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Slamclub
94/100 (373 ratings)
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Lunch
Vegetarian Salad
Meat platter
Beef Short Ribs
Long Black
Huevos Rancheros
Open Chicken Sandwich
Macchiato
Mocha
Salad
Apple Cake
Duck
Pulled Pork Salad
Burger
Potato Leek Soup
Ribs
Duck Sandwich
Venison Sandwich
Pulled Jackfruit Burrito
Breakfast Sandwich Without Bacon
Toasts
Vegerama Salad
Sandwiches
Plum Strudel
Dear Me and Slam 'N' Cheese
Pork
Coffee
Café
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"What a wonderful place. Had a take away sandwich - was amazing. So we decided to come back for dinner the next night. Amazing food & great staff...."
Karen Goodman
"Great food, great staff, and a great vibe. International staff and still the most kiwi experience ever. If you want some of the best food Kaikoura..."
Neihana Burke
"Very nice place. Sandwich’s are very delicious but venison is little bit small if you are very hungry u can get duck sandwich is better..."
gosmami
"Excellent food and service. The staff are REALLY nice and the food is AMAZING. We had the Buddha Bowl and seafood paella (risotto), as we don’t eat..."
Andry G.
"One of the best sandwiches I’ve ever had! A must eat place when visiting Kaikoura with very friendly staff (more than happy to make the Breakfast..."
Wesley Tilbury
"Great place for lunch! Recommend the Quacky..."
Emma Krijnen
"Cool vibes, friendly staff, and amazing food. Came here hungry after cycling from Hanmer and the food didn't disappoint. Meat platter was full of..."
David Balzer
"Nice place where you can have gluten free options. We had a really nice salad and yummy potatoes with a delicious ali oli sauce..."
Hôku Wild
"The food was super delicious and the staff was very energetic and..."
L. P.
"The Dear Me was delicious! Such a great place to get lunch in Kaikoura. Would highly recommend for toasty..."
Lance Cotter
Zephyr Restaurant
93/100 (819 ratings)
Restaurants
Gluten Free Options
Vegetarian Friendly
Gluten Free Options
Vegetarian Friendly
Chocolate Salted Caramel Tart with Raspberry and White Chocolate Ice Cream
Salmon Gravlax
Mussels
Polenta Fries and Mussels
Salad
Salmon
Chicken - Roasted Stuffed Breast
Top Steak
Nanny Goat Pinot Noir
Chowder
Stuffed Chicken Breast with Roasted Potatoes
Cheesecake
Main Fish
Lamb
Confit Duck with Roasted Potatoes
Fish
Riley Steak with Bone Marrow
Pork
Pork Belly
Ribeye steak
Affogato
Seafood chowder
Fish of the Day
Margherita
Seasonal Vegetables
Aperol Spritz
Salad
Market Fish
Duck
Sit down
Reservations
Seating
Table Service
Wheelchair Accessible
Serves Alcohol
Wine and Beer
Gift Cards Available
Full Bar
Accepts Credit Cards
Accepts Mastercard
Accepts Visa
Street Parking
Mid-range
"Excellent service from the moment we sat down. Lovely waiter, interesting, unhurried and very attentive. The meals were superb only the venison..."
Maria Van kuyk
"I would have liked to have awarded Zephyr five stars because when it arrived the food was very good. There were two waitresses on duty, with about a..."
Hamish Pringle
"What an amazingly delicious meal. Service was outstanding and food was so much more than we ever expected. Best Seafood Chowder ever, best Salmon..."
Melissa Prosser
"Great friendly service. The food was excellent both in preparation and presentation. Good wine menu. Highly recommended - in a central..."
Lynne Paskaleff
"We went out for dinner with friends to Zephyr restaurant, and thoroughly enjoyed our meal. The food was absolutely delicious, cooked to perfection..."
Sarahjane Murray
"The Zephyr came highly recommended and with good reason! Our meal was superbly cooked- light, super tasty and left us with enough room for dessert -..."
Stuart Brander
"The entrees of bread and dips was amazing. Probably the best entrees I have tasted in awhile. Great tasty portion for the main meal. The staff were..."
Elroy 0kada
"Wow! An awesome restaurant. Can’t fault this at all, and I almost never give out 5 stars. On a rainy winter night we were warmly welcomed in,..."
Kathy Viney
"Our best meal on the South Island, this place is the real deal. We went both nights we were in Kaikoura. Only slightly more expensive than the pub..."
Paul Brandenburg
"Beautiful fine dining experience, excellent service and reasonably priced. Well worth giving this place a..."
sallyre74
"Very nice food!! (The fish of the day backed with lemon and butter sauce) the desert and the wine… everything super tasty. Very nice customer..."
Renata Furtado
"Extremely nice and accommodating staff, but their food is truly top tier. Sometimes visiting a small town the food options can be hit or miss but..."
Patrick Whitney
"My wife and I had dinner at Zephyr on 22 July 2023, and it was excellent. The baked cheesecake was the best I had ever tasted (and I'm old enough to..."
