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Muddy Waters Irish Pub & Restaurant

$$ - $$$, Irish,
State Highway 1 Riverbank Road, Mercer, New Zealand
+64 9-233 6663
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good25%
  • Average25%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
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“fish” (4 reviews)
“lamb shank” (2 reviews)
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Bar, Irish, New Zealand
$$ - $$$
State Highway 1 Riverbank Road, Mercer, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was really peeved at my Roast lamb dinner it was not with all the lashing as stated. Meat was more than tough and don't know how long it had been sitting around, but was not fresh jolly awful. Lashings consisted of a fried onion...More

Thank 1953MAE
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Chicken burger was massive. Staff couldn't believe I ate it all.. staff were great nice and friendly. A guy out the back arrived on his motorbike played the guitar. Great place .. beautiful view of the muddle Waikato river. Lol..

Thank Sheree C
Reviewed 12 September 2017

I happened in here accidentally looking for a cup of tea and ended up changing plans so that I could stay. Clearly the locals know it's virtues but for a foreign wanderer to be so welcomed is fantastic. The food I ordered was top notch...More

Thank ttm85
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Found this place after filling with fuel, right behind the gas station on the main highway in Bombay, south of Auckland right by the Waikato river. What a nice little place for our Sunday lunch! Good food, good service, great coffee! Never been before but...More

Thank Euronuta
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Conveniently located off SH1 at Mercer. The restaurant is separate to the bar. The bar itself doesn't have much of an Irish Pub feel, and is dominated by the horse racing on TV and the Pokie machines, which of course is great if this is...More

Thank DHC2-Man
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

Fabulous food, presentation and quality! Friendly service! Nice atmosphere. Warm and just off the interstate at a petrol plaza stop!

Thank Karencat-rt
Reviewed 29 May 2017

We went back to the place for the first time after it was burnt down and were very impressed. its back to its former glory, the staff are excellent and super friendly, the meals are spot on and speed was fantastic. 50 minutes from walking...More

Thank Kerry H
Reviewed 20 May 2017

Not our first choice for a meal however we were refreshingly surprised. For the entree I had the Muscles which were cooked to perfection I might add and my son had the largest Scrimp Cocktail I've ever seen. Mains were perfectly cooked steaks and fish....More

Thank Nicky H
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

service terrible x2. Piss poor actually. Understaffed for mothers day.but not really that busy. There is really nothing nice to say. An hour has passed. Still no main. Chowder full of vegetables. Spotted couple prawns and couple bit's squid. Pan fried Terikihi for main. What...More

Thank pure e
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

We stopped here for the burger which is literally the size of your head. We actually spent a good 1/2hour trying to find this place because my boyfriend was craving it and couldn't remember where they were. Ps you have to ask for the pub...More

Thank Joanna N
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Michael T
13 April 2016|
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Yes we have reopened.
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Bar, Irish, New Zealand
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: State Highway 1 Riverbank Road, Mercer, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Mercer
  • Phone Number: +64 9-233 6663
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