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The Bay House

Tauranga Bay Rd | Tauranga Bay, Westport 7892, New Zealand
+64 3-789 4151
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“seafood chowder” (12 reviews)
“duck confit” (3 reviews)
“falafel” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Tauranga Bay Rd | Tauranga Bay, Westport 7892, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 223 reviews

Reviewed 7 November 2017

Went in with a friend, had a great time with an awesome view, good coffee and not very good pizza. In general, I enjoyed the visit very much, mostly because of the stunning scenery.

1  Thank sarka a
Reviewed 6 October 2017

I can't quite work out when this place will be open. Probably Labour weekend till Easter of the following year... but don't quote me. If it is open what are the opening hours? This restaurant is near the Cape Foulwind Seal colony, so you think...More

1  Thank Kate H
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

My husband and I had lunch on queens birthday Monday what an amazingly fabulous day weather wise we couldn't believe our luck. Sat out on the deck and watched the surfers and the sun shining on the water stunning! I had the open steak sandwich...More

1  Thank Sally D
Reviewed 23 May 2017

A truly wild place and food that will delight you. The massive waves roll past you and break on the rocks and stony beach. There are few places anywhere with such a dynamic view while you dine. The menu is varied and always interesting. It's...More

Thank blueduck49
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

Absolutely gorgeous views. Very friendly staff, happy to let us sit for a soft drink even though they were about to close. The food looked beautiful but we didn't try anything when we visited. Would be very tempted to go back for a full meal...More

Thank Justine C
Reviewed 7 May 2017

We had seen very positive reviews of the Bay House and our meal didn't disappoint! We had eaten there for lunch many years before and had wanted to return. It was very satisfying to find the evening meal was a delightful experience, enhanced by the...More

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 24 April 2017

You can't beat the fish and chips but the lamb, chowder, calamari and other menu offerings are all excellent. Really and truly, The Bay House Cafe offers the best food, service and setting that I have found on the west coast. Doc and Chris are...More

Thank LazDownUnder
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Exceptionally good food in an amazing location. Attentive service that was not overbearing. Just the right mix of casual and quality for a lovely evening on the coast! Thank you!

Thank gisela p
Reviewed 21 April 2017

great service great food would definitely go again about 20 minute wait until food served by friendly waitress.

Thank mac r
Reviewed 19 April 2017

We ate here as it is pretty much the only place around. The view is simply amazing. You can sit and watch the surf while you dine. Amazing. the food was very good, prices surprisingly not outrageous. The service was a little slow but we...More

Thank Gary M
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Questions & Answers
Julie H
8 October 2017|
Response from Sandra H | Property representative |
Hi Julie! We are hoping to be open in November once we have recruited chefs. Regards, The Bay House
Jerry B
15 February 2017|
Response from Trish09_7 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I'm not sure. Best to check directly with The Bay House.
26 November 2015|
Response from MMcD641 |
Yes they are open these nights during Janurary
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 25
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
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
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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. Open from November to May, we offer casual lunches from 11.30am to 3pm and evening dining (Dec to March) from 5.30pm to 8pm. 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: We are situated at the edge of Tauranga Bay on a single lane No Exit road with 5 carparks below restaurant. There is a turnaround bay at the end of this No Exit road however this narrow road is not suitable for buses and large campervans. Cars can park on one side of this lane (sea side) however we recommend the large Public Carpark 50metres before The Bay House.
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