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Green Dolphin Restaurant & Bar

12 Avoca St, Kaikoura 8280, New Zealand
03319-6666
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Ranked #3 of 39 restaurants in Kaikoura
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $17 - $52
Cuisines: Contemporary
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Bath
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We visited whilst on holiday after a recommendation. It didn't disappoint! The place is quite under-stated and all the food we had was really good. The wine was so good, I took a note so I could try and buy some back in the UK!

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Prophetstown, Illinois
Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

When asked when making a reservation if we wanted a window table we were expecting to see the ocean. It about a block down a side street with no ocean views. The food was excellent. We shared a bowl of their seafood chowder and it tasted like it was scooped up from the ocean - perfect. I had the seafood... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

Me and my partner recently dined here on a saturday night and although it was a pleasant enough dining experience, it was nothing to write home about nor would we be in a hurry to return. We both ordered the soup of the day, which was leek and potato. It was piping hot but did lack a bit of flavour.... More

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Kaikoura
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

My Husband Friend and Myself went to the Green Dolphin on Friday 27th June we all had something different and all 3 were out of this world ,I had the fig salami for dessert and it was too die for the service was great and staff very friendly and cheerful , toilets spotlessly clean all in all an amazing evening... More

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Greytown, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

A warm and friendly greeting, well paced attention in a filling restaurant, and a keenness to see we were enjoying our dining experience, led to a most relaxed and enjoyable evening. This is a lovely spot to dine with a reasonable range of wines and food to choose from. The one thing that made us rate at four rather than... More

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Singapore
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14 reviews 14 reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We ordered lamb and steak, both beautifully done. Must try their home made apple strudel, andthat coming from someone who normally doesnt particularly like apple strudels

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

Had half of a crayfish & it was awesome! Chose it to be baked & lying on a bed of sautéed vegetables with a bowl of salad; it was indeed one of the freshest crayfish I had ever had. Nicely done with no frills, I love it! Then had the chocolate fondant as dessert & it really ended the dinner... More

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London, United Kingdom
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87 reviews 87 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We had a miserable day in Kaikoura - rained hard from the moment we arrived, the motel we had booked was the worst we saw in our 6 weeks in NZ, prospects for whale watching the next day were not good (turned out at trips were cancelled), and we had no cooking facilities in our room. Driving along we spotted... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Had a lovely dinner at the Green Dolphin. Every time I've eaten here it's been wonderful! The food is fantastic and fresh and the staff are all lovely and very helpful. Definitely recommend this restaurant. The desserts are especially scrummy!

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kuala lumpur
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107 reviews 107 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I liked this restaurant so much that I ate all my dinners here! Fantastic food - had the fish and also the crayfish. Both delicious beyond words. The staff are exceptional and very welcoming. My favourite eatery in all of Kaikoura!

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