Muldoon’s – Orewa

This is essentially my local I guess when in town, well sort of.  My good mate Jeff, a.k.a. The Goat, has a rental property in Orewa and every time a tenant moves out he gets the Bon to give him a hand in the tidy up.

So, true to Jeff’s daily habit, we venture down to Muldoon’s for a couple of beers.

It’s not bad, looks a bit rough with some of the clientele, but there’s never any hassles.   Cheap beers, reasonable food, what you’d expect from a pub – actually the pizza is really good.

A poem excerpt from their page: Here’s to a long life and a merry one. A quick death and easy one. A pretty girl and an honest one. A cold beer and another one!

Overall score: 07/10 – it’s ok, but it doesn’t tick all the boxes

Muldoon’s, 8H Moana Ave, Orewa – 09 427 8444 – Facebook page

The Commons – Takapuna

Mmmmmh, not sure if this place is really my cup of tea, but it works for some and I haven’t really had a bad experience here at all, I guess perhaps the odd clientèle don’t do it for me – still deliberating on that one.

Anyway, Miss Lai wanted to hang out for the afternoon and then she wanted afternoon desserts – so off we went to Takapuna on the Sunday from memory.

I’ve got to say, if you want exceptional desserts then yeah, The Commons do them well.

A picture speaks a thousand words no less.

Overall score: 10/10 desserts, 07/10 everything else.

The Commons – 21 Hurstmere Road, Takapuna, Auckland – 09 929 2791