Cuisine: A La Carte, New Zealand, Pizza
Price Point: Mains from $15 - $30

Established in 1856, ‘The Tap’ is proud of its long-standing ties with the community and history of great Kiwi hospitality.

Unpretentious and genuine, this spacious hotel offers excellent food and a hearty atmosphere.

From gourmet pizzas to platters and sharing plates, there’s plenty to appease any appetite. Tuck into entrees like baby back ribs, garlic loaf and crispy Cajun chicken. On the main menu, there’s salads, ribeye fillet, burgers and a great range of pizzas from classic margarita to slow roasted pork with capsicum and red onions. Sweeten your afternoon with an ice cream sundae or warm chocolate lava cake.

Take a seat in the light and airy dining room, or relax in the fabulous, sheltered beer garden. There’s an excellent range of beverages available including wines, tap and bottle beers and spirits.

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Tai Tapu Hotel - The Tap
780 Old Tai Tapu Road
Tai Tapu 7672

Open Hours:
Sports Bar 11am - Late

Restaurant 12pm - 8pm

Phone: 03 329 6819
Website: www.taitapuhotel.com

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Tai Tapu Hotel - The Tap
Location: Tai Tapu
Cuisine: A La Carte, New Zealand, Pizza
Mains: $15 - $30

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Marian Hughes

Great experience with out doors on a lovely day
Such a lovely waitress....cant remember her name now dam..will be going back for sure

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It was fine

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Wow, impressed,what looked to be a pub turned out to be a awesome outing, the food was awesome, the setting is gorgeous ,very friendly homely environment. Will be back there asap

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Tracy Inwood

We had a lovely time sitting outside. Food was yummy and the service was great.

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Ian Gibson

the young lady was absolutely fantastic, wonderful serive and food, many thanks Jenny Gibson

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Kiri Hurunui

Beautiful setting....great service....food presentation and flavour delicious.
I will be back with the whanau

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Meals were fabulous, service excellent , atmosphere superb, always enjoy dining here and will definitely be back for more

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Lillian Moimoi

Loved the outdoor setting, was great for the 4yo as they had two permanent bouncy castles. Couldn’t fault food or service.

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Amazing food. Friendly and helpful staff. Beautiful surroundings.

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The Tap has a great outdoor area. We really enjoyed sitting outside on the deck under the umbrellas. The food was yummy. Mains are big portions - we couldn't fit in dessert! Will definitely go back again over the summer and make the most of the outdoor setting.

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Gary Barr

Been a couple of times
Up market pub food
Will return

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Gemma Edney

What a fantastic hidden treasure! An escape to the country, not too far from town and made very easy with an exceptional courtesy shuttle. Friendly & accommodating staff, a relaxed, child friendly environment. We have already planned a trip back! Perfect for a sunny afternoon, great entertainment (band and bouncy castles for the children!) Food was tasty and a great range of refreshments available. A place to allow plenty of time to soak up the atmosphere and enjoy.

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Blair Dravitski

A place I would eagerly return to eat based on the excellent food and even better service.
Generous portion sizes and free sundaes on Friday.
Worth the trip.

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Averil Carpenter

We had a very enjoyable time. Service was excellent, friendly and efficient. Atmosphe in the restaurant was very pleasant.The food very well presented good flavours. Portion size generous. Would definitely recommend.

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Three of us greeted and seated quickly, great table looking out over the grounds and country.Entree and mains arrived in appropriate timing and temperature and portion sizing was generous :) Welcoming staff, warm restaurant, excellent outside seating [though it was a little cold for us]. Very happy to go back perhaps a sunny Sunday avo

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Jacqui Bang

Great food, great service - a little noisey due to a large party... but overall a ‘must try’ .... thank you!

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Great setting and the new landscaping makes for good outdoor dining. Not much by way of table service or follow up but food was worth it.

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Kaz Douglas

Fabulous upgraded setting and cosy setting. Will be awesome in Summer for outdoor dining. Food was just delicious and so well prepared. Very full. Def recommend even without First Table very reasonable.

