Redoubt Bar & Eatery
(Cnr Alexander & Rewi Streets)
Waipa 07-871 4768
- Mon – Fri 11am-2pm, 5-9pm
- Sat & Sun 10am-5pm, 5-9pm
- Business Dining
- Children's Menu
- Live Music
- Payment Types: EFTPOS, Visa, MasterCard, AMEX, Diners
- Price Range: Spendy, $25 - $35
- Dress Code: Smart casual
- Alcohol: Beer, Wine, Spirits, Cocktails
- Seating for: 60
- BYO/Corkage: No BYO
- Parking: Free On-Street
- Good For Groups: Yes
- Good For Children: Yes
- Takeaways: Yes
- Delivers: No
- Takes Reservations: Yes
- Dietary Restrictions: Vegetarian, Vegan, Dairy-free, Gluten-free
- Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
- Outdoor Seating: Yes
- Meals: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert
- Wi-Fi: None
The Redoubt Bar and Eatery is one of the best known and well established places to eat in Te Awamutu. This family owned pub/eatery offers friendly service, a seasonal menu and a great atmosphere.
15 Reviews for Redoubt Bar & Eatery
Visited July 2012
There staff have changed alot in the last few months but they are always very friendly, and seem to really love their jobs!
The food continues to be outstanding. They just recently were awarded a gold merit for there lamb and beef dishes, which I think were very worthy of this distinction.
Cheers and go guys!!
We all opted for starters and mains – bruschetta and Thai mussels for my colleagues and corn fritters with prawns and rocket. All were so good that there were no offers of sharing!! My prawns had just enough garlic to be flavourful, without over powering the light and fluffy corn fritters (or offending the others in our meeting the next day!). The mussels smelt great, with a tangy spicy Thai coconut broth and the bruschetta looked very appetising (which I guess you expect in an appetiser!!).
Mains arrived after just the right amount of time for the starters to settle – pork-belly for me, with a smokey/mustardy sauce on top and a perfect bubble and squeak underneath. The pork was perfect – tasty, crisp outside yet still tender flesh plus a beautifully crackly skin! To my left, what looked like a perfect scotch fillet was being enjoyed tender bite by tender bite while to my right the Miss Piggy pizza (pork, bacon etc and very stringy cheese!) was being heartily devoured.
Deserts were ordered – not because we needed them, but because we simply had to keep tasting the fantastic food that was coming out of this kitchen! My cheesecake was superb, with the addition of a fresh blackberry sauce and presented with real style (cloud-like spun sugar adding a gossamer touch of sweetness atop the tangy tasty cheesecake!). The creme brulee was declared a champion, being a caramel rather than vanilla custard and the jersey cow also found favour.
Our meals were so good that the next night we regretted following another recommendation to visit Fahrenheit (whereMore the ribs were great but the steaks seriously overcooked and the bruschetta unimaginative), so we headed back to Redoubt for desert and again were delighted!
Everything was prepared and presented with style and care, the tastes were perfect and the combinations of flavours could not be faulted. I was impressed, when I took the chance to thank the sous chef and kitchenhand, that such great meals came from what appeared to be quite a young team. These folk have certainly turned some great experience and real talent into excellent meals.
We will be back for more next time we are in Te Awamutu.
The food is fantastic and there is always something new on the menu to try.
Also their themed nights are a real blast and we always try and attened as many as possible
We definatley recommend.
When our group asked for something to be done in regards to the amount of food we had been given, the staff were unprepared to help. In the end they were basically smerking at us, so we decided to leave and take our business to Cambridge.
Never again, and it’s a shame that as a local I am not prepared to spend my money locally. Also this place charges extra if you want sauce, get real! Be warned diners, if you want decent food and more than basic service then I suggest you go else where.