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Skipper's Restaurant

$$ - $$$, Seafood,
Muriwai Drive | The Wharf, Whakatane 3120, New Zealand
+64 7-307 1573
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good35%
  • Average5%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“fishing club” (7 reviews)
“busy kitchen” (2 reviews)
“hearty meal” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Seafood, Pub
$$ - $$$
Muriwai Drive | The Wharf, Whakatane 3120, New Zealand
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Reviewed 21 July 2017

The Skippers restaurant is located at the Whakatane Fishing Club. The menu had a great selection of meals at very reasonable prices. We had a great meal, which was well presented and cooked perfectly. The staff was very friendly and helpful and we even had...More

Thank Ron v
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

Visited with my husband for a night off cooking, husbands steak & prawns were cooked to perfection, chips & salad were nice and fresh. Chicken skewers with rice and mango chutney were cooked well and tasted good. A good selection of various meals available at...More

Thank Sharon T
Reviewed 30 April 2017

friend and I wanted seafood for dinner after we booked into our Motel, and then we went back with 10 others from the same motel the following night. This fishing Club is right on the waterfront with great views and loads of seating, clearly very...More

Thank dajarranz2012
Reviewed 23 April 2017

We were a group of three adults and a ten year old. All of us found something to eat that was well presented, and at a reasonable price. Drinks were also fair in their pricing, and no-one was left hungry. This venue was a good...More

Thank John M
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Great meals at an affordable price, Service is very quick and the atmosphere is great. Staff are very friendly and efficient.

Thank Anne H
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

We had lunch yesterday. The pasta dish (Chicken Fettuccine) is to die for! We're regulars at this restaurant. We love how the food is consistently YUM, served quickly and HOT. It's good, pub grub, reasonable prices and beautiful waterside views. Kitchen staff are great!!

Thank Ronawa
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

We popped in for lunch when a fishing competition was on. A huge restaurant and bar with stunning views. The restaurant was not busy considering its size. We ordered a hamburger and 2 x fish & chips. We waited 15 min for our meals to...More

Thank WillemLab
Reviewed 2 January 2017

We were looking for some "plain" food as a break from restaurants, and the restaurant at the sportsfishos club suite dthe bill to perfection. If you are a fisho - this is the place to visit. God cold beer!

Thank cajunnsw
Reviewed 4 December 2016

Where else, I wondered, could I have found a "light" lunch comprising six large prawns in garlic sauce, a nicely-moulded portion of basmati rice, and a really crisp and well-dressed salad at this price? Nowhere that I could call to mind. The above "light" meal...More

Reviewed 1 December 2016

As a member of the Whakatane Fishing Club you will not find a more convenient local spot to meet up with family and friends. Skippers Restaurant will do you proud...

Thank owenvaughan
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Muriwai Drive | The Wharf, Whakatane 3120, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Whakatane
  • Phone Number: +64 7-307 1573
Skippers Restaurant is aptly named as it has gorgeous water views in a unique location. Dine either indoors or on the large deck outdoors while enjoying unobstructed views of the river, Whale Island, White Island (active volcano) and the ocean beyond.The restaurant is part of the Whakatane Sportfishing Club, and the walls of the club are adorned with an extensive collection of fish mounts with over 40 different species to view from a massive 1221lb Black Marlin to a 4.5lb Blue Cod.Revered for its sumptuous lunches and dinners, as well as snacks and casual alfresco dining, Skippers offers a fabulous choice of high quality cuisine, and is a favourite destination for club members, guests and affiliates.
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