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Talisman Hotel Garden Bar and Bistro

) #8 of 16 Restaurants in Katikati $$ - $$$ , ,
7-9 Main Road | State Highway, Katikati 3129, New Zealand
+64 7-549 3218
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good46%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
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“pizza” (22 reviews)
“steak” (18 reviews)
“pork belly” (7 reviews)
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Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Pizza, European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
7-9 Main Road | State Highway, Katikati 3129, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great quick service.Nice food.We were offered both the resturant and bar menu to order from, as we were limited by time.

Thank wendyagent99
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The steak special on Friday was excellent, tender and medium rare, as requested. My wife had the Pork Belly as reported that it was.. well her plate was clean :). A friendly happy 'family' buzz inside and plenty of outside seating for those who prefer...More

Thank Frank N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are local and last night took our overseas visitor out for a farewell meal which we booked in for earlier in the day. On arrival we asked for 2 house reds and to see what their non alcoholic wine was only to be told...More

Thank pfh21
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

5 of us had dinner at the Talisman on a quiet Tuesday evening to celebrate a birthday. Food was just normal pub grub not amazing but not bad at all, but Jess behind the bar made the night. She was bubbly and friendly and gave...More

Thank petah622
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Ive been here twice in the last month. Both times were large celebration gatherings. The waiting staff here are consistently bad. They dont smile or engage with the customers. The first celebration was quite large and it seemed like there was not enough staff. Meals...More

Thank TFFC
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

Went here on a Saturday for lunch with friends & family. I got the dumplings & gnocchi dish which was just outstanding! Both full of flavour & just delicious! Others got pizzas, asked for small, they were huge! & super tasty. Rally nice atmosphere &...More

Thank Ashlei08
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Went there last night, place was busy, and were told we may have to wait. However this was not the case, our drinks and entree came out quickly, and the wait between this was fine..HATE having one course straight after the next. Place busy, warm,...More

Thank ElsaMiro
Reviewed 29 April 2017

A few quiet beers with cuzzy turned into a feed in the bar area after seeing some of the food that was coming out. He got the large mussels which were very tasty. I got the scotch, cooked to perfection, veges were a bit overcooked...More

Thank Bonython-Canberra
Reviewed 25 April 2017

We were a family group of 7 who arrived on the scene without booking and were very promptly seated and served. I had a delicious seafood chowder and the others had different pizzas. The service was good and the food was enjoyable. There was nothing...More

Thank rosieterry
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Dropped in for lunch on a sunny day in Katikati. Nicely presented bistro and garden area, really good service. Had tempura vegetables, which were really good - crisp, light and flavorsome. Also shared a large pizza, half and half meat lovers and duck. The meat...More

Thank FSwift
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Pizza, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7-9 Main Road | State Highway, Katikati 3129, New Zealand (Formerly Landing Restaurant)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Katikati
  • Phone Number: +64 7-549 3218
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The Talisman Hotel Gardern Bar and Bistro has been providing hospitality,friendship and entertainment to locals and visitors for over 130 years Call in today and be welcomed by our friendly staff and enjoy a beverage in the public bar, Dine in the beautiful bistro or relax in the Garden Bar under our amazing avocado tree.
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