Sunday, August 14, 2011
Last night was a big one for our team the Warriors so we thought we would go and watch it live on TV at one of our local pubs only a stones throw from Haven Homestay.
Rumour had it that the Northcote Tavern had a new chef in the kitchen and that recently the food had received a 4 out of five from the NZ Herald, so we thought we'd better give it a go to see if the review was true.
The menu has a range of pub food and also a blackboard menu of weekly specials. My lovely husband opted for the fish and chips, which came wrapped in newspaper-it was an enormous package of food, with three large pieces of fish as well as homemade style chips and at only $17.50 was jolly good value. I on the other hand went for the cheaper option, only $12.50 and had the beef & guiness pie with mash. That too was substantial - so much so I couldn't finish it - I think the waitress was a tad disappointed with me! Both meals were to coin a phrase "a tiny bit marvelous" and great value for money.
The pub has a lovely atmosphere reminiscent of an English pub and seems to have a wide ranges of ales and a good wine list. In the summer there is a lovely beer garden and it seems very popular with the locals.
We had a lovely evening, watched the Warriors win and went home greatly satisfied.
We mustn't leave it too long before our next visit.........