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Turangi Bridge Bar & Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
Bar, New Zealand, European, Gluten Free Options
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4600 State Highway 1, Turangi 3334, New Zealand
+64 7-386 8804
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07:30 - 09:30
17:00 - 21:00
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17:00 - 21:00
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Wiltshire UK
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181 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There isn't a lot of choice In Turangi for an evening meal but this place was very good. Generous portions. We had a sharing plate one time & fish & chips and lamb shank the other. They do close quite early

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Thank Rome_at_Easter
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying in Turangi as we were doing the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. We went to this restaurant for dinner the night before on recommendation from the host of the lodge we were staying at. The decor is a bit tired, but there was a large selection of food. When I ordered, the server wasn't sure which dish I was... More 

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Thank Megan B
TurangiBridge, Owner at Turangi Bridge Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

There's certainly nothing modern and "citified" about our decor but we prefer to call it rustic rather than "tired" and it fits well with the Turangi experience. The vast majority of our customers comment favourably on the decor but we realise it can't be to everyones taste. Also Chef advises under seasoning is far preferred to over seasoning and we... More 

Tampa, Florida
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited without reservations. The food selections were very good. Lamb shank and fish of the day were excellent and reasonably priced. Beer and wine was also reasonably priced. I'd highly recommend the restaurant.

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Thank Kim F
TurangiBridge, Owner at Turangi Bridge Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments. We can only assume you mistakenly entered a "Terrible" rating while posting your review but these things happen. Thanks for the recommendation. More 

Reading, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Popped in for a beer after a day on the river, good choice of beers and cider. The menu looked good as did the plates of food coming out to surrounding tables. Unfortunately didn't have time to stop for a meal.

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Thank nessmorgan
TurangiBridge, Owner at Turangi Bridge Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Maybe next time. Hopefully the fishing was good for you. It can be a bit tricky this time of year. More 

Rangiora
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Went for tea with the family here on a rainy evening. It was great! My volcano obsessed son loved looking at the really awesome 3D map on the wall which I really wish I'd taken a picture of. The service was fast and friendly and was served quickly. Thank you for making a special dish for my fussy daughter! When... More 

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Thank Alex M
TurangiBridge, Owner at Turangi Bridge Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for coming and you're most welcome to come back or even just to pop in and take a photo of that map! More 

Darwin
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

We had fish n chips as the restaurant was closed but they opened for 3 of us which was great.. fish we didn't like wine nice.. bill for 1 class each & fish n chips $96.. over priced.. staff friendly just ashame on the fish n chips..

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Thank Debbie W
TurangiBridge, Owner at Turangi Bridge Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

We must respectfully disagree as $24.50 for our fish & chip dish is not expensive and is exactly as was specified on the menu before you ordered it. $33 for a glass of wine ($8.50) and our fish and chip meal is excellent value for money though yes it is more than you would pay at a fish and chip... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

A pre new year meal with family. The menu had great options as two were celiac and one vegetarian. Portion sizes were generous and staff went out of their way to accomodate our needs. Decor dated but everything else made up for it. Main prices were around late $20-$35, the quality of the good matched well. Will go again. Thanks... More 

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Thank Gabrielle S
TurangiBridge, Owner at Turangi Bridge Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks very much. We try our best to cater for our guests dietary requirements whenever we can. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Food was good! What we disliked was that we were fully charged the replacement of sides (croquettes into fries) - paid the full dish plus the fries...

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Thank Christian K
TurangiBridge, Owner at Turangi Bridge Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks. Sounds like that may have been an error as a substitution would not normally result in extra charges. Our apologies for that. More 

Waitara, New Zealand
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8 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Great food awesome locals couldnt think of ne where better to go amazing services and staff dinner was delish

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Thank Stacey T
TurangiBridge, Owner at Turangi Bridge Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

That's great to hear. We'll be sure to pass on your comments to all the staff. More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

we had both dinner and breakfast here. both gerat pub food and great service. there was a beauty spa available and the river is so close

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Thank John V
TurangiBridge, Owner at Turangi Bridge Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments. We agree it's a pretty great location and we're glad you enjoyed the food & service. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, New Zealand, European, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:30 - 09:30
17:00 - 21:00
Monday
07:30 - 09:30
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
07:30 - 09:30
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
07:30 - 09:30
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
07:30 - 09:30
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
07:30 - 09:30
17:00 - 21:00
Saturday
07:30 - 09:30
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4600 State Highway 1, Turangi 3334, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Taupo District  >  Turangi
  • Phone Number: +64 7-386 8804
Description
The Turangi Bridge Bar and Restaurant offers a stylish and welcoming atmosphere for sampling mouth-watering New Zealand cuisine. A Turangi icon since 1931, our restaurant has a genuine history and ambience unlike anywhere else. The large open fire makes it the perfect spot for a cosy, lodge-style winter dinner. Or in summer, you can sit on the deck to enjoy a glass of wine and a view of the Tongariro river and New Zealand landscape. The restaurant is also available for hire as your New Zealand wedding venue, conference venue or function room. We can cater to groups of different sizes with our buffet or a la carte options - please talk to us about what you need and we'll make sure you and your guests have a memorable evening. Please take a look at our seasonal menu - we have something to suit everyone's needs or budget.

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