Star Tavern Cape Foulwind Westport Restaurants NZ

Star Tavern

“Arrive as strangers, leave as friends”

Known as New Zealand’s closest pub to Australia, the Star Tavern at Cape Foulwind is the epitome of your friendly rural tavern. 

Dishing up a warm welcome, along with generously proportioned grub in its old-fashioned dining room, pool table, table tennis, jukebox and garden bar, it’s no wonder that locals and visitors alike can relax and unwind in such pleasant surroundings.

My personal favourites on the menu are;

  • Turbot (fish), chips & salad
  • Lamb shanks
  • Cheese burger

Their mixed beef nachos are pretty yummy too!

Resident pooch is Governor (fondly referred to as Guv), who can often be found relaxing in front of the open log fire, oblivious to the festivities that might be happening around him. Guv is a Bull Mastiff, weighing about 60kgs. A gentle giant (but still a very good watchdog) Guv enjoys his celebrity status at the pub, in keeping with his formidable size.

The Star Tavern is a special part of Cape history, offering up delicious meals, friendly locals; it’s kiwi hospitality at its best.

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