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Pelorus Bridge Cafe

5949 State Highway 6 | Rai Valley, Havelock 7192, New Zealand
+64 3-571 6019
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
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Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
5949 State Highway 6 | Rai Valley, Havelock 7192, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had the great pleasure of stopping in for lunch at this friendly, welcoming cafe. All the food is prepared fresh every day we found out from the lovely owner. All offerings looked so good it was hard to pick one. They had GF veggie...More

Thank Jane L
Reviewed 5 days ago

All food is homemade, with a very scrummy variety of pies not found in most cafe's. Lovely tables outside too enjoy the fabulous trees. Plenty of room for the children to run & play.

Thank cruiseaddict2018
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We call in here quite regularly between Blenheim and Nelson, these owners have continuously improved the food, service and decor. Each time we go in there is more variety whilst holding onto the favourites. Chicken pies are amazing, this time I tried a vegetarian pizza...More

Thank taniaandkelvin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This isn't the first time I've had rude service at this cafe. The female owner seems to take delight in being rude to customers. I shan't bother again.

1  Thank TheHoundandI
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Busy cafe, Quickly served, lots of choices, good food. If you walk through the DOC camp behind the cafe there's a pretty native flora walk and good river swimming places. Less crowded than the other side of the road.

Thank Jill H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Traveling from Blenheim to Nelson on a hot, hot day, what better way to break up the trip than a quick dip at Pelorus Bridge. After we cooled down, we had coffee and afternoon tea before continuing our journey.

Thank Kiaussi
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

Watery coffee, crumbly and flavourless cheese scone and a very average GF chocolate brownie. Overpriced. Won’t be stopping there again...

1  Thank sally m
Reviewed 20 October 2017

Went out of our way to go here because of recommendations when we could have gone to a café in Havelock itself. We were told the pies were to die for. We certainly would not put our lives on the line. They were ok but...More

1  Thank Jean120557
Paula K, Owner at Pelorus Bridge Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2017

I dont respond to Trip advisor reviews as you well may read. We are sorry that you felt that way. We pride ourselves in customer service here and want everyone feeling like they matter. This is not an excuse but I would like to explain....More

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Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Every time we go through Pelorus we have to stop here. Their wild venison pie is something to behold. The customer service is second to none and thanks for making those crazy curly carrots to entertain our little one !!! Thank you !

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 13 July 2017

We called in here for lunch on a very chilly day. The cafe was very warm and tastfully decorated. The food looked delicious with home made pies which we chose along with a lemon cake which had merigue on top so yummy. The service was...More

Thank Diane W
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Restaurant Details

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Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5949 State Highway 6 | Rai Valley, Havelock 7192, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Marlborough Region  >  Havelock
  • Phone Number: +64 3-571 6019
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Pelorus bridge is a great little haven to explore for its beautiful bush walks, famous river for swimming and the lovely little cafe nestled in amongst the towering trees and abundent bird life. Come check us out for a coffee, cake or have one of our famous Venison pies we have plenty of choices. Every day the staff are creating something wonderful in the kitchen the smells are to die for, all our food is homemade on the premises, we even have Gluten free.
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