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The Portsider

₱₱ - ₱₱₱, European,
31 George Street, Port Chalmers 9023, New Zealand
+64 3-472 8060
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good25%
  • Average0%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“bitterballen” (9 reviews)
“risotto” (5 reviews)
“steak” (8 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, European, Pub, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
₱₱ - ₱₱₱
31 George Street, Port Chalmers 9023, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Food is devine! The bittenball are exquisite and fish perfectly cooked. Simple things like hand cut chops and home made tartare sauce lift everything to beyond a pub meal.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank AngelaH4404
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I felt looked after and comfortable which is important when travelling alone. The blue cod was beautifully presented. It had a nice relaxing atmosphere and although very busy the service was slick. I would recommend.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Rme48
Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

On recommendation from a work colleague I called in for a meal last Tuesday evening. I was offered a taste of Emerson's Bookbinder Ale, which was fine, but settled on 8 wired Feijoa Sour beer. Absolutely wonderful! I just love the aromatic tartness of fresh...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Norman Borge B
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

I was really impressed. Usually when one orders something vegetarian at a pub, expectations are low. However here my meal was very good - innovative salad. Well presented meal. The other meals were good too according to my friends. The menu was simple and small,...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Max W
Reviewed 22 June 2018

We have eaten here a couple of times. Each time the staff are extremely knowledgeable about their fare and the beer selection. The atmosphere is great and the fire lovely. Would totally recommend to anyone wanting good beer, good food and a nice chilled out...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank SMM_2009
Reviewed 17 June 2018

We had lunch at the Portsider - the pan fried fish of the day was especially good. There was a good selection of beer on tap with a range of different styles and breweries. Our favourite things were the beautiful building and the friendly service....More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Sarah53187
Reviewed 8 April 2018

We are regular diners at The Portsider and have never been disappointed. Pip is a lovely, friendly host and Hans a fantastic chef. The menu is limited, but still manages to offer something for everyone. The food is always well cooked, presented and of the...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Claire C
Reviewed 1 February 2018 via mobile

A good find in Part Charmers, convenient evening drive from Dunedin. Looks like a pub from outside but very friendly table service with homemade produce like ciabatta bread. Good selection of beers and wine without the price hike other restaurants seem to add.

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank NJdeCB
Reviewed 31 January 2018

Fantastic service, Tasty food. very helpful staff. Amazing selection of beers. I thoroughly recommend this place.

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank eric1857
Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

We are making a long trip through New Zealand and this is the place where we had the best dinner! The food was so tasty and original and above all not heavy. The environment is poetic, the music was great and the owners really kind....More

Date of visit: January 2018
1  Thank Alessia S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Bar scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31 George Street, Port Chalmers 9023, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Port Chalmers
  • Phone Number: +64 3-472 8060
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