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“Good pub grub”
Review of The Crooked Door Gastropub - CLOSED

The Crooked Door Gastropub
Price range: US$7 - US$30
Cuisines: Seafood, Pub, New Zealand
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Run by local couple Leon and Sharon, The Crooked Door is situated in Taupo's only mock-tudor building. A unique destination of contemporary cuisine, hearty favourites, indulgent desserts & decadent cocktails, in the style of a British Gastropub, we pride ourselves in serving excellent, yet unpretentious food and beverages.Our comprehensive menu has a dish for everyone, whether you drop in for a casual drink and an iTi plate (smaller versions of our menu favourites) or stay for longer and enjoy our cosy atmosphere with a main meal, dessert or more.For all occasions we have a separate room that can accommodate groups of up to 20 people for Dinner.We are offering Daily Specials, come and visit us today!!!Checkout our Facebook page or website for Specials and a full menu listing.
East Garston, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Good pub grub”
Reviewed 7 November 2013

No great pretensions here. Wholesome, well prepared and cooked meals in the pub style. Portions are enormous, even the tapas style iti plates are large. The prawn cocktail starter had at least 15 good sized prawns. The pork belly main was enough to feed a family. No complaints though it was good value and we had an enjoyable evening. Wine list interesting and good value.

  • Visited November 2013
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1 Thank Jaqal
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English first
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Excellent value, lovely environment”
Reviewed 28 October 2013 via mobile

We were kindly greeted at the door we arrived and had to wait about 15 mins at the bar but that was cool as it was 8pm Sat night and we hadn't booked.

I ordered the lamb shank and my fiancé had the salmon. Lovely presentation, very fresh and tasty and well priced. Excellent variety of meals.

Felt like a little English pub in a quaint little village in the UK. A must if you feel like hearty food in Taupo!

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Wogniz
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Auckland
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Good Old Fashioned Kiwi Food”
Reviewed 27 October 2013 via mobile

We stopped here after reading reviews on Trip Advisor. Good service, friendly staff, very chatty waitress. Food serving was generous in its size but old fashioned in it's presentation. My steak was enormous but was slightly to cold for the massive round of garlic butter on top so it didn't melt which wasn't overly tasty. The kind of place my Dad would love :)

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Thank GinaPedersen
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Bangkok, Thailand
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3 reviews
“Really impressed”
Reviewed 19 October 2013 via mobile

Was hesitate to get in the restaurant, but really surprised that our difference menu, they are really worth for what v pay also the test.(yammy yammy)!! It is my impression of me from taupo.

Visited October 2013
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Thank fowlerrrr02
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Madison, Wisconsin
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Delicious New Zealand Food”
Reviewed 15 October 2013

The four of us agree that this is one of the best meals we have had in New Zealand. We each ordered different meals and all were terrific. I would especially recommend the vegetables and dips with cauliflower fritters. It is also a bring your own bottle if you like.

  • Visited October 2013
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1 Thank ellenrh
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