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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

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

Reviews

Great food and atmosphere
The two ladies that served us were fabulous, excellent customer service
will definitely be back

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Soooo good! The service was great, everyone was super friendly and helpful. The food came out fast and was hot and delicious! We ordered a starter and main each and were stuffed full :) Best dinner we have had in a long time! Can’t wait to come back

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Zoe Sutton

A hidden gem ! Thank you to first Table for giving me the opportunity to discover this beauty ! Came for lunch with my best friend , gorgeous relaxing garden setting in beautiful tai tap , we shared a grazing platter and Made ourselves comfortable in the sun with a jug of cider , the food - WOW ! 12/10 !! Posted on my Snapchat and within seconds had friends asking me where I was ! Absolutely delicious and generous selection of tasty morsels ! Calamari - mussels in a Devine cream sauce - Cajun chicken - Canterbury lamb - crispy pork belly - garlic bread - sticky pork ribs and a selection of dipping sauces - food heaven ! Already planning our next lunch date with friends and family over Christmas , thank you !

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Lovely setting my guests had never been to Tai Tapu before and found it picturesque. The Hotel's grounds were immaculate with plenty of parking. Staff greeted us and told us to sit anywhere we liked. Three of us ended up having a 3 course meal and found the food very good and hearty serves. The restaurant was just about full by the time we left An indication of how well liked this restaurant is. Would definitely come again. Friendly accommodating wait staff.

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Food 5 stars
Service 5 stars
Venue 5 stars
Price 5 stars

Will definitely come back to the tap

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The Tap is a beautiful Country Restaurant, set in the heart of Tai Tapu. Friendly staff welcomed us to the facility and were helpful with a high chair, and prompt with very generous drinks.
We had studied the menu in details prior to arrival and were very excited about the tasty ribs and calamari starters. The mains were just as delicious with very LARGE servings, and fast service.
Overall we had a great time, in a very busy location, the staff were attentive and helpful, and the setting is so extremely relaxing. If you're looking for a country rest then look no further than The Tai Tapu Hotel - The Tap Restaurant.

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helen vessey

What a fabulous meal. The food was so good and very big portion sizes. We had the platter for starter and it was huge with massive variety of meat and seafood. Great place for the kids too with 2 bouncy castles

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4 of us for lunch all enjoyed our beautifully cooked meals. . If you love steak, you must dine here.

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Elizabeth Yeoh

Awesome experience, so glad we discovered this place. Will definitely be back again! Very nice food and great service. Perfect for familes with amazing outdoor space, playground and bouncy castles!

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Tai Tapu Hotel is beautifully situated in the countryside. We were greeted with a friendly welcome and shown to our allocated table which was in slight sunlight which unfortunately got worse as we continued through our meal and proved to be uncomfortable.

Four of us had a very well presented and tasty meal. The portions extremely generous and served hot. Absolutely fine.
We did not partake desserts because of the aforementioned table position. A few sun blinds would solve this problem.

I do recommend Tai Tapu. There is ample parking and a very large well kept garden. Just sit at a comfortable table.

- dined at Tai Tapu Hotel - The Tap on

Great food and atmosphere
The two ladies that served us were fabulous, excellent customer service
will definitely be back

- dined at Tai Tapu Hotel - The Tap on

Soooo good! The service was great, everyone was super friendly and helpful. The food came out fast and was hot and delicious! We ordered a starter and main each and were stuffed full :) Best dinner we have had in a long time! Can’t wait to come back

- dined at Tai Tapu Hotel - The Tap on

Great food and service, excellent place for children too.

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Great location to take the kids with plenty of entertainment! Food was good too.

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Awesome food and service

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Amazing service and food

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Kevin Clancy

Great place great food - My only concern was with my cholesterol levels -

worth the little trip out of town to enjoy a meal in nice surroundings

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Bessie Wang

Great food, great service, highly recommend!

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The atmosphere at The Tap is great and the staff are cheerful and friendly. We had to move from our table as there were a lot of blowflies around which was a downer, and had to wait quite a while for our first drinks. However all that said the meal was great and we thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Definitely somewhere to return to. Outdoor area is amazing!

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Another amazing evening at The Tap great food -beautiful outdoor area to sit and eat in - highly recommend

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Kim Reilly

A great evening, lots of space for the kids to run around outside and adults were free to chat, thanks

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Zoe Sutton

A hidden gem ! Thank you to first Table for giving me the opportunity to discover this beauty ! Came for lunch with my best friend , gorgeous relaxing garden setting in beautiful tai tap , we shared a grazing platter and Made ourselves comfortable in the sun with a jug of cider , the food - WOW ! 12/10 !! Posted on my Snapchat and within seconds had friends asking me where I was ! Absolutely delicious and generous selection of tasty morsels ! Calamari - mussels in a Devine cream sauce - Cajun chicken - Canterbury lamb - crispy pork belly - garlic bread - sticky pork ribs and a selection of dipping sauces - food heaven ! Already planning our next lunch date with friends and family over Christmas , thank you !

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Chontelle Rose

My partner and I brought our 6 year old daughter for lunch during a dreaded 'teachers only day' while we enjoyed our delicious seafood basket Miss 6 spwnt time playing on the playground and running around the outdoor gardens. Staff were very accommodating, nothing was a problem, we had cold ciders in the sun, while waiting for our mains, and when they came out we were very impressed, we couldn't manage desset however Miss 6 loved her "clown face" ice cream. Will definitely be back. Great food, fantastic service, reasonable prices.

