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Curly's Bar

School Road, Waitomo Caves, New Zealand
+64 7-878 8448
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good41%
  • Average17%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (7 reviews)
“steak” (10 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
School Road, Waitomo Caves, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 187 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice local pub with reasonable selection of beers available and a kitcen with good pub food open at times that suit.

Thank jocgerard
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

All five of us enjoyed our meals. Service was quick considering was a Friday night at dinner time. Staff were friendly and helpful, even sold us a bottle of milk because the local store closed before we could get there. Would definitely go back again...More

Thank TeriF88
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

Service was superb, they make an in house beer as well, steaks were cooked to perfection! Great wind down after doing the cave tour that afternoon.

Thank Carly M
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Great Outdoor area. Their Burgers and Homemade Pie are delicious and you wont go home hungry but the Steak and seafood are very average. Good range of Beer.

Thank eieiobatgers
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Just stopped for a quick drink and they had a good selection of beers on tap, plus full bar. Inside and outside seating so we sat outside even though it was a little cool. The local, very friendly cat, found me and snuggled in my...More

Thank Ah62
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Great little pub with good food. Friendly staff and local cat, who thinks it owns the place. Good spot of a drink after a day of caving.

Thank Suzanne M
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

Burger was great - definitely recommend! However steak was unfortunately incredibly undercooked. Customer service was poor, not overly welcoming or helpful in anyway. Sat there for about 45mins-1 hour after eating while she walked past numerous times without attempting to clear them from our table.

Thank travelduo222
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

Nice atmosphere, food well priced but not exceptional, generous servings. Good kids meals, friendly staff

Thank Michwood235
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Nice decor. Good layout. Unfortunately though only one person in kitchen which meant a substantial wait between ordering and receiving food. Maybe just a blip. Staff assertive but helpful enough. Food good but a bit pricey for what it was. Overall - okay.

Thank Rhona A
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

Nice pint beer selection! Food has large portions and taste good! Priced lower than most NZ $20 for a large chicken sandwich with fries! Traditional menu choices.

Thank Karencat-rt
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: School Road, Waitomo Caves, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Waitomo Caves
  • Phone Number: +64 7-878 8448
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