Fleur’s Place, Moeraki: "Food, Building, Location - Everything is Fantastic" Top 5 Page for this destination Otago Restaurant Tip by Kakapo2

Otago Restaurants: 8 reviews and 11 photos

  Fleur's Place sits right on the water's edge.
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  • Fleur's Place sits right on the water's edge. - Otago
      Fleur's Place sits right on the water's edge.
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  • Sunny deck at level 1. - Otago
      Sunny deck at level 1.
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This restaurant in the little town of Moeraki – near the Moeraki Boulders – has won so many awards that you will never be alone there. When we finally made it there were dozens of domestic and international visitors enjoying coffees, cakes, and meals. As it was a lovely day most guests were sitting at one of the many tables in the sun, and on the deck of the first floor overlooking the sea.

Everything is lovely about this restaurant. The food, the service, the light-blue building, and the spectacular location.

Fleur’s Place sits right on the water’s edge, at the old Moeraki jetty. The site is a former whaling station. The restaurant is built from collectables and demolition materials from all over New Zealand, and especially the outbuildings look a bit like that ;-) The interior is mostly made of reddish (rimu?) timber and gives a wonderfully warm feeling.

The speciality is fish fresh from the sea, purchased from the fishing boats that land next to the restaurant. The seafood platters are legendary. They also offer out of the ordinary food like muttonbird. (I would not eat it because I prefer them flying…) If you step inside the restaurant already the smell makes you want to order half of the dishes listed in the extensive menu ;-)
We had coffees and homemade cakes – just divine.

Open daily 9am (winter/earlier in summer) until midnight.

Photo 2 shows the other side of the building, including the sun deck on the first floor.

Address: Fleurs Place, At the Old Jetty, Moeraki, Otago
Comparison: more expensive than average
Directions: Turn off SH 1 to Moeraki south of the Moeraki Boulders (30 km south of Oamaru, 70 km north of Dunedin), then just drive straight ahead 2 or 3 km, after a little uphill section the bay including the light-blue restaurant appear to your left.
othercontact: E-mail: mail@fleursplace.com
Phone: (03) 439 4480
Price: US$21-30
Rating: 4
Theme: Local
Website: http://www.fleursplace.com

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