Ian Viney
"The food was delicious and service fab. We dined at 8.30pm so it was..."
Suzi Salisbury
"Had a lovely evening meal here. Fortunately I reserved a table earlier in the day. Wait staff were attentive and professional. Atmosphere was..."
Robert Day
"We had the most amazing meal when we went to Zephyr last weekend. Service was very good and we ordered the Lamb shoulder to share (between 2 people)...."
Chris and Ross Kibblewhite
"Nice to find a place that is passionate about their food. Good service and recommendations. The Snapper was beautifully cooked. Definitely worth a..."
Mike Hall
Kaikoura Bakery
91/100 (786 ratings)
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New Zealand
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New Zealand
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Vegetarian Friendly
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Mini Meringue Creatures
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New Zealand
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Wheelchair Accessible
Outdoor Seating
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Cheap Eats
"Currently on a journey around the South Island to find the best pies. Ordered, - sausage roll: filling to pastry ratio was generous as per the..."
David Popperfield
"What a nice place in Kaikoura. They have so much food to choose. Everything was fresh prepared and amazingly tasty. We had Bacon and egg pie and Big..."
Andrej Gajdošík
"Buns are delicious and a good place to stop for afternoon tea if I am on another road trip through here I will make sure to stop through..."
Belga Grant
"This store's bakery are delicious! The staff is friendly, and the atmosphere is great! Highly..."
L Brendon
"Open from 4 a.m to 4pm! Great place to stop for a break and food. The mountains are glorious covered in snow..."
Barb Richardson
"We love this place. Such great food! We always stop when going through Kaikoura, except Tuesdays when it is not..."
Debbie Balcombe
"Great place to stop for awesome food. Steak and cheese pie is stuffed full of steak,that's my favourite..."
Debbie Wilson
"Great stop, very friendly. Had a pie and custard square which were very..."
Brian King
"Loved this bakery. Staff super warm, welcoming and friendly. The shop is clean. And the food is goooood. We love these mini critters they..."
Pamella McLaughlan
"Great food/pies selection as you would expect from a..."
Toivo Vaikvee
"I love their croissants and eat them every time I come to New..."
赵文睿
"Nice food. Little bit pricey. Especially the Luca treats, but still..."
Sharon Van Bavel
"Beautiful food but only average..."
Meric Hoffman
"Yummy Pies! Liked their meat pie with potato..."
Ching Wen Jun
Chiwis Cafe
90/100 (790 ratings)
Restaurants
Vegan Options
New Zealand
New Zealand
Cafe
Vegetarian Friendly
Vegan Options
Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast
Dinner
Lunch
Brunch
Small Flat White
French Toast
Chowder
Cheese & Bacon Wedges
Hollandaise
Cafe Big Breakfast
Small Hot Chocolate
Bacon and Egg Quiche
Toasts
Eggs Benedict with Bacon AMD Salmon
Steamed Green Shell Mussels
Seafood chowder
Soup of the Day
Fish of the Day
Salmon Eggs Benedict
Pork Dumplings
Tiger Prawns
Almond Croissant
Iced Chocolate
My Coffee
Latte and Carrot Cake
New Zealand
Café
Highchairs Available
Accepts Credit Cards
Takeout
Seating
Table Service
Wheelchair Accessible
Brunch
Breakfast
Dinner
Lunch
Cheap Eats
"Simply amazing! The two of us ordered the soup of the day (Pumpkin Soup), Fish of the day and a Spinach/Mushroom/onion omelette. And every dish was..."
Karlie Po
"We were actually wanting to try the cafe next door to this one for coffee, but it was closed so in to Chiwis we went. Ordered flat white coffee. Was..."
Diana Waines
"Best breakfast we've had in NZ so far. Enjoyed the English big breakfast (a proper one!) and excellent spicy chai latte. The mussel pie was pretty..."
J T
"We stopped multiple times. The owner is very welcoming. And good food to match. And if you try something once and go back again, she will most likely..."
Sabyasachi Banerjee
"Love the pumpkin soup and chinese dumplings. The owner readily offered us vinegar upon request. Very friendly staff and cozy..."
LJ
"Almond croissant and salmon eggs bene. So fresh with hot smoked salmon and free range eggs. Great range of cabinet food too and house special mussel..."
Nicola Essex
"Really good food for about the price I expected with friendly staff. Would come here again for a really good breakfast. All of us were..."
Daniel McRae
"Fabulous greeting from New Owner Andrew who makes fresh pies at 5 am daily. The pie pastry is light buttery & the good proportions of steak filling..."
Marlene Boyd-Wilson
"Dropped in here for a bite to eat. Nice friendly atmosphere with great cake and coffee and tea. On the main road with parking out front. The..."
Murray Quartly
"We wanted to know where to get the best chowder in town and our motel owner recommended us this unassuming little cafe and boy did they live up to..."
