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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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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good45%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (27 reviews)
“baked cod” (5 reviews)
“salad” (17 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Seafood, Pub, New Zealand, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
The Waterfront, Stewart Island, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here each night of our three night stay and found the food very good and reasonably priced. One of the best lamb shanks I have had in New Zealand and served with lots of veges which was nice. The blue cod was the...More

Thank KateW66
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had 2 dinners there and 2 breakfasts and the food was great. I had fish both dinners and it was beautiful, light, and flaky.

Thank I7004UWjeffm
Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

We popped to the hotel for a wee drink or three and decided to have dinner. Great service and good selection of well cooked and presented food Would eat here anytime

Thank kruuza
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

Gorgeous spot overlooking the bay. Grabbed some great coffees in the morning and back for beers and wines in the afternoon sitting back chatting to friends, other tourists and many local characters. Staff very friendly. Top spot to watch the world go by... and local...More

Thank Doryundercover
Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

Not just excellent sea food but also steak, lamb, and pizza. I had blue cod one night and then pizza the next. No complaints. Well priced too.

Thank Raynboz
Reviewed 22 April 2018

$6.50 for a glass of Speights beer on tap - Definitely would jump on this anytime! $16 for a bowl of potato wedges, which ended up being very nice but as nice as wedges can get - not worth it.

Thank chvrche5
Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

This Restaurent serves good food for lunch and dinner. Out of the few places to dine in Stewart island, this is the best. Beautifully Located in the center of Oban township. Service is good and quick. Food is delicious.

Thank Neetha M
Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Fresh fish, great batter , nice crisp hot chips, nice pub atmosphere. Nice tomato soup with bacon and lentils, very warm heartening soup. The young waiter is very friendly and 'Jack' the bar-man too.

Thank Jjasg10
Reviewed 4 April 2018

Had dinner at the hotel - I had crayfish (scrumptious) and he had fish (delicious). We went back the next day for coffee & they made the best on the island. Would certainly recommend.

Thank 60stravellers2014
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Had lunch here on our last day on the island and the food was great, portions were quite big. My husband ordered the ribs! They were huge he didn't even finish them. I'm guessing this would be the other place to eat on the island...More

Thank Maria B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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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