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Punakaiki Tavern

Corner Of State Highway 6 & Owen Street | Cmb 52 Punakaiki. RD 1 Runanga 7873, Punakaiki 7873, New Zealand
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good34%
  • Average20%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible13%
Travellers talk about
“pancake rolls” (20 reviews)
“pool table” (11 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
$$ - $$$
Corner Of State Highway 6 & Owen Street | Cmb 52 Punakaiki. RD 1 Runanga 7873, Punakaiki 7873, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Only go here for a drink. Our food was expensive and not good - about $18 for fish and chips and got food which was definitely just your average cheap packet frozen fish and chips from the supermarket. And not even a nice variety. It...More

Thank rachelbabic
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is our first time here and plesently surprised nice and warm with a fire going amd great atmosphere , even though its a Tavern its food was great. There were 4 of us for dinner 2 had the Salmon 1 had the Burger and...More

Thank mowaman
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

stopped in after traveling fm nelson and found a typical country style pub. service was great friendly. came back for breakfast next morning and once again service was great and breakfast was well priced. Well done to the crew there and would happily recommend stopping...More

Thank Craig J
Reviewed 14 September 2017

This spot was the highlight of our NZ westcoast trip , good beer , friendly staff and locals , great food food

Thank Paul M
Reviewed 31 August 2017

We were a captive audience unfortunately as this was the only place open in the area. The tavern itself was quirky and interesting, but the bar staff were not very welcoming. and the fish ordered was clearly pre-packed frozen, although the menu did not actually...More

Thank lalapalooza2014
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Can never forget this place is life as we lost our car key . We stayed in a place called Rataview and we're going towards nelson . On the way stopped at this tavern and it was a nice place . They also have a...More

Thank Manish T
Reviewed 14 August 2017

It is really your only choice here, but it is still the best one. Gorgeous wood interior and a laid back vibe. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Food was tasty. Yes for a Canadian I found the food to be expensive, but I...More

Thank Ashley V
Reviewed 29 July 2017

Comfy warm old-school tavern vibe and friendly hosts though as a few reviews have pointed out here, food seems like it was microwaved out of a can. That can be ok but not for ~$30 mains

Thank Mike J
Lorraine R, Owner at Punakaiki Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2017

I cannot understand this one as we do not have any main courses for that price and not out of a can microwaved.

Reviewed 12 July 2017

if your staying over night in punakaiki then this is the only place to go and I mean the only place ....but its a great little pub , great beer and good food . we were lucky enough that one of the ground could play...More

Thank Robert C
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

We went here the night of a lions rugby game. The staff were very friendly, brought out some toys for my little boy to play with. The chips were good and we saw other meals being brought out which also looked good. Other customers were...More

Thank deejay153
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$27
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Corner Of State Highway 6 & Owen Street | Cmb 52 Punakaiki. RD 1 Runanga 7873, Punakaiki 7873, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  West Coast Region  >  Punakaiki
  • Phone Number: 6464647311188
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The type of cuisine is "Bistro or "tavern" with a variety of Bar meals. Breakfast,Lunch, Dinner. + Bar Snacks.8 Am 9 pm.
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