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Lobster Inn Motor Lodge

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Bar, New Zealand, Seafood, Pub
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115 Beach Road, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
(03) 319 6343
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Hastings, New Zealand
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice motel and right next to a restaurant. However the TV reception is the worst experienced. Only 4 channels and a matter of fact note for you not to play with the remote. Little wonder when worse than "Preview"

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Thank Alexander S
Invercargill, New Zealand
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Meal very nice, and reasonably priced. A testament for the meals would be the number of local residents that eat there.

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Thank Darryl H
Christchurch, New Zealand
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After travelling to the seals and had a wonderful time, called into another place for a stop over/break, closed, so called into the Lobster Inn, the staff were very friendly, we got served straight away although there were a number of customers at the bar. Each time we were served straight away, we called back twice more over our visit,... More 

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Thank Wendy B
Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

Maybe an off night, but food definitely not up to standard. Pork belly was very fatty (I have had a few pork belly meals, and know what to expect). Steaks were well overcooked when asked for medium, or rare when should have been medium! Bar staff were busy, but that is no excuse for ignoring a customer at the bar... More 

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Thank annhicks2016
Levin, New Zealand
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

We had an early dinner before the tourist buses arrive. The staff were very friendly, helpful and told us of the tourist arrival in case we decided to go elsewhere. The half crayfish I had, at $45 wasn't as cheap as some I have had but it was very tasty.

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Thank CarolKate39
Christchurch, New Zealand
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

There is obviously not enough competition in Beach Road. Had pork belly tough stringy meet when should be tender. Had group of six staff didn't want to know. Half my group walked out. When told if I ordered a certain way meals would come out together they didn't. Won't be back.

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Thank Leo M
London, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

Popular local pub, lots of big screens to watch the sports, great prices and friendly staff. The feeling that everyones a local and you're in the right place. Food is good value and great portion size. Off street parking and a ride home if you need it.

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Thank Jay_French_FRNZ
Newport Beach, California
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47 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

Really enjoyed our meals. We were upstairs which is separate from the bar. So much good food and fun!

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Thank Lalaric
Derby, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

this place is still on my mind back in the UK for 9 weeks now and yet the people in Kaikoura food was not what you call gourmet society, but it was like the rest of the place yes well worth it thank you to the Lobster Inn and the pub next door

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Thank Davidb365121
Christchurch, New Zealand
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

We arrived early but the place was already packed full as there was a televised rugby match on. The hostess warned us there would be a wait of up to an hour for the food but we weren't in any hurry and it actually arrived in 40 minutes. Very tasty well cooked steak and the seafood chowder was generously proportioned... More 

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Thank K G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Bar, New Zealand, Seafood, Pub
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Waitstaff, Television
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 115 Beach Road, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Kaikoura
  • Phone Number: (03) 319 6343
  • This restaurant is at Lobster Inn Motor Lodge

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