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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: Reservations

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  • 12
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 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
Great food and atmosphere

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
Jan K
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Brisbane, Australia
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67 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Brisbane, Australia
Senior Contributor
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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36 reviews 36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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54 reviews 54 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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 reviews 5 reviews
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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Takaka, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Enjoyed meal, good size and taste and had a friendly host, what more could you want :-) Would return again.

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Christchurch
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

very pleasant staff. food was very good even though I had a so called mild curry which was a little hotter than I thought it might have been

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Wellington, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

I visited with my parents and sister after a day on the water fishing. We were able to bring in the fish we caught and a couple of crayfish. The head chef came out to greet us and discuss how we wanted the catch cooked. The results were impressive - 10 plates of food and about 7 different cooking styles,... 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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