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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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  • 14
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  • 29
    Very good
  • 14
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  • 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
Passing through

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 17, 2015
HPHnz
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

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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Brisbane, Australia
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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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Additional Information about Robbie's Bar & Bistro

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

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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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