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The Pier Hotel Restaurant

1 Avoca Street, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
+64 3-319 5037
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“seafood platter” (42 reviews)
“catfish” (223 reviews)
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Bar, Seafood, European, Pub, Soups, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 Avoca Street, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 756 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed a late lunch at The Pier after a long day on the road. The food was fresh and the view was something else.

Thank lindamZ2903BR
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were recommended the Pier Hotel by Gordie at Bay of Many Coves and what good advice it was. With a backdrop of views to die for, the big question was, could the food live up to the scenery? Quite often in our tour of...More

Thank lestendoux
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Kaikoura for the day and dropped into Pier Hotel for lunch. While the weather wasn’t impressive (overcast, cold and rainy) the lunch certainly was. We had the pork ribs and fish n chips. Delicious and generous in serving size. Didn’t wait long for our...More

Thank Diana J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing views of the mountains and coast line whilst eating amazing food. Large good value meal sizes served by friendly staff. Would recommend this place not be missed when visiting the area. Will be back for sure

Thank O338GOdaveh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived late afternoon and our motel owner was concerned that we didn't have reservations for dinner and strongly pushed for this restaurant. We didn't have a chance to look at the menu before she was calling and reserving for us. Based on the menu...More

1  Thank letrips66
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived late afternoon looking for dinner in Kaikoura. This little pub was recommended and the host made room for us at a later sitting. The ambience beautiful, old pub with magnificent views. The staff exceptionally helpful, and the food enjoyable. We missed out on...More

Thank Lyndee65
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Pier is in a great location with marvelous views of the harbour and ranges. The wait staff were very pleasant and made you feel welcome. The food presentation was very good but our only regret was that the crayfish had been frozen was was...More

Thank Loz310
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came here for dinner (after a recommendation) and found it to be as good as reported. We were here on a busy night (or maybe it is always that busy?) and the service was very helpful & prompt - not much waiting at all. The...More

1  Thank Andrew P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited the pier hotel last weekend for lunch .whe you arrive at the pier the first thing you notice is the stunning views of kaikoura and the hills , there is outdoor seating for the warmer days as well as the indoor restaurant. The...More

Thank Shirley J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely the best seafood I have ever had before! I got the Seafood plate with many different delicious things on it! And all of it for a reasonable price! It was absolutely amazing! Would highly recommend!! See you later Kaikōura!!

Thank Madlin W
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November 4, 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Pier K | Property representative |
Hi there, thank you for your question but we are closed christmas day unfortunately. We are open boxing day though!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$26
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Avoca Street, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Kaikoura
  • Phone Number: +64 3-319 5037
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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.
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