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Crown & Badger

) #85 of 291 Restaurants in Tauranga $$ - $$$ , British,
91 The Strand, Tauranga, New Zealand
+64 7-571 3039
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good46%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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Bar, British, Pub
$$ - $$$
91 The Strand, Tauranga, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 116 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a lazy Sunday lunch with friends at Crown & Badger. Good food, great company excellent staff. Well worth a visit.

Thank Therese M
Jessica R, Owner at Crown & Badger, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We're glad you enjoyed your time here! See you next time! Jess

Reviewed 6 June 2017

Been many times and enjoyed pizza but unfortunately tried other items. Chose meal for two and it was extremely poor on vegetables 6 beans, 1/2 a baked potato, 1/2 a tomato to share between two people. Vegetables were vile, meat acceptable.

2  Thank Pauline S
Reviewed 29 May 2017

all 5 of us felt that the food was very poor value for the quality. Restaurant prices for not very good pub food. two people had a sharing platter that had 1/2 a baked potato and half a stuffed tomato on it. My serloin was...More

Thank pommytony
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

I always try to be on the nice side when doing reviews but sadly not today. The worst lunch out we have had for a long time. I ordered the steak and Guinness pie with potato and kumera mash with seasonal vegetable. 1: mash was...More

Thank TheChaneys
Jessica R, Owner at Crown & Badger, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2017

The Chaneys, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review here. We're sorry to hear that the experience that you had here at The Crown & Badger is not what we are aspiring towards. I can assure you that our homemade steak and...More

Reviewed 15 May 2017

This is what I call a pub. Coming from the UK we like our traditional pubs and this ticks all the boxes. The staff are helpful and very pleasant, The food is great and as for the Guiness well perfect is the word I would...More

Thank Jane M
Jessica R, Owner at Crown & Badger, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2017

Aw you're making us blush! We do try our best to be a 'Proper British Pub' and we're glad that you had the experience that makes you think of home. See you next time, Jess Rafferty Owner

Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

We have not been for 3 months due to very poor service and attitude from bar staff, preferring to discuss their life rather than serve you. WEL let me tell you how things can change, Jessica I think she said was her name has just...More

Thank 574englishc
Jessica R, Owner at Crown & Badger, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2017

574englishc, I am truly glad that you decided to give The Crown & Badger another chance. We will be working very hard on providing top notch service and beautiful food. I'll only be happy when there are smiles on every table Our keg room is...More

Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

Kicked back with a Kilkenny and pork belly after a long day. In town for the Tauranga home show, looking for a local bar for tea - pleased to see prices were reasonable and the beer selection spot on. Salt and pepper squid had just...More

Thank Richard N
Jessica R, Owner at Crown & Badger, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2017

Hi Richard, Thanks for taking the time to leave your review - we really appreciate it! Tauranga is such a great place and we're thrilled that you chose to spend your evening with us. We've got plenty of fun deals and events coming up so...More

Reviewed 24 April 2017

Had dinner here on Friday 21st April. Sat outside as not too cold, (they have heaters) we ordered crumbed calamari and crumbed camembert for entrée and scotch fillet and eye fillet steaks for main, all cooked extremely well very filling, we both struggled to eat...More

Thank woodywaka
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Top review for this place . The food is beautiful, the drinks are great, the live band is awesome. Bar chicks are friendly Only down side to this place is up him self male bartender. Got , served by him twice , and avoided him...More

Thank Psarj
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Big pub - plenty of seats - friendly staff - big menu - decent prices and good quantity of food - good pub food for quality - nice location - close to plenty of other eateries so could just stop for a drink. Always seems...More

Thank JoEastMidlands
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$20
Bar, British, Pub
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 00:00
10:30 - 00:00
10:30 - 00:00
10:30 - 00:00
10:30 - 00:00
10:30 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 91 The Strand, Tauranga, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Tauranga
  • Phone Number: +64 7-571 3039
Crown & Badger is an inviting, traditional English pub with cosy booths and wood paneling, making it one of a kind. The British memorabilia creates a welcoming atmosphere for socialising with friends and enjoying a refreshing Guinness on tap or one of their other extensive beverage choices. Live bands most Friday and Saturday nights giving a great vibe and opportunity for dancing. Sky TV with popular sporting events available. Crown and Badger are located right in the middle of The Strand - the hot-spot for evening entertainment right on Tauranga Waterfront. Crown and Badger are open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with delicious generous size portions at reasonable cost. For a hearty breakfast or brunch try the Badgers Big Breakfast or York's Benedict. The menu for lunch and dinner features a broad range of traditional English pub food. There is a lot to choose from, including Sirloin Steak, salads, burgers, schnitzel, Barmy Army Bangers & Mash and Hearty Lancashire Hot Pot. There are snacks available anytime and Badger Wedges with bacon, cheese and sour cream are said to be the best in town. Call in for coffee and dessert - Chocolate Mud cake or Apple Crumble served with cream and ice cream - decadent but worth it. No need to book at Crown and Badger - just show up.
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