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Lobster Inn Motor Lodge

) #25 of 36 Restaurants in Kaikoura $$ - $$$ , Seafood,
115 Beach Road, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
+64 3-319 6343
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Overview
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good46%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“pork belly” (6 reviews)
“snapper” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, Seafood, Pub, New Zealand
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Value
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LOCATION
115 Beach Road, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 74 reviews

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent seafood chowder entree followed by one of the best pork belly mains. We also had half a crayfish which was tasty too. All plates were generous portions. Highly recommended.

Thank Grant B
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Visited on Wednesday for dinner while staying in the Lobster Inn. When you buy a drink the bar staff flip a coin and if you call correct you get your drink for free. Meal was a good pub meal and lots of sport on the...More

Thank 447steve046
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Nice and close to the accommodation we were staying at in Kaikoura so wandered down for a cold beer and a meal. Friendly staff, good facilities (TAB and pokies) and decent pub grub on offer.

Thank Trimflat
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Now the 3.time. ..breakfasts and meals are a disaster. ..cooked and service is very bad. .no efforts are done for improvement. .even to get jam the staff can't be bothered. ..warning....the staff even started arguments. ...wow

1  Thank 105black
Reviewed 24 October 2016

The restaurant, is part of the bar, so diners eat among the bar customers. We had a great meal, and for the price I thought are very generous portions. The service is good, and pleasant. The restaurant is certainly worth a visit, as long as...More

Thank 62Peter1952
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Unfortunately we were there on the day Bathurst race was on and had to listen to some other patrons describe the race frequently using the 'F' and 'C' word. It would have been nice if the dining room upstairs was open so we didn't have...More

Thank RoxanneBusan
Reviewed 9 October 2016

The restaurant was a handy option as we were staying at the Motor Lodge attached. The service was friendly, the meals were huge and tasty. Certainly worth the visit. We dined later in the evening so it was nice and quiet.

Thank Geepnz
Reviewed 10 August 2016

Very nice motel and right next to a restaurant. However the TV reception is the worst experienced. Only 4 channels and a matter of fact note for you not to play with the remote. Little wonder when worse than "Preview"

Thank Alexander S
Reviewed 10 August 2016

Meal very nice, and reasonably priced. A testament for the meals would be the number of local residents that eat there.

Thank Darryl H
Reviewed 4 August 2016

After travelling to the seals and had a wonderful time, called into another place for a stop over/break, closed, so called into the Lobster Inn, the staff were very friendly, we got served straight away although there were a number of customers at the bar....More

Thank Wendy B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Bar, Seafood, Pub, New Zealand
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, 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
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  • This restaurant is at Lobster Inn Motor Lodge
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