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The Bay House

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Tauranga Bay Rd | Tauranga Bay, Westport 7892, New Zealand
+64 3-789 4151
11:00 - 22:00
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Tue 18:00 - 22:00
Wed - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The restaurant has a short but interesting menu card. Everything we ordered was delicious. During the meal, you can enjoy a beautiful view of the bay. In good weather you can sit at tables outside. Helpful and friendly service. Before you come there, check the opening times, as the restaurant is closed between lunch and dinner.

Thank jakkolwiek
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I just can't fault out experience. The service was very friendly and helpful and the food was outstanding! We'll be back!

Thank Lloyd K
Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We didnt book but you should as its very busy so we got stuck in a corner, but the view was still great of the bay. Service was very slow but they were apologetic so maybe it was unexpected. They have an excellent chef who prepared us a delicious meal. He would rival any good chef in a large city.... More 

Thank Ah62
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took the opportunity to drive out of Westport to Tauranga Bay and have a lovely evening meal at the Bay House, it is more than a cafe and we had a most enjoyable and well presented meal. A lovely end to a lovely day in the area

Thank neil2015
Westport, New Zealand
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Bay House was incredible for a beautiful meal at. Night.I have also had lunch there and can recommend the fish. The most beautiful setting you would get any where in NZ

Thank Lolabev
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely restaurant right on the ocean. Beautiful views. Great service. Menu was upscale and offered a variety of selections. Staff was friendly and attentive. Seafood chowder: to die for . Duck confit and fish of the day: amazing. A little pricey but absolutely worth every penny. Large beer/wine list.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Christchurch, New Zealand
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19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a unique, rural setting on the wild West Coast this is. Tauranga Bay is a top surf spot and the northern end of this crescent shaped bay is the start of the Cape Foulwind Walkway. The Bay House is tucked into a pretty, sheltered, garden on the south side where you look out through the garden to the breakers... More 

Thank mungojerry158
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went for dinner and loved it. Great setting, friendly service and the food was outstanding. I will be back and bring my friends with me

Thank hoekroe
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Its a beautiful place to sit and have your meals . We went there for lunch . Delicious food and good service with nice view . Try once

Thank Chris t
Kuala Lumpur
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Northerly outlook over Tauranga Bay (Cape Foulwind) is stunning, protected from southerly quarter winds with surfers out in front, native flaxes and a splash of colour from flowers, wekas running around for tidbits off the table. We sat outside after waiting for a seat as there were not enough outside umbrellas to match external seating. The small umbrellas only suitable... More 

Thank Apteryx54

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$25
Seafood, European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tauranga Bay Rd | Tauranga Bay, Westport 7892, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  West Coast Region  >  Westport
  • Phone Number: +64 3-789 4151
Nestled into the native bush clad peninsula of Tauranga Bay (Maori for 'sheltered bay'), The Bay House has a unique coastal location giving a sense of escape to somewhere close to paradise. Overlooking the Tasman surf, The Bay House is one of New Zealand's most picturesque dining environments offering a range of options for guests depending on their mood, the time of day and the weather: we offer casual lunches from 11.30am to 3pm and A la Carte Dining in the evening from 5.30pm in the summer months. With stunning waterfront views from almost all tables on the premises and seasonal New Zealand style cuisine, the iconic Bay House is a true destination for all in search of a memorable dining experience in a world class location. PARKING NOTE: Please note we are situated at the edge of Tauranga Bay at the end of a one lane No exit road. (there is a turnaround bay at the end of this road however.) We have 5 carparks then there is the lane to park on however is narrow for large vehicles. Then there is the pubic car park 80 metres before you arrive at the restaurant. This is suitable for larger camper vans etc.

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