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White Morph Restaurant - CLOSED

94 Esplanade, Kaikoura 8280, New Zealand
(03) 319 5676
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night

169 reviews from our community

85% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Thornton, Australia
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59 reviews 59 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

Had a nice dinner here, staff very friendly & helpful great view overlooking beach. A very enjoyable night out thank you

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Stayed at the Motor Lodge and had to eat again in the restaurant! Second time and it did not disappoint!! The food was delicious .. probably the best venison I have ever eaten!! and my husband thoroughly enjoyed his steak. Staff are very professional but friendly as well. We'll be back!!

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Bath, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

This is by far the best restaurant that we have found in Kaikoura. It has a seafront location with lovely views, wonderful seafood attractively presented with excellent level of service. I have no reason to expect that the meat dishes were any less good.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

Arrived in Kaikoura late on a Friday night. We couldn't see too many choices but the White Morph was open and we ended up here by accident. Great service and food. Husband had a rib eye cooked perfectly and I had fish of the day, also lovely. Seemed a bit pricey at the time, about $34 for steak but after... More

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Cambridge, Canada
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138 reviews 138 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

A nice upscale restaurant on the Kaikoura waterfront and attached to a hotel with a similar name. My wife raved about her salmon which is very good considering she cooks her own mean fish. I enjoyed my chowder; nice mix of seafood and soup. I had a local wine and half a cray (aka lobster). Bill came in at NZ$118... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

The restaurant is part of a Motel but is situated in the old Bank building and had a great atmosphere with a lovely view over the the waterfront.The menu had good variety and our steaks were perfectly done. The service was also very good. I would definitely recommend

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clearwater, fl
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Had a quiet dinner on a rainy night here. Food was wonderful and service was warm and friendly. Shared a bruscetta with 3 different toppings. Wife had groper (a local fish with an amusing name) and I had lamb. All was well prepared and very tasty. The wine list has a lot of local wines, including one from Kaikoura that... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

We really enjoyed our meal at White Morph and our kids (aged 10 and 12) were happy eating there too. It was quite expensive and as it was a busy weekend (car festival), we found our first menu choices were no longer available. Despite this, it was a delicious meal and a great atmosphere.

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013 via mobile

Very good hotel right on the waterfront. Good service and the rooms were clean and tidy. Would recommend

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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99 reviews 99 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

We took pot luck one night early in April. We had low expectations, not really sure why. Anyway, even though we rocked up quite late - we were greeted warmly and made to feel welcome. We ate one of the best Seafood Chowders I've ever had and a wonderful dessert. The service was genuine, friendly and efficient. We'll definitely be... More

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