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“Not good.”

The Tap Ale House Bar and Restaurant
Price range: US$7 - US$26
Cuisines: Gastropub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dunedin, New Zealand
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98 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Not good.”
Reviewed 7 June 2013

Eaten here a couple of times and while the food is adequate, the service is over stretched and doesn't seem to know what's going on. First meal was early evening and was OK, but no cutlery, condiments or anything else after the plate got plonked down in front of me and the beer must have been in the pipes for a long time as was flat and odd tasting. Figured a second chance was deserved, so went for a take away pizza. A "20 minute" wait was 45 minutes for a pizza we could see sitting under heat lights for 10 minutes - and only got because I went and chased it up. It was verging on cool and barely adequate but we ate it to fill in the time it took to get the side of fries that had been forgotten and eventually arrived in another pizza box. No condiments, no apology or even interest from staff. Won't be back.

  • Visited June 2013
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1 Thank MobileKiwi
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Nelson, New Zealand
Level Contributor
13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Just OK”
Reviewed 29 April 2013 via mobile

Lovely meal marred by poor service. Waitress didn't speak English and had trouble with almost every interaction we had. Despite fire being on and looking nice and cosy every door was open so restaurant was FREEZING. Steak was really good value. Dessert wasn't great. Good facilities for kids which was nice.

  • Visited April 2013
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1 Thank goMTBgirl
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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Enjoyable”
Reviewed 28 April 2013

Discovered it on our trip to Motueka. Caught the bus from the airport and it took us via Mapua, a place we did not know existed. We spied 'The Tap and decided to come back the next day. For me it was all about the ambiance. The food was 'ok' nothing special. In saying that we ONLY had a light meal, but the lamb shanks bought out to the table next to us looked yummy. The beer selection was quite good, and our Rose was lovely, the service let the place down a bit.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Louise M
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Tarras
Level Contributor
16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Paddy”
Reviewed 25 March 2013

Stayed in Mapua on St Patricks day and decided we must go out for a "pint" on St Patricks Day.
It was 8pm so chose the Tap Ale House. What a disapointment.Very little Irish. Sport on TV and not a hint of music.

  • Visited March 2013
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1 Thank ardgourtarras
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Mapua, New Zealand
1 review
“Outstanding”
Reviewed 24 February 2013 via mobile

Simply the best pizzas in nelson, great service and a superb range of both local and English beer. We will be back again for sure!

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Thank Matthew S
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