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Plan B Cafe & Bar

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$$ - $$$
Bar, Cafe, European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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800 Abel Tasman Drive, Pohara 7183, New Zealand
+64 3-525 7678
15:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 15:00 - 21:00
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Wellington, New Zealand
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The meals are generous and tasty. Good family food. We enjoyed their tap beers, especially the local low-alcohol one.

Thank Pip111
Alexandria, Virginia
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We arrived a little before 9pm as the kitchen was about to close, and they were kind enough to seat us. Service was excellent. This is not gourmet dining. That said, the food was very good. The fish 'n chips, salmon, and house IPA ale were all delicious. Prices were reasonable. Nice quiet ambience at that hour, with outdoor garden... More 

Thank Patricia W
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely waitress very helpful, 50 min wait for meal, apparently very busy. Food average "filling". My partner order Rib Eye Steak from menu but got a tough sirloin?

Thank Sue C
Napier, New Zealand
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41 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My Husband and I have been here many times before but last nights dinner was a winner. Himself had Fish and Chips and I had a Chicken Burger. My burger was massive and really good. Crispy chips and the fish batter was light and crispy. Himself then thought he would treat himself to dessert. Now comes the OMG. It was... More 

Thank teddybear2009
Fraubrunnen, Switzerland
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First we (4) had a beer, coke and coffee - the flavours comingout of the kitchen made us want to have dinner. We weren't disappointed. Good food and great people.

Thank PaulPS_CH
Cottage Grove, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate dinner at this restaurant in early March of 2017. There were 7 adults and children. We ate outside and had a wonderful meal! Staff was really great as well! If I'm ever back in the area, I would certainly eat there again!

Thank trish p p
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow, very impressed with the friendly happy service, for our meals we had fish n chips which were very good size meals. Great selection of beers and wines🍷🍺 If you are travelling through Pohara you must visit Plan B Cafe & Bar. Excellent🏆 Well done team Jude & Ron

Thank Judy O
Brisbane, Australia
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went for a wedding to Poharas Ta ta beach from Australia. We had family from all over the South Island come together and stayed for 3 nights.On the last night we decided to have a meal at this little quant place called Plan B & bar . I went in earlier to check out the place and spoke to... More 

Thank Jo L
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49 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Now if you want an awesome food experience don't miss this place, the Calamari is a must, food cooked to perfection service was quick and friendly, if your in the area and don't go here at least once your missing out.

Thank comm-traveler
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best place in Pohara to have a meal as a family. Good food, great kids meals (homemade spaghetti Bolognese) and a good selection of craft beers for dad.

Thank JGangWM

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$24
Bar, Cafe, European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
15:00 - 21:00
15:00 - 21:00
15:00 - 21:00
15:00 - 21:00
15:00 - 21:00
15:00 - 21:00
15:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 800 Abel Tasman Drive, Pohara 7183, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Golden Bay  >  Pohara
  • Phone Number: +64 3-525 7678
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 10 am. We pride ourselves on making a lot of our own sauces, desserts and curing our salmon on site. GF options are readily available.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?