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Bar, New Zealand
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 17 March 2024

Great spot for casual eating, meeting the locals and sunsets. Good food at reasonable prices: what more could you want?

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 7 March 2024

First was a traditional prawn cocktail to get the meal started. Then a choice between local fish or roast of the day. Roast was pork with all the seasonal veges available. Presentation was beautiful and it was delivered to our table with a smile. Setting...was relaxed and comfortable with a sunset backdrop Definitely planning to return for another fabulous mealMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 8 January 2024 via mobile

Place was dirty and for what you get it was totally overpriced. Small portions of fish and fries greasy. We had fish of the day which was gurnard but got charged the more expensive fish dish which we only realized after we left. Waitress wasn’t...if a good mood. My advise - if you don’t like to be in that job look for another one. Preferably one without contact to public.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 7 January 2024

Wine is cheap supermarket stuff marked up 4 times. Only had the chowder and quite frankly I think it came out of a can. This is a pub that should focus on that instead of thinking they are a restaurant charging restaurant prices for very...ordinary food and wineMore

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 19 December 2023

no airs no graces- local watering hole- inexpensive aussie wines for the 'house beverage' = no go zone. food is a mixed bag- can't go wrong with packets of crisps- 'PROPER CRISPS, nz best in breed available on the bar for a sensible price. dinners-...hmm- small servings big prices for what they are- "nothing to write home about" didn't do anything wrong as such , but heavy price tag for 'ordinary' pasta - meh, salmon overcooked dry but creamy lemony sauce ok- stuffed mushrooms meh- burger served with cold worse than 'meh' fries tiny piece of meat condiments not so good- servers friendly enough- clearly a drinkers hangout - lower than average mark ups on grog= not a destination dining place- great beachside location sound of waves crashing onto beaut Carters Beach near Westport in Buller region on nz westcoastMore

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 17 December 2023 via mobile

Was between a 3 or 4 rating here. Paninis were lovely but cakes let this cafe down. We found the owner quite rude when she asked us to move tables without even saying hello first. Younger waitress very sweet and friendly.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 24 November 2023 via mobile

Great choice of items on menu. I had the chicken fill and my friend had the fish of the day. We both enjoyed our meals. There was a roast of the day plus other seafood to choose from. We both had dessert , I had...a lemon pie with raspberry and my friend had the baileys cheese cake. Yummy.,service was friendly and fast. Bar was available. Lovely!!More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 2 July 2023

We had a group of 34 students and 3 staff - they managed to cope with 2 nights of pressure and produced fresh, superb food options. Extremely friendly customer service and a top quality experience.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 19 June 2023

Lovely warm friendly welcome and the food was amazing! Definitely a hit with us. Best welcome we have had travelling the south island.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 28 January 2023 via mobile

Good restaurant!. Friendly staff and great menu. Really liked the chicken stack and hot apple desert with a twist. Good place to go eat when you’re at Top 10 400m down the road.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 24 January 2023 via mobile

Unfortunately one of the worst meals we have had in the South Island. Perhaps it was just the particular meals we choose but neither were good. Service was very slow, and they were out of the drinks we wanted. Really disappointed

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 16 January 2023

the place was recommended to us by our hosts just round the corner, an easy walk , a great location, welcoming staff, delicious food

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 31 December 2022

This was walking distance to our accommodation at Carters’s Beach. It is right along the new coastal bike/walking trail and across from a field and playground and beach access. We often grabbed fresh bread from there in the morning too. We especially enjoyed the meat...lovers thin crust pizza and sitting outside with the sea air and view.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 6 July 2022

Had a midweek dinner during winter while staying down the road at the Top10 holiday park. Great location. Staff were very friendly. Delicious seafood chowder for entire then roast pork, seafood platter, kids ribs and kids nachos were enjoyed as mains. Would return if in...Carters Beach again.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 18 April 2022 via mobile

Beautiful place to sit in the morning and have breakfast, friendly staff and they catered to us as vegans ;-) yummy food great coffee.

Date of visit: April 2022
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DONALDO'S, Westport - Restaurant Reviews, Phone Number & Photos

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Donaldo's is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4