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“nice restaurant”

The Pier Hotel Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 59 Restaurants in Kaikoura
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $26
Cuisines: New Zealand
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Good for: Scenic view, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: 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, balcony and restaurant. Come and see for yourself.The Pier Hotel has been under new management as of 1st October 2013, so come on in and have a beer, try our menu (with fabulous desserts) made fresh each day for lunch and dinner, we would love to see you! Reservations advised for evening dining.
Reviewed March 17, 2014

good food, wide choice of fish and meat. Very nice outside sittings on the bay. staff professional and quite fast. At the bar side, strictly forbidden below 18, you can drink as much as you want, and share the experience of the whale fishermen of last century

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Reviewed March 11, 2014

Right on the water, you can be seated outside on picnic tables which is really nice. We had the seafood platter ($38 each). Which I thought was ok, could have been served hotter, as some parts were cold. It included smoked salmon, fried grouper, fried calamari, fresh mussels, marinated mussels and fish cakes with some bread. Would have been good with a few chips. Otherwise good. Seemed very busy, definately book ahead.

Thank hotwxsearch
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Reviewed March 10, 2014

This hotel and restaurant is a good 30 minutes walk out of town but is surrounded by motels. The view is lovely with beer garden out the front. There is a bar section and a restaurant. Very relaxed atmosphere and lovely staff.
We ate in the restaurant section. My girlfriend loved the crayfish and Wither Hills wine. I wasn't keen on the whitebait omlette. It wasn't clear that it was omlette and the waitress had said they were fried which we took as being how we would get them in Europe. I don't know how I ate it and couldn't do it again. It looked dreadful too. I'd go again but pick something else. Would recommend. Had lunch in Hosplips in the town which was fantastic. Not on tripadvisor but is also in the lonely planet guide book.

Thank simongb
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Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

We arrived in Kaikoura at lunchtime hungry for crayfish but unable to get an internet connection to check tripadvisor. Found the Pier hotel and ordered whitebait entree, cray main with apple rhubarb crumble to round off a superb feast.

Thank Kiwieater
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Reviewed February 27, 2014

As Kaikoura means crayfish meal we thought that we had better have one. We tried the smart place over the road but it was full. We had the last table at the Pier. We just had half a crayfish each with chips and salad. Delicious! At $45 each we thought good value - you would have to pay much more in the UK. The place is old worldly and unpretentious. The staff were friendly and courteous. After we came in, a lot of others tried to get tables. So if you want to eat there in the evening, best to book!

Thank DavidY121
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