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“So good...........”
Review of The Bay House

The Bay House
Ranked #3 of 31 Restaurants in Westport
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $26
Cuisines: Cafe, New Zealand, Wine Bar
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: 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. Open from November to May, we offer casual lunches from 11.30am to 3pm and evening dining (Dec to March) from 5.30pm to 8pm. 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: We are situated at the edge of Tauranga Bay on a single lane No Exit road with 5 carparks below restaurant. There is a turnaround bay at the end of this No Exit road however this narrow road is not suitable for buses and large campervans. Cars can park on one side of this lane (sea side) however we recommend the large Public Carpark 50metres before The Bay House.
Reviewed February 20, 2013

Certainly worth the 14km drive off the main road for lunch plus a visit to the seal colony.

The view is lovely and the food, nicely presented and reasonably priced is great.
Eat inside or out.......out preferably if the weather is good as it is quite noisy inside.

Situated on the point in an isolated spot with good parking and easy access into the dining areas.

A nice beach to have a swim or just take a walk around the point........a great spot to spend the day.

We 3 loved it!

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Thank Lyrebird6
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Reviewed February 19, 2013

What a beautiful setting and the welcome we received when we walked in the door made us feel right at home. We were too late for lunch and too early for tea but they were very obliging and offered us a pizza or chips. The chips were just devine so I would have loved to have had a proper meal here. In fact I could quite easily live in Tauranga Bay - it was just magical

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Thank Herbies1
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Reviewed February 15, 2013

We were told ot the Bay House by friends who had recently visited Westport.

What an amazing place!

For starters the view is just amazing. On a sunny day I can't think of anywhere that would beat it.

The food was excellent, we both had the cajun fish open sandwich. The fish was delicious, the chips and salad excellent. The portioins were just right too.

And unlike some other places on the West Coast that charge Auckland prices, the prices at the Bay House were fair and reasonable.

We'll be back and next time will use their 'drive you home' service so we don't have to worry about drinking and driving.

If you are in the area this must be top of your list for places to eat.

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Thank KiwiWanderlust1
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Reviewed February 3, 2013

Thanks to my hosts at the Havenlee Homestay in Westport for offering this as a place to celebrate my friends 50th birthday.

In advance of our trip I contacted the Cafe from the UK, to make the reservation. Excellent help and assistance.

On arrival the place is set in an amazingly beautiful location, sheltered from the ocean winds but still with the beautiful view of the bay and the rolling breakers of the Tasman sea. We were very lucky that the weather was excellent which enhanced the experience.

On arrival my requests for a table with a sea view was met, but no only that but we when we decided to eat "alfresco" our indoor table remained vacant for later use.

The staff were amazing, informative and extremely friendly. The choice of food was stunning and while on running to pages, was sufficient to meet the needs of all dietary requirements. Presentation, quality and taste of the chosen dishes was truly stunning, especially the freshly made to order chocolate melting puddings, well so my friend tells me.

This is truly a gem of a place, excellent in every sense and a stunning location to spend a quiet relaxed formal or informal meal or hold an event. The staff are a real asset to this place with their friendly knowledgeable approach to every aspect of the dining experience.

Hope to dine there again when next in Westport.

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Thank D G
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Reviewed February 2, 2013

The location and food at the Bay House were indeed outstanding but for me the noisy environment negatively impacted my dining experience. Given the high quality of the food it is a shame that it can't be enjoyed in a more peaceful atmosphere.

Thank Margaret K
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