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Punakaiki Tavern

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Corner Of State Highway 6 & Owen Street | Cmb 52 Punakaiki. RD 1 Runanga 7873, Punakaiki 7873, New Zealand
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  • Very good35%
  • Average20%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible13%
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Corner Of State Highway 6 & Owen Street | Cmb 52 Punakaiki. RD 1 Runanga 7873, Punakaiki 7873, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 344 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

This spot was the highlight of our NZ westcoast trip , good beer , friendly staff and locals , great food food

Thank Paul M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were a captive audience unfortunately as this was the only place open in the area. The tavern itself was quirky and interesting, but the bar staff were not very welcoming. and the fish ordered was clearly pre-packed frozen, although the menu did not actually...More

Thank lalapalooza2014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Can never forget this place is life as we lost our car key . We stayed in a place called Rataview and we're going towards nelson . On the way stopped at this tavern and it was a nice place . They also have a...More

Thank Manish T
Reviewed 14 August 2017

It is really your only choice here, but it is still the best one. Gorgeous wood interior and a laid back vibe. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Food was tasty. Yes for a Canadian I found the food to be expensive, but I...More

Thank Ashley V
Reviewed 29 July 2017

Comfy warm old-school tavern vibe and friendly hosts though as a few reviews have pointed out here, food seems like it was microwaved out of a can. That can be ok but not for ~$30 mains

Thank Mike J
Lorraine R, Owner at Punakaiki Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2017

I cannot understand this one as we do not have any main courses for that price and not out of a can microwaved.

Reviewed 11 July 2017

if your staying over night in punakaiki then this is the only place to go and I mean the only place ....but its a great little pub , great beer and good food . we were lucky enough that one of the ground could play...More

Thank Robert C
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

We went here the night of a lions rugby game. The staff were very friendly, brought out some toys for my little boy to play with. The chips were good and we saw other meals being brought out which also looked good. Other customers were...More

Thank deejay153
Reviewed 10 June 2017

This was a pub with fairly typical pub food. Decent and filling. Staff was very nice - I think she may have been the owner. I had a caesar salad with chicken, and it was pretty good. I appreciated that there was a basic -...More

Thank MikenSue726
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Came here for dinner and they were fantastic- fish and chips and bangers and mash . The service was great and they were pretty busy. Would definitely recommend.

Thank Charlie7775
Lorraine R, Owner at Punakaiki Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2017

Thank you for your review,yes we were pretty busy. Pleased you had a good time here.

Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

I stopped by here twice during my stay at the Punakaiki Beach Camp since it's about a two minute walk down the road. The first gentleman that helped me was super friendly, asked where I was from and started talking about my home country with...More

Thank Courtney P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$ 4 - US$ 29
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Corner Of State Highway 6 & Owen Street | Cmb 52 Punakaiki. RD 1 Runanga 7873, Punakaiki 7873, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  West Coast Region  >  Punakaiki
  • Phone Number: 6464647311188
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The type of cuisine is "Bistro or "tavern" with a variety of Bar meals. Breakfast,Lunch, Dinner. + Bar Snacks.8 Am 9 pm.
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