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New Zealand, Bar
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 4 April 2024 via mobile

It was tasty dinner. As an interior designer I appreciated a lot a cozy space design. Very special and stylish. I’d recommend it for a date or night out with family or friends

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 13 March 2024 via mobile

Went to the portside for a feed and the reviews stacked up. The tucker was very good and the service was excellent. The only fault was the one tap beer on offer. But there were plenty of beers in the fridge. Must be good because...lots of locals in the place and it was booked out for the Tuesday night.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 29 February 2024

excellent food, great service. We gad the steak and a seafood platter, with wine - and had a great time. The sides were also good. All the food was accompanied by excellent service.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 30 January 2024 via mobile

FOH girls were more interested in talking to each other than serving us. When our order was taken she forgot to order the bacon in our 'BACON and eggs'. And to top it off she left a pissy note on the receipt (that we weren't...meant to see) joking with the kitchen staff that I ordered something 'weird' (it was fish from the lunch menu when it was closer to breakfast time). Was belittling and unnecessary.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 13 January 2024

Meals were tasty bistro type meals. Staff were polite but more interested in chatting to each other. As a local, I was appalled to witness 2 couples and a group of 4 turned away at 7:45pm. The advertised hours on FB for Saturday is 10...pm. Westport is full of holiday makers and has limited restaurants. I won’t be going back… maybe I’ll support the Denniston Dog that you sent 10 potential customers to. Not good enough for a Saturday evening in summer.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 2 January 2024

We travelled a long way to Westport so made sure we that we made reservations for dinner here. When we got to restaurant they said they had no booking for us. We they showed them our confirmation email from ‘Matt’ (apparently the owner). The staff...went to check with the manager and came back and said there was no room but we could sit outside if we wanted and then just left us to clean a table. The manager couldn’t be bothered coming to see us, the staff didn’t care, didn’t even say sorry. As it was getting late, cold and we had 2 small children so we decided to leave. That was the best decision, as although options are limited in Westport we found a great friendly Indian up the road. Things happen, bookings can get lost, but there are good and bad ways to deal with it and these people couldn’t care less. My recommendation is if you visit Westport don’t bother visiting this place.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 27 December 2023

Chef was abusive to staff who were obviously under the pump, steak was cold and forgot half our order. Would NEVER go back

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 22 October 2023

Nice ambience.and attractive decor. Attentive and prompt service. Food average and expensive for the more fancy meals

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 29 June 2023

We were reeled in by the extensive menu of different choices that we found online. We got there about 1.15pm for lunch and although the restaurant still had a number of other diners were made to feel like a little bit like we were a...pain when they procrastinated about offering us a table at that time of the day. Bearing in mind we were only a table of 5 but 1.15 was quite some time off the opening hours displayed online. After going away and checking if we could come in for some lunch we were seated. Our food took ages to arrive and when it did they weren't anything to crack up about it. The eggs bene with salmon although good value on paper was proper revolting. The muffin splits were drowning in more hollandaise than a lost key at sea... Inedible. Never seen them like that before.... Usually just a drizzle over the eggs but this was thick all over the plate...literally drowning everything in it. And the menu for the Benedict was misleading. It says choose a side and then extras were $1 . I was charged $6 for mushroom and $6 for salmon, couldn't be bothered arguing that it come with one and the other should have only been $1 as per the menu but since we already felt unwelcome I left it. We didn't bother returning for dinner that night as planned. Better meals up the street.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 27 February 2023 via mobile

Staying in the middle of town and nothing had blown our hair back. Found this place and BOOM 💥. My wife had salmon with feta, spinach, scrambled eggs & croutons. She liked it,💯 I loved my creamy mushrooms with hash brown and bacon. Friendly service....The wine list is adequate but could be improved.🤔🤗More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 22 January 2023 via mobile

Apparently the best for food in town. The fish was ok, the service ok but if the staff got themselves a personality and cracked a smile I would have given it a 3 out if 5

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 19 January 2023

Went to dinner with family last week, 6 adults and 2 children. Each of us ordered a different meal and all of us were very happy. Matt was the chef that night and did a great job. The kids menu is far better than most...we encounter in most places, lots of choice and decent size meal. Will certainly returnMore

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 19 January 2023

Excellent lunch. Great Burgers. Even better fish of the day. Then fanatic desserts! Friendly service.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 5 January 2023 via mobile

Been here many times and have had generally really good meals. Have noticed that the owner never really makes you feel welcome and have never seen him smile. Yeah it's tough getting staff and you may be under a bit of pressure but lots of...us are! Walked away feeling like a burden not an asset to his business. If I were you I would either change careers or try been a bit more appreciative of those that are supporting you. Never even got a thanks or a goodbye when we paid..More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 24 April 2022 via mobile

Decided on a drive to Westport and popped into Portside for lunch as we were on a weeks holiday in Punakaiki. It’s a retro style bistro with very cool lights and friendly staff. We ordered a Chicken Sandwich each with fries on one. They were...brought to our table and we were amazed by the size of our lunch. It was so delicious with panfried chicken bacon tomato lettuce etc in a toasted club sandwich. Definitely recommend a visit when you are in WestportMore

Date of visit: April 2022
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PORTSIDE BISTRO & BAR, Westport - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews

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PortSide Bistro & Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 2.5