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The Groper Garage - CLOSED

48 West End, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
+64 3-319 7407
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
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“pizza” (34 reviews)
“fries” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
Bar, Pizza, Italian, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
48 West End, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
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51 - 60 of 119 reviews

Reviewed January 14, 2015 via mobile

Best bar in kaikoura, Penny is amazing with her shot and drink recommendations! Discovered my new favourite drink, thanks Penny xxxxx

Thank Chelsea B
Reviewed January 10, 2015

Great to have a beer and pizza while relaxing on couch next to an open fire. :-) Friendly staff & good atmosphere.

Thank GLR01
Reviewed December 10, 2014

Stopped here for lunch on a busy Saturday and sat outside. Ordered at the bar from the $10 lunch menu which provided good value. Food took quite a while to come out but was nicely presented and tasty. In fact everything about the experience was...More

Thank Nelcums
Reviewed November 21, 2014 via mobile

After the Peninsula Track, what is better than a big pizza ? Delicious. In the evening, sometimes the chimney from the outside is turned on: good! But we can't access to the wifi outside.

Thank Evan L
Reviewed November 9, 2014 via mobile

Could be the best breakfast value on South Island. Huge portions of very tasty Kiwi Diner styled food.

Thank Doug J
Reviewed November 7, 2014 via mobile

I want to rate this place higher as it's a great looking, cool venue. But the staff were so grumpy and unwelcoming it detracted from what should be a great quirky bar

1  Thank Richard C
Reviewed October 5, 2014

Nice place for a beer and or meal. Also a couple of pool tables and a nice lounge area with a woodburning fireplace. Also affordable. Worth a visit but nothing spectacular. Great for drinks.

Thank cjcoutu
Reviewed September 11, 2014 via mobile

This is a very cool looking bar, food was great, I recommend the fries with bacon, mozzarella and sour cream. Service was great but even next to the roaring fire it was freezing cold! Can't stay there for long and would be horrid in winter

Thank Foodiequeenblenheim
Reviewed September 8, 2014

We chose to have dinner here as it was closest to where we were staying and had a reasonably priced menu. The pizzas were nothing special and the fish and chips were far too salty. The main problem however was that the food arrived very...More

Thank Nymah
Reviewed August 25, 2014

Stayed in Kaikoura for about almost a week and we are huge chowder fans so we decided to have one in a different restaurant/cafe every day. Hands down, Groper's Garage had the best!! And it's not even that pricey, average price, big serving. We shared...More

Thank Myra A
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
$12 - $21
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene
Open Hours
10:00 am - 1:00 am
10:00 am - 1:00 am
10:00 am - 1:00 am
10:00 am - 1:00 am
10:00 am - 1:00 am
10:00 am - 1:00 am
10:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 48 West End, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Kaikoura
  • Phone Number: +64 3-319 7407
  • E-mail
Located in the heart of Kaikoura, just minutes away from beach, the Groper Garage boasts fresh yet affordable food and beverages available from 11 am every day with comfort, warmth and friendly staff ready to greet you on your arrival. Whether looking for an intimate booth for you and your friends, to shoot some pool or just lounge on our sofas in front of our open fire, we have you covered.
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