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Sprig & Fern Motueka Restaurant

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) #3 of 27 Restaurants in Motueka $$ - $$$ , Pizza,
Wallace Street, Motueka 7120, New Zealand
+64 3-528 4684
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (30 reviews)
“fish salad” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Pizza, Pub, New Zealand, Grill, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Wallace Street, Motueka 7120, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 164 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Yes there has been mixed reviews for this establishment so tried it for myself – being probably cautious from the onset to be fair. When first entering the Tavern it was a warm greeting from the 2 Bar Staff and stares from the locals seated...More

Thank Max_O6363
Reviewed 1 week ago

Obviously a very popular spot - lots of people coming and going and obviously enjoying the selection of drinks available. Would definitely visit again.

Thank Heather S
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

Food and service nothing special, beer bland, and vibe is a bit weird. If it weren't for the live music, we would have left.

Thank JetsetHer
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

This was a good bar with a nice selection of beer on tap and friendly locals. However, there was a lack of tables to sit and eat at (function on upstairs) so we ate on high stools and brought our own high chair for the...More

Thank deejay153
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Great place to go for an inexpensive night out. Good choice of pizzas and an amazing range of beers to try.

Thank jmd632017
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Limited options in Motueka, however this is a great craft beer place. We ate dinner here and had an excellent burger and side salad, along with a pilsner and bitter beer, both of which we would recommend. Friendly and fast service. Sat on the patio,...More

Thank Jake K
Reviewed 31 March 2017

One of those places where one of us was very happy and one was disappointed. I enjoyed a great steak for just $NZ25. My wife had fish and found that it was mostly batter and the chips were a bit tired. A very good feature...More

Thank George600
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Great food, especially the Pizzas! Very cosy setting. Great service and the weekly quiz night is fun

Thank Meryl G
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

One of the few spots open on a Monday. GF choices. Freshly prepared food. Good lamburger and salad with grilled fish. Hit the spot healthy eating no complaints.

1  Thank cb4fullcircle
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Booked for 7.30pm for 9 including 2 children. Finally got our meal at 9.30 and there was nothing to recommend the meal. As Motueka residents it's very unlikely we'll take our visitors there again. And as for it being reviewed by Tripadvisor as being one...More

1  Thank Raeleen D
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Jackie K
27 February 2017|
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Response from Ian-R-Bray-JP | Reviewed this property |
Yes as I recall they had two. I got impression that sports tv was available.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Pizza, Pub, New Zealand, Grill, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Wallace Street, Motueka 7120, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Motueka
  • Phone Number: +64 3-528 4684
The Sprig & Fern Tavern in Motueka is somewhat of a hidden gem set behind the busy main street. We are a traditional, friendly kiwi tavern with a bright, fresh interior. There are no TVs or pokies to distract you from enjoying the excellent craft beer and cider, delicious food and entertaining conversation.
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