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Drunken Sailor Cafe

$$ - $$$, Seafood, Soups
Stirling Point, Bluff 9503, New Zealand
+64 3-212 8855
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good30%
  • Average19%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
8 Aug 2017
“Big money for fish and chips”
14 Mar 2017
“Up market”
Closed Now
New Zealand, Seafood, Soups
$$ - $$$
Stirling Point, Bluff 9503, New Zealand
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

Visited with a group on Saturday night. Took an hour from ordering only a main for me to get fed. One of our party got his main when others had finished theirs. The restaurant was not full or busy. Food was expensive and mine was...More

Thank BarbfromBluff
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

This is an up market eating spot in bluff Great food and views Has been closed for a while due to fire Would recommend to the traveler with a few extra dollars

1  Thank Zacchary C
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Food was nice ..no problems fresh and tasty . Size of portions quite large.. comes with condiments. service was reasonable for a large group ... you definitely have to book for lunch when we went.. not sure about dinner but I wouldn't chance it..

Thank esthercook
Reviewed 14 December 2015

The food were okay and location was good. But very expensive, it does not justify the price of a dozen of oyster for $56 and a bowl of sea food chowder $36. The waitress were prejudice to us. I was vacationing there to visit my...More

2  Thank Medotski
Reviewed 16 April 2015

As an ex Southlander, I always go to Sterling Point and have a meal at the cafe for old times sake. Where else can you view such a wild ocean and coastline in warmth and comfort? The blue cod always tastes wonderful and the service...More

3  Thank pam255118
Reviewed 7 September 2014

We have been to the now "The Oyster Cove" before when it was know as The Drunken Sailor. The new owners have put together a great new menu with a large number of choices. I do not remember ever seeing a menu with mutton birds...More

Thank dicke-nz
Reviewed 13 August 2014

It's still the same grand location but the windows have been scrupulously cleaned so diners can fully appreciate one of the grandest views available anywhere on earth. The food was fantastic. I had the Squid Salad and my Wife had a rare Rib Eye ....More

Thank alohamac
Reviewed 11 August 2014

We decided to take a Sunday drive with our friends - our destination, lunch in Bluff at the Oyster Cove Restaurant. We were seated by the window and enjoyed the views of the sea and all the fishing boats coming in throughout the afternoon. To...More

2  Thank SouthernFoody1957
Reviewed 1 August 2014

After a long drive along a scenic coastal road, we arrived at Bluff Point, the southernmost occupied place in South Island. Decided on the spur of the moment to have a late lunch at the Drunken Sailor Cafe, a large restaurant overlooking the Pacific Ocean....More

2  Thank bookman_12
Reviewed 15 July 2014

Stumbled across the drunken sailor oyster bar at sterling point bluff. It's situated in a fantastic spot above the sign post at the southern pt of NZ. The location is fantastic, and the food just as good. We had blue and cod and chips along...More

Thank Chris T
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24 August 2017|
Response from Zacchary C | Reviewed this property |
yes it is up and going and service is great or was for us I apologize for late reply
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
New Zealand, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Stirling Point, Bluff 9503, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Southland Region  >  Bluff
  • Phone Number: +64 3-212 8855
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