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Mole & Chicken

$$ - $$$, , Gluten Free Options
40 Taharepa Road, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
+64 7-378 7843
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible5%
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“mole” (49 reviews)
“chicken” (43 reviews)
Open Now
3:00 PM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
40 Taharepa Road, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been here twice now probably a year apart last time I ate in the restraunt this time my partner and I enjoyed drinks in the sun and some delish food off the bar menu. Couldn't fault the food and was nice to get...More

Thank Zoe E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The 4 of us (parents, 13yo and 9yo) arrived in Taupo after hiking the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. We were exhausted and looking for a chilled-out place to get dinner. We found this place online and we were delighted with it. Our server (originally from Scotland...More

Thank Docrobperry
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came here as it was just up the road from Vu Thermal Lodge and meant we didn't have to drive into town. After a 500 metre stroll uphill, we reached this very cosy/comfortable bar/restaurant. We were greeted by extremely friendly staff who immediately made...More

Thank voucheruser
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were a group of five and had a very enjoyable evening at the Mole. I was impressed with the extensive selection of New Zealand wines, both Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Grigio. Most in our group ordered seafood, so I can't comment on their meat...More

Thank Gulliver07
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Delicious food, friendly & efficient staff. Restaurant was very busy & children had to wait a bit too long for their meal. Huge meals, beautifully prepared, compliments to the chief. Can't wait to go back there for another meal. Highly recommended ****

Thank 999val
Reviewed 9 October 2017

We ate dinner here on a Monday night. It was not crowded. Service was delightful (the bartender was also our waiter) but really slow. It took over 2 hours for a dinner for 2, and one of our dishes was forgotten. That being said, the...More

Thank RickyBobbie
Reviewed 18 September 2017

We must have turned up on a quiet night - however the beers were great & the food as always very good! Staff were friendly.

Thank Gary B
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Visited the Mole & Chicken (having been several times over the past few years) twice in early July 2017 for an evening meal. Staff were friendly and helpful explaining the range of alcoholic drinks and menus. On each occasion we were quickly shown to a...More

Reviewed 7 September 2017

This restaurant is small, intimate and the service delightful, The menu is eclectic and very well designed for delicious dishes.

Thank 379Genevieve
Reviewed 6 August 2017

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
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Questions & Answers
6 June 2016|
Response from Rcard0 |
Always pays to book especially if there are more than 2 people
15 November 2015|
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Response from DavidFlorence | Reviewed this property |
No I don't think so.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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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