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The site is superb and undoubtedly the best outlook in Kaikoura, with panoramic vistas of the Kaikoura Ranges and sweeping views of Ingals' Bay from the bar and restaurant. Come and see for yourself. We are open for lunch and dinner every day so come on in and have a beer, try our menu (with fabulous desserts) made fresh each day. We would love to see you! Reservations advised for evening dining.
$8 - $27
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Bar, Seafood, European, Pub, New Zealand
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Playgrounds
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Reviewed yesterday

had a lunch and a dinner at The Pier Hotel and both were amazing, Fantastic place to just relax and enjoy the view

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Fantastic Food and service!! Plus courtesy shuttle for pickup and drop off so we could all enjoy the night!

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 5 days ago

Simple but superbly cooked food with simple surroundings in one of the loveliest parts of the country. Will return.

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The Pier Hotel restaurant is a great place to eat with a good menu and wine list. Great staff and will pick up at your motel if required. The only thing that let it down was fries severed with whitebait. Whitebait and salad great but...chips were a disgrace. They looked like they had been done to death in the frier for some time.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our Motel recommended this establishment and we weren't disappointed. We were picked up from the motel free of charge so we're able to have a couple of wines from a good wine list. The meal was superb, very fresh fish which was expected from a...town like Kaikoura, The Crayfish dish I had was top class, simply delicious.More

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As the title says; great pub, a really good team and awesome kai (food). Especially recommend the crayfish which we found to be the best cooked and best value in and around Kaikoura

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had beautiful meal of calamari Extremely busy place make sure you book Everything was great from service to the meal

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One night stay, and we know we will return. Lovely old NZ country hotel, great staff. We were collected from Kaikoura town and taken to the hotel free of charge, and booked in for dinner on advice from staff. This is great advice as the...restaurant was very busy on a Wednesday night, more patrons than I suspect restaurants in larger townships would have midweek. The food is amazing. Bed was so comfortable, and the atmosphere is country comfortable, highly recomend for those who enjoy non corporate style hotelsMore

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was recommend as the best local. Friendly staff and atmosphere. Very helpful with a newbie Crayfish eater. Great selection of reasonably priced food and drink. The choc torte dessert was delicious.

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great views from the gardens of the sea, lovely to enjoy your drink while waiting for food. Lots of watch, great vibe, amazing crayfish chowder, service was super quick.

Date of visit: March 2021
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December 21, 2018|
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Response from feizhu | Reviewed this property |
Yes they take credit cards. No surcharge as well.
November 4, 2018|
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Response from Pier K | Property representative |
Hi there, thank you for your question but we are closed christmas day unfortunately. We are open boxing day though!
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