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85 Arawa Street, Matamata 3400, New Zealand
+64 7-888 9972
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11:00 - 23:30
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:30
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Innsbruck
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had the chicken breast and it was very delicious! The prices are high, but maybe that is just my impression as I'm Austrian. Per person we spent 30$. The service is really nice and we waited for the food aprox. 30-40 min. Wonderful pub and friendly staff!

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Thank Mariesstone
Kawerau, New Zealand
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75 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here on our stay in Matamata, we had starters and a main and were really happy with our selections, the menu has a great choice available, with options for children size meals also available. Staff were friendly and helpful. Beer garden and smoking area out the back. Would recommend trying some Guinness whilst here, my husband said it was... More 

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Thank Sharon T
Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Looking for somewhere nice to eat and found this place on trip advisor. Decor was very "english pub" where everyone was made to feel welcome. Staff were awesome and the food was well priced and very good. Above average for your typical pub grub. Portions are very large and everything served in a timely manner.Would recommend to everyone to try... More 

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Thank NZElvisfan
Matamata, New Zealand
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

we had dinner and were very impressed with staff and menu we found prices very reasonable with ample food on the plate

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Thank kevinngaire
South Bend, Indiana
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

The meal was good, the ambience was fine. The service started off well but then became non existent at the end of the dinner. Eventually had to go ask the bar tender twice for assistance as the server did not show up at our table. This was one of our least favorable dining experiences.

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Thank DTuisaula
Te Aroha, New Zealand
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27 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

Enjoyed a really good value lunch here last week. Was a group of 5 of us. Menu choices were extensive for a lunch menu, was hard to narrow it down to just one! All of us had a great meal, good amounts, quick friendly service and a nice cold beer or cider finished it off nicely. Looking forward to going... More 

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Thank rachylou75
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Great cost restaurant serving good food and. Full plate at reasonable prices. sometimes a little slow to serve, friendly staff and can keep up with sports on the tv screen. Can also sit outside.

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Thank Dorothy T
Matamata, New Zealand
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

I went as a group from Work for a Lunch, A very good Menu, and the food was just so so yummy, very very clean, and the staff were just so so helpful and very friendly

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Thank gilrobyn
NW
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

The Horse and Jockey is a good establishment off a side street from the main road. Have a pretty good menu. The food was pretty good, service was decent and ambiance a bit dark, but fine. Overall, it was a relative average lunch which isn't a bad thing. Not really a noteworthy or memorable experience, just an average lunch.

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Thank jhaverlack
Greater Wellington, New Zealand
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

We ate there twice while in Matamata two days. We liked the food, and the service was excellent. Good beers and cider served with a smile. A friendly, local type establishment and we highly recommend it.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, Steakhouse, International, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:30
Monday
11:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:30
Thursday
11:00 - 23:30
Friday
11:00 - 23:30
Saturday
11:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 85 Arawa Street, Matamata 3400, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Matamata
  • Phone Number: +64 7-888 9972

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