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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

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Its OK...

This was the only restaurant that was open at the time due to it being low season. The food here is pub food - nothing fancy. It does it job and is decent prices. Its OK...

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

This was the only restaurant that was open at the time due to it being low season. The food here is pub food - nothing fancy. It does it job and is decent prices. Its OK...

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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We were part of a larger group that arrived for brekkie without any forewarning. The staff of 3 coped admirably with the sudden and unexpected group - whilst bitterly cold outside, the sun was streaming in through the window and with the gas fire, the restaurant was lovely and warm. Sure brekkie took longer to arrive but nobody minded as... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Hubby was looking forward to his steak, but his first bite and he knew it wasn't going to be good. He turned his steak over so the pepper sauce was no longer hiding what was underneath and proceeded to rescue the little meat between the gristle My chicken stack with roast vegetables on the other hand was great. Service was... More 

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South Island, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Been here a few times. Meals are always good but often slow arriving. Be nice if they varied the menu a bit. Not just a summer and winter menu

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

The minute we walked in GREAT SERVICE First thing first Beer was COLD If you want a great steak that melts in your mouth go here. Next time I'm going past I will be back

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We stopped for dinner on our way down to Christchurch. The waitress was fantastic (thank you), however the food left a little to be desired, the garlic bread and chicken bites were the best part of the meal, they came out piping hot which is always a good thing. Good clean bathroom which is also a bonus when traveling.

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We had a lovely meal at Robbies. The food was great but the service we received from Karen, our waitress was top class. She made the whole experience for us seem effortless.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

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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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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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?