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“Slow Service”
Review of The Craypot

The Craypot
Ranked #20 of 61 Restaurants in Kaikoura
Price range: $4 - $20
Cuisines: Seafood, Bar, Cafe
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner
Description: The Craypot where family & friends gather. Whether you're looking for a place to make connections, retreat to, or simply looking to replenish and refresh yourself the Craypot Cafe welcomes you. You have seating choices - the lounge area, kids play area, study area, the bar or our dining areas found inside & out. You have drink choices that will make you smile, barista coffees, pots of tea, RTD's, crafted beers-bottles & tap & of course the old staples that the big boys - DB & Lion, offer. You have food choices that will satisfy you, snacks, breakfast , lunch & dinner options Be you one or twenty we welcome you.
Reviewed April 28, 2014

They offer a lovely breakfast menu and have outdoor seating to enjoy on a beautiful day. The decor inside is fresh and fun. The main downside was the service. It was unbearably slow and breakfast food is relatively simple to produce. The staff did not seem to work well together in any sort of systemic way. We waited over 30 minutes for our meal and the food was just average. It was too cool to sit outside when we were there, so we hoped for a window seat, but the window area was actively buzzing with flies.

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Thank Linda K
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Reviewed April 22, 2014

I had the 'Bacon Buttie' off of the breakfast menu. The portion was slightly small for the price and I had expected it to come with a salad or some sort of side dish (maybe fries?) but oh well. The ciabatta bread they used could've been better and they could've used an aoli with more flavour but apart from those few things it was quite enjoyable, especially sitting outside in the sun straight opposite the beach and mountains. The servie was great and the decor was professional and clean. Recommend.

1  Thank lovinyuu
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Reviewed April 20, 2014

Excellent restaurant. Very fresh food. Wonderful service. Lovely atmosphere in a lovely town. My friend had crayfish. Very happy with the dish.

1  Thank BredaK
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Reviewed March 21, 2014 via mobile

Tiniest big breakfast ever. The coffee is actually pretty good though. The craypot stack is also tiny. This would be a good place to come if you are on a diet.

Thank Matt M
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Reviewed March 6, 2014

We ate here at the end of January 2014, and shared an excellently cooked crayfish in garlic butter. Service was friendly and casually competent - the Craypot is to be recommended primarily for its food, though perhaps not if you want a high-end environment or romantic ambience!

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1  Thank Rachel50_10
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