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“Love this place” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Star Tavern

Star Tavern
Cape Foulwind Road, Westport, New Zealand
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Ranked #1 of 17 Restaurants in Westport
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Westport, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Love this place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

Our pick of the places to eat in the Buller. Meals always great. Good variety. Love the fish. Great West Coast Pub atmosphere with friendly locals and skilled staff. Fantastic for kids. Toy box and outdoor beer garden fenced with swings and lots of space to run around.

Visited February 2013
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Kamas, Utah
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Great casual pub as good as it gets”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013 via mobile

This off beat place is a real treat. The owner Dereck is very friendly and welcoming and the food is delicious basic pub food. Four of us ate here and we all loved it and thought Dereck was terrific. If you are nearby do not miss it.

Visited April 2013
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Emmen, The Netherlands
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Terrific”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

When we couldn't find the accommodation we booked in Westport we decided to ask someone in the Star Tavern. Of course Derek was around to help us. After he introduced himself, the first thing he asked us what we wanted to drink. Then we were involved in a very funny game with dice. In our opinion a very nice introduction. The same evening we had dinner in Star Tavern and that was terrific too. Friendly guests and friendly staff and great menu.
The next evening we had dinner again in Star Tavern and met Kay. She's also very kind lady.
If we ever have the chance to travel again to New Zealand and Westport we certainly go to Star Tavern again.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Brisbane, Australia
1 review
“Friendliest tavern in New Zealand”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

You could be forgiven for bypassing this hidden gem. Many tourists probably bypass this corner of the South Island altogether and we were guilty of this in the past. Not any more. Do yourself a favour, spend some time exploring the region and don't miss the Star Tavern. We came as strangers and left knowing everyone's name. The food is excellent, the atmosphere even better.

  • Visited May 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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London
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51 reviews 51 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“A great little place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

Loved this place. A decent menu with good value, and a very friendly atmosphere. The locals all made you feel welcome and the service was excellent.

Visited February 2013
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