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2964 State Highway 6, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7856, New Zealand
+64 3-752 0717
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Dining options: Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television
Description: Good value Bar Meals

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great for motor-bike trips.

Good facility. Pleasant barman. Service fine. Haast Bar on our list of places to dine with a quiet drink after a day's ride.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 3, 2015
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Not much choice in Haast, but that doesn’t matter. This place is friendly, full of character and with good food, and a nice outdoor seating area. Try the whitebait in season. Highly recommended.

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kevvie64, Bar Manager at Haast Bar, responded to this review

Thanks for review. However I think that you have The Haast Bar mixed up with the hotel in Haast. The Haast Bar in Franz Josef doesn't have a chef on over the winter. Sorry More 

Queensland, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Went here to go to the bottle store which wasnt even open. Had a drink in the bar and went to play on the pokies but the only 1 machine that was working was old. Drinks were dear and the man at the bar was very unfriendly. Place looked like it should be pulled down

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kevvie64, Bar Manager at Haast Bar, responded to this review

I'm sorry to hear that your visit to the Haast Bar wasn't up to your standards. However I find it hard to believe that the bottle store was closed because if the bar is open then the bottle store is open as well. According to my records the pokie machines have been working without any problems. Again I'm sorry that... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Good facility. Pleasant barman. Service fine. Haast Bar on our list of places to dine with a quiet drink after a day's ride.

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kevvie64, Manager at Haast Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review. It was a pleasure to serve you and the group you travelled with. Look forward to serving you again, should you be back down this way. More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

The bar / cafe has friendly and attentive people. We found it to have a happy atmosphere. There is a good view. We had drinks and meals which were good. I particularly liked the nice dressing they had with my chips. We thought it might be more expensive with Franz Josef a tourist attraction township but found it not so... More 

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kevvie64, Manager at Haast Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. It was a pleasure to have your custom. Glad you enjoyed the drink and food. Please call in again, should you find yourself back in Franz Josef. More 

Edmonton, Canada
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159 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We were urged to try the Whitebait here, as Haast is where it comes from. The bar is the center of activity in this small tourist village. We found the whitebait fritters and bit bland and almost like a Western Denver sandwich. The chips were good and the bar has a good selection of liquid refreshments. Atmosphere was friendly and... More 

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kevvie64, Manager at Haast Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, however The Haast bar is in Franz Josef and sadly we do not serve whitebait here. But should you ever find yourself in Franz Josef please do call in to the Haast bar. The bar you must have visited must have been in Haast itself, which is 2 hours away from here. More 

Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Situated on the corner of the main road on Frans Josef. It is on the doorstep Frans Josef has to offer, bars, restaurants, shops etc. we only had drinks here but what we could see of the food being served we would have no problem in eating there. Nice place to chill and watch the world go by with great... More 

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kevvie64, Manager at Haast Bar, responded to this review

Hi DW, Thank you for your wonderful comments. It was a pleasure to have you visit The Haast Bar, and it's always good to get feedback. If you are ever back in Franz Josef, you are always most welcome at The Haast Bar. Kevin Bar manager Haast bar More 

Powell Butte, Oregon, United States
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

When we finally found this place, it made a previously unremarkable stay worthwhile. Everyone was friendly, and we loved the paintings by the local Greymouth artist so much we bought two to bring home.

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kevvie64, Manager at Haast Bar, responded to this review

Hi Carolyn E, Thank you for your enjoyable company on your visit to The Haast Bar. It was a pleasure to meet you both. Hope you are enjoying the art work. You are more than welcome at The Haast Bar anytime you find yourself in Franz Josef. Kevin Bar manager Haast bar More 

Canberra, Australia
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We stayed overnight in Haast and had drinks and dinner at the bar. There was a conference on for the Cattleman's Association and it was great fun interacting with locals.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Went here twice and had great meals and great service. Its busy but that's what makes it so good. The choice on the menu is good and everything was served with a smile.

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Singapore, Singapore
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

what a nice lovely place ; very rustic bar and really good service.. loved this little watering hole.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2964 State Highway 6, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7856, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  West Coast Region  >  Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu)  >  Franz Josef
  • Phone Number: +64 3-752 0717

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  • Cuisine: British

Description

Good value Bar Meals

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