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Maxtons Restaurant - CLOSED

146 Esplanade, Kaikoura 8280, New Zealand
+64 3-319 4444
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Price range: $12 - $45
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Maxtons Restaurant is located within the Kaikoura Boutique Hotel on the waterfront, entrance through the courtyard. Maxtons is only small so we recommend you make a reservation to avoid disapointment.

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Auckland, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

Attentive staff making sure every detail is fine. Great food with a great taste making you feel like having some more even though you might be full. Quick service. Nice place for a romantic moment

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Kaikoura, null, New Zealand
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013 via mobile

Everything about this place is 1st class! Lovely warm service, stunning views, elegant decor and Devine food! Would have to rate Maxtons number 1 in Kaikoura for quality dining, we will be back!

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Akaroa, New Zealand
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Sea and mountain views are stunning. The boutique restaurant is elegantly appointed, intimate with a casually formal feel. We both had the fish of the day with beurre blanc sauce, duck-roasted potatoes and seasonal veges, the portions were just right and cooked perfectly. A good wine selection and dessert was equally delicious as was the coffee. At the time of... More

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London, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

Having chosen this restaurant based on previous reviews - we were extremely disappointed with this place. Although my food was good the same cannot be said for my wife's food which arrived barely warm and was just about warm even after it was sent back. To cap it all off, after we finished our mains my wife noticed a mouse... More

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maxtons, Owner at Maxtons Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback, both here and at the time of your visit to Maxtons Restaurant. Im very glad to hear you enjoyed your meal, and the views from the Restaurant. We are very sorry that your wife did not enjoy her dinner, as the sauce on this dish is served room temperture, its was obviously not to your... More

London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

Beautiful views over the ocean. Restaurant is set within the Kaikoura Boutique Hotel but run separately. Fish is fresh every day and cooked in two ways - the one I had was probably the best fish course I have ever eaten in my life. It was cooked to perfection and served with a silky beurre blanc and (somewhat oddly) duck... More

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Auckland N Z
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

Our motel host suggested we try Maxtons which was a short walk from our accommodation and we were very happy with the recommendation. The building has had extensive renovations and they have the indoor dining area just right. It is boutique without being formal or fussy and the tables nicely set. The fish of the day was excellent and the... More

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

We had excellent quality food and service on both occasions that we ate in this restaurant. Everything that we had was perfectly cooked. Meals came complete with potatoes and vegetables,so that there was no need for sides. It was clear that the management did not want you to leave still feeling hungry. I had the fish dishes on each occasion... More

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Pismo Beach, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

We ate here while on a two week tour of South Island NZ. Our group shared three "starters", which were all delicious. My husband ordered the rib eye, while I had the fresh local fish. Both meals were excellent. But the highlight of the dinner was yet to come - the amazing Chocolate Salt Caramel Tart! This dessert was talked... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013 via mobile

We stumbled across this little eatery when staying at the Kaikoura Boutique Hotel and what a find! After reading a series of excellent reviews on Tripadvisor my boyfriend and I decided to see for ourselves. OMG amazing and can't fault it in any way. The service was impeccable and were looked after so well; the drinks menu was wonderful -... More

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York, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

We ate here while staying at the Kaikoura Boutique Hotel. The food was exceptionally good, one of the best meals I have ever had. The seafood chowder was simply delicious as was the fish of the day. We shared a pudding which melted in the mouth. All in all a fantastic meal.

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Additional Information about Maxtons Restaurant

Address: 146 Esplanade, Kaikoura 8280, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-319 4444
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Kaikoura
Average Prices: USD 12 - 45
Cuisine: Contemporary

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