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207 Palmerston St, Westport 7601, New Zealand
+64 3-789 7889
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  • Poor10%
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15 Jan 2017
“Revamped Dining area, new oeners and new staff have transformed it”
23 Jun 2015
“South Island Long Weekend”
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207 Palmerston St, Westport 7601, New Zealand
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Reviewed 16 January 2017

Honestly, was not looking forward to going back (we'd had a very average night there some time ago). But... friends had booked it so we had no option. What a difference. Enthusiastic, attentive staff and excellent fresh food. Drinks kept flowing and we were all...More

Thank BrentONZ
Reviewed 23 June 2015 via mobile

We were staying not far from this place and the restaurant we wanted to go to was fully booked. Next choice was the Dog on Denniston but we got a cold reception having arrived just before the meal time opening so decided on Serengetis. We...More

Thank Mark E
Reviewed 26 May 2015 via mobile

We had a meal there. I had roast which was average and my partner had pasta which was gd . Service was ok but restaurant was nice

Thank Pam C
Reviewed 19 March 2015

This restaurant form part of the Westport Motor Hotel Complex and was conveniently situated just over the road from where we were staying The food as well as the service was hard to better. The young lass who served us was very new to the...More

Thank NI_Travellers_12
Reviewed 18 February 2015

staff member never came back to see if we wanted more drinks with our meal, no one else was eating so there was no excuse for it really, wont be going back

Thank chickadee250
Reviewed 2 January 2015

New Year's Eve and very quiet but a great home cooked meal with pleasant service and great value for money. An added bonus was to be entertained briefly by the local Scottish Pipe band !

Thank Brian/Cheryl P
Reviewed 27 July 2014

IO always stay at the asscoiated motor hotel when I'm working in WP and always eat at the Serengeti, having had some pretty average experiences around town. Freindly staff, always warm and clean and tyhe a la carte has a good choice. Their ribs, as...More

Thank rigornz
Reviewed 13 July 2014

My first night I had the whitebait patties and they were delicious. Second night, I had the light meal of battered fish. Light? It was a big meal but again delicious. Both meals were well presented, service was great, and I certainly recommend this place...More

1  Thank Finona68
Reviewed 18 January 2013

Good service and a good variety of dishes. Well presented and well served. Maybe a little rushed, but they were busy. good to have accommodation on the spot., and close to the shops.

Thank Barbara R
Reviewed 25 November 2012

I just stopped in for a quiet drink and the staff were lovely. Good wine list and good prices. The food menu looked great and the restaurant was busy which is always a good sign.

Thank Nicki C
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  • Address: 207 Palmerston St, Westport 7601, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  West Coast Region  >  Westport
  • Phone Number: +64 3-789 7889
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