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Mole & Chicken

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New Zealand, Pub, Gluten Free Options
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40 Taharepa Road, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
+64 7-378 7843
15:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 15:00 - 23:00
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved the spiced pumpkin soup, fish and chips (small), and sticky date pudding. The fish and chips were very crispy and seasoned really well. The sticky date pudding was to die for in my opinion. The warm sweetness accompanied with yummy ice cream on a cold night was perfect. We also had the canneloni which was okay but had too... More 

Thank Crystal S
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95 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We dined with 2 other couples and we were all impressed. Don't be fooled by the humble exterior appearance. Once inside we were greeted by the very friendly manager. After being shown to the table he explained the specials of the day and returned with menus. Some had soup or other starters. The presentation and flavours were exceptional. Between us... More 

Thank Malcolm A
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Simply incredible. Get the steak pie and the recommended Sauvignon Blanc or local beer. The side of carrots is excellent but the pie will do on its own. Ten-star service. This place should be in all the guide books.

Thank ceallaigho
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was very good and so was the service, however the very very vwry noisy bar sounds carried over making having a conversation difficult. It would have been nice to have the patio door closed. The staff was Swamped so it was hard for them to be too helpful. My husnand had the meat pie and was In Heaven!!!!

Thank Anabanana1966
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49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Away from the restaurants in town. Great, honest food full of flavour. The squid and the soup of the day were delicious. Beware- portions are large! Also a Bar where you can have a drink, snack and watch sport on TV if that's your thing!

Thank millwillies
Plimmerton, New Zealand
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We decided on the Mole and Chicken after reading Trip Advisor reviews and we were not disappointed. This is a great place for decent pub food. We did not have entrees, just opted for mains. My husband chose fish and chips which he said was very fresh white fish and handmade chips - delicious in his words. I chose the... More 

Thank andaly69
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57 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

We had a late lunch at the restaurant which was made possible by the young French manager. We arrived before the restaurant was open but she welcomed us in. The food was very good and the service excellent. It is not the easiest place to find but it was definitely worth the search. The dishes are very reasonably priced.

Thank Eric T
Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Visited here with my children and 96yo mother while in Taupo for a week, and then came back twice during our stay. The menu is relaxed, varied, tasty and priced fairly. Not an intimate restaurant for a romantic meal with your partner, but great for families or business travellers. Great beers on tap and a good wine list.

Thank Rick731
Whakatane, New Zealand
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50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Intrigued by the name of this restaurant/bar, which had been recommended to me by friends from Auckland, I couldn't resist making a reservation for dinner there. There were few diners early on, but more arrived later. My partner and I were seated in a convenient cornet position beside a window, from where we could observe much of the restaurant. Most... More 

Coolangatta, Australia
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67 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017

It was a good 800 mtr. walk from our motel so we checked the bar menu which was pretty good but ended up in the main part at the back where the menu was a bit more extensive. We both thoroughly enjoyed our meal and were so glad we decided to check it out for dinner.

Thank paulgl2

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
New Zealand, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
15:00 - 23:00
15:00 - 23:00
15:00 - 23:00
15:00 - 23:00
15:00 - 23:00
15:00 - 23:00
15:00 - 23:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?