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Howl At The Moon

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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Main Street, Gore 9700, New Zealand
+64 3-208 3851
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Ventura, California
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Howl at the Moon is my favorite restaurant in Gore. The food is excellent, the staff are friendly, the beer reasonably priced. Some say the service is slow but that's because the place is busy. There's a price to pay for quality. I come here every year from the U.S. and eating at this place is one of the things... More 

Thank cullings1
Coventry, United Kingdom
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752 reviews
277 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came in here on our journey through out of the rain. Lovely looking interior and slow service but I think this is more an NZ way.

Thank SteveS1970
Derby, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

The food was excellent I had the pork with Apple and kumara croquets, my husband had seafood. The portions were very generous so if you want room for a dessert opt for something off the light bite menu

Thank Tina K
Dunedin, New Zealand
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

I called into the howl at the moon last night for a quick meal. 45mins later my basic ravioli arrived. It was tasty but I think it was the same as the pasta meals you can buy from the supermarket. Not good enough sorry

Thank rosswilson2015
Balclutha, Otago, New Zealand
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Went for lunch with teenaged kids on a Saturday. The Asian beef salad was a plate of tender meat mixed up with coleslaw and a vinegar dressing and a few crunchy noodles. Salty and unusual. The salmon main meal came with the same coleslaw and a weird melon, capsicum & onion salad that did not go with the meal. Almost... More 

Thank Shelley K
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

My friend and myself went to howl at the moon for some bar snacks. We came in for the kumera wedges and pizza which has been great in the past although today was very disappointing. The kumera wedges are now chips and were hard and the pizza had an identity crisis was meant to be apricot chicken but what we... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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103 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

I have been to Howl at the Moon a number of times, always with extended family in a group of 4-8 people. The staff are always friendly, even though I imagine they have to put up with a lot of local farmers who think they are funny but really are an embarrassment… but enough about my uncle. On this occasion... More 

Thank Chris K
Perth, Australia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Wow! I took my niece for lunch at Howl at the Moon on a week day. I ordered steak with chat potatoes and my niece ordered smoked chicken pasta. I asked for medium rare and boy oh boy was it cooked to absolute perfection! It was so fresh and tasty, even when I was full, there was no way I... More 

Thank anitalawton
Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Walked into this place and everyone steered at us. It was very strange. The place was pumping but it lacked in entertainment. The food was awesome, and the waiting staff were fantastic. Would recommend. Prices were a little high though

Thank Princess P P
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Don't know where those bad reviews are coming from because this place was awesome! Best nachos...ever. And the chicken and corn soup was a meal on it's own. Steak cooked perfectly, and very flavoursome. Wait staff efficient and really friendly. Our first time in Gore, and this has left quite an impression!

Thank PauletteMichelleB

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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
Bar, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street, Gore 9700, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Southland Region  >  Gore
  • Phone Number: +64 3-208 3851

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?