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Railway Tavern Bar

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Bar, Pub, New Zealand
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40 Douglas Road, Amberley, New Zealand
+64 3-314 8202
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing food and service. Would highly recommend. Staff very friendly and made us welcome. Would be a great local pub.

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Thank I2940GCdonnas
Amberley, New Zealand
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Staff are very friendly and offer great service with a smile. The food is reasonably priced with generous servings. We eat here often for dinner and I cannot fault it. The food is awesome and we keep going back because every time it has been just a really great dinning experience so go and check it out you wont be... More 

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Thank SHAZZAB88
Christchurch, New Zealand
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

I've been here a couple of times and what ever you order always comes out tasty and good portions!!! would recommend eating here! the steak is always cooked to perfection and the take aways are awesome! They very good with their timing for take aways if they say it will be ready in 10 minutes it normally is!!!

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Christ Church Parish, Barbados
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43 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Since the fish & chip shop in Amberley closed down, the railway has become very popular and will probably continue to be so. A group of us turned up on the off-chance which was a bit naughty, but he manager coped well and everyone in the group wants to return. The eggs benedict will cure my ear-ache - my Mrs... More 

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marc p, Owner at Railway Tavern Bar, responded to this review

thanks captain for reviewing the railway tavern glad your group enjoyed the hospo we offer and also pleasing that your wife is giving you ear ache lol see you again soon cheers More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Excellent food and the Irish barman was very friendly. We will definitely recommend the tavern to our friends. A lovely little country pub.

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Thank Margaret L
marc p, Owner at Railway Tavern Bar, responded to this review

thankyou for taking the time to review. Im very happy that you enjoyed your lunch and hope to see you again in the future cheers Marc More 

Nelson
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56 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

Amberley, just 30 min North of Christchurch is where to find a great NZ pub experience and meet the cheerful locals. And if it's winter there's a hearty fire to warm by. But most of all, the most fab ' Roast of the Day' ever, with at least 6 beautifully roasted vegetables, choice tender meat, and all garnished with tasty... More 

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marc p, Owner at Railway Tavern Bar, responded to this review

thanks Bob and Di for the wonderful review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed the railway experience and reviews like yours keeps us going and striving for better hope to see you again in the near future. Cheers Marc and Barry More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

Went with family good portion size and good prices roast was yummy would definitely love to go again and try the desserts menu

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marc p, Owner at Railway Tavern Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely review hope to see you again in the future. Cheers Marc More 

Wellington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016

Amberley Railway Tavern - simple food and plenty of it Needing a solid feed after a tough day's biking we followed our Motlier's advice and headed to the Railway Tavern. This modest establishment has a Bar area at the front and a dining room at the back. In the Bar there was a good number of locals doing what we... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

Great place to have a function the food was excellent and the staff very helpful. Would recommend to anyone keep the good work up.

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Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

I left going to the Railway Tavern for a meal with friends until my last night in NZ- what a mistake!!. The food was excellent and the portion size - well I would like to see anyone completely eat a 3 course meal at this establishment.Will definitely re-visit on my return to NZ. Well recommended!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, New Zealand
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40 Douglas Road, Amberley, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Amberley
  • Phone Number: +64 3-314 8202

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