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Mole & Chicken

) #19 of 93 Restaurants in Taupo $$ - $$$ , , Gluten Free Options
40 Taharepa Road, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
+64 7-378 7843
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible5%
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“moles” (29 reviews)
“chicken” (25 reviews)
Open Now
15:00 - 23:00All hours
Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
40 Taharepa Road, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 216 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Outstanding meal! My husband, who knows his way around a steak reckons it's the best steak he's ever had. Excelllent atmosphere and great,professional service - will definitely be back when we visit Taupo again!

Thank Samantha P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food is good but the service on the night we were there was very slow-and it wasn't a busy night, in fact there were very few customers. The surroundings were also not especially interesting or friendly. I would have thought that more effort could...More

Thank Jigsaw41
Reviewed 16 July 2017

Great food and pub atmosphere... A quick visit on a cold winter evening. Nice warming food on offer in a friendly pub setting. Nice selection of beers, ciders etc. Quick and efficient service even on a busy Saturday night.

Thank JohnPaul1950
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

The waitress was very attentive and nice. The food (squid, scotch fillet and fish & chips) were perfectly executed and delicious. Couldn't have asked for more

Thank tkgia
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

We were one of the first groups to arrive and order drinks and main courses. Drinks were prompt but it took over an hour to see our first food. One of the four meals was sent back because it was cold. We had a further...More

Thank KiwiExton
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

Loved the spiced pumpkin soup, fish and chips (small), and sticky date pudding. The fish and chips were very crispy and seasoned really well. The sticky date pudding was to die for in my opinion. The warm sweetness accompanied with yummy ice cream on a...More

Thank Crystal S
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

We dined with 2 other couples and we were all impressed. Don't be fooled by the humble exterior appearance. Once inside we were greeted by the very friendly manager. After being shown to the table he explained the specials of the day and returned with...More

Thank Malcolm A
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

Simply incredible. Get the steak pie and the recommended Sauvignon Blanc or local beer. The side of carrots is excellent but the pie will do on its own. Ten-star service. This place should be in all the guide books.

Thank ceallaigho
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

The food was very good and so was the service, however the very very vwry noisy bar sounds carried over making having a conversation difficult. It would have been nice to have the patio door closed. The staff was Swamped so it was hard for...More

Thank Anabanana1966
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

Away from the restaurants in town. Great, honest food full of flavour. The squid and the soup of the day were delicious. Beware- portions are large! Also a Bar where you can have a drink, snack and watch sport on TV if that's your thing!

Thank millwillies
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6 June 2016|
Response from Rcard0 |
Always pays to book especially if there are more than 2 people
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No I don't think so.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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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