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The Pavilion

) #4 of 5 Restaurants in Riverton $$ - $$$ , Seafood,
188 Foreshore Road | Colac Bay, Riverton, New Zealand
+64 3-234 8445
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good35%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“lamb rack” (2 reviews)
“salads” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
New Zealand, Seafood, Contemporary
$$ - $$$
188 Foreshore Road | Colac Bay, Riverton, New Zealand
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Reviewed 29 December 2016

Beautiful location, casual but smart atmosphere, certainly worth travelling the short distance off the highway. The chowder was a huge helping and we shared a fish of the day and chips. Friendly service and good value. Incredible site.

Thank admitone
Reviewed 15 November 2016

We stopped off at the Pavilion on our way to Te Anau. We were the first customers to arrive and we were made very welcome even with though we did not want lunch and had muddy boots. Great service and wonderful location.

Thank greentractor
Reviewed 27 October 2016

We popped into The Pavilion in the afternoon of the long weekend for a beer and a coffee and to check the dinner menu. What a great location - not too wild that day but i imagine it could be. The service was great -...More

Thank Cathy W
Reviewed 27 October 2016

The Pavillion was recommended to us, and we were pleased we left the main highway to check it out. It is positioned directly opposite the beach and right next door to a playground which would be handy if you had kids. The food was very...More

Thank VikiM
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Went for a cruise to this lovely wee spot for our wedding anniversary. The staff there were awesome. They were attentive, friendly and were more than happy to assist with personalising my wife's dessert (as a surprise). The food is fairly standard, i.e. fish and...More

Thank Lyndsay_NZ
Reviewed 17 September 2016

Well what could we complain about our evening at the Pavilion, absolutely nothing... Understanding that this business has recently changed hands I was very impressed with the new chefs approach to his menu. The entrees that we tried were colorful and full of flavor. The...More

Thank sassy-5678
Reviewed 26 April 2016

Had a great hot chocolate w/- Marshmallows, huge cheese roll, a southland specialty not to be missed!!!!! for the uninitiated a southland cheese roll, is a thin slice of bread with the crusts cut of 2 sides, filled with this really tasty cheese mixture (some...More

Thank Memobabe
Reviewed 21 April 2016

A small seaside cafe / restaurant. Sells the usual light meals (eg fish & chips, salads, lasagne, etc.) plus cakes and the like. They don't have a large menu and the prices are rather high.The food is well cooked and plenty of it so from...More

Thank arbruse
Reviewed 9 February 2016

We had a snack lunch here which was very nice. The staff were very attentive and interested in us. The snack menu was very nice I did enjoy my Steak and Mushroom pie.

Thank Bruce M
Reviewed 30 December 2015

Only stopped for a coffee and nibble. Lovely to sit inside on a wet windy day and enjoy the view of the sea, over a good coffee and yummy cake. Staff were very friendly and welcoming. Had a look at a menu and hope to...More

Thank travellingkiwi255119
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Restaurant Details

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New Zealand, Seafood, Contemporary
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 188 Foreshore Road | Colac Bay, Riverton, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Southland Region  >  Riverton
  • Phone Number: +64 3-234 8445
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