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Green Dolphin Restaurant & Bar


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Fresh regional Kaikoura cuisine in a cheerful relaxed atmosphere at the Green Dolphin Restaurant + Bar Kaikoura, New Zealand.
$6 - $33
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Seafood, European, Soups, New Zealand, Contemporary
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Waterfront
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Reviewed 5 days ago

A wonderful restaurant. Small and cosy by the sea, away from the main high street. Lovely owners / managers. Good range of menu choices. Excellent food. Great garlicky bread rolls for starters. Great fish of the day in almond crust. Lovely sea food pasta. Disappointed...More

Date of visit: February 2020
Thank Lynne S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited for dinner on a recommendation and overall was disappointed. Wine didn’t arrive, prawn cocktail was bland and fettuccini far too much cream. So overall a disappointment.

Date of visit: February 2020
Thank JamesE534
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has a very nice atmosphere, very helpful and pleasant staff and very nice food. My lamb shank literally melted in my mouth.

Date of visit: January 2020
Thank fampal
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely restaurant overlooking the bay, (book early and ask for window seat). Owner and Staff helpful, and polite attentive but not overbearing. The menu is is not extensive it has a great selection of fish / meat dishes and not expensive. We had the market...More

Date of visit: February 2020
Thank raylindagrundy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very disappointing food. At best average but at fine dining prices. Everything we had was loaded with cream (all fish dishes).

Date of visit: February 2020
Thank TimA77
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food amazing, great atmosphere, great outlook, capped off with fabulous Maître de, Dee, what a lovely hospitable lady, made our night. This is what our tourists need to experience, highly recommended. Just go

Date of visit: February 2020
Thank karenbB7748FR
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a walk in party. Hungry after a long day. Initially, we were happy with our choice. Views great. We sat down and only after getting comfortable we realised this place doesn’t serve crayfish. Apparently due to the ban, but other restaurants in the...More

Date of visit: February 2020
Thank NKaur2020
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Awesome restaurant with great service and great food. The lamb shanks was huge and tender. The views are amazing and awesome atmosphere. The owner knew our drinks and everything on the menu was gluten free

Date of visit: February 2020
Thank michelle2511
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food en super hospitality, best food in 3 weeks of traveling around in New Zealand. Owner is a very warm and enthousiastic person. We really enjoyed the evening out.

Date of visit: January 2020
Thank Kees v
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food is outstanding and the servers are wonderful. Having been in country for a week now, this is by far the best meal we have had. The monkfish, lamb, calamari and garlic loaf were simply sublime. The house crumble was a nice touch at...More

Date of visit: January 2020
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August 3, 2016|
Response from mickknap | Reviewed this property |
sorry cannot tell you ,i only visited for lunch,and don't know about the vegetarian menu,best go to there website for a look
January 12, 2015|
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Response from greendolphin12 | Property representative |
Yes we have vegetarian options.
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