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All 39 Kaikoura Restaurants

The Pier Hotel Restaurant

1 Avoca Street, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
+64 3-319 5037
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Ranked #17 of 39 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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Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
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96 reviews 96 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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44 reviews 44 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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Singapore, Singapore
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202 reviews 202 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

sandwiches were good, ambience was good, expensive (or maybe it is just NZ!). Nice views. You can sit outside if the weather is nice. Reservation recommended for dinner. Small play area for kids outside.

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Great menu with interesting food The service was friendly and we liked the ambience of this historical building with great views

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Monday 11 August 2014. I ordered the Groper with Lemon butter sauce served with roasties and freshly cooked vegetables, with a price tag of $34.50, initially thinking this was a bit on the high side, however this would have been one of the most tastiest, yummiest meals I have ever had, and worth every cent.. The young lady behind the... More

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Roxburgh, New Zealand
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

The crabfish/NZ rock lobster(half) is definitely the best meal for us in NZ. Fresh and nature taste, we tried to "dismantle" them eat them up while they are still warm. the fries in the set are delicious too. The seafood chowder is a must-try too!( I strongly recommend that you share the chowder with others because the crabfish set almost... More

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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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