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Howl At The Moon

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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Main Street, Gore 9700, New Zealand
+64 3-208 3851
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Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
Level Contributor
19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walked into this place and everyone steered at us. It was very strange. The place was pumping but it lacked in entertainment. The food was awesome, and the waiting staff were fantastic. Would recommend. Prices were a little high though

Thank Princess P P
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Don't know where those bad reviews are coming from because this place was awesome! Best nachos...ever. And the chicken and corn soup was a meal on it's own. Steak cooked perfectly, and very flavoursome. Wait staff efficient and really friendly. Our first time in Gore, and this has left quite an impression!

Thank PauletteMichelleB
Level Contributor
29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived after 7pm on a Thursday night and the restaurant was buzzing. There was already a waiting list for tables so we bought a wine each and went outside. We didn't have too long and the delightful waitress told us she had our table ready. Our order was taken and there was a bit of a wait for the... More 

Thank Grannylynne
New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Friendly and fast service! Food was very tasty and we didn't have to wait long for our food to arrive. Waitresses kept the drinks on our table full! Great value for money, will defiantly be back!

Thank visitingnz
Christchurch, New Zealand
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61 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

For abusy reataurant the stalff were excellent and the service very good. The food arrived very qiuckly after we ordered w and was of a very good quality. A very enjoyable evening out.

Thank E7777AAjohnr
Gore, New Zealand
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Different menu than on website and much more expensive and meals less complex. Meal very simply,small, plain and very over priced, poor value for money, in the past the chicken meal was a whole chicken breast, now more expensive thin slice, blue cod three small thin slices, small quantity chips and a bit of salad on the side, much smaller... More 

Thank bigkev70
Gore, New Zealand
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We dined at Howl at the moon on 26/10/2016. My husband ordered Blue Cod, chips and salad, price was $38.00. Totally outrageous price. The cod was nicely cooked, but the serving was small. I ordered the Salmon, salsa and salad with Kumara chips. The salsa was a mix of melon, pineapple and capsicum. the salad was very basic. Price $32.00.... More 

Thank jenncars
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Wednesday night drinks. Was surprised how busy it was. Still easy to get a table. Only had a few beers but the service was great. Have been here before for meal and easily the best restaurant in town for quality.

Thank Daniel B
Newcastle, Australia
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46 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We went to the restaurant for dinner mainly because the name of the restaurant intrigued us. It was a monday but there were heaps of customers. The atmosphere was like a country pub with children running around and folks we didnt know chatting to us. The food, while not dirt cheap was well cooked and there was so much of... More 

Thank OB1ONE
Christchurch, New Zealand
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53 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Nice people friendly and happy to help. Sadly our garlic bread got delivered twice and the medium rare steak was tabled as medium well. They happily accepted the error and discounted the steak from a very fair $30ish down to $10. Tidy restaurant with a casual feel. You can wear your shorts with no fear of being under dressed.

Thank shouldhavebeenanAB

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street, Gore 9700, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Southland Region  >  Gore
  • Phone Number: +64 3-208 3851

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