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“great meal with good service”

The Pier Hotel Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 59 Restaurants in Kaikoura
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $27
Cuisines: New Zealand
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Good for: Local cuisine, Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, 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 31, 2014

The food was simple, well presented and a generous serving. Views from the hotel are excellent looking over the bay. Have a glass of wine outside before your meal.

Thank TOD00
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Reviewed March 30, 2014

According to the locals, things are now much better with new ownership during the past year. We were able to get in to an early seating on a busy day. The view was great, especially with the wind picking up and the light changing during twilight. The view across the bay is great, and I kept going across the street to take phots. The food was very good. We had a crayfish and seafood platter, plus a fish chowder entrée that were all very good. A nice, friendly atmosphere. We left very satisfied.

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Thank wymanz2go
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Reviewed March 28, 2014

We ended up eating here every night, after noting tic-tac Kaikoura further downtown. Chowder was too thick with only a bit of seafood, but loved the fish layered into "salad". For us the ambiance stole the show. Sat at the bar overlooking the bay in the front of the restaurant, and the nautical mood reminded me of the meals we enjoyed in Ireland. It was easy to imagine a Kaikouri of the past, before there downtown area intruded the landscape.

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Thank 887Peggy
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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

Thank alfonso p
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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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