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Koura Bay Lodge

European, New Zealand, Contemporary
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75 Koura Bay Drive, Kaikoura 7371, New Zealand
+64 3-319 7477
18:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 15:00
Closed now
All hours
Wed - Sun 18:00 - 20:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 15:00
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Oxford, New Zealand
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Great view of the ocean and great cuisine. I would definitely recommend this place I have been before!

Thank cdnz1235
Christchurch, New Zealand
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

This place is definitely a must for couples time out. Well maintained 9 hole golf course. Comfortable king bed with a lovely bathroom. We really enjoyed dinner. The venison was the best I have had for a very long time and the beef tender as. The chocolate fondant to die for. Look out for the special stay two nights get... More 

1 Thank Pauls C
San Francisco, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

Make a reservation so you can enjoy this place. Out of town a bit but a lovely place to stay and the food was great

1 Thank pho2jen
Hong Kong, China
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

We came here with my husband's family for a mid-winter-get-together Sunday lunch. Viv and the team at amours Bay served us up the most delicious lunch that included moist stuffed chicken, rich seafood pie, creamy potatoes, fresh steamed greens and a fresh lime-y salad. Everything was top notch and the venue itself has the most beautiful coastal views. It's the... More 

Thank Maggie_Watts
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

We dined here in 2014 (2 nites in a row) & April 2016. As we were staying at the lodge. I booked for 6.30pm. When we arrived there was already about 4 tables of 2 and 1 table of about 10. We waited nearly an hour for our entrée. Our mains arrived pretty quickly after that – main meal is... More 

1 Thank KiwiMelza
Nelson, New Zealand
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

The pristine golf course is very well looked after. I do not understand what's others are on about, in their reviews. Everyone ever had a bad day once in their life. Running a new business alone isn't easy. We just need to look at situations & read between the lines, take things with a grain of salt before generalising our... More 

1 Thank ArieR
Christchurch, New Zealand
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

Visited Koura lodge at Easter for lunch and 9 holes of golf and knew I'd be back to stay. It won't be the last time either. I feel I have found a gem. Pure bliss.I'm not a great golfer so was ideal for me to play a couple of holes and then pop back to room to continue the relaxing!.... More 

2 Thank lynnemcloughlin
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

We had our wedding here and the venue exceeded our expectations. It's more beautiful than the website pictures by far. Scenery is fantastic and accommodation of a very high standard. Viv went out of our way to make our wedding so memorable. Would definitely return! Hopefully every year. Breakfast recommended too.

Thank lulucornwall79
Brisbane, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016

Amazing place to stay, awesome service and people are so helpful and friendly. The rooms are amazing and SOOOO clean and modern. The VIEW IS TO DIE FOR. This place is a must if you visit Kaikoura 10/10

2 Thank Ronda B
Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2016 via mobile

We called into Koura Bay for lunch today - the open sign was out but when we walked in and asked if they were open we were rudely told they opened at 12 - then he put his head down and continued vacuuming. Incredibly rude and inhospitable - not a hello or sorry in sight. If that's the way they... More 

3 Thank Robyn2589751

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$22 - US$28
European, New Zealand, Contemporary
Drinks, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Television, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
18:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 20:00
18:00 - 20:00
18:00 - 20:00
18:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 75 Koura Bay Drive, Kaikoura 7371, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Kaikoura
  • Phone Number: +64 3-319 7477
Koura Bay Lodge is just 5 km North of Kaikoura, and set between the Beautiful Kaikoura ranges and the Ocean on a 9 Hole Golf Course. Our Restaurant is open for dinner (from Wednesday to Sunday) serving Kaikoura's local Cuisine. Bookings highly recommended. Bar open anytime Lodge is attended for Food, Coffee & Drinks Great for Functions including Weddings!!

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