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The Brian Boru

$$ - $$$
Bar, Grill, Pub, New Zealand
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Thames, New Zealand
+64 7-868 5558
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Really great service, great coffee and chocolate drinks, nice rustic atmosphere: fries are good. The beer selection is great, lots of local breweries.

Thank SIMBA350
Brisbane, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 12 January 2017

very reasonably priced good quality and quantity menu selection food . Minny the barista made us v nice coffee. Good service , clean

Thank jed0800
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

The Brew has the best coffee in town.. its family friendly with a relaxed atmosphere and super friendly staff! Food is delicious, breakfast at the brew is my families favourite. The brew has become my daily coffee stop!!!

1 Thank Chloe N
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2016

Popped in for brunch Boxing Day- were told on arrival there would be a 15 minute wait for food. Sadly,meals began to arrive( one at a time ) an hour and 20 minutes later . The worst was yet to come .It became immediately obvious there was no cook in the kitchen and some poor wait staff must have been... More 

Thank dalmart
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Many Auckland bakeries would envy the sweet muffins I had here. Coffee is great and so is the service - polite, friendly and attentive :) thank you guys for a great morning break!!

Thank Olga P
Thames, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

It's a beautiful relaxing place ... With a variety of foods & drinks..! :) musical nights and much more ..

Thank minni0012
Melbourne, Australia
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267 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

I last came here about 20 years ago and left with the impression that things were a little weird. Hoping that things may have changed everything is still kind of the way i remember it, a little odd. It is a pub trying to be a cafe, trying to be a restaurant and the dining / beverage experience doesn't quite... More 

Thank taqueeney
Geraldine, New Zealand
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Went to this restaurant with a group of business colleagues for dinner. Everyone's meal came except mine, checked if it was coming, advised it was. Everyone finished their mains ordered dessert still no main for me. Checked again " yes it is still coming". One hour 50 mins later it arrived after everyone else had finished mains and desserts. Shocking... More 

Thank Coult22
Auckland, New Zealand
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2016

Looking for a quick dinner last night having returned from Auckland and nothing out of the freezer to cook. The Brian Boru is on the edge of the shopping area and so there was a choice of car parks outside the establishment. I choose a "Moroccan" Lamb Pizza - It was stunning and larger than I could handle. My wife... More 

2 Thank Neville-McK
Pembroke, United Kingdom
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125 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2016

In spite of there being a presentation on electric cars in the pub the owner was very welcoming and accommodating. The food and service were very good.

Thank floratheexplorer2016

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Bar, Grill, Pub, New Zealand
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Thames, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Coromandel Peninsula  >  Thames
  • Phone Number: +64 7-868 5558

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?