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Curly's Bar

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School Road, Waitomo Caves, New Zealand
+64 7-878 8448
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Southam, United Kingdom
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127 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was the closest to we're we were staying..was quite busy...had a drink and some food ..was good and reasonably priced

Thank Fionadids
Wellington, New Zealand
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

After doing one of the Waitomo Cave Adventures our team of 27 went here afterwards for a few drinks. The atmosphere was great with the wood burner keeping the place nice and toasty. There was also a pool table. Staff were very accommodating and we all had a great time. Although we did not eat here some of our guys... More 

Thank ads6161
Brisbane, Australia
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18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We called in for a look and a beer, staff were good, we enjoyed the local brew and ended up staying for a meal, there was four of us and everyone had something different, everyone was more then happy with what they got a couple were not able to finish the meal, worth a call to enjoy a beer

Thank pienbeers
Melbourne, Australia
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60 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was a warm and pleasant setting. Wait staff were friendly. Menu had a few options but food was just fair. Soup was very watery and not seasoned well. Ribs were cooked well but accompanying coleslaw very dry and tasteless. Skin potatoes only warm and just cooked enough.

Thank Col133
Kamloops, Canada
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whilst staying at the hotel we headed down the hill for a late lunch. Huge meals, well priced for what you got. Staff were friendly.

Thank Kody Leigh B
Hamilton, New Zealand
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great pub and grub they did a great job during the inaugural waitomo marathons good indoor and outdoor flow plenty of room to sit and drink and or have some food

Thank Scott M
Los Angeles, California, United States
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped in here with a group and we were able to get a table quickly. We enjoyed the beer selection and found something tasty to order for everyone in the group.

Thank Carrie H
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited Curlys Friday and Saturday over the weekend and every time were greated by friendly staff. Meals really good value and huge - just what was needed after a day out.

Thank Kathryn P
Adelaide, Australia
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79 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food was nice, especially the ribs. Service was nice but there were a number of locals we got stuck into the beer a bit to much and got a bit rowdy

Thank Brian R
Wellington, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great plate of pork ribs drizzled in BBQ sauce! Friendly staff. Cosy heater outside as it was a bit chilly! Would go again..

Thank cassandraathena

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: School Road, Waitomo Caves, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Waitomo Caves
  • Phone Number: +64 7-878 8448

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?