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Robbie's Bar & Bistro

Bar, European, New Zealand, Pub, Diner
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134 Beach Road, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
+64 3-319 6141
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Wed 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sat 7:30 am - 1:00 am
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Arapuni, New Zealand
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21 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

Popped in for a meal because we couldn't be bothered heading all the way into town! I had delicious fish and chips while dad feasted on a lamb roast. The food was delicious, the staff were friendly, and the place was well populated with locals, even for a Wednesday night.

Thank StaceyCheer
New Zealand
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

Whenever we are in Kaikoura, our boys (ages 5 & 7) always ask to go to Robbies for dinner. Works for us, as we get to eat good homestyle cooking, and they have a great kids menu. Mr 5 loves the bangers and mash, which makes a nice change from the fried food that most kids menus consist of. On... More 

Thank Clozzie
Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

Sorry to say that we went on an extremely busy weekend and the waiter was jokingly arrogant (not my favourite). We were told that pretty much all of their specials were not available and out of 4 of us only 2 got what we originally wanted as they were sold out of just about everything else. Service was very slow... More 

Thank ChristchurchSmiths
Marlborough Region, New Zealand
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

This is the second time we have visited Robbies Kaikoura. The first time it did not appear to be particularly busy but were told the wait would be 45 minutes so we did not stay. We visited again hoping for better luck. This time, four of the seven mains items were not available - the reason was the long weekend... More 

Thank The3Gees
Sydney, Australia
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40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

The meals was very good, the service was excellent.. Marcel the barman went out of his way to make our visit well worth it. The best service I have had in a hotel in a long time.

Thank Kim M
Leicester, United Kingdom
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153 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

We stopped for dinner in deteriorating weather and so glad we did. Wholesome food, good beer and wine and nice service. Just the job on a stormy night. The liver and bacon was food for the soul!

Thank Quality2
Tasman, New Zealand
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016

Excellent meal, most friendly and informative staff. Menu selection meets family needs, children as well as adults. Thank you

Thank Trina M
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016 via mobile

Went there with my 4 kids. Very welcoming great staff. We're under the pump with Easter but all good. Though it was a nice environment too.

Thank G4217FIdanielj
Canberra, Australia
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016 via mobile

We were staying next door at the Alpine View motel so we went next door to the bistro. This is a nice enough place. A bit pricey for the standard of meals. Friendly staff. We were given champagne flutes for our white wine which was a bit strange. Our meals were slow but we weren't in a hurry. We had... More 

Thank Tamsen M
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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223 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016

We were staying down the road, handy to walk to. A great selection of food to choose from. Friendly service and our meals were nice but there was nothing that makes it standout over similar venues. That's not a negative, it's gotta be hard for them to add a 'wow' factor to pub food.

Thank MerlinBlaise

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Bar, European, New Zealand, Pub, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 1:00 am
7:30 am - 1:00 am
7:30 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 134 Beach Road, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Kaikoura
  • Phone Number: +64 3-319 6141

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?