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The Vessel is Closed for The Winter Season - Opening in September 2021. The Vessel is in the beautiful Cooks Beach. Situated in Cooks Beach CBD, The Vessel has a cool, casual and relaxing feel. Our cuisine consists of delicious Pizzas and Burgers with fresh Seafood dishes. Great place to visit with your family with loads of outdoor and indoor seating. The sun hits the Vessel all day and provides a cool spot next door for the kids to play on the reserve in safe view of Mum and Dad. Win Win! Fantastic range of Beers on Tap and an abundance of choices of NZ Wines and beverages. Casual dining, so no need to book unless for groups of 12 or more. Takeaway Pizzas and Chips available but only when ordered
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Vegan Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
CUISINES
Bar, Pub
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Television
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Reviewed 25 April 2021

The pizza was quite nice, but we were disappointed after days of travelling that there weren't any vegetables available as a side (only expensive mains). They were unable to offer anything like that when asked. It was a Saturday night and the live music was...too loud. Nothing amazing but not bad either. They offer takeaway pizzas too, if we'd arrived at Cooks Beach earlier we would have done that instead and sorted out own salad.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 25 March 2021

Shared a 'Vessel' pizza for lunch which was delicious - the best I have tasted in a long time. They weren't very busy so our drinks and food arrived promptly. Friendly staff and a great outdoor seating area.

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 19 March 2021 via mobile

The staff here are friendly. My husband liked his pizza, and the fries were good. But the buttermilk chicken burger didn’t taste or look like buttermilk was involved. The thin piece of chicken had been deep fried in a batter that just tasted of oil....There are better options on the menu!More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 1 February 2021 via mobile

Very enjoyable evening spent here with family and friends. I had the mussels, so fresh and beautifully cooked! The others had pizza and they all enjoyed their food. Staff were so friendly and helpful. Will be back next time we are in the area

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 30 January 2021 via mobile

We have been here several times over the summer for meals or drinks and have once again been impressed by both service and food. Well done Mel and the vessel staff

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 28 January 2021 via mobile

Went for a takeaway pizza. Very good 'Purangi pizza' Prompt friendly service. Good Panhead beer on tap.

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 3 January 2021 via mobile

Amazing! In such a busy time of year the lovely owners took our massive table of 13 at short notice. Everything was fantastic! Service was friendly and enthusiastic and the food was to die for! Every meal we ordered (which was A LOT) was lovely!...Thank you!More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 29 November 2020

Had the Vessel gluten free pizza today .. the combination was on point and service was fantastic.. Amazing job vessel 😁

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 8 November 2020

Went there with my husband for my birthday. We don’t get out much, so was very please when the food was beautiful and the staff were friendly. Will definitely be back and highly recommend this place to anyone that wants great atmosphere with yummy food...and yummy cocktails!More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 6 November 2020

Came in last Sunday and ordered the chicken burger and mussels. Firstly the chicken burger was cold as where the chips. Your mussels were overcooked and rubbery. I am a huge seafood fan and can tell when a mussel is overcooked. Manager gave me a...refund and apologized for the mistake. Won't return again until chef can cook seafood properly.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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The Vessel is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3.5