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Monarch Cafe Bar & Grill

$$ - $$$
New Zealand, Bar, European, Grill, 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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Monarch Cafe has a wonderful brunch/lunch menu available. We had 2 lovely meals; full breakfast and pancakes. Both meals were generous in size and fairly priced. The full breakfast comes with all you would imagine, and there are 2 pancake options (lemon sugar with coulis, and the bacon/syrup version). Most of the wait staff were attentive and friendly. The outside... More 

Thank arbynz
Pukekohe, New Zealand
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Came here on Sunday night with no booking and a fairly full restaurant. However Miranda worked her magic and managed to make a table for us. There was a large group in however the waitress offered us the option of ordering our meal quickly to avoid having to wait to long for our meals..... really appreciated this piece of advice.... More 

Thank JamMa60
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

Yummy food served in a timely manner, staff are prompt and the drinks kept coming. Nice surroundings in town and friendly atmosphere. In summer it's a treat to sit outside.

Thank Yogesh H
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

We ordered steak sandwiches with fries which seems pretty simple. The steak was cold and tough bun consisted of cold steak chutney and rocket. The sandwiches around the table were all inconsistent and each plate were given just a handful of fries. Not good enough considering the price of $22.50 each. Heard great reviews from you guys so pick it... More 

Thank Ian H
Banbury, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016

Went for dinner with my parents and partner. We arrived a bit early so we were shown to the bar and ordered drinks from there. Once seated we ordered various starters, including the sharing platter and special of whitebait fritters. Mains were the lamb, beef and fish of the day. All the dishes came out in good time, but not... More 

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Mulhouse, France
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

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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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016 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
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016 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 Lani E
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240 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016 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
Reviewed 5 November 2016

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

Thank David G

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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
New Zealand, Bar, European, Grill, 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
Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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?