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Reviews & Comments

  • Awesome Smile ++++, peaceful & beautiful nice place to be.
    — Robert & Lea L. Philippines

  • Well worth the stop, Excellent Meal.
    — Michael & Joan K., Qd Australia

  • Best Pub!!
    — Nathan M.

  • Ed & Lee had a great diner here. Hospitality is the best. If we ever come back to NZ, we will be coming back to this place.
    — Geweidis

  • After 40 years we decided to return to Owen River Tavern where I proposed to her all those years ago.  What a great place, the memories flooding back - Lovely place.
    — Ted & Cherie, Taupo Bay

    Cherie and Ted at Owen River Tavern
  • Cosy warm and great food. Nice people.
    — John & Margaret, Whangarei

  • Thank you so much for the wonderful unit, we will tell all our friends how fabulous and friendly you are. Thank you again.
    — Paul & Anne B. - Christchurch

  • To everyone reading this....order the sweet N sour chicken it's amazing!!!.
    Thank you for your hospitality, great food and wonderful conversation.
    I wish you both luck.

    — Moana

  • Warm hospitality in cold weather of KiwiLand.
    — KS, Pahong, Malaysia

  • Great Chinese meals!
    — GR, Holland

  • Hahaha Menu of the day Black Bean with Pork & rice, what can I say.... I can't breathe anymore.
    — Marita

  • We three exhausted, hungry travellers spotted a most comforting sight - the Owen River Tavern & Motel. Our energy was recharged with a scrumptious dinner, yummy desserts, and overnight stay in ultra clean guest accommodations. Many thanks to our hosts, Kim and John.
    — R.J.&Co. West Coast, NZ

  • Good, excellent, 6 stars, awesome, wonderful host!
    —Jing D. from Malaysia

  • Excellent Chinese and traditional New Zealand meals. This is a 'must stop' on your way from the West Coast to Nelson. Beautiful views of the Buller River and Mount Owen. The food is superb, with John Siu cooking the Chinese dishes and Kim Siu cooking the New Zealand fare. These two will make you very welcome and their motel units are very comfortable too.
    — pheffernan

    Enjoying our meal at Owen River Tavern
  • What a cool little pub in a beautiful place. Lovely.
    — Jenny and Jared R, Mount Mounganui

    Jenny and Jared R.