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Talisman Hotel Garden Bar and Bistro

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7-9 Main Road | State Highway, Katikati 3129, New Zealand
+64 7-549 3218
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good48%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
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“steak” (20 reviews)
“pizza” (23 reviews)
“pork belly” (7 reviews)
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Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Pizza, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
7-9 Main Road | State Highway, Katikati 3129, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited with a large group. Food was reasonable (except for fish and chips as fish was rubbery), service was slow and muddled. One lady was charged twice for a glass of wine and they would not rectify this.

Thank IzzyTaupo
Reviewed 8 November 2017

We had a Friday night meal there and the 'specials' included steak with salad and fries plus a beer or glass of wine, all for $25. They also offered children's meals for $12:50 which gave 6 choices of main, desert and a soft drink. The...More

Thank gastrells
Reviewed 25 October 2017

My husband and I went there for dinner while on holiday. The duck pizza was AMAZING! A large pizza wasn't quite enough for two so we also got the kumara fries, which were so yummy. The service was good and the food came out quickly....More

Thank RiverTam108
Reviewed 23 October 2017

The service here was very friendly. I had the 'Carnivore' pizza which, as the name suggest, involved a lot of meat. It was delicious. We can definitely recommend dining here.

Thank JeffroNZ
Reviewed 12 October 2017

We went to this Restaurant on our last night in New Zealand, and what a nice ending to the holiday. We took friends who had looked after us during our holiday. After being told how expensive eating out was in New Zealand we were pleasantly...More

Thank jeime
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

One of the best steaks. Great service and very friendly staff. Highly recommend. The crack bread was one to have great size.

Thank gregcr
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

Tasty meals. Very nice for lunch. The meals were a really big size and along with a drink set us up for the rest of the day.

Thank Raewyn B
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

I had dinner at this bistro with my auntie and uncle. The staff were excellent, very friendly but they weren't too hot on the good wines. The food was very good, I had steak and it was cooked as I asked. It took a little...More

Thank 1RP
Reviewed 21 August 2017

We have had a few meals here. The staff are very friendly and helpful. They have a good special menu on Fridays where you can have a small selection of meals with a wine or a beer for $25. We have found them to be...More

Thank lgcarr0ll
Reviewed 21 August 2017

Our first time having dinner here, with a couple of friends. Very friendly service, drinks order taken very quickly and we were told about specials. We started with 2 servings of Crack Bread - this was absolutely delicious, but probably didn't need to order two...More

Thank Juliet F
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Parking Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7-9 Main Road | State Highway, Katikati 3129, New Zealand (Formerly Landing Restaurant)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Katikati
  • Phone Number: +64 7-549 3218
  • E-mail
The Talisman Hotel Gardern Bar and Bistro has been providing hospitality,friendship and entertainment to locals and visitors for over 130 years Call in today and be welcomed by our friendly staff and enjoy a beverage in the public bar, Dine in the beautiful bistro or relax in the Garden Bar under our amazing avocado tree.
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