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Plan B Cafe & Bar

$$ - $$$, Cafe,
800 Abel Tasman Drive | Pohara, Pohara 7183, New Zealand
+64 3-525 7678
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (4 reviews)
“steak” (9 reviews)
“mille feuille” (6 reviews)
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Bar, Cafe, New Zealand, European, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
800 Abel Tasman Drive | Pohara, Pohara 7183, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 136 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Plan B is a great place to eat and have a couple of drinks etc and Rob the owner is good value with the jokes and humour. the food when we ate there was super and we had a great time

Thank RAE S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The pizza was fantastic here as were all the meals we had at Plan B. Dinning inside is nice during early spring with fireplace inside.

Thank f16addict
ownerofplanb, Owner at Plan B Cafe & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your lovely review. We are all pleased you enjoyed dining with us and took the time to write a positive review. It was very nice to meet you and we hope the rest of your trip is just as enjoyable.

Reviewed 23 May 2017

Specialty burgers (meat or vegetarian) are large, flavoursome and good value. Lasagna a little on the small side (although the menu implies this in both description and pricing) and not particularly exciting. Mussels OK. Reasonable selection of beers and wines. From memory, four desserts on...More

Thank NZWillco
Reviewed 12 May 2017

Great food,great service. No more needs to be said. Oh except that the steak was perfectly cooked and the beer chilled.

Thank Janet and Ian D
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

I know it's a small town but it took over an hour. I think the food was worth it. The meals were HUGE, price appropriate and delicious! Everyone at our table of 7 had a delicious tasting meal The staff were friendly, would definitely go...More

Thank efaz326
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

After a long day exploring we were ready for some local food. Unfortunately, the service was slow and we were left wanting more. It's a typical café serving burgers and chips. If you go for something other than the burger you are likely to be...More

Thank Lauren W
ownerofplanb, Owner at Plan B Cafe & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2017

Hello Lauren, thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your experience with us. Our kitchen staff work very hard to prepare the meals as soon as possible however, as they are all...More

Reviewed 17 April 2017

Walking from our motel, we enjoyed, not one but two delightful meals at this cafe! It is a nicely furnished space, the staff was lovely in every way and we so enjoyed the food! Excellent salmon dish, a HUGE hamburger, mussels and a steak sandwich...More

Thank rbc68
Reviewed 15 April 2017

We stayed at the Holiday Park for a few days - had one disappointing experience at another restaurant in Pohara - but yahoo we found 'Plan B' (should be Plan A), and they certainly made up for our initial disappointment in Pohara for Dining -...More

Thank peteexfox
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Easily the best food in Pohara. Well, one could say that there is not much competition around, but even if there was, the team at Plan B would be up for a challenge. These guys can cook! Fresh produce combined with obvious passion for food...More

Thank GlobalGerbil
Reviewed 26 March 2017

The meals are generous and tasty. Good family food. We enjoyed their tap beers, especially the local low-alcohol one.

Thank Pip111
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Malcolm B
19 December 2016|
Response from ownerofplanb | Property representative |
Hello Malcolm From 28 December we will be open every day from 11am. We are currently open every night from 4pm. Regards
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$23
Bar, Cafe, New Zealand, European, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 800 Abel Tasman Drive | Pohara, Pohara 7183, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Golden Bay  >  Pohara
  • Phone Number: +64 3-525 7678
  • E-mail
About Us Plan B Cafe & Bar is a relaxing, cafe, bar and restaurant set in the popular beach village of Pohara. The Cafe is fenced for privacy and comfort and boasts ample outside dining in the garden area and restaurant courtyard for those warm summer days. We are open every day in summer from 11 am. GF and vegetarian options are readily available.
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