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Railway Tavern Bar

$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, New Zealand
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40 Douglas Road, Amberley, New Zealand
+64 3-314 8202
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Spokane, Washington
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438 reviews
236 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

What you see outside is a little bit what you also see inside. This is not a glitzy place by any means. In fact we almost didn't go in after looking st it from the car park for a few minutes. But previous TA comments got us in the door. There is a large basic dining room at the back,... More 

4 Thank MiguelitoyCat
Amberley, New Zealand
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

This is a regular restaurant for us and we always get great food. The meals are big and the options are numerous.

2 Thank Lindamg64
Lincoln, New Zealand
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

Recommended by Roger at Awen Lodge, we were not disappointed by our steak, chips and salad. Delicious. Fast service. We know where to go now, when hungry for a filling tasty meal.

2 Thank Tania R
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Amazing food and service. Would highly recommend. Staff very friendly and made us welcome. Would be a great local pub.

2 Thank I2940GCdonnas
Amberley, New Zealand
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Staff are very friendly and offer great service with a smile. The food is reasonably priced with generous servings. We eat here often for dinner and I cannot fault it. The food is awesome and we keep going back because every time it has been just a really great dinning experience so go and check it out you wont be... More 

2 Thank SHAZZAB88
Christchurch, New Zealand
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

I've been here a couple of times and what ever you order always comes out tasty and good portions!!! would recommend eating here! the steak is always cooked to perfection and the take aways are awesome! They very good with their timing for take aways if they say it will be ready in 10 minutes it normally is!!!

3 Thank mannaborn
Christ Church Parish, Barbados
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90 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Since the fish & chip shop in Amberley closed down, the railway has become very popular and will probably continue to be so. A group of us turned up on the off-chance which was a bit naughty, but he manager coped well and everyone in the group wants to return. The eggs benedict will cure my ear-ache - my Mrs... More 

Thank CaptainCompass
marc p, Owner at Railway Tavern Bar, responded to this review

thanks captain for reviewing the railway tavern glad your group enjoyed the hospo we offer and also pleasing that your wife is giving you ear ache lol see you again soon cheers More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Excellent food and the Irish barman was very friendly. We will definitely recommend the tavern to our friends. A lovely little country pub.

Thank Margaret L
marc p, Owner at Railway Tavern Bar, responded to this review

thankyou for taking the time to review. Im very happy that you enjoyed your lunch and hope to see you again in the future cheers Marc More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

Amberley, just 30 min North of Christchurch is where to find a great NZ pub experience and meet the cheerful locals. And if it's winter there's a hearty fire to warm by. But most of all, the most fab ' Roast of the Day' ever, with at least 6 beautifully roasted vegetables, choice tender meat, and all garnished with tasty... More 

Thank Bob and Di H
marc p, Owner at Railway Tavern Bar, responded to this review

thanks Bob and Di for the wonderful review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed the railway experience and reviews like yours keeps us going and striving for better hope to see you again in the near future. Cheers Marc and Barry More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

Went with family good portion size and good prices roast was yummy would definitely love to go again and try the desserts menu

Thank Hdjskd134
marc p, Owner at Railway Tavern Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely review hope to see you again in the future. Cheers Marc More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pub, New Zealand
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40 Douglas Road, Amberley, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Amberley
  • Phone Number: +64 3-314 8202

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