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The Hour Glass

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Certificate of Excellence

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Bar, European, Spanish, Wine Bar, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly

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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Bar, European, Spanish, Wine Bar, New Zealand
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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All reviews tapas salt and pepper squid prawn dumplings sliders steak fries craft beer great atmosphere boutique beers busy friday friday night were lucky to get a table for pre dinner drinks different beers outdoor area excellent night awesome selection
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The food here was equally pretty and tasty. The dishes are creative and we even had a bowl of nuts mixed with grasshoppers which was interesting. The place looks great and we are so relaxed when were meeting in there. The service is excellent because...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank olenawilliamsfoodie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked a table by the window to meet up with family. Neither couple having been before. It was cost and friendly with a nice atmosphere. As people have said, a comprehensive beer menu, but also a thoughtful wine and cider menu too. The special...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Extraordinary809969
Reviewed 31 October 2018

Came here on a recommendation and it was great. We were late (8:15) since we were unaccustomed to this NZ practice of restaurants closing early. The staff here set this place apart. The bartender was fabulous. I was unfamiliar with local beers so he let...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Telkontar
Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

Came highly recommended for great tapas and beer. Only the beer lived up to that! Tapas were no better than pubfood!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank ingerplinger1
Reviewed 11 October 2018

We booked ahead and just as well as our table was the last free one. The focus is on small plates and the selection we made was excellent with one reservation. The haloumi with its accompaniments was absolutely delicious, as were the marinated mozzarella balls....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Mike A
Reviewed 8 August 2018

Chat to friends at the end of the week. Dine on either the Tapas in Bar menu or in the restaurant for dinner. A large selection of Wines, Beer, Cocktails and Spirits. Enjoy being welcomed by the owners/operators. Swap a great book you've just read...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank Diane B
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Good selection of Tapas courses which change regularly and a good selection of boutique beers including bottles and tap. Busy Friday after work.

Date of visit: October 2017
1  Thank t0mgrace
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Great place to go for romantic dinner or to socialise - environment food staff all top class - one of my favourite go to places .....

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank jetcharm2
Reviewed 3 August 2018

Would definitely recommend, very long beer/wine list, excellent ambience, service and food. Went with my wife (who's celiac/Gluten Free) and this is a Must visit for any celiac, who enjoys Tapas as there's a huge variety of GF Tapas, delicious ones as well. Kudos to...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank Mario A
Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

Huge selection of craft beers, wines and bubbles. The tapas menu is fabulous & the atmosphere great. Shame we are leaving New Plymouth tomorrow.

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank SueandN1
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Kevin R
29 May 2018|
Response from Morris W | Reviewed this property |
I would think so. Most restaurants are open Sundays, it is usually Monday or Tuesday that places are closed. Book though as it is a holiday weekend.
Katie B
6 March 2017|
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Response from PamJ696 | Reviewed this property |
no you have to go through the restaurant to get to the outside
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