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Donegal House

$$ - $$$Irish, ,
1 Schoolhouse Road, Kaikoura, New Zealand
+64 3-319 5083
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good43%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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“irish stew” (4 reviews)
“roast dinner” (2 reviews)
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Irish, Bar, Pub, New Zealand
$$ - $$$
1 Schoolhouse Road, Kaikoura, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After being traviling NZ for last 3 mth I can honestly say this was the worst food exprence we have encountered, parking in a self contained van was free so feel obligated to eat there at night.big mistake.. the veggies was not even cooked from...More

Thank nathan k
Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

I have been struggling with what to write A New Years visit, not busy, possibly 12 people waiting for meals prior to our group of 7, an unbelievable one hour and fifteen minute wait for food. I opted for the light meal of blue cod,...More

Thank GrumpyCabbage
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

A friend and I dined at Donegal House restaurant and we both left feeling disappointed. I ordered the chicken and she ordered the fish both with vegetables. The vegetables were disgusting, they appeared to be just reheated, over cooked and mushy. Also extremely flavourless. The...More

Thank gilroyl03
Reviewed 2 October 2017

I had a really good roast lamb, my wife enjoyed the seafood chowder, and then a tasty dessert. Great atmosphere, in a rustic, authentic Irish Pub

Thank nicodemus77
Reviewed 11 August 2017

We stayed overnight in the grounds of the pub in our caravan. Power was $30 per night. Use of the toilets and $4 for shower. Had a few Guiness on the Saturday night. Irish music playing, great food. Roaring fire in winter.

Thank Babsy52
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Loud video music,hard to hear other dinner guests. Table was dirty and sticky, when waitress told she said too busy to keep up with cleaning. Huge basic meals

Thank Jill S
Reviewed 7 February 2017

You cant go wrong with a visit to Donegal House, with Marcel and Crazy Jane the service is always entertaining. Good food, amazing views, and again Dog Friendly.

Thank budgieboogie
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Donegal House is a great place to eat and chill, away from the tourist throngs of Kaikoura's main street. We took family from the North Island there for lunch when we had a day trip to Kaikoura and they were delighted with the place. It...More

Thank cantygirl
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Expected the local concert to be here but we had the wrong location. Stopped for a beer anyway and for a nice sit in the sun.

Thank Elaine J
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Came here for the afternoon with our English friends to have a sit outside and a beer/wine. Was a lovely day and we chatted together by the pond listening to the frogs and watching ducks and admiring the garden. We were so comfortable that we...More

Thank Karin C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Irish, Bar, Pub, New Zealand
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Schoolhouse Road, Kaikoura, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Kaikoura
  • Phone Number: +64 3-319 5083
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