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The Groper Garage - CLOSED

48 West End, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
+64 3-319 7407
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
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“pizza” (34 reviews)
“fries” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
Bar, Pizza, Italian, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
48 West End, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
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Reviewed 13 April 2016

Looking for a plade to eat in this lovely east coast town which was a liitle damp at the time we stopped here. The service was good and the food was plentiful. Good value.

Thank DavidViewbank18
Reviewed 28 March 2016

Had a fantastic time at the Groper. It was a great venue, friendly and helpful staff, nice drinks and Calamari to die for! Thanks guys... you rock.

Thank TanyaB72
Reviewed 21 March 2016 via mobile

Not too busy a bar but it's not too busy a town. However the food is of a high standard for the price compared to the other options in town. The draught is kept and served well, the Erdininger in particular! The staff are friendly...More

Thank Stuart I
Reviewed 18 March 2016 via mobile

Ok I confess I am a beer tourist, tried virtually every bar/cafe in town and this is the only place I could find (bottled) Kaikoura beer. And very nice it is - what's up with the rest of you - support your community and get...More

Thank Karl_from_York
Reviewed 10 March 2016

Our first lunch in Kaikoura and we were brought to gropers garage, such a neat place, staff are friendly and very helpful. Meals were absolutely delicious and we ordered way to much so be careful how much you order unless you don't mind extras like...More

Thank Michelle H
Reviewed 4 March 2016 via mobile

Love the sizes of the pizza. Son Enjoyed his Harnetts and Nephew enjoyed his Drunken cow pizza. Awesome customer service. Will come again.

Thank Shellz M
Reviewed 26 February 2016 via mobile

Hot day. Rest of NZ in rain and all the bars and cafes we passed were full or hot inside. Asked at a shop for a recommendation which did not disappoint. Owner was delighted to make wine recommendations for the food which were spot on....More

Thank Claire P
Reviewed 15 February 2016 via mobile

We stumbled across this place tonight when looking for something simple for dinner. What a great little place. The menu is pretty simple but just what we were after. We ordered drinks and pizzas at the bar which were then delivered to our table by...More

Thank suzannebrady
Reviewed 31 January 2016

Fun little bar you'd nearly miss if you weren't looking for it! Pool tables in the back, great calamari and hot chocolate, didn't have a full meal but would expect it to be good!

Thank HellieNZ
Reviewed 25 January 2016 via mobile

We were after seafood for lunch because Kaikoura has a wide range of seafood restaurants, aperently. We ended up at the Gropers Garage, which was an interesting experience. I don't consider myself as a high maintainance guest, but this was just silly. First of all,...More

Thank Sanfey85
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$12 - US$21
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 48 West End, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Kaikoura
  • Phone Number: +64 3-319 7407
  • E-mail
Located in the heart of Kaikoura, just minutes away from beach, the Groper Garage boasts fresh yet affordable food and beverages available from 11 am every day with comfort, warmth and friendly staff ready to greet you on your arrival. Whether looking for an intimate booth for you and your friends, to shoot some pool or just lounge on our sofas in front of our open fire, we have you covered.
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