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The Redoubt Bar and Eatery

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48 Broadway, Matamata 3400, New Zealand
+64 7-888 8585
11:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Grantham, United Kingdom
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253 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited on a Saturday night when there was live music which was an added bonus. It is a typical pub like eatery with an excellent value menu. I had the ribs, which were superb, I have never had ribs that were so much meat and so little bones before and the sauce was delicious. Portions are generous so one... More 

Thank Gadabouts95
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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304 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We, 8 of us sat outside as the restaurant was very crowded. Seems to be very popular with a good reason, great food. With great recommendation from Marina, the bubbly waitress who knows her stuff well, we ordered pork ribs, pork belly, bacon, salad, etc. It was superb, authentic. Recommended local beer was superb too. All of us had a... More 

Thank DorothyCheong
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182 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a great lunch here with the family. Two bought the ribs and another the pork sliders while the younger one got the chicken nuggets. All were sensational. The two kids got a dessert each and they were great also.

Thank Beckinoz
New Zealand
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238 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a pub and can be extremely busy. We went for an early dinner and both had ribs. Really good sauce on the ribs. Kumara chips and coleslaw added. Good portion for the money charged. We unfortunately missed the live music. Friendly service.

Thank Judith69
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beer is big here and the scene is very much a pub. We got the lamb rump which was a B+ and the pork rubs which were a B. Solid food but nothing that will blow your socks off. Worksmans has better food (but different). Redoubt has great drinks and a fun environment and stays open late.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Auckland, New Zealand
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61 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Matamata isn't exactly bursting at the seams with dining options, but this place did the job nicely ... a small menu, but with plenty to suit most tastes. Friendly service and comfortable atmosphere.

Thank Westie_Traveller
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Found an old style feeling pub for lunch. The service was great. Very friendly. The food was very tasty and reasonably priced. The beers were good too 🍻

Thank Mr_Chu77
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50 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This was the only bar/restaurant that seemed to have cottoned onto using the nearby Hobbiton as a selling point with LOTR paraphernalia on the walls. Nice menu with lots of choice, large portions, good atmosphere. We went with children and all enjoyed the food.

Thank Beth L
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great destination for a casual drink or a night out, however, food has time and time again been disappointing. I ordered a burger on Valentine's Day with my partner, they forgot to cook the meat and served me raw bacon and mince dripping in blood on a bun. Another time I went for lunch with a friend, hot chips were... More 

Thank kandiceco
2 reviews
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

This place should be without a doubt the first stop on anyone's travels through matamata. When they say good food, good cheer, great beer they don't lie. Thank you for a lovely night.

Thank Lachlan P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, European, Pub, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 48 Broadway, Matamata 3400, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Matamata
  • Phone Number: +64 7-888 8585
Locally themed bar and eatery, which is guaranteed to make your day better. Great New Zealand fare, tap beer, live music and good times.

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