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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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Reviewed 29 April 2013

Attentive staff making sure every detail is fine. Great food with a great taste making you feel like having some more even though you might be full. Quick service. Nice place for a romantic moment

Thank Josefromparis
Reviewed 11 April 2013 via mobile

Everything about this place is 1st class! Lovely warm service, stunning views, elegant decor and Devine food! Would have to rate Maxtons number 1 in Kaikoura for quality dining, we will be back!

Thank Cezanne L
Reviewed 9 April 2013

Sea and mountain views are stunning. The boutique restaurant is elegantly appointed, intimate with a casually formal feel. We both had the fish of the day with beurre blanc sauce, duck-roasted potatoes and seasonal veges, the portions were just right and cooked perfectly. A good...More

Thank Margy_Aromatherapist
Reviewed 3 April 2013

Having chosen this restaurant based on previous reviews - we were extremely disappointed with this place. Although my food was good the same cannot be said for my wife's food which arrived barely warm and was just about warm even after it was sent back....More

Thank Gids83
maxtons, Owner at Maxtons Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2013

Thank you for your feedback, both here and at the time of your visit to Maxtons Restaurant. Im very glad to hear you enjoyed your meal, and the views from the Restaurant. We are very sorry that your wife did not enjoy her dinner, as...More

Reviewed 31 March 2013

Beautiful views over the ocean. Restaurant is set within the Kaikoura Boutique Hotel but run separately. Fish is fresh every day and cooked in two ways - the one I had was probably the best fish course I have ever eaten in my life. It...More

Thank Richardsonc
Reviewed 19 March 2013

Our motel host suggested we try Maxtons which was a short walk from our accommodation and we were very happy with the recommendation. The building has had extensive renovations and they have the indoor dining area just right. It is boutique without being formal or...More

Thank Mary-53-2004
Reviewed 12 March 2013

We had excellent quality food and service on both occasions that we ate in this restaurant. Everything that we had was perfectly cooked. Meals came complete with potatoes and vegetables,so that there was no need for sides. It was clear that the management did not...More

Thank thompsonUK25
Reviewed 8 March 2013

We ate here while on a two week tour of South Island NZ. Our group shared three "starters", which were all delicious. My husband ordered the rib eye, while I had the fresh local fish. Both meals were excellent. But the highlight of the dinner...More

Thank DHG1945
Reviewed 7 March 2013 via mobile

We stumbled across this little eatery when staying at the Kaikoura Boutique Hotel and what a find! After reading a series of excellent reviews on Tripadvisor my boyfriend and I decided to see for ourselves. OMG amazing and can't fault it in any way. The...More

Thank LilChicken1979
Reviewed 4 March 2013

We ate here while staying at the Kaikoura Boutique Hotel. The food was exceptionally good, one of the best meals I have ever had. The seafood chowder was simply delicious as was the fish of the day. We shared a pudding which melted in the...More

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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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