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“Irish magic missing?”

Pog Mahones Irish Pub
Ranked #91 of 287 Restaurants in Queenstown
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$21
Cuisines: Irish, Steakhouse, New Zealand
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Pog Mahone's opened in its lakefront location in the heart of Queenstown in 1998 and quickly became a Queenstown icon. The Kiwi and Irish owners wanted to create an authentic Irish atmosphere and so designed and built the pub in Ireland itself then shipped it lock, stock and barrel to New Zealand. At Pogs you can enjoy a lively mix of modern and Celtic music (including regular trad sessions), friendly service and be warmed by open fires in both bars. On the inside it's guaranteed Irish but don't forget to try the sunny lakeside beer garden and balcony from which you can soak up some of New Zealand's most stunning alpine scenery! The menu offers authentic Irish cuisine complimented by contemporary NZ dishes and the world famous Stonegrill dining experience. We recommend you try our signature Beef & Guinness Pie or Irish Stew dishes.
Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

Fake reviews suggest this venue is better than our experience was. Very ordinary food both for adults and children. Beverages were fortunately ok. You can do much better dining elsewhere in Queenstown, even if you are Irish and wanting some familiarity.

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HospoGroup, General Manager at Pog Mahones Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2018

Hi Peter, we are very sorry that you had a poor experience. However, we are bemused by your statement about fake reviews and are unsure where this accusation has come from? We have never solicited or posted fake reviews and we take our time to respond to all our reviews individually as we appreciate that they are an important part of our business. We are very sorry that your experience was not up to scratch and we acknowledge that we don't always get it right but can assure you that our positive reviews are genuine and that the majority of our visitors have a positive experience. We hope we'll be able to welcome you back soon so that we can make it up to you and give you the kind of experience you should have had first time around

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Reviewed 28 June 2018

We both chose a stone grilled steak meal that we could control the cooking time at our table
The meat was thick and very fresh, mouth watering tasty,
Served with seasonal vegetables and a whiskey sauce.
It was an exceptional meal washed down with our choice of drinks being Guiness and a lovely house Sav
Highly reccommend this pub, great staff too.

Thank ClassicKiwi
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HospoGroup, General Manager at Pog Mahones Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2018

Awesome to hear, thank you for your review!

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Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

Went for a drink and found the place to be dark on a bright sunny but cold day. Staff member who serviced had been talking to a couple at the bar and looking at the sport on TV. Not taking his eyes off the screen asked what I wanted. Ordered a beer and wine. Still not looking at me turned his back after the ours to the cash register and gave me the price. I wanted hot chips which I did ask for before I paid. Maybe you have to be a local for actual eye contact and decent service.

Thank Kiaussi
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HospoGroup, General Manager at Pog Mahones Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2018

We are very sorry that this was your experience, you certainly should have been greeted and spoken to properly. Thank you for bringing this to our attention so that we can address it with the front of house team

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Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

Fabulous Irish pub !
The food was lovely and the staff great, lovely atmosphere.
Would reccommendy you visit.

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HospoGroup, General Manager at Pog Mahones Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2018

Thanks very much for your feedback, we are thrilled that you enjoyed your visit

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Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

We came here for lunch today with high expextation. We ordered the monday special with hot stone for 26nzd. The rump steak was tough maybe because it was too thick. The rib eye was nice and juicy

We also ordered fish and chips. It was just ok

Thank Simon T
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HospoGroup, General Manager at Pog Mahones Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2018

Thanks for your feedback Simon, we apologise that your food was not up to scratch and have passed this feedback on to the kitchen team. Thanks again from the team at Pogs

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