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South Sea Hotel dining room and pub

The Waterfront, Stewart Island, New Zealand
+64 3-219 1059
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good44%
  • Average17%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“seafood” (23 reviews)
“rice” (4 reviews)
“mussels” (13 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Seafood, Pub, New Zealand, International, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
The Waterfront, Stewart Island, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place to sample local life with the bar bustling in the evening. We had a great pint and a lovey tasting meal in the evening followed by a decent breakfast the next day.

Thank Lord A W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Born in a country with a strong tradition of food-oriented culture, we weight a lot on food quality when considering travel destinations. To be honest, we had got concerns about traveling to commonwealth countries because of the famous bad reputation of English cuisine. But this...More

Thank Xinyuan W
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

This is the only hotel in Oban and so close to our backpacker accomodation. We treated ourselves 3 nights in a row! They do takeaways. Parmesan crusted blue cod and roast veg chowder were two of the meals I had. Mulled wine was lovely too....More

Thank Romola H
Reviewed 5 June 2017

As all other eating establishments had closed for the winter, it was the pub or the pub. Good coffee, generous servings.

Thank Magics70A
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

Spent a 5 days in Oban and made a wonderful time of it despite most outlets being closed for 'winter'. This place had fairly ordinary meals although reasonable value for money. Opening hours and service unreliable. No oysters was a huge disappointment plus no muttonbirds,...More

Thank Mikaere
Reviewed 25 May 2017

We had a meal here on the night of the weekly quiz night. Very entertaining and a very busy night. We didn't take part in the quiz but seemed to know lots of the answers! The meal was delicious, seafood chowder followed by blue cod....More

Thank Hundalee219
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

One of the only places to eat out the pub doesnt disappoint. Great food and atmosphere. Anyone visiting will enjoy a meal or two here.

Thank animalfriendly15
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

The food was decent but service wasn't great. It was nice to have somewhere to eat for breakfast. We went a few times while there.

Thank shintn17
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

Hearty portions and good flavours. Restaurant food in a pub setting. Great service. This is the $50 crayfish meal.

Thank Kymberley B
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Bit pricy and fairly limited menu choice. However friendly and efficient service and a spectacular setting. Views from the restaurant are not as nice as eating in the bar

Thank Emperor_Palpatine
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Seafood, Pub, New Zealand, International, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, View, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Waterfront, Stewart Island, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Southland Region  >  Stewart Island
  • Phone Number: +64 3-219 1059
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