We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Country pub” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Riwaka Hotel

Riwaka Hotel
Main Rd., Riwaka, Motueka, New Zealand
03 528 7110
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #7 of 24 Restaurants in Motueka
Restaurant details
Sydney, Australia
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Country pub”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

A good old Kiwi country pub to be enjoyed with the locals. Facilities include food, pool table, great selection of local and imported beers.

Visited April 2014
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

20 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    11
    6
    2
    0
    1
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
San Francisco
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Surprising Find; Fabulous Dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

Our dinner here saved what had become a dismal night. Having finally found lodgings at a great B&B down the road (which I will post once I can find the name), we arrived at what appeared to be a dive bar at the recommendation of our innkeeper. Hungry and tired, we decided to chance it and what a fantastic decision! Turns out they have a chef who recently won an award for wild game and prepared a wonderful dinner for us. My companion had the lamb which even I enjoyed (not much of a lamb lover) and I had the roasted duck. They pour some great local beers as well (one of the better ales on my trip). Although they have a charming back dining area, we chose to sit in the bar and meet the locals who were a very fun bunch...had a great chat with two who were local farmers about the agricultural history on the area. All in all one of the better nights spent and certainly a great choice for food and drink if you are heading to Abel Tasman.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Riwaka Hotel also viewed

Motueka, Nelson-Tasman Region
Motueka, Nelson-Tasman Region
 
Nelson, Nelson-Tasman Region
Motueka, Nelson-Tasman Region
 

Been to Riwaka Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Riwaka Hotel, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.