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Plan B Cafe & Bar

$$ - $$$Steakhouse, ,
800 Abel Tasman Drive | Pohara, Pohara 7183, New Zealand
+64 3-525 7678
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (4 reviews)
“steak” (10 reviews)
“salmon” (8 reviews)
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3:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.All hours
Steakhouse, Bar, New Zealand, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
800 Abel Tasman Drive | Pohara, Pohara 7183, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 151 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great summer night out with friends. The French influence food was worthy of any top notch restaurant while retaining a lovely beach ambiance. Certainly a place we would recommend for any visitors to the region. Fantastic food and service, thank you.

Thank Debra W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in on a Sunday the two of us for a lunch after arriving, nice meal with a couple of beers in the sun, good friendly service.

Thank Bevan D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff are very friendly and helpful. Many of the kitchen staff seem to originate from France (especially the town of Gap) and so English and French are the two commonly spoken languages of this quirky cafe. Plan B boasts its own accommodation, but is...More

Thank johnwrenpotter
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been staying in Pohara for a while and I went to Plan B a while ago for dinner, it was amazing and I got the camembert melts along with other things. I was so impressed by the huge amount of cheese that I...More

Thank Alexandra R
ownerofplanb, Owner at Plan B Cafe & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your review. Our chefs like to change this up a little from time to time and they changed the Camembert Melts from seven small melts to five big melts! Still the same amount of cheese, still house-made plum sauce, still salad garnish, just...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went there 2 nights running and really enjoyed both. The food was really good and plenty of it. The staff were very helpful and friendly and they played some great music. Both had the salmon one night and the steak and the lamb the 2nd...More

Thank billyboy212
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is a little gem!! I would like to keep it a secret but that just wouldn't be fair. The accommodation is very comfortable clean and fresh, the owners have obviously spent a lot of money upgrading the bathrooms, kitchens and the units are...More

Thank Marisa B
Reviewed 14 January 2018

ok weather was perfect but the Plan B was too the perfect place for a tasty evening bite to finish the day.....great food ....good selection of drinks.....good, service too! Young French lad who took care of us was super and he too was responsible for...More

Thank JMcK57
Reviewed 14 January 2018

This is one of the best casual dining experiences we have had! After leaving another restaurant due to poor service, we decided to go to Plan B Café for our dinner, so it was indeed our Plan B! We really enjoyed the great food and...More

1  Thank Amanda W
Reviewed 13 January 2018

An amazing spot. The friendliest staff. The owners work hand-on and our so proud of their business. I can fault nothing. Amazing people, BEAUTIFUL food of the highest quality. Great accommodation , very comfortable. We have already booked for next year.

Thank MikePayne2018
Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed our lamb entree at the picnic style seating at Plan B. The meat was delicious and the accompanying roast vegetables were very tasty.

Thank VancouverLolita
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Malcolm B
18 December 2016|
Response from ownerofplanb | Property representative |
Hello Malcolm From 28 December we will be open every day from 11am. We are currently open every night from 4pm. Regards
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$32
Drinks, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 800 Abel Tasman Drive | Pohara, Pohara 7183, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Golden Bay  >  Pohara
  • Phone Number: +64 3-525 7678
  • E-mail
About Us Plan B Cafe & Bar is a relaxing, cafe, bar and restaurant set in the popular beach village of Pohara. The Cafe is fenced for privacy and comfort and boasts ample outside dining in the garden area and restaurant courtyard for those warm summer days. We are open every day in summer from 11 am. GF and vegetarian options are readily available.
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