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Monarch Cafe Bar & Grill

$$ - $$$
European, Bar, Grill, Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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1 King St, Pukekohe, New Zealand
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Mulhouse, France
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the best meal I had on a two-week trip to New Zealand, and that is really saying something. The fish of the day, John Dory on a bed of risotto with asparagus and beetroot, was outstanding. The dessert, sticky date and chocolate pudding, was sinfully good. I tried a Hawke's Bay chardonnay from the wine list, and this... More 

Thank Paul B
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went for a friends wedding anniversary dinner. Decided to have the platter for 2 for our starter, more food than could eat for an entree so was shared among 4 people. It was delicious. Main course we all got something different (steak, chicken, risotto and fish) all were lovely. Staff were attentive. Quality establishment, excellent food, highly recommended.

Thank m16matty
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a quick lunch here before going to our appointment ( not far from this place ) . I had a Asian dumpling and he had steak , the flavour of dumpling was good except it was over cooked and the steak we ordered med but it came well done ! Can be bother to complain tho . Overall... More 

Thank Melanie E
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229 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I actually enjoyed what I ate here. Had the fish of the day along with others in our party but I wouldn't rush back for a few reasons. Firstly this place was incredibly noisy on what was obviously quite a busy night so we couldn't hear each other talking and there was no ambiance. Some of the waitresses need to... More 

Thank NZTraveller20
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good service and nice atmosphere. I chose the cooked breakfast with scrambled eggs. It arrived quickly and was unbelievably nice!

Thank David G
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

been here for lunch a few times, always good food but can be a little pricey. Don't mind though as the service is always good and the atmosphere friendly.

Thank Greg W
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

We had their whitebait fritters which was their special for the day, chef's recommended lamb rack, steak and pork. The pork was not as good as the rests ... the pork crackling was extremely hard. The lamb rack and beef steak was excellent. Overall we really enjoyed the food and ambience.

Thank Cynthia S
Auckland, New Zealand
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56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

This wasn't our first visit, but again we have come to the conclusion that the prices are too high for the service offered. The food was well cooked, but the waiting staff needs training.

Thank Tabatha1998
Auckland, New Zealand
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107 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

Our group dropped in just after the busy lunch period to enjoy a meal here. We were greeted with a smile and shown to our table. Drink order was prompt and service was good. The food was generous, and pricing good with a reasonable variety available. Our only disappointment was that the chicken dish one of our party ordered was... More 

Thank sneezydownunder
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

My wife and I with some friends visited the monarch for an early dinner. We were met with a lovely friendly waitress who took our order. I had the chicken main and my wife had the eye fillet. Both meals were amazingly good! One of our friends was gluten free and they catered for him well also. He raved about... More 

Thank Marc L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
European, Bar, Grill, Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 King St, Pukekohe, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Pukekohe
  • Phone Number: 238-3232

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