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“Great spot for lunch or more”

The Penguin Cafe & Bar Pohara
Ranked #3 of 4 Restaurants in Pohara
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Description: Sunny courtyard dining amongst native bush or on our decks with sea views. Cosy open fire in the winter. Open for brunch, lunch and dinner, delicious local Tuatara coffee. Outdoor bar. New Boundary Road craft beer range plus regional wines. Menus to suit all tastes, steaks, NZ lamb, delicious seafood chowder and local Golden Bay crab cakes. Range of gourmet pizzas and Friday night burger specials. Sky TV, Happy Hour Thursdays 4 - 6pm complimentary nibbles.
Reviewed April 4, 2018

We called in for lunch after visiting local attractions and saw this place on the main road. We doubled back and saw it had a great location across from the motor camp. The staff were friendly and the food was great.
Looking around this place has some great history and fishing trophies / pics etc on the wall. Lots to look at while eating.

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Thank clive h
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Reviewed April 1, 2018

A group of about 13 of us came in for coffees. About 10 coffees were ordered. it took an hour and a half for us all to be served. Had to cut short other parts of our trip that day because of the wait.

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Thank melcur
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Reviewed March 28, 2018

Hadn't been to the Penguin for years, but we just had a feed there and it was better than ever. The barman was super friendly and funny as, the serving lady was too and the tucker was top notch. So good to see a restaurant improve with new owners instead of slide backwards. We will be back.

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Thank alyinsanfran
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penguinpohara, Owner at The Penguin Cafe & Bar Pohara, responded to this reviewResponded March 30, 2018

Thank you so very much we needed that inspiration appreciated:) Owner Darryn & Melissa


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Reviewed March 25, 2018

We walked across from the Top 10 to The Penguin cafe during our stay in Pohara. The service was great, with friendly staff. Had the seafood chowder which was as good as I have ever had anywhere. Reasonably priced and a decent selection of wines to match.

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Reviewed March 24, 2018

We had a good lunch here one day and decided to come back again for an evening meal
Good range of food - very good baked gurnard and also lovely light batter on blue cod dish.

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Thank DELTAK
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