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“Friendliest tavern in New Zealand”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Star Tavern

Star Tavern
Ranked #4 of 30 Restaurants in Westport
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, Pub, American, New Zealand
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Good for: Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Drinks, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Brisbane, Australia
1 review
“Friendliest tavern in New Zealand”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2013

You could be forgiven for bypassing this hidden gem. Many tourists probably bypass this corner of the South Island altogether and we were guilty of this in the past. Not any more. Do yourself a favour, spend some time exploring the region and don't miss the Star Tavern. We came as strangers and left knowing everyone's name. The food is excellent, the atmosphere even better.

  • Visited May 2012
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London
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81 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“A great little place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2013

Loved this place. A decent menu with good value, and a very friendly atmosphere. The locals all made you feel welcome and the service was excellent.

Visited February 2013
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Thank LondonClaireW
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Williams Lake, Canada
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“white bait”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2013

We received the friendliest service and ate the best white bait on the whole island. Being here felt like sitting in a cozy living room surrounded by family.

Visited December 2012
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Thank Verena B
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Wellington
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84 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Friendliest pub around”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2012

The landlord is very warm & friendly. You will be made to feel at home by Derek, his staff & the customers as soon as you walk into the bar. The food is yummy & very reasonable. The Star Tavern is the friendliest pub I have visited & the landlord is a "star".

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank Dee S
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Philadelphia
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55 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Good Food, Good Value, Good Atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2012

We stayed at The Steeples and came to this small tavern just down the same road. We liked the local feel, the welcoming service, the quality of the food and the fantastic prices. This place is a little gem, a breath of fresh air, a totally laid back atmosphere. The owners are kind and welcoming.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank TracyL A
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