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Plan B Cafe & Bar

$$ - $$$Steakhouse, ,
800 Abel Tasman Drive | Pohara, Pohara 7183, New Zealand
+64 3-525 7678
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“steak” (10 reviews)
“salmon” (7 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (3 reviews)
Steakhouse, Bar, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
800 Abel Tasman Drive | Pohara, Pohara 7183, New Zealand
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Reviewed 18 April 2018

Great place to go, friendly staff and good food. Steak and Blue Cod very nice and tasty. Would definitely go back.

Thank Wayne D
Reviewed 26 March 2018

Went there for dinner, as the Penguin was closed. Nice setting, friendly staff. The Mussels were not inspiring and the seafood chowder was pretty bland. Would not be likely to go back.More

2  Thank Malferg
OwnerOfPlanB, Owner at Plan B Cafe & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2018

Hello Malferg, thank you for taking the time to write a review. I have to say I'm not surprised by your review as it did appear that you and your wife just didn't want to be here! Our chowder is house-made with mussels, shrimp, calamari...More

Reviewed 13 March 2018

Amazing fresh seafood, good wine, and very engaging & friendly owners! If on Golden Bay or near Abel Tasman National Park, this is the place!

Thank dp750
Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

We had dinner here whilst staying at the local campsite. The food was extremely good, lamb shank is well worth a try and the sauce that comes with the grilled salmon was superb. Nice selection of good local and wider NZ wines too. Only room...More

Thank JasonP1126
Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

Great summer night out with friends. The French influence food was worthy of any top notch restaurant while retaining a lovely beach ambiance. Certainly a place we would recommend for any visitors to the region. Fantastic food and service, thank you.

Thank DebraW1616
Reviewed 7 February 2018

Stopped in on a Sunday the two of us for a lunch after arriving, nice meal with a couple of beers in the sun, good friendly service.

Thank Bevan D
Reviewed 2 February 2018

The staff are very friendly and helpful. Many of the kitchen staff seem to originate from France (especially the town of Gap) and so English and French are the two commonly spoken languages of this quirky cafe. Plan B boasts its own accommodation, but is...More

Thank johnwrenpotter
Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

I have been staying in Pohara for a while and I went to Plan B a while ago for dinner, it was amazing and I got the camembert melts along with other things. I was so impressed by the huge amount of cheese that I...More

Thank AlexandraR3307
ownerofplanb, Owner at Plan B Cafe & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2018

Thanks for your review. Our chefs like to change this up a little from time to time and they changed the Camembert Melts from seven small melts to five big melts! Still the same amount of cheese, still house-made plum sauce, still salad garnish, just...More

Reviewed 26 January 2018 via mobile

Went there 2 nights running and really enjoyed both. The food was really good and plenty of it. The staff were very helpful and friendly and they played some great music. Both had the salmon one night and the steak and the lamb the 2nd...More

Thank billyboy212
Reviewed 18 January 2018

This place is a little gem!! I would like to keep it a secret but that just wouldn't be fair. The accommodation is very comfortable clean and fresh, the owners have obviously spent a lot of money upgrading the bathrooms, kitchens and the units are...More

Thank Marisa B
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19 December 2016|
Response from OwnerOfPlanB | Property representative |
Hello Malcolm From 28 December we will be open every day from 11am. We are currently open every night from 4pm. Regards
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$29
Drinks, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 800 Abel Tasman Drive | Pohara, Pohara 7183, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Golden Bay  >  Pohara
  • Phone Number: +64 3-525 7678
  • E-mail
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 11 am. GF and vegetarian options are readily available.
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