Horse & Trap

3 star rating 11 reviews

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09 8879290

3 Enfield Street, Mt Eden, Auckland

  Pizza, European, Steakhouse
11:30 AM to 12 Midnight (Mon-Thu, Sun), 11:30 AM to 1 AM (Fri-Sat)


Reviews for Horse & Trap

2 star rating
by Ian
8 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.

4 star rating
by Vanya
10 months ago

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!

5 star rating
by Will.I.Am
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.

5 star rating
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.

4 star rating
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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2 star rating
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

4 star rating
by Glenn Town
Jun 27, 2013

Excellent pub
Food and beers very good
Nice atmosphere
Hidden gem

1 star rating
by Lisa
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.

4 star rating
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!

4 star rating
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.

1 star rating
by Leah
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.