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Moutere Inn

$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, New Zealand
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1406 Moutere Highway, Upper Moutere, Mapua 7175, New Zealand
+64 3-543 2759
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Wellington, New Zealand
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68 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stopped off here many times for a craft beer but decided to give the meals a go. Glad we did as they were excellent .We had the pork shoulder and the steak which came with the most delicious beans .They also have a good range of beers and all wines are locally sourced. After several wet and windy days the... More 

Thank Gizmo776
Christchurch, New Zealand
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

First visit today and we will be back. Friendly and welcoming with great staff and wonderful food. Great value for money in a historic and well-maintained setting. We will be back.

Thank NZLisaDR
Nelson, New Zealand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Out to lunch here with friends, all enjoyed their meal, I had the salt and peeper tofu, so lovely! I love the range of beers, the staff are always informative about whats on tap.

Thank beckb00
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From the moment we got there, it went downhill. We were among 10 guests who arrived 15minutes before opening and rather than come out and talk to us, they left us milling around outside, watching the staff inside getting ready. Another group of 5 just left. The owners didn't smile and appeared unhappy. The food wasn't good and a massive... More 

Thank Mike O
MoutereInn, Owner at Moutere Inn, responded to this review

Hello Mike I'm sorry you were disappointed with your visit. Our kitchen wouldn't have been ready to serve prior to midday and we're unable to open earlier for drinks due to our licence. However, staff should have said hello at least and advised you of this. I can only assume that they were concentrating on getting everything ready on what... More 

Sydney, Australia
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had the pub special of 2 steaks and a bottle of kahurangi save blanc. The steaks chips and green beans were delicious and cooked exactly right. This is a lovely pub with great atmosphere and location.

Thank ofearlessone
Nelson, New Zealand
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197 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

We frequently have 'Sunday lunches' at the Moutere Inn. All have been excellent. great food - most of it appearing to be sourced locally - and many boutique beers. A warm 'community' atmosphere that is becoming much more difficult to experience in NZ now.

Thank JohnandTracy_L
Nelson, New Zealand
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Two of us visited the pub for an evening meal on a Saturday night. We had a choice of several chef specials as well as the main menu. We shared a tofu starter to see what a chef could do to something which seems to repel flavor when I try to use it. Leave it to the professionals as it... More 

Thank Nicky M
Upper Moutere, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

The Moutere Inn, "the oldest pub in the country", is going from strength to strength with its food and beverages. Chef Jasper is turning out Top Quality food, totally fresh and with tasty seasonal ingredients. We ate last Thursday as a pre-cursor for the regular monthly Quiz Nite. Two of us had the FOD which was pan-fried snapper on a... More 

Thank zbsanke
Motueka, New Zealand
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

I reviewed the Moutere Inn in August but this review is about the Chef and his food which is definitely up there with the best in the Bay. Being a pub, the menu is restricted and covers the same basic meals - say, chicken, fish, beef, pork and a vegetarian option - but what I love is that by using... More 

Thank petrov301
Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand
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67 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

We called into Moutere Inn for a bite to eat on our way to a concert at Ngatimoti. We only intended to have a light snack and a drink bit the menu was appealing so we had 3 courses! We shared the entree & dessert and each had a main and it was good wholesome fare. Full of flavour and... More 

Thank Marianne P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pub, New Zealand
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1406 Moutere Highway, Upper Moutere, Mapua 7175, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Mapua  >  Upper Moutere
  • Phone Number: +64 3-543 2759

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?