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Lobster Inn Motor Lodge

115 Beach Road, Kaikoura 8280, New Zealand
(03) 319 6343
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Ranked #13 of 39 Restaurants in Kaikoura
Most recent review
- Aug 13, 2014
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English first
Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This inn was recommended by staff at Aspen Court Motel as I wanted to try NZ cray fish- we were not disappointed- I had the baked crayfish - delicious. James served on and he could not have been more helpful with his recommendations- thank you.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Cooked an OK steak which was complimented with a very nice mushroom sauce with chips & salad all very nice. The pub itself is quite noisy but to be expected.

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Fort Mohave, Arizona
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136 reviews 136 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

We ate in the restaurant that is attached to this fine Lodge. It's upstairs with a very nice bar and nice view looking outside. We both had the seafood chowder for $!3.50 and it was very good!! The bar downstairs was really packed as it was a Saturday night. Must be a great local hangout by the amount of people... More

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Berlin, Germany
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88 reviews 88 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014 via mobile

The meal that I had was fantastic, not that I can remeber what it was but It was a very good dish of chicken wrapped in bacon, with a tasty sauce and served with salad, also went together will with a lovely white marlbrough wine

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Whitsundays
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

We ordered 2 of the $90 crayfish and we were extremely disappointed. You would be best to ask to see the size of the crayfish first as they were very small crayfish. We thought they may have mistaken our order for the half size it was so small. Very basic meals and very over priced. We will not be going... More

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Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

We had some beautiful monkfish but what was best was the service offered by Kate, she ran us back to the camp site in the pouring rain, a star, thanks, kiwis are really friendly

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Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Yet another great eatery in New Zealand. Fantastic food, atmosphere great, staff friendly and efficient. The upstairs restaurant does have a few extra items on the menu than the downstairs bar menu, but most are the same.

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Boston, United Kingdom
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198 reviews 198 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Nice restaurant with views upstairs and good food. Service good and overall a nice middle of the range eatery.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

This place rocks. Great friendly staff. Awesome atmosphere and the food is one to be tried. I visit the lobster inn every month on my sales trips and enjoy the seafood chowder and fresh seafood. Delicious. Highly recommend.

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Under new management since early this year, this bar/restaurant more than meets one's expectations. The staff is knowledgeable and attentive, the view from the upstairs restaurant is good. The food is excellent and well presented. I will be returning many times over the summer as the prices are not bank breaking!

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