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Curly's Bar

School Road, Waitomo Caves, New Zealand
+64 7-878 8448
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good42%
  • Average16%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“curly fries” (6 reviews)
“ribs” (7 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
School Road, Waitomo Caves, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

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

Thank Michwood235
Reviewed 1 week ago 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 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited this pub in the evening after doing the Black Water Rafting. Staff are friendly and the atmosphere was good with locals and backpackers. TV screens showing sport and a pool table which always go down well.

Thank Robert019u
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This pub was recommended by our BnB hosts and it did not disappoint We were lucky enough to be there when the Lions Rugby tour was traveling through New Zealand and this was the night they played theHamilton Chiefs. Great food and beer selections. Try...More

Thank Douglas H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here to eat since we were doing the caves the next day. Great portion sizes and good selection of food and beers! They have a pool table and the rugby was on three screens. Good prices as well. Would highly recommend stopping here!

Thank Wolfgang_NZ
Reviewed 7 June 2017

I called into this bar 2 nights out of 3 during my stay at Waitomo. Great food, the steaks were lovely and also friendly staff. Also a great range of drinks available. I visited as a solo traveller but felt very welcomed and its a...More

Thank Bluebell392
Reviewed 2 June 2017

This is just a local pub in the samll township. The food is typical pub grub. The service was dreadful. We ordered drinks and received burbon and coke in a tall glass, which made the drink very weak. Ordered dinner and whilst we were not...More

Thank 792Carol_H
Reviewed 23 May 2017

This was the closest to we're we were staying..was quite busy...had a drink and some food ..was good and reasonably priced

Thank Fionadids
Reviewed 21 May 2017

After doing one of the Waitomo Cave Adventures our team of 27 went here afterwards for a few drinks. The atmosphere was great with the wood burner keeping the place nice and toasty. There was also a pool table. Staff were very accommodating and we...More

Thank ads6161
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
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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