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“An absolute gem”
Review of The Bay House

The Bay House
Ranked #2 of 30 Restaurants in Westport
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $26
Cuisines: Cafe, New Zealand, Wine Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Nestled into the native bush clad peninsula of Tauranga Bay (Maori for 'sheltered bay'), The Bay House has a unique coastal location giving a sense of escape to somewhere close to paradise. Overlooking the Tasman surf, The Bay House is one of New Zealand's most picturesque dining environments offering a range of options for guests depending on their mood, the time of day and the weather: we offer casual lunches from 11.30am to 3pm and A la Carte Dining in the evening from 5.30pm in the summer months. With stunning waterfront views from almost all tables on the premises and seasonal New Zealand style cuisine, the iconic Bay House is a true destination for all in search of a memorable dining experience in a world class location. PARKING NOTE: Please note we are situated at the edge of Tauranga Bay at the end of a one lane No exit road. (there is a turnaround bay at the end of this road however.) We have 5 carparks then there is the lane to park on however is narrow for large vehicles. Then there is the pubic car park 80 metres before you arrive at the restaurant. This is suitable for larger camper vans etc.
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“An absolute gem”
Reviewed July 21, 2012

We reckon it'd be hard to improve anything about this place. It's perfect in so many ways - staff friendliness, stylish decor, amazing food, great wine recommendation, stunning views - it's just WOW! World class right there in Westport. We'll be back at every opportunity!

  • Visited July 2012
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Elgin
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Beautiful Food in wonderful setting”
Reviewed July 7, 2012

We were staying in Westport on holiday & had both lunch & dinner here. What a pleasure!! The food & service were both excellent. The setting is out of this world. A true pleasure. Keep up the good work.

Visited June 2012
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1 Thank matelg
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Wanaka
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Excellent Service”
Reviewed July 4, 2012

Food, Service & surroundings were unbeatable - a night to remember! Thanks Guys

Visited May 2012
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1 Thank Excoaster
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Westport, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“The Bayhouse is back !!”
Reviewed May 3, 2012

It's true that the Bayhouse has reopened and it seemed that my birthday seemed the perfect excuse for going out for an evening meal (as if we needed one). It was a bit of a job finding the contact details since the new owners wanted to launch into the reopened restaurant without too much fanfare. The grapevine seems to be alive and well though and the place was full on a Wednesday night ! Nicely renovated, beautiful food, fantastic wine, cheerful staff who seem to be enjoying working together all combined for a great night out. And of course the views, which as a local I tend to take for granted, are stunning. Highly recommended.

  • Visited April 2012
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“New Management, Old Favourite”
Reviewed April 21, 2012

We had heard that unfortunately this great restaurant had closed. Thanks to the knowledge of our wonderful host Andre at Birds Ferry Lodge, we realised we were wrong, and thr resturant had indeed reopened! This is in a spectacular setting and we were wowed with a most impressive sunset. The Bay House has been taken over by new management and they are doing a great job. The menu was good, and the food great. The service was timely and friendly. We hope to return again.

Visited April 2012
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Thank Emma J
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