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Mole & Chicken

₹₹ - ₹₹₹, , Gluten Free Options
40 Taharepa Road, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
+64 7-378 7843
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible5%
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“mole” (50 reviews)
“chicken” (44 reviews)
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3:00 PM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
40 Taharepa Road, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed a really lovely first course meal but the dessert was not up to standard. The chef personally came to our table (after we returned the dessert) and apologised, replaced the food and waived payment, We left feeling we had been treated well and this...More

Thank Alison P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Boy, did we strike out on this place. The reviews made the food sound good, but my Steak and Guinness Pie, supposedly a House specialty, was probably prepared two days ago and reheated to a hard crisp. The mixed green salad was flavorless. The lamb...More

Thank Jim H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in Taupo for three nights and had two very average meals at traditional pubs facing the lake, luckily on the third evening we walked up the hill. The staff at the Mole and Chicken were pleasant and knowledgeable but not constantly in your...More

Thank LornaBella
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were served by a young energetic and very pleasant young lady whose name was Brook, gave above and beyond! good service great food and all with a very welcoming smile! all the staff were very friendly and helpful

Thank Ian L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been here twice now probably a year apart last time I ate in the restraunt this time my partner and I enjoyed drinks in the sun and some delish food off the bar menu. Couldn't fault the food and was nice to get...More

Thank Zoe E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The 4 of us (parents, 13yo and 9yo) arrived in Taupo after hiking the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. We were exhausted and looking for a chilled-out place to get dinner. We found this place online and we were delighted with it. Our server (originally from Scotland...More

Thank Docrobperry
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

We came here as it was just up the road from Vu Thermal Lodge and meant we didn't have to drive into town. After a 500 metre stroll uphill, we reached this very cosy/comfortable bar/restaurant. We were greeted by extremely friendly staff who immediately made...More

Thank voucheruser
Reviewed 27 October 2017

We were a group of five and had a very enjoyable evening at the Mole. I was impressed with the extensive selection of New Zealand wines, both Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Grigio. Most in our group ordered seafood, so I can't comment on their meat...More

Thank Gulliver07
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Delicious food, friendly & efficient staff. Restaurant was very busy & children had to wait a bit too long for their meal. Huge meals, beautifully prepared, compliments to the chief. Can't wait to go back there for another meal. Highly recommended ****

Thank 999val
Reviewed 9 October 2017

We ate dinner here on a Monday night. It was not crowded. Service was delightful (the bartender was also our waiter) but really slow. It took over 2 hours for a dinner for 2, and one of our dishes was forgotten. That being said, the...More

Thank RickyBobbie
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6 June 2016|
Response from Rcard0 |
Always pays to book especially if there are more than 2 people
15 November 2015|
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Response from DavidFlorence | Reviewed this property |
No I don't think so.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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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