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“Surprisingly sophisticated menu and incredible views”
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The Town House
Price range: $11 - $27
Cuisines: Contemporary, International, Cafe
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Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Housed in the distinctive Art Deco ‘Waterside Workers Union Hall’ The Town House (formally The Bay House) is a ‘must do’ on your coastal itinerary. Reminiscent of a European café The Town House is the ‘go to’ place whatever you’re dining needs, whether it be a meal at anytime during the day or evening, a coffee and croissant in the morning, an afternoon wine or cocktail or a late evening drink and dessert. This is the place where you will find the locals sipping espresso at the bar on a Saturday morning reading the paper while others dine in the restaurant and enjoy the a la carte menu on offer. Located towards the port end of town near the picturesque fishing wharf on the corner of Palmerston and Cobden Streets, The Town House’ cosy interior is in keeping with its art deco history featuring original wooden floors, be-spoke wallpaper and wood paneled walls throughout with a deco sunburst theme behind the bar, the freestanding fireplace and in the original art deco glass and rimu doors that lead to the north facing terrace. The dining room is cosy despite its open design and high ceilings. The room warms up as it fills up with diners and comes alive with the enjoyable buzz of dinner conversations and as the warm weather comes to an end a spot by the fireplace is desirable and will see you settle in for a very comfortable dining experience. The Terrace has seating for 40 diners and on a sunny day is the best spot in town for alfresco wining and dining.
Reviewed January 15, 2010

We were pleasantly surprised to stumble upon this restaurant outside of Westport. It's Asian/Thai influenced, so one of us ordered a delicious curry. Our kids had fun running around outside and enjoyed their meal too. A stylish yet casual atmosphere. For details and pics, along with suggestions of where to go and what to do on the West Coast, please see our blog post http://away-together.com/2010/01/14/the-wild-wild-west-coast/

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Reviewed July 28, 2009

We, as a group of family members, came here for a leisurely bruch on a Sunday morning. It was quite when we arrived but soon picked up. Our waiter was very friendly and made sure everyone had drinks and was happy with their meals. The chef prepared a Kid's platter for my four year old neice, who absolutely loved her "special plate". My onion bhajis were nice and crisp without being oily or soggy, and the accompanying chips were a very generous serving. The eggs benedict were given the thumbs up, and the seafood chowder smelt devine. We love to go here as a family and will definitely be back the next time we are in Westport.

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Reviewed March 6, 2009

Bay House Cafe is a top-rated dining spot on New Zealand's Southland West Coast, and for good reason. Overlooking Cape Foulwind south of Westport, the cafe affords a good view of "The Steeples" rock formations jutting out of the water. The service staff was friendly, and the cuisine delicious and beautifully presented. We were especially enamored with the lamb, the best we had so far on this trip through New Zealand. The desserts are also quite special. Best of all, the final tab had us shaking our heads in amazement at how very reasonable and affordable it was. Everything perfect, and reservations for dinner are definitely recommended.

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Reviewed February 2, 2009

A first class restaurant 15K from a town (Westport) at the edge of the Tasman sea! Unobstructed views of Cape Foulwind, and food choices unmatched for 300K. If you get this far and don't stop at this restaurant, you'll miss one of those meals that you wouldn't be able to replicate in a lifetime...because the sea, like life,is always changing. First class wine list to boot!

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Redwood City, California
Reviewed October 28, 2008

Be sure to make reservations so that you can experience some of the tastiest California cuisine in New Zealand.

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