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Caroline's Boatshed Bar and Eatery Restaurant

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) #1 of 63 Restaurants in Whanganui $$ - $$$ , European,
181 Somme Parade, Whanganui 4500, New Zealand
+64 6-281 3377
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good34%
  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (5 reviews)
“pork belly” (7 reviews)
“scallops” (7 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
181 Somme Parade, Whanganui 4500, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Good home cooking and plenty of it. Eat here if you are hungry and you will not be disappointed. The menu has plenty of fish choices as well as quality new Zealand meat. Service was good and we were made to feel at home

Thank Libby1954
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've tried before to get a booking at Caroline's and failed -- testament to how popular this restaurant is with Whanganui locals. Last week we managed an early dinner and even on a cold miserable weeknight, the place was busy! Caroline's seems to be the...More

Thank K1travellers
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Party of 4 just turned up with no booking And nothing was a problem. The food was delicious and portions were large. The sticky date cheesecake was outstanding. Thank you food made with love and passion and unfortunately there is not a lot of restaurants...More

Thank themusketts
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very good service and staff were very willing to help. They are well trained and very chatty. Our waiter knew the menu and was willing to help with special food requirements and came back to our table to check everything was okay even though the...More

Thank shazpete2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great service, fantastic food, awesome atmosphere. Really enjoyed dinner here. I highly recommend it.

Thank Greeneyes1468
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Boatshed has a great location along by the Whanganui River and it certainly attracts a crowd, especially during those peak Kiwi dining times. So if you want a table book ahead especially if your thinking of dining early. This is especially pertinent if going...More

Thank Graham D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My two families took me here for my birthday dinner. Have been here before and the food is always good and plentiful plus good value. Can thoroughly recommend this place.

Thank Trixie5748
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We all enjoyed our meals. I had the lamb and it was lovely but my meal looked smaller than my friends who had steak and scallops. I would have loved a bit more.

Thank debcol25
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

From the moment we walked through the door to the moment we left 100% perfect in ALL areas. Service food and Decor. $15 lunch menu a bonus but the normal menu very affordable. Will return

Thank ocrbecks
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

Yes we are lucky to have such a simple place to dine and entertain. Excellent staff, attentive and friendly, food to match, just spot on.

Thank Geridog1
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Restaurant Details

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