Huapai Tavern Kumeu Guide

The Huapai Tavern is a historic venue that provides tasty food, pokies gaming, a cool atmosphere and great drinks for patrons. The tavern is located at 319 SH 16, Huapai, Kumeu 0810 and is only a about 30 minutes north west from Auckland City via the bridge on State Highway 1 and State Highway 18.

Guests here can enjoy live music while relaxing indoors or at the sun-drenched open courtyard. The club is open for meals and drinks throughout the week from morning to evening. The menu is expansive and dishes are prepared professionally for you. Read on to discover more about this tavern and its amenities.

Food, Bar, Events & Pokies at The Huapai Tavern 


While visiting this tavern, you can find a collection of dishes which are guaranteed to tantalize your palate. The menu is divided into snack, breakfast, dessert and main meal sections. From these, you can find dishes such as the Huapai Big Breakfast (and yes it is the big breakfast), the bacon and mushroom stack, shrimp cocktail and Scotch fillet are just to die for.

You can also sample prawn and chicken curry, prawn medleys, Surf n’ turf (top rated) as well as Fettucine and heaps more items. The meals are affordable and can be served with a collection of drinks and accompaniments. Moreover, there are cheap dishes for kids. You can view their menu on the official website too.

Drinks at the bar

The drinks at this tavern are guaranteed to satisfy. There is a wide variety of wines, spirits and beers at the bar. Some examples of brands represented in their drink list include Waikato Draught, Corona Extra, Guinness, Lion Brown and Mac’s. Other brands available behind the counter include Heineken Premium Light, Stella Artois and Speight’s Cider. These are served while chilled to guarantee satisfaction. Moreover, there are many soft drinks too for the kids and those who do not drink alcohol.

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Playing the Pokies at the Huapai Tavern

The Huapai Tavern has some great slots on offer, they have at last count about 18 pokies machines. Another great pokies lounge locally is the Huapai Golf Club.

Events and activities

The Huapai Tavern entertains guests regularly. It provides live music played by big bands from the area and all over New Zealand. Moreover, guests artistes thrill patrons during the weekends. In addition to that, the management organizes activities such as karaoke, quizzes and ladies’ nights to keep the guests entertained constantly. The venue is perfect for nights out due to the ample parking and patron care services such as a courtesy van.

Origin of the tavern

The Huapai Tavern began as the Kumeu Hotel. It was then renamed the White Horse Hotel in 1883. Much later on, it was renamed the Huapai Tavern. Throughout the decades since establishment, the tavern provided a place for refreshment and meals for travelers and business people in the Kumeu-Huapai area. Through the 1970’s a new lounge measuring 1,200 square feet was built in the tavern to accommodate the growing number of patrons. This feature survives to date and is a favorite spot for guests and regular bar flies.


The Huapai Tavern is a versatile pub venue. Not only do they provide drinks and tasty dishes, they also host special occasions for guests. You can have your birthday, graduation party, divorce party, wedding reception, stag do or hen night hosted here. To do this, simply get in touch with the events manager.

Opening Hours – Everyday

  • Mon to Fri – 11am to late
  • Sat – 10.30am to late
  • Sun– 9am to late


Phone 094129851


Map and address

Huapai Tavern
319 SH 16, Huapai, Kumeu 0810, New Zealand

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