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The Redoubt Bar and Eatery

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$$ - $$$
Bar, European, Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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48 Broadway, Matamata 3400, New Zealand
+64 7-888 8585
11:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Newcastle, Australia
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172 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

5 friends had a lovely meal at this interesting bar/restaurant. The service was attentive and the waitress was very patient with all of our questions, the 2 pizzas we ordered were tasty( particularly the one with feta), the potentate chips were worth trying and the beer was most enjoyable. One of us had the stuffed chicken and she said it... More 

Thank suem030
Calgary, AB
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234 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had to stop for dinner as they have pizza named after LOTR characters. Sadly, the one we wanted was named for a villain...Sauron. But other than that, it was a tasty pizza. Also had the mussels. They were tasty, but surprisingly small. We had an order in Mt. Maunangui that featured way larger mussels for the same price.

Thank laxjunkies
New Zealand
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51 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We only came here for drinks but its a very friendly place. Did have a good menu. Music at the weekends.

Thank Annie P
Leeds, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Called in here for lunch mid week before we visited the Hobbit set. What a great find! I had the salmon hash and it was delicious! My boyfriend had a chicken burger which he enjoyed but was jealous of my meal. I had an ice tea which was delicious and quite large.

Thank JoeJenson
Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Called in for a coffee and thought we would try the special alcohol enhance variety... in a word .... DON'T! It was awful. I'm not a "coffee snob", I rarely have more than one coffee a day but it HAS to be good coffee and this wasn't. The machine is set too hot and the coffee tastes burnt and bitter... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Average food and terribly expensive drinks, $12.50 for handle of tui. Will never visit that place again when going through

Thank Matthew W
TheRedoubt, Owner at The Redoubt Bar and Eatery, responded to this review

Hi Matthew Thank you for your feedback. I am very concerned that you have identified your Tui handle as costing $12.50. Handles of Tui at The Redoubt only cost $7.40. If you would like to email me a copy of your receipt and your Bank Account details we will be happy to reimburse you if mistake has been made. Cheers.... More 

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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Redoubt restaurant was the main highlight of my 1st trip to NZ. It's because the staff were friendly & genuine. They served us equally the same as how they would to locals & we felt welcomed. This pleasant experience encouraged us to patronise the restaurant for 2 nights in a row! We will recommend the place to our loved ones... More 

Thank norm838
Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I were just passing through after a trip to Hobbiton, it was my birthday so we decided to go to Redoubt for a few drinks and dinner. The 15 dollar steaks were fantastic. loads of customers were on the floor dancing to the awesome country songs that James Ray was playing. I had mentioned to a member... More 

Thank Christie B
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Of and my husband took my father in law and my husbands best friend down to steal and tatter night with James Ray. All have a wonderful night out singing and dancing

Thank Krystal H
Putaruru, New Zealand
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been here twice in three weeks and the food and service were superb. The ribs were yum but the Lamb is perfect. I had the lamb the first visit and my partner had the lamb the second visit and both times AMAZING!! The service is attentive and the staff are friendly and helpful. Totally recommend this bar and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, European, Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 48 Broadway, Matamata 3400, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Matamata
  • Phone Number: +64 7-888 8585
Locally themed bar and eatery, which is guaranteed to make your day better. Great New Zealand fare, tap beer, live music and good times.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?