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“The best meal we had in New Zealand”

Green Dolphin Restaurant & Bar
Ranked #2 of 59 Restaurants in Kaikoura
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $52
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed April 17, 2014

This was stunning. We have learned now not to have starters! We had the most beautifully cooked rack of lamb with roasted vegetables and I still had room for a pud. I ordered 'fig salami with roasted walnuts in blue borage honey with creamy blue cheese' because where else have you seen that? It was scrumptious, the 'salami' being slices of compressed figs with nuts, and going beautifully with the blue cheese cream. To die for...

Thank Anne F
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Reviewed April 15, 2014

Had dinner here which was a good meal. For a small town right on the water the food was very expensive. For example a crayfish (lobster) meal was $100 plus starter and dessert. We'd try someplace else in town.

Thank BKbeachers
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Reviewed April 13, 2014

We had good dinner at this restaurant. Overlooking the beach we enjoyed local (lam and crayfish) food served with very nice local wines. Staff was very professional and easy going

we would certainly come back!!

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Thank Esther1606
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Reviewed April 12, 2014

The food here was amazing. Cooked with care and served beautifully; cannot recommend this place enough! A lovely setting and tender melt in your mouth meals. My daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed this restaurant!

Thank Michelle W
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Reviewed April 10, 2014

We had our wedding here recently and I couldn't fault a thing, everything was perfect. Throughout the whole process nothing was ever a problem from the initial consultation to the big day itself.
All the staff are laid back and super friendly! Of course the food and wine is amazing with plenty of options to cater a menu to you liking. There wasn't anyone of our guests who didn't love their meal :) Would def reccomend The Green Dolphin to anyone who is thinking of getting married.

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Thank Claire681
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