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Game Keeper's Restaurant & Bar at Settlers Lodge

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81 Waimauku Station Road | Waimauku, Auckland 1001, New Zealand
+64 9-411 7809
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48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful gardens and a cost fire outside. Friendly staff. Unfortunately the lunch was very average. Burgers tasty but did not appear to be made on site. More supermarket style as were the ribs and onion rings. Prices were not expensive but we would have preferred to pay a little more for a higher quality of food to support the setting

Thank nz0064
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited for dinner on a wet & cold night. Warm atmosphere. Great food. Seafood chowder worth the visit alone but very generous portions, excellent service and we'll definitely be coming back!

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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Excellent setting. Wonderful service. Food was better than average. My only complaint was receiving only 3 scallops in my $17 entree. They looked and tasted fabulous but I would have expected at least 6 for an entree. Especially when 6 oysters is $14. A bit mean I thought.

Thank Richelle E
Auckland, New Zealand
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

As this is our local we go quite often and have never been disappointed with our meal. If looking for a quiet night out then thoroughly recommend.

Thank mollygoeswild
Auckland, New Zealand
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

Food was amazing. Wasn't much of a wait. And surprisingly filling. Staff were very welcoming. Nice evening out with my wife just out of busy Auckland

Thank morkthis
Melbourne, Australia
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42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

Our second visit and again not dissapointed by the friendly staff and thier quick service, food was also excellent again. Good relaxed atmosphere and friendly welcome and goodbye, thanks for a lovely night out with friends

Thank DazandCam B
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2015

My wife and 2 daughters dined at the gamekeeper last night,parking was a little confusing to begin with but not really an issue at all. We all loved the ambiance of the restaurant AND as previously mentioned only one staff member running the whole restaurant. what an absolutely amazing!! job she did and that was approximately 8 tables averaging 4... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2015

My Duck breast was overcooked and the pavlova was store bought which was also missing the advertised "Passionfruit Coulis". We also had to wait over an hour for dessert as a wedding was being held in another section of the lodge. Other diners enjoyed the Venison and mudcake on offer however it appeared the mudcake was store bought also.

Thank Ryan S
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62 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2015

the venue is very nice with some big outdoor seating areas covered and uncovered. I have eaten here before and had great food and wine for Dinner. Today we went for lunch and it was a nice day so we sat in the covered outside area. there were to many flies buzzing around, and the food i had (beef burger)... More 

Thank 898fred
Auckland, New Zealand
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96 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2014

We hadn't been to Gamekeepers before. It is an old dairy factory converted more recently to a restaurant. As you would expect, it has the usual deer heads etc on the walls, the menu tells you the history and it is a bit old fashioned in its furnishings. There was only one staff member acting as waiter / barman, server.... More 

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Restaurant Details

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International, European
Lunch, Dinner
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  • Address: 81 Waimauku Station Road | Waimauku, Auckland 1001, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-411 7809

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