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Star Tavern

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, American, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly
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Cape Foulwind Road, Westport, New Zealand
+64 3-789 6923
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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150 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

We ordered the fish of the day and received fabulous size dish with fresh salad and great local beer good value for money. The place have a house dog...great addition.

Thank a h
London, Canada
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288 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

A local place for sure, given the food quality and prices. Large portions. The smoked salmon pasta was delicious, the lamb shank special was excellent. Too full to try the tempting desserts!

Thank Laura J
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Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

We went for dinner and a cocktail. Casual funky bar with a varied menu and delicious food. If you go you must try the grilled fish. Staff is friendly and attentive. Loved it. They also had A pool table and ping-pong. TV played MTV

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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94 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

The Star Tavern is a great place for a spot of lunch and dinner. Nice friendly staff and good home cooked food reasonably priced. Got a beer garden too.

Thank beannie500
Napier, New Zealand
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Pub was just a walk away from our motel. Very tired looking inside and out. A major renovation would be amazing in this location. Staff very friendly and good service. My fish was fresh and the whole mea surprisingly good when you take into account the surroundings. Partners steak was adequate.

Thank janeL7613MZ
Horsham, United Kingdom
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124 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Darts, pool, table tennis! and Sky Sports gives you the flavour of this local pub. Good honest pub grub served anywhere you want to sit, tables, sofas, stools, outside, at the bar. Very good fish burger and far too many chips. Did the job.

Thank carefree2017
London, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Steak and fries and delicious fresh turbot and fries were really well cooked. Very friendly team here. Decor not inspiring but pool table, dartboard, jukebox and tv all on offer.

Thank Dorothy S
Christchurch, New Zealand
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Food could be improved on. I had 'Gourmet Pie' which had obviously been in a warmer many hours as it had dried out and vegetables were frozen and microwaved. Didn't think it was good value for money.

Thank Graham Y
London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

We were staying next door at the lovely Omau Settlers Lodge and wanted somewhere quick and easy the night before running the Buller Gorge Marathon. We could not have picked somewhere closer nor better. The staff were wonderfully friendly and welcoming right from the off. As a vegetarian, sometimes in smaller off-the-beaten-track places, it can be difficult in terms of... More 

Thank Runnergirl418
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126 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017

Been a couple of years since we were here last and I have fond memories. This visit was no exception - just as good as I remember. Even had the same meal - scallops with fries and salad. Cooked beautifully. Super friendly staff and great atmosphere. Looking forward to going back before we have to return home. Can't say better... More 

Thank Jedsmom

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Pub, American, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cape Foulwind Road, Westport, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  West Coast Region  >  Westport
  • Phone Number: +64 3-789 6923

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?