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The Crown & Badger

€€ - €€€, British,
91 The Strand, Tauranga 3110, New Zealand
+64 7-571 3038
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good40%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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Bar, British, Pub
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91 The Strand, Tauranga 3110, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Best clam chowder I have ever had. Excellent food and service. Our server was lovely, engaging and very attentive. Good value for money and I think we just may go back tomorrow.

Thank VinceQEdinburgh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Looking for a restaurant on a Sunday I settled on this place, and I hit the jackpot! Located across from the bay, this has all the making of a great pub. Live music, atmosphere and excellent food. I was torn between the clam chowder and...More

Thank John K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just had a couple of beers here lunchtime, but the food being served looked pretty good. I had planned on going back in the evening as they had a live band playing, but I couldn't make it. Chatting to some locals they said that when...More

Thank NigelStn
Jessica R, Owner at The Crown & Badger, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Nigel, So glad you chose to stop by for a lunch time beverage. There are some pretty good beers on tap! We’ll see you next time you’re on The Strand for dinner and a boogie on the dance floor. Jess

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I visited the Crown and Badger for dinner and were blown away by the food and the lovely staff. The chicken liver pate was literally the best I’ve had and the lemon earl grey cheesecake was sublime. Thoroughly recommend.

Thank carolinepW1695PE
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

Great pub with awesome views. Jess the owner was excellent - great service (and wine knowledge)!!!!!More

Thank Antony M
Jessica R, Owner at The Crown & Badger, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2017

Oh Anthony! Thanks so much for the 5*'s we're thrilled you enjoyed it. New Zealand wines have some great stories and we do carry a great selection so its more than a pleasure to help you find the wine you'd enjoy most. See you next...More

Reviewed 11 October 2017

Good place to chill out. Some very nice craft beers on tap. Friendly service and always a nice atmosphere.

Thank Bill P
Jessica R, Owner at The Crown & Badger, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

We're chuffed you had such a great time! Thanks for the great review Bill Jess

Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Haven't been for a while so was surprised at the change in food. Menu on line does not match menu in pub. Had to wait nearly an hour for meal. Said they were busy in the kitchen. However in that hour lots were having drinks...More

Thank Jojococomarolita
Jessica R, Owner at The Crown & Badger, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

Jojococomarolita, We're sorry to hear that this is the experience that you had. I've had a talk to the kitchen to ensure that this quality of food doesn't happen again. We've recently re-vamped the menu and I can assure you that the linguine recipe calls...More

Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

Came here on a Saturday afternoon and it was busy. Couldn't believe how many people were there it's obviously a popular place to go. Drink were a reasonable price and very quick service and waiters happy to keep topping us up. Good selection of wines...More

Thank J9421NBannab
Jessica R, Owner at The Crown & Badger, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

Thanks for such a great review! Sounds like you got the exact experience we're aiming for - who doesn't want delicious food and drinks delivered to them while they enjoy a lazy Saturday afternoon. See you next time! Jess p.s. we've got a new beer...More

Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

Staff were lovely, Food was AMAZING I ordered the lamb shank with mashed potatoes, it hit the spot. The wait wasn't too long and we came in a group of 20-25 people so I was very pleased as we were starving after having 5 football...More

Thank Kaz B
Jessica R, Owner at The Crown & Badger, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

Oh Kaz, We love great food around here, we've actually just redesigned the menu, you'll have to be back to try our Tanqueray Gin & Tonic Tart or the Mini Yorkshire puddings - they're delicious! See you next time! Jess

Reviewed 14 September 2017

Ive been there a few times since June and its a nice place but the service is not good except for the big redheaded Iriish bloke he knows his stuff.

Thank ned242
Jessica R, Owner at The Crown & Badger, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2017

Hi Ned, Sorry to hear that your experience here hasn't been what we've intended. I can assure you that we take staff training very seriously and we will be looking into this. Thanks for your feedback, it really means a lot! Jess

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$21
Bar, British, Pub
Drinks, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 12:00
10:30 - 12:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 91 The Strand, Tauranga 3110, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Tauranga
  • Phone Number: +64 7-571 3038
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Crown & Badger is an inviting, traditional English pub with cosy booths and wood paneling, making it one of a kind. The British memorabilia creates a welcoming atmosphere for socialising with friends and enjoying a refreshing Guinness on tap or one of their other extensive beverage choices. Live bands most Friday and Saturday nights giving a great vibe and opportunity for dancing. Sky TV with popular sporting events available. Crown and Badger are located right in the middle of The Strand - the hot-spot for evening entertainment right on Tauranga Waterfront. Crown and Badger are open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with delicious generous size portions at reasonable cost. For a hearty breakfast or brunch try the Badgers Big Breakfast or York's Benedict. The menu for lunch and dinner features a broad range of traditional English pub food. There is a lot to choose from, including Sirloin Steak, salads, burgers, schnitzel, Barmy Army Bangers & Mash and Hearty Lancashire Hot Pot. There are snacks available anytime and Badger Wedges with bacon, cheese and sour cream are said to be the best in town. Call in for coffee and dessert - Chocolate Mud cake or Apple Crumble served with cream and ice cream - decadent but worth it. No need to book at Crown and Badger - just show up.
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