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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.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Bar, Pizza, Pub, New Zealand, Grill
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Table Service, Highchairs Available, Live Music
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Reviewed 13 April 2024

Casual, relaxed restaurant with a good atmosphere. Menu is varied and food delicious. Owners friendly and helpful, asking the chef questions about the meal for us Would go again for sure

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 6 April 2024 via mobile

Good beer, good food and huge portions. Service good, parking available, staff friendly. Booking is probably a good idea as it seems very popular

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 12 March 2024 via mobile

Delish! Great friendly locals vibe. Lured here by their Gluten-free options as listed on Trip Advisor. Hubby loved his gigantic gf burger with bacon and steak fries. Said it was the best burger he’s had in a long time. My crispy chicken sandwich was mile-high...with crispy bacon, crispy chicken thigh, crispy coleslaw served with crispy seasoned fries. We went for the berry, merengue and ice cream dessert to share. We left happy and full. Reasonable prices stop. We are here three days and will probably be back! Trivia night was happening and the engaged crowd was having a great time.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 9 March 2024

At the recommendation of my accommodation, I stopped by Sprig & Fern to order a salad to go. They have a lot of beverage options (beer and wine) and a good-sized menu to choose from. The restaurant has a small patio and a lot of...space inside, which was fully booked, which is always a good sign. The atmosphere looked fun! I ordered the Cajun Grilled Fish Salad and it was VERY good and exactly what I was looking for. Definitely recommend if you’re in Motueka!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 6 March 2024 via mobile

We visited Little Sprig in Setoun a week or so ago, enjoyed it and, based on that experience sought out the Sprig and Fern in Motueka - not disappointed! Really good pub with good beer & wine, splendid food and an excellent atmosphere - the...clientele stretch from locals to tourists (like us) and the welcome is consistently good. Thoroughly recommend…More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 16 February 2024 via mobile

This is a really popular place. At 6pm we were lucky that they have additional seating upstairs. We chose a chicken and avocado pizza which was soon served and was very good. It was a pleasant place to be, and could only have been nicer...if we had managed to get an outside table. Great value.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 10 February 2024

Great spot terrible owner, bring back Pete. Closing up around us making us feel like we were a nauseous. Won’t ever visit again, cold chips.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 10 February 2024 via mobile

We did not have a table reservation and were hungry. Just wanted to have hamburgers. The first older male waitress said that it is impossible to eat since there are no free tables. We found a free table outside and I asked a young male...waitress if it is possible to sit there and he said ”of course ” We got perfect hamburgers, the best fish burger I ever tasted :)More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 9 February 2024 via mobile

Fabulous pub / restaurant with very welcoming staff and a lively but civilised atmosphere. There is a good choice of local draft craft beer with friendly bar staff prepared to give tasting samples to help you decide. The food is really very good with pub...staples like fish and chips (I had this on our first visit) which is nicely battered (thin and crisp) but wonderfully soft inside. The steak and chips (night two) was perfectly cooked medium rare and very flavoursome. My wife recommends the teriyaki salad and nachos. Altogether a very good and unexpected find.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 28 January 2024

The salt and pepper calamari salad was absolutely outstanding. The freshness of ingredients and variety of vegetables has me wanting to come back for more. For a bar/restaurant, I can't speak more highly of them. Very friendly professional team and amazing menu.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 8 January 2024 via mobile

Great food and beer. Friendly and welcoming staff. Nice atmosphere. Would happily go back and try other things on the menu

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 20 November 2023 via mobile

For a very good range of tasty and satisfying meals that are served promptly and cheerfully, this restaurant, even on a busy Friday night, comes up trumps. Our bar server was exceptional at an extremely busy time; she was quick, friendly, helpful and very patient!...This is a great place to come for a good meal with a group of friends.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 9 April 2023

The best steak ❤️ thanks so much chef Carl. Pete for great service & remembering my wine of choice.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 21 February 2023

Great pizzas, decent drinks at decent prices, and they were open when just about everyone else was shut!

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 20 February 2023 via mobile

Fish & home made potatoes with Salad was one of the best I’ve had in New Zealand. Likewise with the delicious chicken pizza. Friendly staff & pleasant setting.

Date of visit: February 2023
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Yes, Sprig & Fern Motueka offers takeaway services.

Sprig & Fern Motueka is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5