Reviews for Horse & Trap
by Paul Ballard
5 days ago
What's happened H&T? We graced your fine surrounds for near on two years every Tuesday for what is (luckily, still) the best quiz night in Auckland, but after coming back to the city after a 6 month hiatus - you really have lost your Tuesday pizazz.
Two weeks on the trot your table service has been appalling. If your staff need to write things down when taking a full table order, then so be it - we will not be offended. What is more offensive is when nothing arrives for 30mins and we end up going to the bar anyway to make a purchase. Then suddenly a bill arrives charging us for the items that never actually made it to our table in the first place. It's not rocket science guys!
There are a couple of shining stars still left working there (thank goodness), but more often than not when we do have to order at the bar we are greeted by often cocky bar staff who really should learn to simply smile, apologise when the bar has made an error, and at least make some attempt not to backchat as we depart back to our table.
You guys used to rock. Our Tuesday's just aren't that much fun anymore, sorry.
by Janine @ Temptation Cakes AKL
8 days ago
Spent best part of Sunday afternoon/evening here earlier drinks on deck then migrating indoors for dinner.
Roast lamb and fish and chips both good will be back again love the open fires too
by Andrew @anjeats
one month ago
Had dinner here before seeing a comedy show upstairs (clearly a versatile venue!). The waiter was quick to tell us about the specials, whilst limited in range, offered nice hearty options for a Saturday eve. There was ample seating to choose from and we managed to find a table with a big TV screen in view. Yes I know we were at a pub, but the music was a tad of the loud side. I had the good old fish and chips - the fish was beautifully battered and was accompanied by a salad but did not come with tartare sauce (a must!). The serving of chips was a bit small but aside from that the fish was tasty and went down well with a Monteiths Radler. I had a flat white to round of the meal but unfortunately it was on the weak side. In all a satisfactory pub meal experience and kudos to H&T for having a great room for the comedy too!
11 months ago
$11.00 for a pint of not particularly decent beer and when I complained that it was only 90% full (including the top) It was if I was in the wrong for complaining.
He still didn't top it up properly. Thankfully don't have to go there again.
Jun 02, 2014
Went with carnivore friends, and was delighted to find the lentil, pumpkin and cashew loaf, which was delicious. If this dish is fully vegan, Horse and Trap, say so in your menu! It was SOOO nice to have this great choice. Meat eaters very happy too. Very friendly service, and if is the 3rd menu in the last three months, keep it!
Feb 12, 2014
We did quiz night at the Horse and Trap last night, what a crack up! The quiz master was so witty and funny, we will be back for sure!
Food was also great along with service. I had the lamb burger from the specials board but wish I had ordered the ribs as they looked amazing and so too did the fish and chips.
by Mrs T
Jan 23, 2014
I just had the tastiest sticky ribs I have ever had! Really needed to mention that so people will consider going out of their way for them. Keep up the great work chef!!
Staff that served us were friendly and fun, no orders screwed up and a great afternoon had by all. Cannot fault this local icon. Great pub food, atmosphere and service.
by Kiwi Food Wonders
Nov 30, 2013
The Horse & Trap’s tagline is that they are a “stable of social relaxing”. When we visited on a busy Friday evening, this was certainly the case. It was pretty packed, with after-work suits, girls pre-loading for town, and an intriguing mix of middle-aged suburbanites.
The 100 year old building that the bar is housed in has a lovely feel to it; spread across 3 floors with plenty of private function rooms and outdoor areas, this venue can hold a crowd. As a Monteith’s bar, your tap selection also includes their range of ciders which makes for a refreshing summer tipple.
We were planning to just grab a drink or two, but looked over the menu & decided to stay. 1 of the 2 man-sized appetites I was dining with had a hankering for a burger, and the Horse & Trap Burger was calling his name. Served with pepper relish, battered onion rings & fries for $20, this was a man-sized burger. It even had the Kiwi touch with large slices of beetroot adorning the filling. The pattie appeared to be homemade, which is a big thumbs up for a busy pub kitchen. The chips were well cooked & seasoned, onion rings crispy & the relish was tasty. The only minor complaint was that the burger had been zealously seasoned – a touch too much cumin & coriander overpowered the other flavours. Otherwise the burger craving was well sated, and the request for extra aioli was happily met.
Our other dishes included the Pulled Pork Quesadilla with black beans, cheese, guacamole & salsa ($18). Again this was heartily-sized for a quesadilla. The filling was tasty, but the guacamole was more like pureed avocado as you can see from the photo. It was a little too smooth & runny to qualify as guacamole.
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by Mark Bell
Nov 03, 2013
Ate there last night prior to the All Around Town gig at The Powerstation. $18 for four small quesadillas by themselves on a plate. Looked more like an entrée to me. Way overpriced . $9.50 for a tap beer didn't impress either
by Glenn Town
Jun 27, 2013
Food and beers very good
Mar 19, 2013
We have frequented the Horse and Trap over the years and have had no reason to complain until our last visit.
The service was so slow, and everything is overpriced, we had to wait half an hour for half a bowl of fries, that cost the best part of $10. We won't be back again.
by Andrea McDonnell
Jan 12, 2013
I love the Horse and Trap. I used to go the pub quizz every Tuesday night and would often order meals before the quizz. Have never experienced anything other than good service and great meals there. Most recently had dinner there a couple of months ago with my husband before heading to the Powerstation for a gig. I thoroughly enjoyed the salt and pepper squid so much that we went back with our teenage sons for dinner a few weeks later. As expected, we all enjoyed our meals. Thanks Horse and Trap. We'll see you next time!
by Jess Callinan
Jul 23, 2012
Love the H & T. Great food, great beer, lovely atmosphere but agree that the staff have little interest in anything and are fairly robotic and blank - and I go there a lot...still, you don;t go for the staff chat everything else makes it worth it.
Aug 17, 2010
Rubbish service, snooty bar tenders and the staff just seem to have no interest in you or your order. Bar got our drinks and entreés wrong 3 times (there was only 3 of us), so we paid and left. Beautiful decor, so hey, at least you've got one thing going.
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