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Whangamomona Hotel Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, New Zealand
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6018 State Highway 43, Stratford RD 26, New Zealand
+64 6-762 5823
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Invercargill, New Zealand
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260 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This iconic hotel is on the Forgotten World highway. After a windy drive from Stratford, this was a welcome stop for lunch. Really friendly staff. Lots of photos tracing the history of this "repulic"

Thank dippy_sal
Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place for stop on this excellent scenic drive. Large pub room in hotel with good food and friendly staff. Lots of interesting history hung on the walls.

Thank JKBandBMB
Brisbane, Australia
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

finished our 20 klm walk with Eastern Taranaki Experience at the hotel and had a couple of very enjoyed a couple of coldies came through the next day and stopped in for a very nice lunch

Thank Dennis695
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very friendly efficient staff, very busy due to Americana but unphased by this still provided good service. Would go back again.

Thank Hellfire28
Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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219 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very atmospheric with all the memorabilia. Good service and decent coffee. The meals looked good too but I didn't indulge.

Thank Supergranbee
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Overnight stay on 2 day Forgotten World golf cart trip down railway line. Hotel in good order and well presented but no modern facilities like en suite bathrooms. Food excellent. Great place.

Thank Eric R
Wyndham Vale, Australia
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Great food and service and plenty of memorabilia makes this a great stop when travelling the forgotten world highway

Thank Jim L
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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55 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

Our family really enjoyed our lunch at this iconic hotel. Staff were friendly and the food was good. It made for a perfect stop on our drive on the Forgotten World Highway.

Thank lojo22
Feilding, New Zealand
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70 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

We were passing outside a mealtime late morning but stopped for a coffee and snack. The options were bar snacks or a muffin or slice. I wasn't sure I wanted either but I'm pleased I did. That muffin was one of the best I've ever had. Obviously hand made with love, gooey custardy fruity, just yum! I was impressed to... More 

Thank Nuttykiwi
Seasoned traveller from Devon
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298 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

See my other reviews of Whangamomoana where I give more information on this Hotel and the reasons to visit it. I can't comment on staying there but it's a must as on 21 January 2017 it will be central to declaring the district of Whangamomoana a Republic. There will be lots of activities and fun in the village and the... More 

Thank Chocky1948

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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 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pub, New Zealand
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6018 State Highway 43, Stratford RD 26, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Taranaki Region  >  Stratford
  • Phone Number: +64 6-762 5823

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