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Maxtons Restaurant - CLOSED

146 Esplanade, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
+64 3-319 4444
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
16 Mar 2014
“very very good”
23 Feb 2014
“Excellent experience”
Restaurant Hours Closed
$$ - $$$
146 Esplanade, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
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11 - 20 of 68 reviews

Reviewed 20 November 2013 via mobile

Great food. Not very child friendly (I.e. no high chair, no kids menu, don't think they're used to serving young ones). We had a rocky start w/the server (her & husband/chef are owners). We tried to order the pate (or a smaller version of an...More

1  Thank Nicole S
Reviewed 7 November 2013 via mobile

Had the venison was so tender and beautifully cooked. Nice crunchy duck fat roasted potatoes! To finish off a great evening had the chocolate salted caramel tart.. DEVINE! Service was good.

Thank Holly Y
Reviewed 6 November 2013

My family and I went here for dinner and it was absolutely amazing, great service and such a cute restaurant! The food was so delicious and cooked to perfection as well as being beautifully presented! The chocolate and caramel salted tart is the most amazing...More

Thank 691TessM
Reviewed 20 October 2013

My wife an I enjoyed a beautiful meal here at the beginning of a road trip around the South Island. We loved it so much we stopped in again on the way back. Both meals were gorgeous. So good to be served meals exactly as...More

Thank Mark B
Reviewed 6 October 2013 via mobile

We had a great meal, enjoyed the close location to our accommodation and the wine match. The pate was tasty and well presented along with the sirloin steak. Highly recommend a visit

Thank Jane B
Reviewed 1 October 2013 via mobile

We chose this restaurant because of the reviews & that it had good vegetarian options unlike other restaurants in Kaikoura. It did not disappoint! The food was great & surprisingly large portioned for a fine dining restaurant! Service was also great. The only downside was...More

Thank GCO27
Reviewed 21 September 2013

We stayed in the hotel to which this restaurant is attached and ate there one night for convenience. Service was friendly and efficient, and the food was great. The wine list has a focus on NZ wines and the menu had plenty of great local...More

Thank DanMcN
Reviewed 8 September 2013

Beautiful atmosphere - very relaxing. I was travelling solo from Canada and the owner/hostess made me feel right at home. Lovely views of the waterfront right across the road, food was terrific. If you are in Kaikoura (an amazing area, dolphins, whales, fur seals, albatross,...More

Thank KDP388
Reviewed 3 September 2013

Absolutey lovely place! The couple than run the place were really nice, felt like we'd known them for years. Very relaxed, charming dining and the food was exquisite! Would love to go back.

Thank PPCharlie
Reviewed 8 August 2013

Both TripAdvisor and our accommodation hosts recommended two restaurants in Kaikoura, Maxton's and Green Dolphin. We made reservations at Maxton's, but were a bit early so we drove along the Esplanade and happened upon Green Dolphin. That place was hopping; parking lot full; light's glowing...More

2  Thank wmay
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$12 - US$45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 146 Esplanade, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Kaikoura
  • Phone Number: +64 3-319 4444
  • E-mail
Maxtons Restaurant is located within the Kaikoura Boutique Hotel on the waterfront, entrance through the courtyard. Maxtons is only small so we recommend you make a reservation to avoid disapointment.
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