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“Whitebait souffle and fabulous staff”
Review of The Bay House

The Bay House
Ranked #2 of 30 Restaurants in Westport
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$7 - US$25
Cuisines: Cafe, New Zealand, Wine Bar
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Description: Nestled into the native bush clad peninsula of Tauranga Bay (Maori for 'sheltered bay'), The Bay House has a unique coastal location giving a sense of escape to somewhere close to paradise. Overlooking the Tasman surf, The Bay House is one of New Zealand's most picturesque dining environments offering a range of options for guests depending on their mood, the time of day and the weather: we offer casual lunches from 11.30am to 3pm and A la Carte Dining in the evening from 5.30pm in the summer months. With stunning waterfront views from almost all tables on the premises and seasonal New Zealand style cuisine, the iconic Bay House is a true destination for all in search of a memorable dining experience in a world class location. PARKING NOTE: Please note we are situated at the edge of Tauranga Bay at the end of a one lane No exit road. (there is a turnaround bay at the end of this road however.) We have 5 carparks then there is the lane to park on however is narrow for large vehicles. Then there is the pubic car park 80 metres before you arrive at the restaurant. This is suitable for larger camper vans etc.
Nelson, New Zealand
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“Whitebait souffle and fabulous staff”
Reviewed 22 June 2014

Stunning views, amazing food, great wine list and friendly, fabulous service.
Do not go to the West Coast of the South Island of NZ without having lunch at this amazing restaurant. We arranged an off the menu whitebait soufflé with the chef (Neil) the day before, I have literally never tasted whitebait as good as Neil's whitebait soufflé. He does a great tempura white bait as well. We had that as an entrée. Love the staff too!

  • Visited June 2014
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Fantastic chowder”
Reviewed 8 June 2014

Great family lunch here today. Highly recommend the seafood chowder; simply magnificent, and the view and service were serene & attentive respectively.

  • Visited June 2014
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kaiapoi
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“The best”
Reviewed 2 June 2014

My favourite eating place on the West coast. Set on a stunning location at Tauranga bay with views to die for. Always a great selection of reasonably priced meals and great service. Free wifi is also on the menu. Your nuts if you don't go there for a meal and a walk

Visited June 2014
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Rarotonga
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28 reviews
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“Consistantly Awesome”
Reviewed 30 May 2014

We visited the Bay House for a leisurely lunch while on holiday. It was a must do on my list and again we were not disappointed. A sensational day made for fantastic views, the menu was extensive with out being over the top although choosing was a little hard! Our waitress Maegen was attentive, pleasant and very helpful as were the rest of the staff. Our food arrived in good time and was as expected delicious. A great way to spend a few hours while on holiday. I can't to go back again next trip.

  • Visited March 2014
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1 Thank ShelleyRarotonga
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“Location location location”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

We walked from the lighthouse to here for lunch on a sunny day and sat outside. The service was excellent, I had the Cajun fish and my wife had the squid, no complaints and cooked to perfection, and what an excellent location and view whilst eating

  • Visited May 2014
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