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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Anne O’Keefe

Another good experience at The Tap for lunch. The grazing platter is amazing with a great variety on offer. Good choice of wines too. Lovely sitting out on the deck in the warm sunshine. Staff very friendly & attentive. Nice to get out of the city too.

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Peter Wilkie

We had a great meal and enjoyed the service

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Mel Webley

Massive sized portions of tasty food served. Will definitely go again.

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Sarah Southen

What a wonderful experience this was for a special anniversary lunch. Chef catered to our vegan dietary requirements most obligingly, and our waitress was superb - we cannot sing her praises enough. Lovely spacious venue with a gorgeous outdoor area. The food was perfect, especially the custom salad made just for us. Emerson's pilsner on tap was the icing on the cake. We cannot wait to go back to The Tap. Thanks, team.

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Jessica Brittenden

Fantastic food however service could have been better. Will definitely dine again for great relaxed outdoor area and amazing food.greek salad was Devine!!

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Jess McKinley

Great food, great staff and the kids love the playground. Thanks for yet another lovely dining experience, we will definitely be back

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Had a great time and will definitely be going back

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All four of us thoroughly enjoyed our meals. The lamb shanks were delicious and so big I'm glad I only ordered a single. According to our cheesecake specialist it was superb.

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Melissa Peters

Loved the tai tap food was great and the people were lovely

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Really enjoyed the quiet experience and the location. The food portions are large and we had the platter which was massive and delicious. The only thing I did not enjoy was he garlic bread. other than that, really great!

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Amanda Sevier

Great service followed by great food we were almost in a food coma due to the size of the platter

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James Sellwood

Food was very nice, nice setting outside

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Amazing food

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Great service and food.Great for the kids.Great price.AAA+++

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Mary Cleall

Great venue. Indoor seating plus superb garden bar with outdoor fireplace, large screen and bouncy castle and play equipment for the children.
Extensive menu reasonably priced.

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Rebecca Taylor

Can't believe how incredible the outdoor seating area is now and accommodating the staff were. Bubbbly and approchable even the younger staff member who seemed to be fairly new was lovely.

Food came out super fast, amazing pizza, and the salad. Big pieces of feta and no stinch on the meat. Kids loved the beef burger and the fish and chips and the pizza was to die for we opted for 1/2 salmon and 1/2 chicken so delicious great flavours and cooked to perfection.

Bouncy castle for the kids. Playground and there is giant connect 4 and Jenga to keep kidlets entertained. Umbrellas in the outdoor seating area, reasonable priced thank you again for a 10/10 meal

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Highly recommend this awesome restaurant.
Meals were huge, waitresses very attentive, and atmosphere brilliant. :)
Thanks for a great evening celebrating birthdays :)

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Awesome place,the food was very nice and the service we received was excellent.

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Sal Paul

Excellent restaurant. Super staff. Large delicious servings. Beautiful spacey outdoor dining as well as indoor. Definitely a child friendly place with bouncy castle, playground area, lovely green lawns. What more can I say! Highly recommend for lunch or dinner.

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margaret Gibbons

Great place for family dinning

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Darren Tait

Great Spot. Food was plentiful!!!!!!!!! But also delicious.

If you are looking for somewhere to relax and enjoy good food in an unpretentious environment where you are made to feel very welcome you could do a hell of a lot worse that "THE TAP"

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Brendon Williams

This place is well named as the Tap, the food was off tap, amazing meals especially the surf and turf

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Had a lovely lunch with my mum thanks. Beautifully cooked and delicious :-)
I would definitely recommend!

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Lovely setting, was very busy but service was quick and friendly, and food was tasty and nicely presented.

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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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