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Aparima Restaurant and Bar is a gastrobar with a great selection of meals and entertainment. Great river, sea and mountain views Courtesy couch available, free Wi-Fi Fully wheelchair accessible, great staff, warm and cosy
PRICE RANGE
$7 - $39
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
Bar, Seafood, Gastropub, New Zealand
FEATURES
Parking Available, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Free off-street parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Cash Only, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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All reviews seafood chowder salad steak eggs benedict bluff oysters blue cod fantastic food small lunch menu busy night nice restaurant generous portions cooked to perfection south island
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Reviewed 23 February 2024

Had a wonderful meal with relatives. My husband & uncle said the blue cod 🐟 was beautiful! I had the paella which had a nice variety of seafood and was very tasty! Some of savoured the coconut panacotta- delicious though I found the cherry compote...a little rich. Both my aunt enjoyed the sticky date pudding. A wonderful Southland dining experience over looking the Aparima estuary.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 9 February 2024

Pub and restaurant with beautiful views and relaxed vibe, friendly staff and delicious feed not the standard pub grub. Been here a couple times, would recommend the paella, smoked steak, calamari salad, gnocchi, lolly cake cheesecake and definitely the sticky date pudding!

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 1 January 2024

Amazing meal, paella was delicious! Guac out the gate! Great service and quality location. Bonus hot chefs

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 14 October 2023 via mobile

Loved everything about this venue. The location and view just wonderful. Food excellent - yummy seafood chowder. Friendly staff. Would definitely recommend.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 20 August 2023

Had to ask for fire to be turned on in restaurant area as it was very cold. Looked at sideways when I asked. Group of 15 at our table. Steak meals served on narrow wooden boards, not ideal and rather messy juices running onto tables....Salad wasn’t fresh, rather limp. Stayed for a few beverages after our meals, bar side was equally as cold no heating on. In the middle of winter! Male behind bar inhospitable, we stayed for quite a while but eventually left as made to feel we were an inconvenience, albeit we had spent a fair bit of $ with our meals and alcohol. Definitely won’t be going back in a hurry, I understand new people running the Aparima. You may be finding your feet but it certainly isn’t hard to get the basics right.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 8 July 2023

Very disappointed with our meal. New owners do not do short cuts with meals. Ordered blue cod which was put on cold soft fries that were pale. And the salad was rank lettuce with pickled cabbage on top really not nice. Steaks now on wooden...board that's narrow and the sauce runs off. And being narrow there not much else a few potato wedges. Won't be going back, no value at all.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 7 June 2023 via mobile

Amazing food, seafood chowder and blue cod Warm clean and welcoming atmosphere inside Sat outside in the sun with n beautiful winters day

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 4 June 2023 via mobile

Great food . Great service . Great value Can’t rate our night out enough Courtesy can collected us from Riverton township and dropped us off agin Really enjoyed our night

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 10 March 2023 via mobile

Nice food and selection of drinks, great view over the inlet at Riverton, large portion sizes. Sat outside and although a fresh breeze wasn’t cold. Visit was applied by being forgotten for taking orders but could see everyone else got good service! Have been before...and will go again next time we visit.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 9 March 2023 via mobile

Went to the Aparima for dinner tonight, I got the chicken main. It was absolutely divine best chicken dish I’ve ever eaten in my life!!! The sauce was creamy and delicious the rice was cooked to perfection 10/10

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 8 February 2023 via mobile

While staying in Riverton, we decided to try the local pub. We were amazed by the menu options. We had calamari, steaks and fish and chips. All the food was cooked perfectly and tasted delicious. Generous portions. The customer service was outstanding. Highly recommend if...you’re in the area. A very cool spot on the waterfront too!More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 8 January 2023 via mobile

Haven't been in 2 years & still same small lunch menu, no healthy option like a chicken caesar salad or salmon salad. It was a hot summers day & 2 soups available this doesn't make sense. Overpriced burger small steak piece, piece of lettuce, 2...slices tomato, cheese, mayo & small fries $27.50 meant to have wasabi & picked veg, didn't see either.. Went to pay bill $273, on closer look charged for 4 items we hadn't ordered, no apology. Actual bill came to $163, check your bill b4 paying.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 20 December 2022 via mobile

Great food and service, clean modern surrounds - and super good food. The seafood chowder and blue cod coconut curry are highly recommend - fresh ingredients, amazing food!

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 16 October 2022 via mobile

Fantastic late brunch. seafood Chowder eggs Benedict. The young staff were polite & absolutely attentive. American cuisine was absolutely fab. When asked the older bar staff member if minded me posting on TikTok & social media she please absolutely not. Funny here am I saying...it on social mediaMore

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 18 August 2022 via mobile

We were told by the manager that they had the best seafood chowder in southland. Did not disappoint- it was amazing! Bluff oysters too, get them raw for the full flavour. Amazing Outlook over the river. Make sure you dine here.

Date of visit: August 2022
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  • Food: 4.5
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  • Value: 4.5