District  >  Taupo
  • Phone Number: +64 7-378 7843

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