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Caroline's Boatshed Bar and Eatery

$$ - $$$, European,
181 Somme Parade, Whanganui 4500, New Zealand
+64 6-281 3377
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good32%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (8 reviews)
“scallops” (12 reviews)
“pork belly” (10 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
181 Somme Parade, Whanganui 4500, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 222 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Really good food and friendly staff. Decent pub grub. Picked randomly online while on the way through town and well worth the stop. Lots of parking, will definitely come back if travelling by again.

Thank e_maccars
Reviewed 1 week ago

A big barn of a room, with a vibe that is,well, country and western? The staff are, well, informal. But we thought the food was very good, and at the most reasonable prices we have found in NZ.

Thank fufan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is my parent's local so we go often when visiting and usually for our whānau celebrations. The service is fantastic. They are very caring and considerate making my parents feel special. Food is generous and tasty. Nice menu selection and yummy desserts. Our favourite...More

Thank HayleyB2122
Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

Went here for dinner and asked what was good from the waiter who advised the pork belly and he was right. Served with seasonal veges and crackling pork

Thank Tripit-Travel
Reviewed 23 October 2018

We were staying at the Caroline holiday park just behind the Caroline Boatshed Bar and Eatery so it made perfect sense to stroll across for our dinner on a Saturday night. The restaurant was surprisingly busy - we initially had to sit outside, but as...More

Thank JanLoads
Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

We always get great service from Caroline’s. The staff are very obliging. The food is consistently great and the selection is very good although the famous Chicken and Bacon Burger takes a lot of beating.

Thank Tony G
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

One of the best Restaurants in Wanganui.great food. Good choice specially the $15 meals for lunch monday to friday. Staff are friendly and helpfull. Relaxed dinning.

Thank julie729
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Sunday brunch , not a whole big menu for Breaky but great enough to spend a fantastic time eating outside on the deck.. Dont forget your spray for the sand flies though ;-)

Thank Eddie S
Reviewed 30 September 2018

Menu has options that would suit pretty much everyone. Beers on tap are the usual big breweries but does include Panhead APA now that DB have bought them so that's good. Portions are generous and not too expensive for what you get. Service is pretty...More

Thank Aengus J
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

Good food, nice views. You can reserve a table or just show up, you can have a fabcy table, eat outside or at bar-like stools. While they have kids menu they don’t have a playground or coloring pages. A bit out of town, but quiet...More

Thank Gabriela_34
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
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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