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Westshore Beach Inn Bistro

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French, Filipino, Asian, British, Pub, Bistro, Healthy
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84 Meeanee Quay | Westshore Beach, Napier 4110, New Zealand
+64 6-835 9879
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Quick Bites, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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. Cheers & Beers The Bayliss family
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Service and Food

Our Rotary Club meets here every Monday night. Nothing is too much trouble and the food is always good. We have seperate dining room separate from the main bars which allows us privacy. There is a good range of beers in the lounge bar and a welcoming feel. On another night I had a steak with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Napier, New Zealand
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Napier, New Zealand
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36 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Our Rotary Club meets here every Monday night. Nothing is too much trouble and the food is always good. We have seperate dining room separate from the main bars which allows us privacy. There is a good range of beers in the lounge bar and a welcoming feel. On another night I had a steak with pepper sauce, which was... More 

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Napier, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We chose the Westshore based on TripAdviser and so glad we did. The restaurant bar has a terrific selection of craft beers which started the evening well. A good menu, although tonight we were told the fish was off the menu as they couldn't get it fresh and refused to do frozen. I like that integrity. Based on reviews only... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Nice meal, great range of beers and friendly staff. Staying as a hotel guest it was pleasant to have a friendly and grown up crowd in the restaurant.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Very friendly, welcoming and personable waitress. Good fresh food at an OK price (we had the fish). Reasonable selection of craft beers if you're into them (which seems unlikely given first impressions). The interior of the place is more sports bar than it is restaurant - tidy but could probably do with a bit of a facelift. Would recommend if... More 

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

Thank you For taking the time to review your experience with us, we value all feedback and use it to create and improve future customer experience. I feel like our prices are very competitive considering we use fresh sustainable caught fish, free range, corn fed chicken and top range scotch fillet steaks. In terms of the design of the place,... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We chose to go here based on Trip Advisor's reviews and definitely were not disappointed. It doesn't look like much from outside and it isn't that easy to find the way in, but the food and beer selection is fantastic. My mother-in-law makes a lot of roasts but said her roast pork was "the best roast she had ever eaten".... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to review. We really value your feedback, we usually do have the screens on in the background but yes you make a very good point unless there is a particular live event on we will maybe leave them off From now on to create a more conversation friendly environment Thanks again, Gina Graham General... More 

Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Great menu and selection of wine and beer. I think they must have the largest selection of craft beer selections in the whole of Hawkes Bay. Someone had recommended the Spare Ribs ...and these did not disappoint, Large portions, so got to enjoy them again the following day. Great food and great service.

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

Yes im pretty sure we do have the biggest range of Craft beers in Hawkes Bay.We have 35 beer taps Nearly 20 of which are constantly changing.Which gives us the ability to rotate a lot of different beers. It is definitely an exciting time for Craft beer fans at the moment. Hope you can come in soon again and enjoy... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Immaculate service & delicious ribs & beef on a cold winter night. Sadly no fish as the fishermen did not go out to the sea that morning due to rough sea. The beautiful Maori lady Kare served us so well & left in us deep impression of the warm Maori hospitality. 5 stars for the food, 6 stars for the... More 

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

Thank you for taking time to review. Kare said to tell you it was lovely to meet you, and she hopes you enjoy the rest of your trip. Our staff strive to make sure everyone has an enjoyable experience with us, so i'm so glad to hear your wonderful feedback. Gina Graham General Manager More 

Napier, New Zealand
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Great food, the Chef is wonderful. Shame it is inside a pub with all the negatives that entails. Lots of videos, noise, booze and drunks.

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

Hi Max Firstly id like to Thank you for taking the time to review your experience, Im glad you and your group enjoy your meals with us every Monday. As you know we only use the freshest produce, free range corn fed chicken and sustainable caught fresh fish. I do however have to question " Shame it is inside a... More 

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36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

I visited here a few nights ago after having read the trip advisor reviews and also it was recommended by the local dairy owner. My first impression was great, the host Kare was super helpful, establishing my needs and recommending various dishes - in fact she should probably be in a sales role she was so persuasive ;-) I ordered... More 

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

haha Yes our ribs certainly have got a great reputation. Im really glad you enjoyed them. Thank you for your review and i will ensure Kare gets the feedback :-) Hopefully we will see you soon again Gina Graham General Manager More 

Toronto
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Enjoyed a wonderful dinner at this great restaurant. My husband and I both ordered the slow roast which was very tender and delicious. It was served with tasty seasonable vegetables. Everything was prepared with great care and tasted amazingly fresh. The rhubarb crumble dessert was scrumptious too. The ambiance is very warm and relaxing in the restaurant The staff were... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to review your establishment. We work very hard to enjoy everyone has an enjoyable experience with us. We really appriciate the feedback Kind regards Gina Graham General Manager More 

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Additional Information about Westshore Beach Inn Bistro

Address: 84 Meeanee Quay | Westshore Beach, Napier 4110, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 6-835 9879
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Hawke's Bay Region  >  Napier
Average Prices: USD 11 - 20
Cuisine: French, Filipino, Asian, British, Pub, Bistro, Healthy

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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: French, Filipino, Asian, British, Pub, Bistro, Healthy

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. Cheers & Beers The Bayliss family

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