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Excellent enviroment
Excellent staff
Excellent food

Highly reccommend this place for dining

- dined at Tai Tapu Hotel - The Tap on

Lovely setting my guests had never been to Tai Tapu before and found it picturesque. The Hotel's grounds were immaculate with plenty of parking. Staff greeted us and told us to sit anywhere we liked. Three of us ended up having a 3 course meal and found the food very good and hearty serves. The restaurant was just about full by the time we left An indication of how well liked this restaurant is. Would definitely come again. Friendly accommodating wait staff.

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Tee Makaveli

The food was amazing and very generous portions. Their service was very friendly and welcoming. Definitely one of our new favourites in Christchurch. A+++

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Food 5 stars
Service 5 stars
Venue 5 stars
Price 5 stars

Will definitely come back to the tap

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On a cool day there is something very warming about a lovely old building with hallways lined with historic images, twists and turns and large inviting rooms. The Old Tai Tapu Hotel was a lovely venue for two ladies for lunch. The service
was efficient, and the salmon fillets a super choice, followed by a sweet presentation of choc lava cake, which has a satisfying amount of oozing dark liquid. Well recommended.

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Always great food

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Pip Greening

Very impressed! Service and food fantastic!

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Realy good Well worth a visit for a rural dining experience and great value and good menu choice.

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Jessica Brittenden

Regular chef wasn't on when we dined so platter was not quite as good as normal.but otherwise great service and food.

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Laura Walters

Great lunch at the tap yesterday! We had the squid and ribs as entrees which were lovely! We really only needed one as the ribs were huge! I had the cajun chicken salad which was massive and super tasty and my partner had the hot pork roll and fries which was delicious too! Super tasty onion rings as well! We were super full so didn't get dessert but have had the ice cream sundaes there before and everything is great value! On a sunny day the outdoor area is an awesome family space and we will definitely be back!!

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Gary Hughes

Awesome food can't wait to go back and have the Surf and Turf again.

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Judy Derby

Food was top notch as was the service. Love the revamped outdoor area.

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Rebecca Taylor

I love coming to Tai Tapu for a meal they always are so amazing we had the platter and was so yummy. Though was missing some smoked salmon but everything else scrummy. Great outdoor area and lots of seating

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Gail Route

Excellent food, excellent service, excellent evening! Thanks guys!

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Nathalie Spencer

Relaxed atmosphere, beautiful setting, delicious food! The rack of lamb was to die for.

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Good Food & service.
Would go again

- dined at Tai Tapu Hotel - The Tap on

The Tap is a beautiful Country Restaurant, set in the heart of Tai Tapu. Friendly staff welcomed us to the facility and were helpful with a high chair, and prompt with very generous drinks.
We had studied the menu in details prior to arrival and were very excited about the tasty ribs and calamari starters. The mains were just as delicious with very LARGE servings, and fast service.
Overall we had a great time, in a very busy location, the staff were attentive and helpful, and the setting is so extremely relaxing. If you're looking for a country rest then look no further than The Tai Tapu Hotel - The Tap Restaurant.

- dined at Tai Tapu Hotel - The Tap on

Jann Clutterbuck

Beautiful day at Tai Tapu hotel, meal was great and the service!

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A lovely setting to share a family meal.

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Nice, lovely setting, great friendly staff. Lovely food.

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Everything was lovely. Menu very extensive with choices for light meals and the usual heavier full meals. Everything was tasty, well cooked and very large. We will definitely be back. There was a great little childrens playground out the back with lots of choices for out door dining in the warmer months.

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Grant Miller

Great food and great service, will be dining again!

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Antonia Marie

The food here is outstanding, they do meat like no-one else. Cooked perfectly and incredibly generous portions. We also had fantastic customer service. Enjoyed our inaugural First Table experience very much thanks to The Tap.

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Katy Mills

Great food, good service would definitely dine again

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Karen Sloan

Lovely meal and excellent service. Highly recommend

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Jessica Brittenden

Amazing service such a nice relaxing atmosphere amazing food as usual this is one of our favorite

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We were made to feel welcome and one of our meals was custom made in response to a request. Both meals were excellent.

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Remy Edwards

The young lady serving us was really lovely to deal with, gave us plenty of time to decide and was understanding and patient. I even overheard her chatting to a couple near us about dessert options and kindly brought out extra cutlery just in case they decided to share. She also noticed when anything was running low and brought it over no fuss. The food was great, large portions and the very well thought of flavors. We loved our experience at the Tai Tap Hotel and we will be dining there again for sure.

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Received a fast and friendly service. Food was good will return again. Dined here at lunch time and found it very quite with alot of empty tables avaliable at this time.

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FANTASTIC. Had the shared platter, huge variety, superbly cooked, presentation on plate fantastic. One of the best meals ever.

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Maylyn Langdale-Hunt

very nice food and very friendly staff .. definitely we will back again

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Another great meal and evening at The Tap :-)

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Danica Maka

We use first table quite a bit to try out new restaurants and this is definitely my favourite now. The food was amazing and so were the staff. Tai tap is on our side of town so no awful going through peak traffic from Burnham to get to dinner. Everything was fantastic and the two blonde ladies that served us were so lovely. Will definitely be back

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