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Stables On Alpha

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72 Alpha Street, Cambridge 3200, New Zealand (Formerly The Stables Bar and Grill)
+64 7-827 6699
11:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Rossendale, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited the Stables mid week think it was a Wednesday ? it wasn't very busy so got a table straight away. The menu was ok only a couple of things i would pick, but when the food arrived it was well presented and cooked perfectly. I am Not one for starters I like a pudding but the choice was... More 

Thank lynne_hodgkinson
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A visit for lunch with family was disappointing. Food was average to ordinary. Service was ok, but not outstanding. There was the odor of stale cigarette smoke both inside and outside and tables were sticky. We wont be back. Ratatouille

Thank John P
Johannesburg, South Africa
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335 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The place has a rustic feel, with courtyard, as well in inside seating. It was a bit cold when we were there, so we opted to sit inside. Surrounded by families, a few tv screens showing sports and some really interesting decorations, the feel was quite homely and welcoming. The menu is quite varied and my family had meat, fish... More 

Thank Leon V
Te Awamutu, New Zealand
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

This was our first time at stables on alpha and we both really enjoyed it. We had trouble deciding what to have for dinner as the menu was packed with delicious sounding options. Pork belly and smokey ribs were awesome. Can't fault our waitress, she was attentive but also left us alone. Decor of the building was really cool. Not... More 

Thank Amandasj92
Hastings, New Zealand
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56 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Excellent pub grub and weekly specials make for a great value meal out. Service was average but friendly and for "pub grub" a good mix.

Thank Mark152014
Hamilton, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

Went there for a Graduation Lunch, as I heard lovely things about the food... the service here was the worst I have ever experienced EVER.... we dropped off a graduation present and asked for it to be delivered to the table - they forgot (we were the only people in the restaurant), no water on the table, after we got... More 

Thank poundclan
Johannesburg, South Africa
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335 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

We went on a Sunday night and the place was busy. There are seating options in front, inside in the back, as well as outside. It was a beautiful evening and any of those options would have been great. The menu is varied and apart from the expected meat dishes, even offered vegetable dishes. My son has a few food... More 

Thank Leon V
New Zealand
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210 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

A small group of us decided to have lunch here on the weekend. We were shown to our seats, and soon had drinks ordered. And afterwards had ordered some food. Staff were good, as were the drinks and food. The place itself was pretty good, with options of sitting outside or inside, tidy enough. Wheelchair accessible. Reasonable prices with decent... More 

Thank Found_Lost_Key
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58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Relaxed place with nice food and good service. Pizza and salad above average with reasonable drinks as well

Thank Arn135
Te Awamutu, New Zealand
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77 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch on our way through Cambridge and were greeted by friendly staff. I had the Mother Clucker which was smoked chicken bacon avocado on brioche with slaw pickles and fries. Was quite tasty but I had expectedly more slaw, I found a small amount hidden under the chicken. Staff friendly and attentive.

Thank Taratat

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$26
Steakhouse, Pizza, Diner, Street Food
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 72 Alpha Street, Cambridge 3200, New Zealand (Formerly The Stables Bar and Grill)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +64 7-827 6699
Great place to meet up in a casual friendly environment..Comfort food with specialty smoked and slow cooked tender meats.. All dietary options catered to upon request.. Family friendly with a games room and separate bar for those that want casual beverage.. Private function room for hire with specialty menus to suit.. Nightlife in the weekends with live band and Djs

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