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Loading Ramp

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Bar, New Zealand, European, Pub, Gastropub
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8 Treachers Lane, Havelock North 4130, New Zealand
+64 6-877 6820
15:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Tue - Wed 15:00 - 22:00
Thu - Fri 15:00 - 00:00
Sat 15:00 - 03:00
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Havelock North, New Zealand
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place for spreading out. Both indoor and outdoor dining available. Good choice of menu and drinks.

Thank Sam202M
Auckland, New Zealand
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friendly staff, cold beer after a long day, solid bar food and good dinner menu. Can't complain at all! And won't :)

Thank theroycenz
Hamilton, New Zealand
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65 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We were very pleasantly surprised to find this bar with fantastic food, great staff and nice ambiance to socialize with friends. The meal we had was just great, lamb steak, in fact it was a generous size meal that I couldn't eta all. Others in our group couldn't eta all their meals either, very generous size. Well done to all... More 

Thank WOW2010
Tauranga, New Zealand
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Went there for the All Blacks v Australia. Great service and the food was fantastic. I had the fish and chips and it came with great tartar sauce and a vinegar spray and was so moist. Gillian had the Half chicken that was just amazing. The others had a selection of mains that were equally as good. Happy group that's... More 

Thank Ron M
Hawke's Bay Region, New Zealand
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

I love the snitzel or shared platter. In winter the fire is nice and toastie and in summer there is aircon or two areas for outside seating. The staff are very friendly and accommodating. Great service also

Thank deanne522
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Well what can I say? This was my first time at this Establishment and I was left wondering how I didn't know about this place. The service was great. All the staff were very helpful and made sure we were well catered for and answered every question with a smile. We ordered our meal along with our drinks before sitting... More 

Thank Mason L
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123 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

Came as part of a large group on a Friday evening. Some of us had pre ordered our food, others hadn't. Meals didnt come out all at the same time which was a bit weird. Huge Portions, almost too big. Very hard to hear conversation over the Friday night drinking crowd. Friendly service. Great value for money.

Thank Antarisha
Tapster007, Manager at Loading Ramp, responded to this review

Hi Antarisha. Thank you very much for your review. Apologies for the meals not coming out at the same time. This is not our usual practice however as you have mentioned, half of the guests had pre-ordered and we took the order of the remaining guests as they arrived. The pre-ordered food came out at the host's requested time and... More 

Napier, New Zealand
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

The food was tasty, but the "rare" beef skirt was more like "medium rare", and the "spicy" chicken was tasty but certainly not "spicy". The duck-fat potatoes were cooked to perfection, but a few less of them, and some other vegies instead would have been good. On the plus side: The staff were very friendly and helpfull.

Thank Tonni P
Tapster007, Manager at Loading Ramp, responded to this review

Hi Tonni P. Thank you very much for the review. We'll pass this information onto the kitchen. Hope to see you again soon. More 

Havelock North, New Zealand
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016

Saturday early evening we went out in Havers (we live here) for a bite to eat & decided to try the Ramp as we hadn't been for while. I had the Lamb shank & mushroom spring rolls, plum sauce & the wife had fish & chips. Food arrived quickly & the reason for this is it is all microwaved from... More 

Thank Robbie5sheds
Tapster007, Manager at Loading Ramp, responded to this review

Hi Robbie5sheds. We at Loading Ramp take our feedback seriously and do what we can to rectify any complaints. If you have an issue with any food that is served, please let our staff know at the time and we will listen. However, lying about how we cook our food online is not appropriate and is considered inflammatory. Our food... More 

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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

Maybe we visited on a bad night but the food was very slow coming out and overpriced for what it was...the salmon salad was an example of this,the risotto was cold and had odd incredients.The table next to us had their steaks brought out while half their group were eating their deserts . The wait staff were very good but... More 

Thank Michael W
Tapster007, Manager at Loading Ramp, responded to this review

Hi Michael. Sorry to hear about poor experience at the Loading Ramp. We appreciate your feedback and we will be reviewing the steps we made on that night to see where we went wrong. I hope you will visit us again and have a more pleasant experience next time. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$25
Bar, New Zealand, European, Pub, Gastropub
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Television, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
15:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 00:00
15:00 - 00:00
15:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Treachers Lane, Havelock North 4130, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Hawke's Bay Region  >  Havelock North
  • Phone Number: +64 6-877 6820
Hawkes Bay's most popular bar.

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