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Mole & Chicken

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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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Taupo, New Zealand
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great service and very nice HB Pilsner and Porter on tap. Best pub meal I've had for a long time. They also do great steaks and are kiddy friendly in the restaurant part.

Thank 124Dave
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place is hidden from the general tourist but once you've dined here you'll likely come back each time you visit Taupo. We dined early at 5:30pm due to having our 2 yer old in tow but staff mentioned they were fully booked for later on which we took as a good sign. Children are well catered for with a... More 

Thank Nicola M
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Meal for 7 starting early at 6:15pm. In short, food was great all round. But we waited about an hour as there was some sort of disaster in the kitchen involving a water leak. These things happen but despite this the meals were excellent especially the steak and Guinness pie and the Moroccan lamb!

Thank Paul A
Napier, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best pub meal I've had for a long time. Also, it's the first time that I've ordered for kids and the staff asked if it would be okay if the kids meals came out first! A very good pint of Guinness Iltoo

Thank corrannicholls
Auckland, New Zealand
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was delicious and perfectly prepared. We had a succulent lamb dish and creamy seafood chowder, fairly priced. This establishment is family friendly and clearly a neighborhood favorite with many families enjoying a meal. The outdoor space was large and inviting. We will go back whenever we have a chance!

Thank partrca
Napier, New Zealand
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231 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a meal here with our kids and friend, a new guy had just started that night he was great you would never know he was new on the job, great friendly staff which makes such a difference. The food was good mine was a little rich to be honest I had the lamb. But over all a great... More 

Thank Jodie803
Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great spot in the sun with fantastic food and service. Good kids menu and very welcoming of children.

Thank NicsNZ
Melbourne, Australia
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29 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Drive up to 40 Taharepa Rd and park in Hilltop shops. We went on a Friday and found all the locals enjoying an evening drink and a laugh. In the restaurant be prepared for large servings (eg. beef and burgundy pie with chunks of meat, cannelloni straight out of the oven) at a fair price. The waiting staff are friendly,... More 

Thank John A
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115 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 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 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

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

Thank Elaine G

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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, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene
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?