Restaurants, cafes and food, Westport, West Coast, NZ

PortSide Bistro & Bar


PortSide Bistro majors on food that you love to eat, prepared with a touch of extra class and attention to detail.  We like to think we have it all!

We have a range of exciting specials, including our famous Fish ‘n’ Chip Friday for just $20 with a drink, our Bistro Burger Thursdays, Weekend Breakfast specials and much more!

Name: Matt Keenan & Emma AnscombeAddress: Corner Cobden & Palmerston Streets, WestportPhone: 03 789 7133Email:

Cosmopolitan Hotel


The Cosmopolitan hotel known affectionately as “The Cos”, is a third generation West Coast hotel owned & operated by the Pratt family, offering affordable and comfortable lodgings for all.

Whether on holiday, working in the area or just passing through, we supply a range of recently refurbished rooms all with ensuite. Delicious lunches and evening meals for your convenience.

With a very central location on Westport’s main street the hotel is only a short walk to all main services. Located directly opposite Westport’s historic Clocktower, brand new Coaltown Museum and Westport i-Site.

A great place for visitors to mingle with the locals, sit by the unique open fire or rest after a long days travelling.

Name: Glenn & Antoinette PrattAddress: 136 Palmerston St, WestportPhone: 03 789 6305Email:

Underworld Adventures Cafe


Being the home of Underworld Adventure Ltd.’ s cave operation, the brand new building in Charleston is not just home to excitement and the first and last point of outstanding cave adventures it is also home to the Underworld Adventure Café.

In the upper level our café offers delicious underground coffee and a variety of café style food with gluten free options available.  If you are after a delicious coffee, a sweet treat, a healthy snack or a proper lunch, our café team will prepare it with love and right here in Charleston. Take a coffee away, treat yourself with a sweet slice of home-made carrot cake, have a break with a freshly made sandwich or take a seat to enjoy a yummy Gourmet Burger.

Our light flooded café can host up to 44 people and outside sitting options on our surrounding veranda offer spectacular views on the Tasman Sea and the limestone cliffs beyond Charleston. On request we can supply groups with buffet style lunches, after or prior to trips. We also hosted some amazing events providing a stunning venue for functions, dinners and meetings.

Name: Geoff Schurr, Ray MoroneyAddress: State Highway 6, 7865 CharlestonPhone: 03 788 8168Freephone: 0800 116 686Email: contact@caverafting.comWebsite:

PR’s Cafe


PR’s café is situated on the main street of Westport. It is open from 7am, 7 days a week and has free WIFI for customers. We offer a range of delicious food from cakes, slices, muffins and cabinet food, through to an extensive Menu to choose cooked breakfasts and lunches from.

There is a great indoor/outdoor flow with the main doors opened in the warmer months to let you sit outside and enjoy the sun while dining on a delicious meal and a wine or beer if you choose. The friendly staff creates a lovely atmosphere to come in and enjoy a coffee with friends or a casual business meeting.

The experienced baristas brew up some of the nicest coffee on the Coast, with Owners Paul and Rien always up for a conversation. Pop in and enjoy some of the nicest food on the Coast, whether it’s a sandwich on the run or a sit down meal.

We look forward to seeing you.

Name: Paul & RienAddress: 124 Palmerston Street, WestportPhone: 03 789 7779Email:

Gentle Annie Cowshed Cafe and Camping Ground


Centrally located at Gentle-Annie is New Zealand’s only restaurant in a once operating cowshed. Situated facing the sea, surrounded by gardens and grassy play areas, eating is enjoyed either outdoors or indoors in a lovingly restored shed with local timbers and fish pond set amongst ferns. The Cowshed is an ideal venue for functions such as weddings, conventions and family reunions. Open seasonally and functions can be arranged for anytime of the year. Hours vary.

The Cowshed Cafe also serves as the Gentle Annie Seaside Camping Ground’s (open year round) lounge and information area.  Sheltered and private camping sites are set amongst landscaped gardens, all within a couple minutes walk to the river and beach. Free wifi, information display boards and large maps of the area show casing the many things to see and do in the area, are available in the Cowshed.  Hot showers, kitchen room, pizza oven, BBQs and outside tables are spread throughout the camping ground. Dogs are welcome as long as they are cleaned up after, supervised at all times, being aware that there are Wekas and other bird life to be protected.

Name: Jesse and Jessica Paley-AtkinsAddress: Gentle Annie, 298 De Malmanches Road, Mokihinui, Westport 7891Phone: 03 782 1826 or 027 418 8587Email:

The Westport Motor Hotel


The Westport Motor Hotel is a leading accommodation provider in Westport with 27 studio units combined with onsite restaurant and bar facilities.

The recently renovated hotel complex has a 3.5 star rating while our restaurant can cater to all your dietary requirements with seating for up to 60 people with buffet and a’ la carte dining available.

Located on the main street of Westport our hotel offers you the perfect base to explore all that the Buller region has to offer as well as true West Coast hospitality.

Name: Chris ColemanAddress: 207 Palmerston Street, WestportPhone: 03 789 7889Freephone: 0800 500 989Email:

Tommy Knockers Café/Restaurant


Tommy Knockers cafe/restaurant is situated right on the beach front, to watch glorious sunsets with the best of cuisine.

Open hours are every day 11am to 8pm except for Xmas day – bookings appreciated. Visit our bottle store and gallery in our old authentic pub on site.

Name: PN & RG PerrottAddress: 117 Torea Street, GranityPhone: 03 782 8664Freephone: 0508 646 377Email:

Yellow House Cafe and Restaurant


Yellow House Café and Restaurant Westport started its first year in March 2003, to provide a health conscious local business for the community.

After closing the doors in 2013, we reopened in December 2016 for the summer seasons. Having a newer vision of providing a more environmentally friendly and health conscious café. Offering Mediterranean inspired cooking with a passion for health, wellness and flavour. Focusing on diverse dietary options such as vegan, dairy free, gluten-free and kosher meals.

When it comes to ingredients, we strive to source the freshest, most nutrient dense and local products available. Serving as many organic and free-range ingredients with a goal to be fully organic in the near future.

We believe in a wholesome family dining experience, so come in, eat, enjoy and join the YHCR family on our quest for health and happiness!

Name: Lyn SamartinoAddress: 243 Palmerston Street, Westport 7825Phone: 03 789 8765Email:


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