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Lobster Inn Motor Lodge

115 Beach Road, Kaikoura 8280, New Zealand
(03) 319 6343
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San Antonio, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

We ate here on a Thursday night and the place was scattered with a handful of locals. Some playing pool. The green carpet and decor leaves a bit to be desired but that's not why we were there. We ate downstairs and ordered at the bar. They said the restaurant was upstairs but there was no one up there. My... More

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Nouméa, null, New Caledonia
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69 reviews 69 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

For a city slicker like myself, on the outside (and inside) the place doesn't look like much...but don't let the RSA-esque pubby façade fool you. The seafood chowder was delicious!! They gave a generous portion and even considering how fantastic the meal was, the highlight of this dining experience for me was the service. I've never been so pleasantly surprised... More

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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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
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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141 reviews 141 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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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125 reviews 125 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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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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38 reviews 38 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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214 reviews 214 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 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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Address: 115 Beach Road, Kaikoura 8280, New Zealand
Phone Number: (03) 319 6343
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Kaikoura

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