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“Cosy atmosphere next to the fire place” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Groper Garage

Groper Garage
48 West End, Kaikoura 7300`, New Zealand
03-319-7407
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Ranked #21 of 48 Restaurants in Kaikoura
Price range: $12 - $21
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Copenhagen, Denmark
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11 reviews 11 reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Cosy atmosphere next to the fire place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Groper Garage has two fire places - one outside for the smokers. One inside for the lounge. They have free wifi for 20 mins if you order a drink but they don't take the time limit too serious. Nice bartenders. The only place which was "busy" after 22.00.

Visited April 2014
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Melbourne australia
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Funky”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

A pizza and pasta cafe with very loud music during the week ( ok if you are into it). They had turned the sound down for weekend trade so the ambience was better for us oldies. We asked for thin crust pizza which was fine. Toppings were different and not much to choose from.

Visited April 2014
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London
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93 reviews 93 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 51 cities Reviews in 51 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Quirky, fun place - not for old farts”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Folks, it's a bar full of surfers and youngsters hanging out, having a drink, playing pool, lazing in front of the fire. For all I know they're doing other stuff which may or may not be legal and you may or may not approve of it.

It's a converted filling station and you're in the garage bit with an enormous log fire. It's not sparklingly clean though the toilets are very clean (like they seemed to be everywhere in NZ) so although my wife said she wasn't keen to visit them she did when I told her they were fine and they got the seal of approval.

It's a great place for coffee and a drink. We didn't eat but I'd make allowances for it. It ain't the Ritz but that's clear when you walk in so go and enjoy it for what it is! We loved it…..

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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King Salmon, Alaska
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47 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Enjoyed beverages and pizza!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Enjoyed cocktails and wine followed by a wonderful seafood pizza... Lord of the Squid Rings! Large spirit selection backs an entire side of the bar. Seating available outside, in booth, along bar, and in the back at tables. Location also has pool tables and wifi.

Visited March 2014
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Top Contributor
146 reviews 146 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 60 cities Reviews in 60 cities
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
“Great log fire in and outdoors.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

This is a great place full of atmosphere. Good menu plenty of choice. Staff are very helpful and friendly. Free wifi 20 mins if you have drinks, if you have a meal you get an hour. Worth getting there early to get a seat by the fire.

Visited March 2014
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