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Plan B Cafe & Bar

) #1 of 3 Restaurants in Pohara $$ - $$$, Bar, Cafe, New Zealand
800 Abel Tasman Drive | Pohara, Pohara 7183, New Zealand
+64 3-525 7678
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
1 week ago
“Comfortable and welcoming”
16 Apr 2017
“Two times in four nights!”
All hours
Bar, Cafe, New Zealand, European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
800 Abel Tasman Drive | Pohara, Pohara 7183, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food,great service. No more needs to be said. Oh except that the steak was perfectly cooked and the beer chilled.

Thank Janet and Ian D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I know it's a small town but it took over an hour. I think the food was worth it. The meals were HUGE, price appropriate and delicious! Everyone at our table of 7 had a delicious tasting meal The staff were friendly, would definitely go...More

Thank efaz326
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After a long day exploring we were ready for some local food. Unfortunately, the service was slow and we were left wanting more. It's a typical café serving burgers and chips. If you go for something other than the burger you are likely to be...More

Thank Lauren W
ownerofplanb, Owner at Plan B Cafe & Bar, responded to this review

Hello Lauren, thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your experience with us. Our kitchen staff work very hard to prepare the meals as soon as possible however, as they are all...More

Reviewed 17 April 2017

Walking from our motel, we enjoyed, not one but two delightful meals at this cafe! It is a nicely furnished space, the staff was lovely in every way and we so enjoyed the food! Excellent salmon dish, a HUGE hamburger, mussels and a steak sandwich...More

Thank rbc68
Reviewed 15 April 2017

We stayed at the Holiday Park for a few days - had one disappointing experience at another restaurant in Pohara - but yahoo we found 'Plan B' (should be Plan A), and they certainly made up for our initial disappointment in Pohara for Dining -...More

Thank peteexfox
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Easily the best food in Pohara. Well, one could say that there is not much competition around, but even if there was, the team at Plan B would be up for a challenge. These guys can cook! Fresh produce combined with obvious passion for food...More

Thank GlobalGerbil
Reviewed 26 March 2017

The meals are generous and tasty. Good family food. We enjoyed their tap beers, especially the local low-alcohol one.

Thank Pip111
Reviewed 22 March 2017

We arrived a little before 9pm as the kitchen was about to close, and they were kind enough to seat us. Service was excellent. This is not gourmet dining. That said, the food was very good. The fish 'n chips, salmon, and house IPA ale...More

Thank Patricia W
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Lovely waitress very helpful, 50 min wait for meal, apparently very busy. Food average "filling". My partner order Rib Eye Steak from menu but got a tough sirloin?

Thank Sue C
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

My Husband and I have been here many times before but last nights dinner was a winner. Himself had Fish and Chips and I had a Chicken Burger. My burger was massive and really good. Crispy chips and the fish batter was light and crispy....More

Thank teddybear2009
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Malcolm B
Are youyou open on tuesdays in the summer season?
19 December 2016|
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Malcolm B
Hi are you open on tuesdays in the summer season?
19 December 2016|
Response from ownerofplanb | Property representative |
Hello Malcolm From 28 December we will be open every day from 11am. We are currently open every night from 4pm. Regards
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 11 - USD 23
Bar, Cafe, New Zealand, European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
16:00 - 20:00
16:00 - 20:00
16:00 - 20:00
16:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 800 Abel Tasman Drive | Pohara, Pohara 7183, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Golden Bay  >  Pohara
  • Phone Number: +64 3-525 7678
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About Us Plan B Cafe & Bar is a relaxing, cafe, bar and restaurant set in the popular beach village of Pohara. The Cafe is fenced for privacy and comfort and boasts ample outside dining in the garden area and restaurant courtyard for those warm summer days. We are open every day in summer from 11 am. GF and vegetarian options are readily available.