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Peppers Awaroa Lodge Restaurant

Awaroa Bay, Abel Tasman National Park 7143, New Zealand
+64 3-528 8758
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  • Very good19%
  • Average19%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
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“awaroa lodge” (6 reviews)
“abel tasman” (7 reviews)
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New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Awaroa Bay, Abel Tasman National Park 7143, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Outdoor casual dining was perfect on our arrival after the walk. Dinner was excellent highlighting regional fare. Staff were helpful with good local knowledge. All requests catered for and more. Breakfast had an excellent range to choose from and was a perfect way to start...More

Thank Sarah I
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Service and surroundings were exceptional but the food was not. Beefburger was undercooked, the steak sandwich was OK but not as described on menu and the French fries were soggy. When you also consider the cost it is not up to the standard expected.

Thank BobCv
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed our meal here. The service was attentive and the food excellent. The lunch they provided for us the next day was amazing too!

Thank johnmJ2594PN
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

Food is fantastic. Organic vegetables grown locally. Friendly and helpful waiters. We ate here two nights. The menu has 3 starters, 3 mains and 3 desserts and changes every day. Pictured is citrus ice cream with berry meringues, berry compote and berries. Mmmm.

Thank Richard C
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

The setting of the restaurant is very nice. The staff that we met worked hard and were very pleasant and friendly. The first night we ate there we had a free dessert as we had such a wait for our main course. In fairness, I...More

Thank kazza154
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Enjoyable dining experience after a long day bushwalking. Mathew was attentive and helpful and the food was first rate.

Thank Mark P
Reviewed 3 January 2017

This lodge is not interested in anybody just passing through on the track. When they saw our packs their faces and attention changed esp the French waitress at the counter. They have got rid of the cool breakfast menu they had last year and have...More

Thank kamisama2014
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

We ate at the Peppers resturaunt during our five day hike over Christmas. The food was great although the service was terrible. The manager was not very inviting which we assumed was due to the fact that we weren't paying to sleep at the lodge....More

Thank Ronia1
maxoehler, General Manager at Peppers Awaroa Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2017

Kia Ronia, thank you for your review. I am disappointed to read that you didn't feel as welcome as the 300+ other travelers coming through the lodge, every day. We certainly welcome everyone and like to be the oasis that we are in the middle...More

Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

We arrived at this Lodge for a night's stay after a day's walk on the Abel Tasman Track. Whilst the bar / cafe area was cozy and friendly, the restaurant was notably empty apart from us. Being hungry following our efforts on the track we...More

Thank oawisbrill
maxoehler, General Manager at Peppers Awaroa Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2017

Kia Ora oawisbrill, thank you for your comments. I am quite disappointed to read about your experience in our restaurant as the impeccable food at dinner time is what we pride ourselves on. It's a pity you decided not to share your feedback immediately to...More

Reviewed 22 November 2016

We have eaten here regularly over the last few years, its a great thing to do on a day out - take the water taxi and swim at Awaroa and then have a relaxing lunch in the lodge. This time I was a bit disappointed....More

1  Thank wackersGoldenBay
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Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Awaroa Bay, Abel Tasman National Park 7143, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Abel Tasman National Park
  • Phone Number: +64 3-528 8758
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