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“BACK AGAIN” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Town House

The Town House
13-15 Cobden Street, Westport 7601, New Zealand
+64 3-789 7133
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Ranked #4 of 19 Restaurants in Westport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $11 - $27
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, International, Contemporary, Eclectic
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Good for: Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Romantic, Local cuisine, Doing business
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Housed in the distinctive Art Deco ‘Waterside Workers Union Hall’ The Town House (formally The Bay House) is a ‘must do’ on your coastal itinerary. Reminiscent of a European café The Town House is the ‘go to’ place whatever you’re dining needs, whether it be a meal at anytime during the day or evening, a coffee and croissant in the morning, an afternoon wine or cocktail or a late evening drink and dessert. This is the place where you will find the locals sipping espresso at the bar on a Saturday morning reading the paper while others dine in the restaurant and enjoy the a la carte menu on offer. Located towards the port end of town near the picturesque fishing wharf on the corner of Palmerston and Cobden Streets, The Town House’ cosy interior is in keeping with its art deco history featuring original wooden floors, be-spoke wallpaper and wood paneled walls throughout with a deco sunburst theme behind the bar, the freestanding fireplace and in the original art deco glass and rimu doors that lead to the north facing terrace. The dining room is cosy despite its open design and high ceilings. The room warms up as it fills up with diners and comes alive with the enjoyable buzz of dinner conversations and as the warm weather comes to an end a spot by the fireplace is desirable and will see you settle in for a very comfortable dining experience. The Terrace has seating for 40 diners and on a sunny day is the best spot in town for alfresco wining and dining.
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“BACK AGAIN”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

A year later we revisit westport and again frequent the Town House restaurant. Our first and only experience was last April. Once again we were very pleased with the quality of the foods, the friendly attitude of the staff, cleanliness of the establishment and the superb array of wines and beverages. This is truly a unique place to rest, relax, dine and enjoy the company of others if one's (like ourselves) so desire. From a personal point of view we could not pick faults in the Town House restaurant and have to question some of the qualities within folk if they do ? Yes we will be back next year in the South Island touring again and will look to relaxing and partaking in this unique quiet ambient restaurant/cafe. Absolutely can recommend

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Amazing place for a good meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

Have been to Westport many times and been to almost all places to eat and The Town House would be my favourite. The meals are delicious and affordable with friendly helpful staff at a good price. Would highly recommend the venison and the chicken.
Sand out out back on the deck is a nice touch for little kids

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sydney, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Outstanding!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

The quality of food on the west coast was leaving us a little disappointed - until we got to Westport and found The Town House! We had a light lunch and dessert and loved the place. The food was fresh and flavoursome and there were plenty of interesting options to choose from. The service was attentive and the ambience inside is great. Very classy. I can't wait to go back!

  • Visited March 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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Marseille, France
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44 reviews 44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Good food but service...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

We came there twice and it was twice the same : food was good but the service was kind of poor. The place has a good atmosphere and decoration.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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102 reviews 102 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
“Reasonable food although too much sauce”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

Food here was reasonable although there was a tendency for everything to be too creamy. I had scallops which all I wanted was simply fried. however it was inundated with cheese which can hide the flavour of a simple dish. my wife's steak was overlooked and again smothered in juice or jus as they prefer to say!

Visited January 2013
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