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Talisman Hotel Garden Bar and Bistro

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Bar, New Zealand, Pizza, European, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
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7-9 Main Road | State Highway, Katikati 3129, New Zealand (Formerly Landing Restaurant)
+64 7-549 3218
11:00 - 21:30
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Sun 11:00 - 21:30
Mon - Wed 11:30 - 21:30
Thu - Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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142 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went for a family meal. All went well, but service could have been a lot better. Food and drinks were OK.

Thank Peter C
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A sensational meal. Super friendly and attentive service. Excellent value and great to see many local wines joining the uber fresh local produce. Avo fries?????!!!! Yes! Try them. If I had one improvement I would amp up the chilli with the fries. Thanks.

Thank Tony J
Hobart, Australia
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

No need to head to the big city, this little gem is in the town of Katikati. The decor has been revamped since I last travel to Katikati. The new bright vibrant style is inviting and welcoming. The menu has something for everyone with a varying price range to suit both the palate and the hip pocket. Try their world... More 

Thank 161Tess
Katikati, New Zealand
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friday night had great meals and excellent service by staff particularly the 2 Riki's... Good value food great new decor...

Thank Gloria74_13
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Okay so I've been to the talisman before and had awesome service, great food, food come out and a reasonable waiting time which was a Thursday night but last night Saturday man, took so long to bring some menus to us, entrée eventually came out then we were waiting about another hour and a half for our mains which by... More 

Thank Cherish W
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great venue, great menu, terrible service. Unenthusiastic staff, we felt very ignored. We were sitting in the restaurant area but even so we had to keep getting up to get a bottle of water for the table, order drinks etc as we were just left waiting. Main meal came out barely warm (must have been sitting around for a while.)... More 

Thank Chris S
Tauranga, New Zealand
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238 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my second meal at the Talisman and both times I was impressed with the quality and taste of my vegetarian meal. I have eaten gnocchi at several restaurants but the Talisman's was by far the best: light and fluffy and flavourful. The restaurant was busy when we visited (which perhaps shows that it is a favourite with locals),... More 

Thank TeamIan
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Thought we would have a great date night, by trying a local restaurant, but sadly it feel short of expectations. As we walked through the door we heard multiple times there would be a 40minute wait as wait staff were very loud, even though it didn't look busy from my experience as a chef. After waiting 15mins for an order... More 

Thank Matt P
Katikati, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

My wife and I and 2 friends had a meal, sitting outside in the shade, nice ambience. However the meals took a long time to arrive, but the food quality was good to very good, but we had to go up to the bar to order and several of the dishes were a bit cold.

Thank allfunn
Ilkley, United Kingdom
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230 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

We had dinner here recently and were both impressed by the quality and freshness of the food. The staff were extremely friendly and the entire experience was very positive. As an aside, I was astonished (and delighted) to discover they had Aspall's cider in the bar - this is a small company in Suffolk that makes, in my opinion, the... More 

Thank chrisatobm

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, New Zealand, Pizza, European, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7-9 Main Road | State Highway, Katikati 3129, New Zealand (Formerly Landing Restaurant)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Katikati
  • Phone Number: +64 7-549 3218
The Talisman Hotel Gardern Bar and Bistro has been providing hospitality,friendship and entertainment to locals and visitors for over 130 years Call in today and be welcomed by our friendly staff and enjoy a beverage in the public bar, Dine in the beautiful bistro or relax in the Garden Bar under our amazing avocado tree.

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