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Lobster Inn Motor Lodge

$$ - $$$, Seafood,
115 Beach Road, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
+64 3-319 6343
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good45%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“pork belly” (6 reviews)
“snapper” (3 reviews)
“fish pie” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Seafood, Pub, New Zealand
$$ - $$$
115 Beach Road, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday

Chowder was mediocre and snapper and chips to be avoided. Disappointing fish and soggy chips. Will not rush back. But the waitress was lovely. Kaikoura shoud be offering great seafood. Wish we had gone to the supermaket instead!

Thank Marie W
Reviewed 1 week ago

The amenities at this accommodation are very good. Even though it is on the main road very quiet. Host and workers friendly and informative. We stayed 2 nights and our room was serviced which I wasn't expecting. Highly recommend.

Thank carolynmangan
Reviewed 26 January 2018 via mobile

Great succulent pork belly with crunchy vegetables. Large portion size and particularly friendly service. No roll for desert. Will return.

Thank J J
Reviewed 3 January 2018

Simple uncomplicated menu. The mussles were plentiful and served with a chilli sauce that had a mild edge to it. The fish pie is well worth ordering richy creamy sauce with a bountiful supply of seafood

Thank bugsey23
Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

Good for lunch with familly. It is simple honest food for not so expensive. People are kind and smiling. Do not go there is you expect a restaurant or a nice dinner. For a Simple good lunch. I recommend.

Thank hamelinp1972
Reviewed 21 December 2017

We had an excellent meal of snapper, chips (more than one person could eat) and the best green salad I have had in NZ.

Thank BKR1031
Reviewed 19 December 2017

Good old fashion country size meals with the execution of a city restaurant. Staff are excellent. You cant come here and not try the lobster.

Thank comm-traveler
Reviewed 19 October 2017

We had a nice meal here, decent portions and the food had plenty of flavour. I recommend the beef cheeks if they are on offer. Lovely waitress and a good atmosphere. We used our entertainment voucher which was an added bonus.

Thank philippagoile
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

This is a classic local pub. If you want a drink and bet this is the place for you. It was very busy when we went with local wed night draw. Classic pub food. Stick with the pub classics here. Avoid The salad was drowned...More

Thank curlieRex
Reviewed 28 June 2017

We visited on a Tuesday night to enjoy some food and the Hurricanes v Lions match. Neither disappointed. The staff were excellent and very helpful with dietary requirements. Nice food and lots if it at a good price.

Thank garywallisnl
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Seafood, Pub, New Zealand
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 115 Beach Road, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Kaikoura
  • Phone Number: +64 3-319 6343
  • This restaurant is at Lobster Inn Motor Lodge
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