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South Sea Hotel dining room and pub

) #3 of 5 Restaurants in Stewart Island ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ , Seafood,
The Waterfront, Stewart Island, New Zealand
+64 3-219 1059
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good44%
  • Average17%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (26 reviews)
“rice” (4 reviews)
“chowder” (13 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Seafood, Pub, New Zealand, International, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
The Waterfront, Stewart Island, New Zealand
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Reviews (269)
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the only hotel in Oban and so close to our backpacker accomodation. We treated ourselves 3 nights in a row! They do takeaways. Parmesan crusted blue cod and roast veg chowder were two of the meals I had. Mulled wine was lovely too....More

Thank Romola H
Reviewed 5 June 2017

As all other eating establishments had closed for the winter, it was the pub or the pub. Good coffee, generous servings.

Thank Magics70A
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

Spent a 5 days in Oban and made a wonderful time of it despite most outlets being closed for 'winter'. This place had fairly ordinary meals although reasonable value for money. Opening hours and service unreliable. No oysters was a huge disappointment plus no muttonbirds,...More

Thank Mikaere
Reviewed 25 May 2017

We had a meal here on the night of the weekly quiz night. Very entertaining and a very busy night. We didn't take part in the quiz but seemed to know lots of the answers! The meal was delicious, seafood chowder followed by blue cod....More

Thank Hundalee219
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

One of the only places to eat out the pub doesnt disappoint. Great food and atmosphere. Anyone visiting will enjoy a meal or two here.

Thank animalfriendly15
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

The food was decent but service wasn't great. It was nice to have somewhere to eat for breakfast. We went a few times while there.

Thank shintn17
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

Hearty portions and good flavours. Restaurant food in a pub setting. Great service. This is the $50 crayfish meal.

Thank Kymberley B
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Bit pricy and fairly limited menu choice. However friendly and efficient service and a spectacular setting. Views from the restaurant are not as nice as eating in the bar

Thank Emperor_Palpatine
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

I can strongly recommend the parmesan crusted blue cod and the cheesecake from this restaurant. Unfortunately before I remembered to take this photo I had already eastern a little of the meal. It actually looked even better than this! The fish is the best tasting...More

Thank TirelessWorker
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Staff are awesome. Particularly Gabby from Dorset who's enjoying life in NZ. Food was excellent. No oysters the first night. Massive storm hitting NZ so understood. Second night, Gabby made sure she held back oysters for us. And they were delicious. Cheeky little Rose to...More

Thank Denise R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Seafood, Pub, New Zealand, International, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Waterfront, Stewart Island, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Southland Region  >  Stewart Island
  • Phone Number: +64 3-219 1059
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