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The Pioneer

$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, German
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9-13 Tamariki Avenue | The Nautilus, Orewa 0931, New Zealand
+64 9-421 1053
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Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

A wonderful place to have a meal or just a beer. Great bar staff, friendly locals will even invite you to play darts if you show the slightest interest, meals are great value for money and presented well, beer I find slightly over priced but a good selection non the less, certainly worth a visit if you are passing through... More 

Thank Darren P
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 17 November 2015

Nice clean place to eat and good wholesome food. Would eat there again. Good value for money with friendly service.

Thank 171dee
Auckland, New Zealand
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 4 October 2015

Went to the Pioneer first time about a week ago for a "Weissbier" and was pleasantly surprised about the friendly and informative barman serving me a fresh Paulaner($7.50)from the tap. The interior of the bar is dominated by two large TV screens showing sports but has an overall modern sophisticated ambiente with a fireplace build into the wall separating the... More 

Thank expeditioner2015
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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122 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2015

I took my group of Gregarious Grannies to Pioneer Orewa for lunch today. It wasn't very good . Most of us had Fish and chips . It was greasy and oil needed changing as it was very dark . We won't be going back there . But still it was a good get together anyway as we had the place... More 

Thank ggsboss
Penrith, Australia
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 8 June 2015 via mobile

Mum and I came here for a meal and expected a decent feed. We got undercooked steak and an average burger which resulted in me meeting with the toilet. Your "sundae" was icecream and topping and you couldn't taste the hokey pokey at all. The only thing decent was the glass of cider. It was not worth $80 and I... More 

Thank WentworthFallsRasha
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 7 January 2015

The Pioneer is tucked away under the hideous Nautilus building, set a bit back from the main drag of Orewa. We visited with friends on a Saturday afternoon and were surprised to see the place totally deserted. The German owner was friendly and the place did have a Teutonic vibe, although considering it was Christmas time the decorations were very... More 

Thank broons4
Bega, New South Wales, Australia
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 7 December 2014

Good selection of drinks and food, specials @ $12.00 each night. House German specials available as well.

Thank Pamac530322
Auckland, New Zealand
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134 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 6 December 2014 via mobile

We pre booked a fixed meal for 25 people and it went well. Our roast dinner was served to all of is in a short time. The meal was cooked well the vegetables firm as I like them. The sweet was well presented. The bar has a really good range of draught beers, the German wheat beer brought back memories... More 

Thank KiwiJohn01
Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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79 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 31 October 2014

We caught them as the kitchen was closing but they were very accommodating and kept the kitchen open to serve us Dinner. Good value and tasty food. Friendly staff and a great selection of food options on their menu.

Thank acioffi
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 26 October 2014

Great snitchel, thick piece of pork..yummm and really good pizza. Beers very reasonably priced and good service

Thank Jaynecam

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pub, German
Lunch, Dinner
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  • Address: 9-13 Tamariki Avenue | The Nautilus, Orewa 0931, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Orewa
  • Phone Number: +64 9-421 1053

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