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Mole & Chicken

) #19 of 92 Restaurants in Taupo €€ - €€€ , , Gluten Free Options
40 Taharepa Road, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
+64 7-378 7843
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible5%
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“mole” (29 reviews)
“chicken” (25 reviews)
Open Now
15:00 - 23:00All hours
New Zealand, Pub, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
40 Taharepa Road, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 216 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The waitress was very attentive and nice. The food (squid, scotch fillet and fish & chips) were perfectly executed and delicious. Couldn't have asked for more

Thank tkgia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were one of the first groups to arrive and order drinks and main courses. Drinks were prompt but it took over an hour to see our first food. One of the four meals was sent back because it was cold. We had a further...More

Thank KiwiExton
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

Loved the spiced pumpkin soup, fish and chips (small), and sticky date pudding. The fish and chips were very crispy and seasoned really well. The sticky date pudding was to die for in my opinion. The warm sweetness accompanied with yummy ice cream on a...More

Thank Crystal S
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

We dined with 2 other couples and we were all impressed. Don't be fooled by the humble exterior appearance. Once inside we were greeted by the very friendly manager. After being shown to the table he explained the specials of the day and returned with...More

Thank Malcolm A
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

Simply incredible. Get the steak pie and the recommended Sauvignon Blanc or local beer. The side of carrots is excellent but the pie will do on its own. Ten-star service. This place should be in all the guide books.

Thank ceallaigho
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

The food was very good and so was the service, however the very very vwry noisy bar sounds carried over making having a conversation difficult. It would have been nice to have the patio door closed. The staff was Swamped so it was hard for...More

Thank Anabanana1966
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

Away from the restaurants in town. Great, honest food full of flavour. The squid and the soup of the day were delicious. Beware- portions are large! Also a Bar where you can have a drink, snack and watch sport on TV if that's your thing!

Thank millwillies
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

We decided on the Mole and Chicken after reading Trip Advisor reviews and we were not disappointed. This is a great place for decent pub food. We did not have entrees, just opted for mains. My husband chose fish and chips which he said was...More

Thank andaly69
Reviewed 13 April 2017

We had a late lunch at the restaurant which was made possible by the young French manager. We arrived before the restaurant was open but she welcomed us in. The food was very good and the service excellent. It is not the easiest place to...More

Thank Eric T
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Visited here with my children and 96yo mother while in Taupo for a week, and then came back twice during our stay. The menu is relaxed, varied, tasty and priced fairly. Not an intimate restaurant for a romantic meal with your partner, but great for...More

Thank Rick731
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do we need to book?
6 June 2016|
Response from Rcard0 |
Always pays to book especially if there are more than 2 people
Do they do BYO wine here?
15 November 2015|
Answer Show all 2 answers
Response from DavidFlorence | Reviewed this property |
No I don't think so.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
New Zealand, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
15:00 - 23:00
15:00 - 23:00
15:00 - 23:00
15:00 - 23:00
15:00 - 23:00
15:00 - 23:00
15:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40 Taharepa Road, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Taupo District  >  Taupo
  • Phone Number: +64 7-378 7843
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