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“Enjoyable meal, great for kids”
Review of Craypot Cafe & Bar

Craypot Cafe & Bar
Ranked #24 of 58 Restaurants in Kaikoura
Price range: $6 - $26
Cuisines: Seafood, Bar, Cafe
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner
Description: -Craft Beer Bar -Warm fire in Winter -Ample outdoor seating in Summer -Family friendly, with kids play area
Reviewed January 10, 2014

We had read the previous poor reviews and so went to the craypot with some concerns but were pleasantly surprised.
Firstly the waitress was very pleasant and helpful. We were seated quickly and our children were delighted with the "kids packs" of colouring in activities and stickers that they received.
The menu was simple and the kids menu also included a steak option which one of our children enjoyed. The meals were all good and the butterfish in particular was delicious. The staff were very helpful in particular turning down the music a little as we were seated close to a speaker.
Our only criticism would be maybe that the prices were a little high for some of the menu items, otherwise we had an enjoyable meal thanks.

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Reviewed January 4, 2014

The restaurant has just opened again after being closed for 6 months. Don't take any notice of there previous reviews. Bryan & I went today for lunch and it was very nice and reasonable.
Congratulations to Clare and her crew for a job well done. We will be back

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1  Thank Joyce194
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Reviewed July 4, 2013

We had the crayfish platter, which is the most expensive thing on the menu. Its a very small crayfish, lettuce, and chunks of beer batter, I guess with fish in it. Also the waitress (who looked, acted and spoke like a 14 year old) kept leaving every ten minutes to go smoke with her friend on the patio. Go to Gropers garage.

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Thank gohabs09
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Reviewed March 18, 2013

Dined at craypot on saturday 16/03/13. Paid $33 for Ribeye steak ordered medium rare, the place was almost empty save for one other table of diners and I was dining alone, It took 50 minutes for me to get my meal, what turned up was not ribeye but a thick cut of sirloin, first cut of the meat and it was apparent something was off, I believe this cheaper cut of meat was frozen and then too quickly defrosted hense the disgustingly long wait, needless to say the steak was ruined and the meal not worth even a fraction of what was charged. Do not dine here. Worst dining experience I have ever had.

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Thank DarrenJCole
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

Not one of our better choices, although when the food eventually arrived it was very pleasant. We had to keep reminding the waiter that we were waiting for either coffees or food.

Thank judiglass
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