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The Buckhorn

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Bar, Steakhouse, Pub, New Zealand
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20 Memorial Square, Carterton, New Zealand
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Hastings, New Zealand
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We always eat at this restaurant cos it's not expensive and it has a great atmosphere ! It has a "western feel" to it. It shows western films at times and western music! If you like this, then this is the place to come ! So if you're a cowboy or cowgirl, you would love this!!

Thank Patrys1512
Greater Wellington, New Zealand
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Have not been here for a while and thought we would try it...bad decision!! The food was disgusting! I had seafood platter....extremely disappointing! It was obviously frozen and then deepfried...the inside of some of it was wet and soggy!! The fish did not taste at all fresh. Will never go back here. Have been here years ago for a sports... More 

Thank lynetteb26
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Welcoming staff and friendly feel. Food lovely but portions enormous. Lot of locals visiting so must be good.

Thank lellieb
Carterton, New Zealand
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Been going her since it opened . It has a reliable menu and cold beer. The staff and and management are happy and friendly. You may even see Carterton's former and current Mayors their 😉

Thank Callan T
Wellington, New Zealand
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Will another weekend away to Carterton and finishing off a fantastic day we decided to eat out another member in the group did remind us what had last time, the buckhorn requested we made a booking if we wanted to eat there tonight. We phone booked and confirmed in person with the front of house 1 hour latter. We arrived... More 

Thank Darrell202
new zealand
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91 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Four adults two children for dinner. When we arrived we were told we had a 20 minute wait as they had a crowd out the back giving their orders so we were advised to have a drink until they could take our orders for a meal. There was no one else in the front of the restaurant, just us. They... More 

Thank FrancescaNewZealand
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 December 2016

I've been to the Buckhorn on many occasions and usually find it really good, but, last night I found it terrible. Firstly the service was a joke, some young girl who didn't seem to know what day it was let alone where she was working, the older woman who works there took over and she was ok. Only had one... More 

1 Thank serfezy
Carterton, New Zealand
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39 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

I did spent time in the Buckhorn last time and order the Steak and was so delicious I will recommend that as signature ditch in the Bar family restaurant, great facilities and friendly staff

1 Thank Rafael765
Masterton, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 14 September 2016

I had a ribeye steak, meal looked great on arrival, unfortunately a good third of it was gristle and fat and obviously inedible the waitress, said the kitchenstaff hadleft (9.15pm) and she went and talked to the supervisor There was no remedy as apparently because I ate the meat part I was ineligible for an explanation or recompense. To say... More 

Thank Trueblue475
Wellington, New Zealand
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Outside eating in the sun, you just can't beat it on a winters day. Hubby and I enjoyed the open steak sandwich with fries and our guests chose the wedges with sour cream. Very pleasant with the music playing on the outside speakers. The staff were very pleasant and helpful. This was a return visit.

Thank DragonflyDreamer

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Bar, Steakhouse, Pub, New Zealand
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 Memorial Square, Carterton, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wairarapa  >  Carterton

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