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Curly's Bar

$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub
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School Road, Waitomo Caves, New Zealand
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 6 days ago NEW 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 1 week 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
London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here after visiting the caves and it had great food and good beer. The atmosphere was fun and relaxed, a perfect end to the day.

Thank LisaCarvill
Perth, Australia
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a wet afternoon we stopped in at Curly's for lunch. My party had fish and chips, a chicken burger, and a steak sandwich. Each of our meals was large, freshly made and tasty. A casual dining experience.

Thank Memopipwrites
Kep Province, Cambodia
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4 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A small place with a great chef.... Try the Green lipped muscles in white wine with garlic. The food at this place rivaled anything anywhere in NZ

Thank stephen B
Darwin, Australia
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There is plenty of seating in the bar and free wifi as well as an ATM and pool table, nothing too flash. Unfortunately both of our steaks were undercooked, the chips weren't very tasty and the mushroom gravy was not very nice for $33. Also had the pavlova that was really nicely presented. We then had a hot chocolate which... More 

Thank Georgia M
White Pine, Tennessee
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38 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Curly's has a great selection of beer and cider. Food is very good, too. I had the fish and chips which was good along with a local beer. Friendly staff and good service. Located right in the village. Great place for lunch.

Thank Jonathan L
Seattle, WA
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55 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After a day in the caves we needed some beer and snacks. Curly's fit the bill. A nice sunny deck area and good in-house beers. We didn't snack because of time constraints but it looked good. The staff was great.

Thank austineats
North Wales, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

had a fantastic meal here, great service excellent food good value wonderful atmosphere with jugs of beer

Thank robwood32

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: School Road, Waitomo Caves, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Waitomo Caves
  • Phone Number: 6478788448

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