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Lake Ferry Hotel Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Bar, Seafood, Pub, New Zealand, International, Gluten Free Options
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2 Lake Ferry Road | Lake Ferry, Martinborough, New Zealand
+64 6-307 7831
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Wellington, New Zealand
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214 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

...would be no reason to stay a night there,....no nice walks, nothing.... Abbott the food: I had a mushroom burger, the only vegetarian option. Was ok, ....between average and good. The fries was acceptable. My partner eat the shrimps fettuccine,.... I said before, my partner eat no meat , only fish,...But it came with a weird sausage, she was really... More 

Thank India2012
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ordered off the starter menu and were informed that they did not have two of what we wanted. We ordered fish and chips instead and it came with one piece of fish where other people were getting two. All in all it felt very much like they did not want us there. Later on a bunch of patched gang... More 

Thank Kahutiaterangi
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6 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great location. We stopped for a drink after a long walk. Not overly friendly staff but there was a wedding on. Outside seating and good views.

Thank Victoria D
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101 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best thing is the location- in the middle of nowhere, at the mouth of Lake Onoke with a view of the lake, the sea and the mountains. Also there are no other options unless you brought a picnic. But the services is non-existent order food from the bar when someone deigns to serve you, surly and unhelpful. And when the... More 

Thank Nzattitude
Leicester, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The waiter/ barman really wasn't that interested in taking our order and the food (fish and chips) arrived before my pot of tea. My partner said the draught beer was some of the worst he'd had in NZ. The fish and chips were OK and the chocolate brownie for pudding was good, but we wouldn't rush to go back, there... More 

Thank Gamp21
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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45 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous big hearty meals. My hubby had the famous lake ferry fish and chips and they were delicious. I had snapper on pea and prawn risotto and it was fabulous. Several people were having the flounder . Great place to sit out on the deck in the sun while eating tea and watching the sun go down over the water.

Thank kathyb931
Levin, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
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87 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I remember about 10 years ago enjoying the ambiance of this place for lunch. This was not the case this time. It was hard to tell if we were in the right entrance. The ordering place seemed like a hall - boring. We gave our orders -not much fish choice -some had meatballs -not as good as subway. our empty... More 

Thank minnie20315
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49 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A stop for lunch proved to be quite enjoyable with tasty meal. The ambience is a little disappointing after the rave reports.The service was friendly and prompt.

Thank Peter E
Wellington, New Zealand
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

There's something magical about this historic hotel and its location at the end of the world (or so it feels). It's well worth booking in for both a meal and accommodation so you cN hang around to watch the sunset and then the stars. It's a pretty special spot. There was a power cut when we were there which greatly... More 

Thank monty035
Wellington, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

went to the hotel as I had heard it was great to have fish and chips there.. well if that is their signature dish they do not put much effort in it.. chips were meh.. and a bit under cooked.. fish was greasy.. but the hotel had great views.. nice fire and good atmosphere..

Thank keagles2017

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Seafood, Pub, New Zealand, International, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Waitstaff, Television
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, View, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Lake Ferry Road | Lake Ferry, Martinborough, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wairarapa  >  Martinborough
  • Phone Number: +64 6-307 7831

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