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South Sea Hotel dining room and pub

€€ - €€€, Seafood,
The Waterfront, Stewart Island, New Zealand
+64 3-219 1059
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good44%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (28 reviews)
“baked cod” (5 reviews)
“nachos” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Seafood, Pub, New Zealand, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
The Waterfront, Stewart Island, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 331 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just stayed 3 nights on Stewart Island. Not at the associated hotel. The food here is what would call good to excellent pub food. It's the only place where you can eat in the evenings and if the restaurant is booked the same menu operates...More

Thank Derek S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed for three nights. Watched the AB's go down to the Springbok's. Loved our stay and made welcome by all the staff. Thanks for a great experience. Colin and Lyn Olds

Thank ColinO553
Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

We bowled up on a Sunday evening and discovered that it was quiz night. We were welcomed in and joined the quiz with the locals. What a pleasant evening. Great atmosphere and good pub menu. The blue cod and chips is the best anywhere.

Thank AlanP1846
Reviewed 20 August 2018

This review is actually for January 2017 but I didn't post it in time. We walked the Rakiura track and before it and after it we ate at the hotel a few times. unfortunately we were after the crazy pub quiz times. I ate so...More

Thank nzanz
Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

The best battered fish I've had in ages. Wereally enjoyed the hot smoked salmon pizza too. Interesting photos around the dining room and service was fast and friendly.

Thank kiwisqurt
Reviewed 4 June 2018

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 20 May 2018

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
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Judy-anne P
21 June 2018|
Response from Jjasg10 | Reviewed this property |
Call them or email them. Telephone: 03 219 1059 Get their email address online , go google. I can’t put the email address in here . Hope this helps
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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, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
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
  • E-mail
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