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Westshore Beach Inn Bistro

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English, Filipino, Healthy, Bistro
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84 Meeanee Quay | Westshore Beach, Napier 4110, New Zealand
+64 6-835 9879
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Description: Hawkes Bays oldest Pub still operating on its original site - 1925 when...
Hawkes Bays oldest Pub still operating on its original site - 1925 when the current building was established. Licenced since 1851!! Westshore Beach Inn has become a firm favourite with locals and tourists alike. We have the most fabulous range of craft bier FRESH from the tap - Founders, Renaissance, Garage Project, Boundary Road, Tuatara, Liberty, Hallertau & locals Brave, Hawkes Bay Independent and favourite Esk Valleys Zeelandt. With International brands brewed only in Barcelona Estrella Damm, Carlsberg & Kingfisher make up nearly 24 FRESH biers on tap at any one time. Fill here - Take there....YES we fill Pots, Growlers, Camels n Riggers!! We have our Bistro with a fabulous lawn area that starts the day with lunch ( from 11.30Am) then continuous through to dinner 7 days a week. The Bistro does a simple fresh food with produce from Napier County and its artisans. ( Grains of Europe, Better Fishing, Village Press Olive Oil & made here pesto with basil from our own garden) Fresh Food NOT fast food from local suppliers is the mantra we operate to. Free range chicken and Verry's free range eggs feature on all menus. Our Fresh Fish is caught DAILY by Karl and Sarah from Better Fishing - It is the most superb flavour and texture - Often only a few hours since being caught. Karl and Sarah fish daily and sustainably. With a Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015, a pile of "Hawkes Bay Hospitality" Runner up certificates (6 in total)..... Along with a couple of "Hawkes Bay Signature Dish" Awards our food is establishing a great pedigree. Your here for a good time not a long time!! How cool we were again nominated for the 2014 Hawkes Bay Hospitality Awards "Outstanding Local" for the sixth year running - Well done folks, both paid and paying for making this a special place. Westshore Beach Inn is a family owned and operated property just 50 metres from Westshore Beach, a short 5-minute drive to the downtown Art Deco district, Napier and 1km from the West Quay restaurant area. We are smack bang in the middle of the "Water" Cycle & walkway. ( Actually probably the start finish line!!!) We have bikes for hire, maps fresh cold water and when you finish Fresh Cold Beer. Cheers & Beers The Bayliss family
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Good for:
Local cuisine
Breakfast/Brunch
Dinner
Reservations
Delivery
Late Night

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  • 98
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Fantastic! fresh and tasty food.

We had such a fantastic meal here during our trip to Napier. Such fresh, tasty food. I had the chicken parmigana. It was the best I've ever had. A thick, juicy chicken breast perfectly cooked and lightly coated. It wasn't hammered out or deep fried like you would normally get in a pub. My aunt and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
Emma R
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Perth, Australia
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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English first
Perth, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

We had such a fantastic meal here during our trip to Napier. Such fresh, tasty food. I had the chicken parmigana. It was the best I've ever had. A thick, juicy chicken breast perfectly cooked and lightly coated. It wasn't hammered out or deep fried like you would normally get in a pub. My aunt and uncle had the fresh... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

We had tea here one night and the food was great, we sat outside in the sun and eat our diner then took our drinks into the couch area and sat and relaxed and enjoyed the lovely ambiance of the bar with low lighting.

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Jeremy B, General Manager at Westshore Beach Inn Bistro, responded to this review

Thanks Julie. We really have tried to create some different areas so there is something for everyone. Semi formal dining, casual dining, chilling out on the couches or enjoying the sun outside. No matter what the occasion is, we want everyone to enjoy the space Thanks for your great feedback Cheers Gina Graham General Manager More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Super friendly, welcoming. Excellent beer and wine choices compliment great fish and the best 'ribs' in New Zealand.

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Jeremy B, General Manager at Westshore Beach Inn Bistro, responded to this review

Thanks for the awesome feedback Marina. Our ribs really have such an awesome reputation we are very proud of them. Cheers for the great review See you next time Gina Graham General Manager More 

North Yorkshire
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Read the reviews on TA and decided as we were staying in a motel a few doors away we'd go for a meal - we weren't disappointed. I had the roast beef and my husband had the recommended fish and both meals were outstanding. My husband enjoyed the selection of local beers and the wine was clearly of good quality.... More 

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Jeremy B, General Manager at Westshore Beach Inn Bistro, responded to this review

Great to chat to you guys, i hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip. I will pass you kind words on to my staff Cheers Gina Graham General Manager More 

Gisborne, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

My husband and I stayed at a local motel down the road and decided to try this quaint inn out and we were blown away with the presentation, and the staff and were very delighted with the absolutely delicious meals we were served. My husband had the medium sticky ribs and I had the scrumptious steak meal. We ate every... More 

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Jeremy B, General Manager at Westshore Beach Inn Bistro, responded to this review

2 of our most popular dishes, our famous ribs and 300g prime Angus steak. Thanks for the feed back. We hop to see you again Soon Cheers Gina Graham General Manager More 

