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Robbie's Bar & Bistro

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134 Beach Road, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
+64 3-319 6141
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7:30 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sat 7:30 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 19
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Food ok service below par

Superficially the place looks clean. Good variety on the menu. Customer service was below average. Meals came out for all four adults individually. No follow thru from the waitress during our meal to see how everything was and despite me saying how thirsty I was we were not offered any water. The... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Joe J
via mobile
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3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Superficially the place looks clean. Good variety on the menu. Customer service was below average. Meals came out for all four adults individually. No follow thru from the waitress during our meal to see how everything was and despite me saying how thirsty I was we were not offered any water. The waitress looked liked she enjoyed her meal with... More 

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Thank Joe J
New Zealand
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51 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had dinner here as is was close to our accommodation. Food was good. What made the visit enjoyable was the service. Marcel (name on our docket/bill) was great with my two kids, made good recommendations and is the sort of bloke that makes going to Robbies @ Kaikoura well worth it.

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Thank Rog4NewZealand
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had to wait nearly an hour for our food, and when it came we did not like it. Avoid the roast (fatty) and especially don't order the salads (literally floating in sauce)...

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Thank Freek S
Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food three of us chose was available and reasonably tasty. The gravy let it down quite badly, though. The first choice of one of us was not available (spare ribs) hmmmm... This was 7.30pm. The bread we ordered never arrived. We were not offered second drinks. When we eventually asked for the dessert menu, we were told that the... More 

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Thank Lindham
Jimboomba, Australia
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been to many Robbies, but the Kaikoura one service was terrible. The food was OK, but ordered bread and still waiting for it.My Husband ordered Ribs only to be told have none, so had the Roast instead. Decided to have a Dessert, but was told there was only Ice Cream Sunday available. We are still waiting for that... More 

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Thank Margaret F
Auckland
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The good - waiting staff were great. Really friendly, knowledgable and great with the kids including providing a kids activity pack. Kids meals also good range etc. The not so good - really quite average and overlooked food for a big price tag. If they lowered the prices and watched the cooking time this could be a great place.

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Thank KiwiNaude
christchurch
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

WE arrive in Kaikoura for a Xmas dinner with a small group , a mix of older and young and also special diet. We were aware there was to be a surcharge( normally 15%), that we can accept. Our order was taken, which we were informed was a set menu , but they made a speciall allowance for the vegetarian... More 

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1 Thank m and t
Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

Worst meal I have ever had I had the roast of the day a classic and basic dish but it was completely disgusting my veggies burnt and unrecognizable the gravey was an over kill im sure the share volume was to hide the absolute disgrace on my plate. The front of house team did there best but Clearly embarrassed to... More 

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Thank Sharesa M
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

My dad liked his meal but my mom and I were not overly impressed. We both had the roast pork with roast vegetables. The veggies were good, meat was meh and SO MUCH GRAVY.

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Thank CaraCorwin
Auchterarder, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

We were served by a lovely lady who did all she could to help. Great pub meal choice and special "rainbow" ice cream sundae

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Thank KUJ009

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 134 Beach Road, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Kaikoura
  • Phone Number: +64 3-319 6141

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pub, Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 1:00 am
Friday
7:30 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
7:30 am - 1:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?