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Haast Bar

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7844 State Highway 6, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7844, New Zealand
(09) 377 5767
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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
The place for Whitebait

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Edmonton, Canada
Top Contributor
132 reviews 132 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

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
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 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 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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Wiltshire
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47 reviews 47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

This is perfectly adequate pub food for those who are not looking for fine dining? The eating area is in the bar and rather basic

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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

This was a very welcome break on my journey from the West coast.The staff were very friendly and the food was very good too.

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London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

Ignore the tourist places and try here. Ignore the shabby interior, and concentrate on the warm fire and warm welcome. The Salmon was delicious and the ribs superb. Excellent value at $60 for a meal for two with drink. Didn't try the steak but it looked good too..

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7844 State Highway 6, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7844, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  West Coast Region  >  Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu)  >  Franz Josef
  • Phone Number: (09) 377 5767

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: English

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