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White Heron Store and Tearooms Restaurant

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69 Scally Road | Whataroa, south Westland, Whataroa 7886, New Zealand
+64 3-753 4142
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Average fish and chips. 3.80for the smallest peice of fish inside heaps of greasy batter. Sorry but this is not the place to stop for dinner.

Thank C W
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43 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Right over the road from my accommodation the store is perfectly placed for those wanting breakfast /lunch. Doubles as the local post office and souvenir shop too. Friendly, cheerful staff and a delicious whitebait sandwich.

Thank Peter M
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

Handy little shop that will satisfy your needs for a couple of days. Polite and friendly staff who are very helpful.

Thank John O
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

This was a lovely place to get out of the rain & stop for lunch on our way to Fox Glacier. The mushroom burger and chips were delicious. Serving size are generous, one serving of chips can easily be shared between 2-3 people. There's a good selection of food on the menu and the prices were great!!! While here, pick... More 

Thank People2seePlaces2G0
Christchurch, New Zealand
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8 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Very friendly with quick service and delicious whitebait patties. Open 8am for breakfast. Well stocked country store

Thank BluePoppyNZ
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

I pass through Whataroa a lot and always stop off for a Cappuccino and a toasted sammie when I stop there.

Thank Murry_Cave
Redditch, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

A lovely big mug of English Breakfast tea, very welcome. Very friendly place, nothing too much trouble.

Thank Suegofar
Siem Reap, Cambodia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

I loved all these little cafes along Highway 6. Nothing was ever too much trouble, selections were plentiful, and the home made soup - especially at Whataroa - was delicious on a wet and grey afternoon. They also sell all the basic provisions you're likely to need. There arent alot of places to eat in Whataroa so this cafe was... More 

Thank Lily W
Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016

It is a one horse town and this is the only shop. There is a pub that does food and a petrol station. The shop is not well stocked but survival food is available for home catering. The post office is very handy. The cafe part is homely and I had a great whitebait sandwich. Whitebait here are minuscule opaque... More 

Thank Chrisbeeoxford
Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2016

This cafe opens at 8am just in time for you to have a hot breakfast and catch the 9am tour to the White Heron Colony which departs just across the road. The food is good standard fare and reasonably priced with pleasant service. It also offers some general store items and is also the post office.

Thank Grant D

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Brunch
Good for
Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 69 Scally Road | Whataroa, south Westland, Whataroa 7886, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  West Coast Region  >  Whataroa
  • Phone Number: +64 3-753 4142

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