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Surf and turf bloody magic

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Thoroughly enjoyable meal with friends delicious food and great service. We had been before but our two friends were planning a return visit with their families. Highly recommended.

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Hayley Evans

We had a wonderful evening the food was delicious, very generous portions, prompt, waitress was very accommodating and patient. The dessert was fabulous would highly recommend.

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10/10 service and food was amazing!

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Fantastic food and fantastic service a great place to dine

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Dined here with friends on Sunday evening (22/7) and had a wonderful evening, waitress very attentive and helpful due to one of the meals not being available for our diner (sold out lunch time). Lamb shanks were superb (and enough to take home for lunch next day) on a beautiful mash with onions. Nice touch was mulled wine, which some of our diners took up. Only down-side was this is a very large restaurant to heat and due to being seated near windows I froze most of the evening.

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Scott Williams

We had a lovely time dining at the tap. The kids meals were nice and large and the mains were delicious! Would recommend anyone to go there for a feed!

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Jenny McCallum

Very friendly staff and the pork belly was amazing

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Wow what a lovely place its a happy friendly place a great environment the staff are ultra nice and so helpful we had drinks entree and a most delicious main the chefs really are outstanding in the field alright we will be back for sure and we throughly recommend it

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Platter was sensational
Great service also

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Frankie Frankie

Staff made the evening for us thank you!!

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Gwen Hindmarsh

Lovely country pub setting. Staff are more then happy to serve you. It's the second time I've dined there and I've enjoyed their meals. Thanks team see you Sunday.

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Thoroughly enjoyable meal the service was friendly and welcoming and the food perfect. The salmon was the best salmon I have had in a restaurant. My husband enjoyed the steak and being a cheesecake expert he gave that 10/10. We will definitely return and certainly recommend the Tai Tapu to friends.

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Paula Lloyd

Great food. Excellent attentive staff. Would certainly go again soon.

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Good food, good service. Can go again.

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Heila Du Plessis

Lovely country experience. We can highly recommend people to enjoy a country treat five stars

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Tevita Ofa

Fish & Chips was fresh but the ribs look like it was boiled and sauce was added. Nice place other than the ribs. Service was great.

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Amy Pamment

Great service and good food.
The decor of the restaurant could really do with updating and the fake plants could seriously do with dusted/thrown out.

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Jessica Brittenden

Amazing arrived to a wee love heart choc for us all being mothers day and a free glass of bubbles. Was a really nice touch the food came out fast and was delicious had the salmon main couldn't fault it. Service was great. Will definitely be back yummy!! Kids were happy too :) tried to take a photo but good got eaten too fast!

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Paul Eberhart

Excellent food. Friendly staff.

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Rachel Davis

Great sized portions, and lots of choice!

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Alice Down

Amazing food and very friendly and accommodating staff. We’ll definitely be going back.

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Marilyn Mather

Quiet Sunday night, nice peaceful restaurant and attentive staff. Food was plentiful and tasty. Will go again.

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We had a delicious meal, lots of choices with great service! A short drive out in lovely surroundings. Definitely will be back. Thanks so much!

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helen vessey

a fabulous place. really beautiful menu and plenty of food. we had a lovely time. thanks

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Great food and great service. Will definitely be going back again and again. The Pork Belly is to die for

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Celeste Fleming

Was a great dinner

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Trenia-Tony Johnson

Nice clean restaurant - fish and steak was beautifully cooked, veges a little under cooked but plenty of them. It was a beautiful evening so would of liked to sit outside but too many smokers around for us.
Would I return - yes

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Charlotte Reid

We had a great night. The staff were friendly and efficient and the food was delicious. My daughter especially enjoyed the "Pink Panther" drink. Unfortunately it was drizzly weather because the outside area looked very inviting with a huge amount of grass for the kids to play on. We will definitely be back.

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sofia marsiglia

good food and lovely location

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Fiona Barnes

Had lunch here on a lovely sunny day. Grazing platter for two was amazing. Definitely recommend the caramel Sundae too. We most certainly will be back. :)

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Lyndy Prendergast

Great family dining, food was yummy and quick friendly service, we will be back again for sure :)

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