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The Bay House

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Tauranga Bay Rd | Tauranga Bay, Westport 7892, New Zealand
+64 3-789 4151
11:00 - 22:00
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Tue 18:00 - 22:00
Wed - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Washington, DC
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed at nearby Carters by the Sea hotel and this was recommended. The views were great, decent service (a bit inexperienced) but the overall experience was lovely. This place is about 15 minutes from the fur seal colony along the walk to Cape Foulwind. Take a walk there before your meal and after your meal, walk the beach if... More 

Thank Boodus
Blenheim, Marlborough, New Zealand
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This would be my 4th visit to the Bay house over a course of 5 years and it never ceases to impress, tucked away in little Tauranga Bay off the beaten track this place is a must do....in fact I would plan a trip around it. Opening from 11am for lunch and open a few nights a week for dinner.... More 

Thank KellyA2012
Westport, New Zealand
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This has always been my favourite place to go and tonight it did not disappoint! The seafood chowder had a big mussel and prawns in it! The lamb was very tasty and cooked perfectly. Great service and nice atmosphere. The best spot for a good night out!

Thank heaph111
Westport, New Zealand
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a wonderful pre Xmas Family night at The Bay House. Amazing views and such a gorgeous place to be. Food was lovely and staff very attentive offering super service.

Thank 313Maggie
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stunning views of the rugged West Coast. Food was delicious, I had the lamb salad and G had the orange roughy (best fish we've ever tasted - and we've grown up with fish), girls enjoyed their pizza, only down side was the 30min + wait for our food.

Thank corinnet869
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The issue may be that we went on New Years Eve but we were really disappointed. There are hardly any parks for such a popular spot and we ended up sitting in a tiny table parked in the back away from any views. Food was ok but really expensive and the service was a bit lacking. If you really want... More 

Thank 760augustag
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28 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely delightful restaurant near Westport. We stopped for lunch and had the fish and chips which consisted of freshly caught snapper and home made chips. Perfectly cooked. Felt like heaven having a wonderful meal outside on the deck, enjoying the magnificent view over the bay. Finished off with the best chocolate cake ever and a glass of Pinot Gris. Fantastic... More 

Thank grantmac
Lyttelton, New Zealand
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely fresh food, each dish served with a distinctive twist (I had calamari which was served with a lovely seaweed accompaniment and a ginger-dressed salad). My partner rated the vege pizza as the best pizza he has ever ordered! Very impressed by the quality of food brought to the table for its price bracket. Kids and adults equally impressed. Selection... More 

Thank redplus2015
Zurich, Switzerland
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48 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the perfect spot for a memorable dinner: nice location with sea view, small selection but everything was amazing (we had beef and red snapper), staff was very friendly and attentive. Deserts are worth a special mention, the chocolate fondant with vanilla icecream was just delicios and the best of its kind! This place is a must if you're... More 

Thank ch_dominic
Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'd been before on a bike trip a couple of years ago Fabulous food in a great setting Staff were attentive but not overbearing We booked but surprisingly there were spare tables

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 25
Seafood, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tauranga Bay Rd | Tauranga Bay, Westport 7892, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  West Coast Region  >  Westport
  • Phone Number: +64 3-789 4151
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.

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