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Crown & Badger

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Bar, British, Pub
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91 The Strand, Tauranga, New Zealand
+64 7-571 3039
09:00 - 00:00
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Mon - Fri 10:30 - 00:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 00:00
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I always try to be on the nice side when doing reviews but sadly not today. The worst lunch out we have had for a long time. I ordered the steak and Guinness pie with potato and kumera mash with seasonal vegetable. 1: mash was not completely mashed and was loaded with Dijon mustard. Not stated on the menu. 2:... More 

Thank TheChaneys
Jessica R, Owner at Crown & Badger, responded to this review

The Chaneys, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review here. We're sorry to hear that the experience that you had here at The Crown & Badger is not what we are aspiring towards. I can assure you that our homemade steak and Guinness pies are made in-house and do not go near a microwave. As the new... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
Level Contributor
46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is what I call a pub. Coming from the UK we like our traditional pubs and this ticks all the boxes. The staff are helpful and very pleasant, The food is great and as for the Guiness well perfect is the word I would use.

Thank Jane M
Jessica R, Owner at Crown & Badger, responded to this review

Aw you're making us blush! We do try our best to be a 'Proper British Pub' and we're glad that you had the experience that makes you think of home. See you next time, Jess Rafferty Owner More 

Level Contributor
20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have not been for 3 months due to very poor service and attitude from bar staff, preferring to discuss their life rather than serve you. WEL let me tell you how things can change, Jessica I think she said was her name has just purchased it. Great welcome and more than helpful. Food,service top notch. Shame last owner left... More 

Thank 574englishc
Jessica R, Owner at Crown & Badger, responded to this review

574englishc, I am truly glad that you decided to give The Crown & Badger another chance. We will be working very hard on providing top notch service and beautiful food. I'll only be happy when there are smiles on every table Our keg room is fully stocked now and the Guinness is flowing freely so pop on back for a... More 

1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Kicked back with a Kilkenny and pork belly after a long day. In town for the Tauranga home show, looking for a local bar for tea - pleased to see prices were reasonable and the beer selection spot on. Salt and pepper squid had just the right amount of heat and the pork belly was huge! Good music too!

Thank Richard N
Jessica R, Owner at Crown & Badger, responded to this review

Hi Richard, Thanks for taking the time to leave your review - we really appreciate it! Tauranga is such a great place and we're thrilled that you chose to spend your evening with us. We've got plenty of fun deals and events coming up so make sure to stop by next time you're in town. Thanks again, Jess Rafferty Owner More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had dinner here on Friday 21st April. Sat outside as not too cold, (they have heaters) we ordered crumbed calamari and crumbed camembert for entrée and scotch fillet and eye fillet steaks for main, all cooked extremely well very filling, we both struggled to eat it all, along with 3 glasses wine and 2 glasses beer the bill came to... More 

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85 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Top review for this place . The food is beautiful, the drinks are great, the live band is awesome. Bar chicks are friendly Only down side to this place is up him self male bartender. Got , served by him twice , and avoided him after that . Get rid of this guy , and the place will boom. Thank... More 

Thank Psarj
East Midlands
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173 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Big pub - plenty of seats - friendly staff - big menu - decent prices and good quantity of food - good pub food for quality - nice location - close to plenty of other eateries so could just stop for a drink. Always seems busy.

Thank JoEastMidlands
Bundaberg, Australia
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72 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

We were catching up with friends in New Zealand 🇳🇿What a great place to relax, drink, have fun and listen to the live music! Bar staff was very nice and professional. We also had a few meals and cheese boards and they were very good. Sitting outside is the best option. Live music was awesome and made us dance! Definitely... More 

Thank Ohauiti
Albany, New Zealand
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Sat outside in the sunshine, very friendly staff, ordered two very good meals, very big plate fulls. Great Baileys special coffee afterwards

Thank lynn t
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Visited tonight and left extremely disappointed. Service was poor and waitress seemed inexperienced and did not know the menu. Took about 1 - 1 1/2 hours for the meals to appear and was not impressed. Ordered the eye fillet with salad and fries, received the gratin and beans instead. Sent it back and it came back with salad and chips... More 

Thank LisaGorey

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 2 - US$ 19
Bar, British, Pub
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Waitstaff
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 00:00
10:30 - 00:00
10:30 - 00:00
10:30 - 00:00
10:30 - 00:00
10:30 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 91 The Strand, Tauranga, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Tauranga
  • Phone Number: +64 7-571 3039
Crown & Badger is an inviting, traditional English pub with cosy booths and wood paneling, making it one of a kind. The British memorabilia creates a welcoming atmosphere for socialising with friends and enjoying a refreshing Guinness on tap or one of their other extensive beverage choices. Live bands most Friday and Saturday nights giving a great vibe and opportunity for dancing. Sky TV with popular sporting events available. Crown and Badger are located right in the middle of The Strand - the hot-spot for evening entertainment right on Tauranga Waterfront.

Crown and Badger are open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with delicious generous size portions at reasonable cost. For a hearty breakfast or brunch try the Badgers Big Breakfast or York's Benedict.

The menu for lunch and dinner features a broad range of traditional English pub food. There is a lot to choose from, including Sirloin Steak, salads, burgers, schnitzel, Barmy Army Bangers & Mash and Hearty Lancashire Hot Pot. There are snacks available anytime and Badger Wedges with bacon, cheese and sour cream are said to be the best in town.

Call in for coffee and dessert - Chocolate Mud cake or Apple Crumble served with cream and ice cream - decadent but worth it. No need to book at Crown and Badger - just show up.

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