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Yellow House Cafe and Restaurant - CLOSED

243 Palmerston Street, Westport 7825, New Zealand
+64 3-789 8765
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible24%
Feb 20, 2017
“Under new ownership”
Mar 25, 2017
“Great restaurant”
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
243 Palmerston Street, Westport 7825, New Zealand
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Reviewed March 25, 2017 via mobile

Found this place by chance as staying at nearby motel. It was a Sunday night so place was fairly quiet. The owner did everything herself from greeting us to cooking and serving the food. The meal was lovely, probably one of the best meals we...More

Thank Jane6714
Reviewed February 20, 2017 via mobile

Just to confirm this restaurant is under new ownership. The new owner and her daughter are keen to bring well sourced food carefully prepared to the little town of Westport. We ate here on a Sunday evening at the suggestion of the local motel that...More

Thank lagomaggiore2013
Reviewed May 24, 2016

I was with a group stopping there for breakfast. The chef/owner couldn't have been more accommodating. Breakfast was plentiful, good, fresh and varied. She knew we were coming, so she had things prepared largely in advance. Still, the ability to get in, eat, and get...More

Thank TechTraveller
Reviewed May 11, 2014

this place was joined to a very scruffy takeaway, the service was ok but the chinese food we ordered wasnt really chinese as we know it...alot of cabbage and carrots with not much flavour

Thank jenny074
bubbaWestCoast, Owner at Yellow House Cafe and Restaurant, responded to this review

Jenny, I think you have written your review for the wrong place. We have been closed for over a year and have never served Chinese food. Did you eat at the Buller Café? Could you please remove from my site? Thank you!

Reviewed July 20, 2013

A quiet little restaurant with a small but perfectly formed menu. If you were any of the big cities, you would pay a fortune for food of the same quality. Great food, great service.

Thank Canoes_Over_Taxis
Reviewed May 27, 2013

Stopped here after hiking and the owner was the worst hospitality person I have every met. It is great news that she is leaving. Amazed that she continues to defend her actions after so many terrible reviews. Bring on the new owners!!!

Thank Chris L
Reviewed April 2, 2013

From the very first encounter with the cook/owner we did not feel welcome. So not interested at all in being a host that I do not understand why she is running this business.More

Thank Sandra L
bubbaWestCoast, Owner at Yellow House Cafe and Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, I am closing after 10 years with vast, positive and memorable experiences. You mistakened my unfriendliness for frustration, since your family thought it was okay to invade my place before we opened. You know how parents enjoy their peace before...More

Reviewed January 31, 2013

We popped in for a quick coffee en-route Karamea to Hokitika. we were very tempted by the array of baked goodies but as we aren't fabulous travellers we gazed in awe. The coffee was excellent - not over extracted which is so important for long...More

Thank 973AlisonS
Reviewed January 26, 2013

After reading some of the earlier reviews we entered with some trepidation but this was unfounded. Ordered spicy prawns to share followed by a steak which was cooked to perfection and salmon fish cakes which were tasty although not a huge helping. Good wine list...More

Thank Grabybaby
Reviewed January 20, 2013

My wife andI were travelling through and decided to stop at 6pm for coffee and cake. We had to wait for the owner to return to make coffee. Ok. Young woman who served us was pleasant, but the owner was so incredibly rude and unfriendly,...More

Thank davidmsydney
bubbaWestCoast, Owner at Yellow House Cafe and Restaurant, responded to this review

What? Not sure how you can judge me by my expression? I said hello to you and apologised for not being here when you arrived. I believe you wanted to use my wireless and were not happy when it was not available. This could have...More

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Restaurant Details

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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 243 Palmerston Street, Westport 7825, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  West Coast Region  >  Westport
  • Phone Number: +64 3-789 8765
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