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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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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good44%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (29 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 1 week ago via mobile

I went here with my parents for a quick dinner. We had a lovely waitress (Amy) who was really attentive. It was just nice to have a waitress that checked in on meals and to see if we needed anything else. We all commented how...More

Thank ShellBaird
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my partner enjoyed a lovely 3 course meal which cost around $100 together, not too pricey but also not cheap as chips. The food was delicious and the service pleasant. Make sure you get a seat with a view!

Thank Laura C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the only pub on Stewart Island and the social centre. The kitchen deals with both restaurant and bar orders amazingly quickly and the food is really good. Great choice for vegetarians and specials each day. The tams of waiting staff at very helpful...More

Thank Devaflam
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ate dinner here twice with our tour group. Food was good and it is always pretty crowded but service was good. They have several beers on tap including a porter. Beers were really good. Also have wines by the glass or bottle. Everything I tried...More

Thank Craig-World-Travelle
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed in motel room at rear of hotel which was clean and spacious especially after 2 weeks in campervan. Staff very friendly easy check in and out. Room ready on arrival just after noon. Food lovely and freshly cooked - cod from bay and super...More

Thank Jane B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in the South Sea for dinner before an evening searching for Kiwi. We shared a smoked salmon starter then my wife had a fish burger, I had the full size chowder. All the portions were very generous and tasty. The chowder was very...More

Thank AltabasTravels
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was excellent (Blue Cod was delicious) and the staff very friendly but a little unorganised... A very central and convenient location with a great view over the water.

Thank dannirae1991
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good food, good atmosphere and fantastic views. Felt like part of the stewart island fam! Definitely recommend pre ordering a crayfish earlier in the day, great meal for dinner.

Thank KerrynO11
Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

Had lunch on 2 consecutive days while on Stewart Island. The fresh, local blue cod is a must have. I had mine grilled and hubby had his in beer batter. So fresh and delicious. Next day had the special which was a steak sandwich. Done...More

Thank Kiaussi
Reviewed 28 October 2018

Went there for lunch and had the deep fried blue cod and chips. A must have, as it is only found in New Zealand around this area. Lovely fish, and I though it was an excellent idea to offer an extra piece of fish only...More

Thank TAGman810
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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
Groups, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, 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
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