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Caroline's Boatshed Bar and Eatery

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181 Somme Parade, Whanganui 4500, New Zealand
+64 6-281 3377
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (6 reviews)
“scallops” (10 reviews)
“pork belly” (8 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, European, Pub, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
181 Somme Parade, Whanganui 4500, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went here recently for dinner with a big group of friends. The service was friendly and the meals didn’t take long to come out. Everyone was really happy with all their meals. They also were happy to cater for gluten free so that was a...More

Thank Sarah L
Reviewed 6 days ago

We were greeted very soon upon arrival by a friendly, smiling welcome. Our hostess took us to a table of our choice, outside we wanted due to the warm summer evening. The view of the river and railway bridge over her was the peaceful, picturesque...More

Thank mkelly_757134
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good atmosphere, but the meals were poor for the cost of them. Undercooked steak, packaged not fresh seafood even though it’s in season. Auckland prices for less than desirable food. Was highly recommended by locals but even they were disappointed this time round. Maybe a...More

Thank Fiona P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The staff here are super friendly and helpful. Great food. If you're in Wanganui definitely come here and enjoy.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent service and great food. We only came in for a snack but will definitely be coming back for a full meal. Would definitely recommend this place 😊.

Thank kelbill42
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had the marinated chicken salad. Absolutely yummy although marinade a bit salty. Very busy place with a lot of happy diners.

Thank Wendy R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A group of 10 hungry guys on a Golfing weekend enjoyed Carolines Boatshed. Arrived at our Reserved Table, the place was rocking and very full. Orders were taken promptly and Starters came out within 30 minutes. Mains were very plentiful and good quality steaks cooked...More

Thank ActionHero47
Reviewed 12 December 2017

Always go to Caroline's for special occasion meals but never again. Went there tonite for my partners 70th birthday. Place not busy, had a drink and ordered meal, same meal that he always has oysters. After waiting 3 quarters of an hour I enquired would...More

Thank FishermanWanganui
Reviewed 3 December 2017

Had the greatest time. We were not rushed to eat. Staff all very friendly. Will recommend Carolines to any one and everyone. Made our stay in Wanganui amazing. Will recommend to everyone we know in Nelson we know9

Thank Sue C
Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

It’s a wee drive along the river to get here but heaps of free off street parking and worth it. Large restaurant bar with comfy seating and a great outdoor veranda area with views of the river if the weather is fine. Classic menu with...More

Thank RocheMaree
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, View, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 181 Somme Parade, Whanganui 4500, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Manawatu-Wanganui Region  >  Whanganui
  • Phone Number: +64 6-281 3377
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