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“Best fish and chips!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of South Sea Hotel dining room and pub

South Sea Hotel dining room and pub
The Waterfront, Stewart Island, New Zealand
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Cuisines: Continental
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Singapore, Singapore
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Best fish and chips!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

We've had a lot of fish and chips in our lives, but this honestly may have been the best ever! Our waiter was also perfect, with a great sense of humor. We had a wonderful time here.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Christchurch, New Zealand
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47 reviews 47 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Good quality seafood and steak”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

We were out for a big feast on New Year Day: locally caught blue cod, crayfish and tender steak.
Friendly service, reasonable priced given the remote location and public holiday.
Recommended.

Visited January 2013
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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44 reviews 44 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Good price, not very special”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

We dined here on two different occasions. The sea food chowder was a bit heavy and the blue cod pie was not very commendable, but the fish and chips were very good.

Visited December 2012
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Broome, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Wow fantastic food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

We were hopeful of great seafood on Stewart Island and were not disapointed. But so often great food is spoiled by inferior cooking skills, particularly in tourist destinations. But after 6 fabulous meals this is definitely not the case here. An added bonus was the very reasonable prices for such great quality.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Kimberley WA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
“All the seafood we hoped for!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

In the 4 days we were on Stewart Is we had 2 dinners and 3 lunches at the hotel. We tried the crayfish, the blue cod, the oysters and the mussels and the chowder. ALL were amazing. The menu was different everyday and the salads were wonderful. (The beer wasn't too bad either)

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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