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“Excellent Cafe/ Bar”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of The Groper Garage - CLOSED

The Groper Garage
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $21
Cuisines: Bar, Pizza, Italian, New Zealand
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: 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.
Thames Ditton, null, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Excellent Cafe/ Bar”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2012

Great food and coffee and Ben and Gin were great hosts. Well worth a visit when passing through Kaikoura.

  • Visited December 2012
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1 Thank Chris S
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Place empty, No Service, Pizza salty and greasy.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2012 via mobile

The service was non existant even though there were only 2 other tables occupied. We ordered the grouper bites which were fresh and very tasty ($12.50 for 4 small pieces) and the Mighty Clarence pizza which was very salty and greasy ($25.50) and basically inedible. We would not go there again.

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Thank joc_n_kev
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great food great service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2012

This is a new restaurant / bar / cafe in Kaikoura and well worth a visit . It has a lovely sunny terrace and great food - both breakfast and lunch were really tasty and healthy!

There is also an outside fireplace and some great pool tables at the back - but not so as to upset the calm out the front!

  • Visited November 2012
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1 Thank BeaT T
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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Choice!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2012

I enjoyed dining in the contemporary and stylish atmosphere. All of us enjoyed our food and the service was excellent. They even have Erdinger Wheat Beer on tap in proper 0.5l glasses. The only minor complaint I have is that they didn't have any high chairs for children.

  • Visited November 2012
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1 Thank chip42
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