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All 40 Kaikoura Restaurants

The Pier Hotel Restaurant

1 Avoca Street, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
+64 3-319 5037
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Ranked #15 of 40 Restaurants in Kaikoura
Price range: $9 - $30
Cuisines: New Zealand
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The site is superb and undoubtedly the best outlook in Kaikoura, with panoramic vistas of the Kaikoura Ranges and sweeping views of Ingals' Bay from the bar, balcony and restaurant. Come and see for yourself.The Pier Hotel is under new management as of 1st October so come on in and have a beer, try our new menu (with fabulous deserts)made fresh each day for lunch and dinner, we would love to see you!
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English first
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

The food is a bit pricey but the view cannot be beaten. We sat outside at first and had a couple of beers, soaking up the sun and the view. We then moved inside to have dinner. We had calamari, whitebait, seafood platter and pavlova for dessert. Everything was very nice and pav was amazing. Staff could be friendlier and... More

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Ballina, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

We arrived into this little town mid afternoon. It was rainy and cold. We had our hearts set on kayaking. As we arrived into the kayak shop it was raining very hard that we cancelled and asked the owner, where is a great place to eat local, where do the locals eat? We were directed to the Pier Hotel Restaurant... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

we love this spot in Kaikoura...the scenery is awesome-one of the best in the South Island. The food-not many comments here, we had pasta and my husband loves the green mussels. Great selection of white wines. If you go for a sunny lunch, sit outside at one of the picnic tables. With the mountains and sea in the background, it... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We had a seafood platter and a salad. More than enough for 3 small eaters. Seafood was fresh and full of flavour. Staff was very friendly and helpful.

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Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
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96 reviews 96 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We asked the locals where we could fresh seafood and everyone told us this is the place. We ordered a platter of seafood to among four of us and then we each had half a crayfish which was why we came to this restaurant. Initially we were not sure if we should have one whole or half, but we were... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Service 10/10 Food 10/10 Friendly staff 10/10 Connor was our man for the night. And he was very good. Looked after us all, and nothing was a problem.There was 14 of us. We had great service from all staff. It started from when my wife first booked over the phone. Continued with shuttle pickup and through the whole evening including... More

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Kaikoura, New Zealand
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Imagine dining with the most picturesque view in front of you, snow capped mountains, glistening sun on the sea ... And then your food comes out delivered by such friendly happy staff ... The soup of the day, Tomato and Olive, the best my daughter has ever tasted (5 years old, so naturally very fussy)! ;) ... My husband had... More

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Blue Mountains
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Dropped in for lunch, eating crayfish and fish and chips. Food was fresh and tasty, while the lady serving was attentive and gave us some tourist tips. View across the bay and mountains was great!

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Brisbane, Australia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Arriving in Kaikoura I had a craving to try crayfish for my dinner. This restaurant was recommended to me by the manager of the accommodation I stayed at for the best crayfish in town and it was local. After being greeted very warmly by the staff it kind of went downhill after that. The crayfish was on offer but with... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Food great, nice atmosphere. .. fabulous outdoor space for families with enclosed play area including trampoline... Have been here two days running!!!

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Additional Information about The Pier Hotel Restaurant

Address: 1 Avoca Street, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-319 5037
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Kaikoura
Average Prices: USD 9 - 30
Cuisine: New Zealand

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