Napier, New Zealand
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

My partner & I called in on a Thursday evening, and were totally impressed by both the service and the food. Unlike the majority of restaurants in Hawkes Bay, the waiting staff were actually both knowledgeable and sincere in their politeness and serving manner. I had the Chicken Parmigiana, with a salad with a house Chardonnay, and I would assert... More 

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Jeremy B, General Manager at Westshore Beach Inn Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you Peter Yes we love our historic Gem. I'm so glad you enjoyed your time with us. We are very proud to serve ONLY sustain ably caught FRESH fish, and fresh local produce. Cheers Gina Graham General Manager More 

Hastings, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We visited for lunch on Sunday, both my 4 year and myself tried the advertised fresh fish - it was every bit as good as promised, the taste was amazing, the size of the meal was perfect for us both. As usual the service was excellent, very friendly staff. Great time!

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Jeremy B, General Manager at Westshore Beach Inn Bistro, responded to this review

Hi Shane Great to have you back again, I'm glad you enjoyed everything.We are very proud of our fish, it is caught every night using sustainable fishing methods and delivered to our door first thing in the morning. Looking forward to seeing you again Gina Graham General Manager More 

Devonport, Auckland, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Outstanding tap menu with several different craft brewers. Might as well get the ribs because they are amazing, but go for the mid-sized beers so you can try several.

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Jeremy B, General Manager at Westshore Beach Inn Bistro, responded to this review

And the craft beer novice! Haha We pride ourselves on not just catering foor the beer critics, but also introducing people to craft beer and encouraging them to change from the bog standard tasteless liquid that you get in most bars, to something that's bursting with flavour. And there is nothing better to have with your beers than some of... More 

Australia
Top Contributor
150 reviews 150 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Wonderfull flexible kitchen....do anything not on menu to assist guests. Great smiles. Wonderfull service. Great photos of early Napier on wall.

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Jeremy B, General Manager at Westshore Beach Inn Bistro, responded to this review

Thanks for reviewing With so many people having special dietary requirements, its so important for our kitchen to be adaptable. Our wonderful chefs are more than happy to mix things up a bit to ensure guests get what they want and have an enjoyable time. Gina Graham General Manager More 

Napier, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Just recently visited the restaurant for the second time and whilst the service was equally as good as my first review, the food was even better and really was well presented for our smorgasbord. I have to say that the staff are very good and they all gave the impression that they enjoyed their jobs and this was reflected in... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Jeremy B, General Manager at Westshore Beach Inn Bistro, responded to this review

Hi Jeff I'm really glad you came back again and everything was to your satisfaction. thanks for taking the time to review us again. Your feedback is very much appreciated. Wishing you a Happy and healthy 2015 Gina Graham General Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 84 Meeanee Quay | Westshore Beach, Napier 4110, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Hawke's Bay Region  >  Napier
  • Phone Number: +64 6-835 9879

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11 - 20
  • Cuisine: English, Filipino, Healthy, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

Description

Hawkes Bays oldest Pub still operating on its original site - 1925 when the current building was established. Licenced since 1851!! Westshore Beach Inn has become a firm favourite with locals and tourists alike. We have the most fabulous range of craft bier FRESH from the tap - Founders, Renaissance, Garage Project, Boundary Road, Tuatara, Liberty, Hallertau & locals Brave, Hawkes Bay Independent and favourite Esk Valleys Zeelandt. With International brands brewed only in Barcelona Estrella Damm, Carlsberg & Kingfisher make up nearly 24 FRESH biers on tap at any one time. Fill here - Take there....YES we fill Pots, Growlers, Camels n Riggers!! We have our Bistro with a fabulous lawn area that starts the day with lunch ( from 11.30Am) then continuous through to dinner 7 days a week. The Bistro does a simple fresh food with produce from Napier County and its artisans. ( Grains of Europe, Better Fishing, Village Press Olive Oil & made here pesto with basil from our own garden) Fresh Food NOT fast food from local suppliers is the mantra we operate to. Free range chicken and Verry's free range eggs feature on all menus. Our Fresh Fish is caught DAILY by Karl and Sarah from Better Fishing - It is the most superb flavour and texture - Often only a few hours since being caught. Karl and Sarah fish daily and sustainably. With a Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015, a pile of "Hawkes Bay Hospitality" Runner up certificates (6 in total)..... Along with a couple of "Hawkes Bay Signature Dish" Awards our food is establishing a great pedigree. Your here for a good time not a long time!! How cool we were again nominated for the 2014 Hawkes Bay Hospitality Awards "Outstanding Local" for the sixth year running - Well done folks, both paid and paying for making this a special place. Westshore Beach Inn is a family owned and operated property just 50 metres from Westshore Beach, a short 5-minute drive to the downtown Art Deco district, Napier and 1km from the West Quay restaurant area. We are smack bang in the middle of the "Water" Cycle & walkway. ( Actually probably the start finish line!!!) We have bikes for hire, maps fresh cold water and when you finish Fresh Cold Beer. Cheers & Beers The Bayliss family

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