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Mole & Chicken

₹₹ - ₹₹₹, , Gluten Free Options
40 Taharepa Road, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
+64 7-378 7843
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible5%
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“chicken” (42 reviews)
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Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
40 Taharepa Road, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We must have turned up on a quiet night - however the beers were great & the food as always very good! Staff were friendly.

Thank Gary B
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Visited the Mole & Chicken (having been several times over the past few years) twice in early July 2017 for an evening meal. Staff were friendly and helpful explaining the range of alcoholic drinks and menus. On each occasion we were quickly shown to a...More

Reviewed 6 September 2017

This restaurant is small, intimate and the service delightful, The menu is eclectic and very well designed for delicious dishes.

Thank 379Genevieve
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Outstanding meal! My husband, who knows his way around a steak reckons it's the best steak he's ever had. Excelllent atmosphere and great,professional service - will definitely be back when we visit Taupo again!

Thank Samantha P
Reviewed 29 July 2017

The food is good but the service on the night we were there was very slow-and it wasn't a busy night, in fact there were very few customers. The surroundings were also not especially interesting or friendly. I would have thought that more effort could...More

Thank Jigsaw41
Reviewed 16 July 2017

Great food and pub atmosphere... A quick visit on a cold winter evening. Nice warming food on offer in a friendly pub setting. Nice selection of beers, ciders etc. Quick and efficient service even on a busy Saturday night.

Thank JohnPaul1950
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

The waitress was very attentive and nice. The food (squid, scotch fillet and fish & chips) were perfectly executed and delicious. Couldn't have asked for more

Thank tkgia
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

We were one of the first groups to arrive and order drinks and main courses. Drinks were prompt but it took over an hour to see our first food. One of the four meals was sent back because it was cold. We had a further...More

Thank KiwiExton
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Questions & Answers
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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
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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