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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 - 10:00 pm
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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

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  • 13
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 13
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  • 11
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  • 5
    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
its okay

wouldn't be our favourite meal but it was okay. Service was very slow....and there were only about 6 diners in total. Fairly typical pub food I would say but have been to better. It was the closest to our accommodation

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
10onwoodford
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Havelock North, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We had an amazing time at The Feelers concert held at Robbies, so much so that we returned several times over the course of the weekend for several fantastic meals. The staff were friendly and polite and the meals were very nice, not only will we be back but we highly recommend others stop by for food and of course... More 

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Havelock North, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

wouldn't be our favourite meal but it was okay. Service was very slow....and there were only about 6 diners in total. Fairly typical pub food I would say but have been to better. It was the closest to our accommodation

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We stayed in Kaikoura overnight and due to Robbie's being walked distance to our motel we thought we check this place out. Overall our meals were reasonable typical pub style food, it was a very quiet week night when we dined it appeared there was only a chef and a waitress on who was working the bar as well, I... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

The food was plentiful and the atmosphere was warm and friendly. Good value for good honest food. Walking distance from our accommodation made it even better

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Don't spend your money here. We had a homestyle breakfast and it was awful. We had scrambled eggs that tasted of butter and was a mix of liquid and dry. The sausages were hard with impenetrable skin. The hashbrowns were mushy and tasted of fish. The bacon was raw. All in all a terrible experience :-(

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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Large modern restaurant and bar facility with a great menu. We had dinner here while staying in a nearby motel. The service was friendly and efficient, however it was mid week and there were only a few people in. The food was absolutely beautiful and the portions were overly generous, to the point that they offered a 'doggy bag' for... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We were looking forward to a good night out.Dont want to sound so negative . We waited over an hour to be served. When we finally got our meal it was not having. pasta was cold with no flavour . Snichel was tough. The waiter we had was quite rude and arrogant. Would not recommend or come back.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

I don't like giving bad reviews to food establishments because we could have just hit them on a bad night. Not our normal type of eating place. However on the night empty plates had been left on the tables and they seemed to be very short staffed. Food was Ok but thats all I can say.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Meal was delicious - had chicken and bacon stack. Very tasty and generous portion. Atmosphere was warm and cosy - playing the cricket which was important to husband!

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Good food, quickly and well served in a pleasant ambience at reasonable cost. Quite position and friendly owners.

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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: Diner
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?