The Bay House Blog

Welcome to The BayHouse, Tauranga Bay, Westport, West Coast, New Zealand

Amended opening date – now Thursday 7th December.


We have had to amend our official opening date to the public due to now being booked out for a private function on Wednesday 6th December.  We will be open for business and offering our new All Day Menu from Thursday 7th December from 11.30am.  Apologies for any inconvenience folks!

December Hours: We will be offering our new All Day Menu from 

Wednesday to Sunday,  11.30am to 8pm


December Opening

The Bay House will now be opening officially on Wednesday 6 December this year (sorry about delay!) We will be open Wednesday to Sunday 11.30am to 8pm for the month of December. Hours for the rest of summer to be announced!

Opening for the Summer Season 2017/18

The Bay House plans to open mid November for the summer season.  Our business hours will be announced in due course once we have successfully recruited our kitchen team.

If you are interested in working as a Chef at The Bay House, please contact us directly on 03 789 4151 or email


Winter at The Bay House

After a longer than expected renovation, the iconic Bay House finally opened her doors again on 10 February 2012.  We hit the ground running and haven’t had time to look back until the Easter holidays were well and truly over.  Thanks for all the local and visitor support and positive feedback we have received since our opening.   It is greatly appreciated!

With winter almost upon us we have a new log burner fireplace going into the gallery room next week accompanied by a leather lounge suite – creating a cosy coffee corner or place to relax with a glass of red before or after dinner.

The Bay House winter hours from May to September are: Wednesday to Friday 11am to late, Saturday 10.30am to late and Sunday 10am to 4pm.  We will open for group bookings/functions on Mondays or Tuesdays with advance bookings.  For enquiries Tel (03) 789 4151 or visit our web site

The Bay House, Tauranga Bay, Westport

Celebrate Mother’s Day at The Bay House. Open this Sunday (13th May) for Brunch from 10am to 4pm and for Dinner from 5pm. Bookings advised as almost booked out for lunch! Tel 03 789 4151


The Bay House is OPEN! Trading 6 days a week for the summer. Delicious food at an incredible location 🙂 Today we are delighted to launch our new website! Keep an eye out on our blog for news and updates from Tauranga Bay….