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Skipper's Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub
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Muriwai Drive | The Wharf, Whakatane 3120, New Zealand
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Geelong, Australia
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504 reviews
228 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were a group of three adults and a ten year old. All of us found something to eat that was well presented, and at a reasonable price. Drinks were also fair in their pricing, and no-one was left hungry. This venue was a good choice.

Thank John M
Whakatane, New Zealand
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Great meals at an affordable price, Service is very quick and the atmosphere is great. Staff are very friendly and efficient.

Thank Anne H
Whakatane, New Zealand
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

We had lunch yesterday. The pasta dish (Chicken Fettuccine) is to die for! We're regulars at this restaurant. We love how the food is consistently YUM, served quickly and HOT. It's good, pub grub, reasonable prices and beautiful waterside views. Kitchen staff are great!!

Thank Ronawa
Richards Bay, South Africa
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237 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 274 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

We popped in for lunch when a fishing competition was on. A huge restaurant and bar with stunning views. The restaurant was not busy considering its size. We ordered a hamburger and 2 x fish & chips. We waited 15 min for our meals to be prepared. The hamburger my son ordered was huge and nicely presented, and he enjoyed... More 

Thank WillemLab
NSW Australia
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141 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

We were looking for some "plain" food as a break from restaurants, and the restaurant at the sportsfishos club suite dthe bill to perfection. If you are a fisho - this is the place to visit. God cold beer!

Thank cajunnsw
Whakatane, New Zealand
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50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016

Where else, I wondered, could I have found a "light" lunch comprising six large prawns in garlic sauce, a nicely-moulded portion of basmati rice, and a really crisp and well-dressed salad at this price? Nowhere that I could call to mind. The above "light" meal -- certainly more than I could manage to consume -- cost all of $17, which... More 

Whakatane, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2016

As a member of the Whakatane Fishing Club you will not find a more convenient local spot to meet up with family and friends. Skippers Restaurant will do you proud...

Thank owenvaughan
Whakatane, New Zealand
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Lovely meals and drinks at reasonable prices. Very friendly and helpful staff.. Nice views along the river.

Thank Karaka5
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

Fabulous meal with great service and reasonably price. Great outlook on river. Definitely recommend. Very relaxed atmosphere with bar.

Thank helenjeanb
Ohope, New Zealand
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 February 2016

Something to suit everybody with its very varied menu. Meals are large so if you're not that big an eater the light menu would do. Great views over the river and entrance.

Thank lyngriffiths6

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Muriwai Drive | The Wharf, Whakatane 3120, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Whakatane
  • Phone Number: 07-307-1573
Skippers Restaurant is aptly named as it has gorgeous water views in a unique location. Dine either indoors or on the large deck outdoors while enjoying unobstructed views of the river, Whale Island, White Island (active volcano) and the ocean beyond.The restaurant is part of the Whakatane Sportfishing Club, and the walls of the club are adorned with an extensive collection of fish mounts with over 40 different species to view from a massive 1221lb Black Marlin to a 4.5lb Blue Cod.Revered for its sumptuous lunches and dinners, as well as snacks and casual alfresco dining, Skippers offers a fabulous choice of high quality cuisine, and is a favourite destination for club members, guests and affiliates.

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