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115 Beach Road, Kaikoura 8280, New Zealand
(03) 319 6343
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Within walking distance!

It was nice to have such a good eating establishment within walking distance from where we were staying. Good food at a sensible price, large portions for hungry people with pub entertainment downstairs if you wanted or quieter eating upstairs. Great service to boot.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
waterwabbit63
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

It was nice to have such a good eating establishment within walking distance from where we were staying. Good food at a sensible price, large portions for hungry people with pub entertainment downstairs if you wanted or quieter eating upstairs. Great service to boot.

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AlAin UAE
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

The food is consistently excellent staff attentive and a ride home so nobody had to drink drive.Tried a different dish this time Hamburger Wow

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

this review is for the restaurant but I suspect it would be the same for accomodation. Our friends were recommended the restaurant but on arrival were harassed about being affiliated with bikey gangs- we are all members of the Harley riders group and we're heading home after a rally in Queenstown. The harassment continued and included refusing to serve one... More 

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Dannevirke N.Z
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

The people running the hotel are very lovely and helpful, You are made to feel welcome and the meals are great with a good variety They have a courtesy van that will pick you up for $2 p.p. There is a caravan park next door plus motels. The average age group would have been between 40- 70 not a yuppies... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We ate there as part of a family of five. The meals were big, tasty, and value for money. Looks a bit rustic from the outside but definitely worth the visit. You cannot really miss the place either as it has a big metal lobster hanging off the front,

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Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

The Lobster Inn was so busy that they had to open up the restaurant. We had a great meal and the lady manning the restaurant by herself did a good job.

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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265 reviews 265 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

The bar is on the ground floor and you can have a bar meal in there, however there is a restaurant on the first floor and this is where we had our meal. The restaurant was recommended to us by the hotel we were staying at (Aspen Court), and it turned out to be a good recommendation. I had seafood... More 

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Albufeira, Portugal
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We enjoyed our stay at The Lobster Inn. The rooms are modern and the view out the back is fantastic. The bathroom is well equipped and has heaps of hot water. It is in a great position for the town and the Ohau stream seal walk, which is a 20 minute drive away. The only down side was the road... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

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
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014 via mobile

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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Address: 115 Beach Road, Kaikoura 8280, New Zealand
Phone Number: (03) 319 6343
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Kaikoura
Cuisine: Seafood

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  • Address: 115 Beach Road, Kaikoura 8280, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Kaikoura
  • Phone Number: (03) 319 6343

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

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