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Drunken Sailor Cafe

$$ - $$$
Seafood, Soups, New Zealand
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Stirling Point, Bluff 9503, New Zealand
+64 3-212 8855
11:30 - 16:00
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Sun - Fri 11:30 - 16:00
Sat 11:30 - 21:30
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

This is an up market eating spot in bluff Great food and views Has been closed for a while due to fire Would recommend to the traveler with a few extra dollars

Thank Zacchary C
Kerikeri, New Zealand
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Food was nice ..no problems fresh and tasty . Size of portions quite large.. comes with condiments. service was reasonable for a large group ... you definitely have to book for lunch when we went.. not sure about dinner but I wouldn't chance it..

Thank esthercook
New York City, New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 December 2015

The food were okay and location was good. But very expensive, it does not justify the price of a dozen of oyster for $56 and a bowl of sea food chowder $36. The waitress were prejudice to us. I was vacationing there to visit my brother and my niece . Along with me were my Asian family. I live in... More 

1 Thank Medotski
Christchurch, New Zealand
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56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2015 via mobile

As an ex Southlander, I always go to Sterling Point and have a meal at the cafe for old times sake. Where else can you view such a wild ocean and coastline in warmth and comfort? The blue cod always tastes wonderful and the service of the staff is always top notch. It is an awesome place to spend some... More 

1 Thank pam255118
new zealand
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69 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2014 via mobile

We have been to the now "The Oyster Cove" before when it was know as The Drunken Sailor. The new owners have put together a great new menu with a large number of choices. I do not remember ever seeing a menu with mutton birds on it!!!. So great stuff. We all had our lunch meals on time and were... More 

Thank dicke-nz
Bluff, New Zealand
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2014

It's still the same grand location but the windows have been scrupulously cleaned so diners can fully appreciate one of the grandest views available anywhere on earth. The food was fantastic. I had the Squid Salad and my Wife had a rare Rib Eye . Both were done to perfection. Service was prompt and excellent . I would recommend this... More 

Thank alohamac
Gore, New Zealand
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33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2014

We decided to take a Sunday drive with our friends - our destination, lunch in Bluff at the Oyster Cove Restaurant. We were seated by the window and enjoyed the views of the sea and all the fishing boats coming in throughout the afternoon. To make the most of the southern seafood, I chose the Seafood Platter - delicious, perfectly... More 

2 Thank SouthernFoody1957
Portsmouth, Hampshire
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76 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2014

After a long drive along a scenic coastal road, we arrived at Bluff Point, the southernmost occupied place in South Island. Decided on the spur of the moment to have a late lunch at the Drunken Sailor Cafe, a large restaurant overlooking the Pacific Ocean. We ordered a Seafood Platter for two but for our convenience and at no charge... More 

2 Thank bookman_12
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2014 via mobile

Stumbled across the drunken sailor oyster bar at sterling point bluff. It's situated in a fantastic spot above the sign post at the southern pt of NZ. The location is fantastic, and the food just as good. We had blue and cod and chips along with a plate of bluff oysters natural and battered - brilliant ! Good coffee and... More 

Thank Chris T
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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100 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 24 May 2014

We drove from Queenstown to take photos of the famous Bluff signal post sign and where getting hungy so we stopped off here and decided to try lunch as I saw they had free Wi Fi. It was amazing, I had the Blue Cod (which is something we don't get in the North Island) and my husbad had the salmon... More 

1 Thank lsimpsondusty49

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Restaurant Details

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Seafood, Soups, New Zealand
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
11:30 - 16:00
11:30 - 16:00
11:30 - 16:00
11:30 - 16:00
11:30 - 16:00
11:30 - 16:00
11:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Stirling Point, Bluff 9503, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Bluff
  • Phone Number: +64 3-212 8855

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