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Lobster Inn Motor Lodge

$$ - $$$, Seafood,
115 Beach Road, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
+64 3-319 6343
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good46%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“snapper” (4 reviews)
“fish pie” (3 reviews)
“pork belly” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Seafood, Pub, New Zealand
$$ - $$$
115 Beach Road, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I had dinner at the Lobster Inn while staying in Kaikoura and have to say it was a great disappointment. We've been travelling in New Zealand for more than a month and have found everyone we've encountered to be incredibly warm,welcoming, and...More

Thank Grichard
Reviewed April 27, 2018

We had two meals at this Inn and both times I had fish pie and wasn't disappointed. The best fish pie I have tasted with lots of mozzarella cheese, garlic bread and a salad. A typical kiwi pub it caters for all sorts of people....More

Thank Diane W
Reviewed April 18, 2018

In a positive way the Lobster Inn takes you back about 25 years when the choice of food in NZ was not as varied as it is today. Large portions of freshly cooked fish and chips underlines the menu. Great choice of traditional Kiwi beers...More

Thank James H
Reviewed April 12, 2018 via mobile

We were very pleased to stop in the Lobster Inn after a hard drive in over Kaikoura’s earthquake abused roads. Very comfortable room and the hostess was especially courteous! Good food options in town as well!

Thank Henry B
Reviewed March 16, 2018

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 March 10, 2018

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 January 26, 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 January 3, 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 December 27, 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 December 21, 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
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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
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, 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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