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The Pioneer

) #23 of 28 Restaurants in Orewa €€ - €€€ Bar, Pub, German
9-13 Tamariki Avenue | The Nautilus, Orewa 0931, New Zealand
+64 9-421 1053
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  • Excellent6%
  • Very good60%
  • Average26%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible6%
12 Sep 2016
“Great atmosphere”
16 Nov 2015
“Nice fish & chips.”
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Bar, Pub, German
€€ - €€€
9-13 Tamariki Avenue | The Nautilus, Orewa 0931, New Zealand
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Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

A wonderful place to have a meal or just a beer. Great bar staff, friendly locals will even invite you to play darts if you show the slightest interest, meals are great value for money and presented well, beer I find slightly over priced but...More

Thank Darren P
Reviewed 17 November 2015

Nice clean place to eat and good wholesome food. Would eat there again. Good value for money with friendly service.

Thank 171dee
Reviewed 3 October 2015

Went to the Pioneer first time about a week ago for a "Weissbier" and was pleasantly surprised about the friendly and informative barman serving me a fresh Paulaner($7.50)from the tap. The interior of the bar is dominated by two large TV screens showing sports but...More

Thank expeditioner2015
Reviewed 29 July 2015

I took my group of Gregarious Grannies to Pioneer Orewa for lunch today. It wasn't very good . Most of us had Fish and chips . It was greasy and oil needed changing as it was very dark . We won't be going back there...More

Thank ggsboss
Reviewed 7 June 2015 via mobile

Mum and I came here for a meal and expected a decent feed. We got undercooked steak and an average burger which resulted in me meeting with the toilet. Your "sundae" was icecream and topping and you couldn't taste the hokey pokey at all. The...More

Thank WentworthFallsRasha
Reviewed 7 January 2015

The Pioneer is tucked away under the hideous Nautilus building, set a bit back from the main drag of Orewa. We visited with friends on a Saturday afternoon and were surprised to see the place totally deserted. The German owner was friendly and the place...More

Thank broons4
Reviewed 6 December 2014

Good selection of drinks and food, specials @ $12.00 each night. House German specials available as well.

Thank Pamac530322
Reviewed 6 December 2014

We pre booked a fixed meal for 25 people and it went well. Our roast dinner was served to all of is in a short time. The meal was cooked well the vegetables firm as I like them. The sweet was well presented. The bar...More

Thank KiwiJohn01
Reviewed 30 October 2014

We caught them as the kitchen was closing but they were very accommodating and kept the kitchen open to serve us Dinner. Good value and tasty food. Friendly staff and a great selection of food options on their menu.

Thank acioffi
Reviewed 26 October 2014

Great snitchel, thick piece of pork..yummm and really good pizza. Beers very reasonably priced and good service

Thank Jaynecam
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Has "The Pioneer" changed hands or is it still run with "a german touch" ?
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Bar, Pub, German
Lunch, Dinner
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  • Address: 9-13 Tamariki Avenue | The Nautilus, Orewa 0931, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Orewa
  • Phone Number: +64 9-421 1053
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