Stefan Yap
The Jailhouse Kaikoura
89/100 (829 ratings)
Quick Bites
Restaurants
New Zealand
Vegetarian Friendly
American
Greek
Vegan Options
Greek
European
New Zealand
American
Fast food
European
Vegetarian Friendly
Vegan Options
Brunch
Breakfast
Dinner
Lunch
Curly Fries
Vegetarian Souvlaki
Burger
Piggy Jailbird
Jail House Burger
Souvlaki
Piggy Jailbird or Jailbreak
Burger
Sit down
American
Greek
Fast food
New Zealand
European
Seating
Free Wifi
Accepts Credit Cards
Delivery
Outdoor Seating
Takeout
Street Parking
Breakfast
Dinner
Lunch
Brunch
Cheap Eats
"My husband has eaten some burgers and he said this one was up in the top 3 hes had. Really good flavourful food. Big portions fries were huge and yum..."
Shanequekwa Mitchell
"Outstanding. Hands down the best burgers in Kaikōura. The service was amazing. I had the lamb burger ...with the lamb chop meat..soo tasty. And my..."
Rebecca Gibson
"Chilli burgers, vege burger, lamb souvlaki & chilp - all delicious. A short wait, & friendly staff. We ate them on the beach on a sunny, still..."
Lisa A Madsen
"Stopped here to pick up some Souvlaki and wasn't disappointed. Authentic bread and fresh ingredients made our meals an absolute delight. The team..."
P W
"Second time we have had takeaways from here. Fantastic!!! The size of their GF burger buns is superb for feeding a big appetite. Non GF is also..."
Cathie Bryden
"This place has no right to be as good as it is. We caught it at a quiet time, and it was the best burger I've had a good long while! Punching well..."
Hamish F
"Great burger, lots of food, reasonable price. Everyone was incredible and it was just an overall great..."
David Edington
"Nice lil place to rek some burgers 🍔. Clean, tidy and smol, with outdoor seating directly under a bridge. Good window seating. I'd of wanted to..."
The Māori That Bikes (Maori That Bikes)
"Yum food, great hospitality, super friendly staff, great..."
Zak Amadeus
"The Jailbreak is the best burger I've had in a long, long time. A blending of everything I didn't know I want in a burger. Absolutely recommend. The..."
Schlomo Trollenstern
"Take the outlaw, you will be blown away by the tasty and juicy meat! The mozzarella and the cheddar is making it one of the best burgers I ever..."
Delchef Lionel
"We dined in on New Years Eve and had an awesome experience. My daughters commented they were the best burgers they had ever tasted and my Souvlaki..."
Maddy
"Excellent casual place. Reasonable. Great burger, falafel, lamb and great chips. Very friendly. All food made in..."
Brent Johnson
"Big on size and taste. Best burgers in Kaikoura. Also tried their bratwurst sausage hotdogs. Amazing!...."
Rawiri Nikora
"Lovely little food place right at the centre of Kaikōura with lots of parking available close by. The vegetarian and vegan options were delicious,..."
Saphira46
"Our ferry was delayed 6 hours and we got to kaikoura late. Dinner here is the best thing happened today. What a surprise! Fast, cheap, tasty, the..."
lu dimitri
"The staff were super friendly and kind, and the curly fries were the best I’ve ever had! The lamb souvlaki was also delicious. Definitely..."
Peef Cake
Hislops Wholefood Cafe
86/100 (671 ratings)
Restaurants
Cafe
Vegetarian Friendly
New Zealand
Gluten Free Options
Soups
Vegan Options
Vegetarian Friendly
Gluten Free Options
Vegan Options
Brunch
After-hours
Breakfast
Dinner
Lunch
Carrot Cake
Halloumi
Cakes
Salad
Mussels
Salmon
Lamb
Fish
Fish Sandwich
Sandwiches
Nachos
Burger
Eggs Benedict
Toasts
"Wonderful spot to stop at for lunch. Tried the salmon quesadilla and the cacao beef nachos, both were of good quality and the service was good. Nice..."
Henry MD
"LOVED IT! We went for the nachos and the chicken tostada for lunch and both were gone in the blink of an eye while the kids meals were equally..."
Russell King
"Great food. Had the eggs Benedict and they were great. The soup of the day was very good and the eggs and avocado where tasty. The fresh juice was a..."
Christiana Smyrilli
"The best breakfast in Kaikoura, hands down. You know how a lot of places do Eggs Benedict, and you taste them and you just end up with that fatty..."
Andrew Johnson (AJ)
"A bit pricey, but the food and the service is good. They also have a cosy outdoor which is really good when the sun is out. I ordered an energizer..."
A-L J
"Big portions and the flavor is there as well! Service is friendly and warm. Awesome brunch for our weekend trip. Will come back again for..."
Le W
"Great place for breakfast. The coffee was great. Just the way we drink it. Strong. Food is..."
Marin Ianev
"A cafe amongst the container precinct in the middle of Kaikoura town centre. It has a modern decor with fierce timber look and a hip millennial feel..."
Pleayo Tovaranonte
"Very amazing staff and beautiful cafe! It's a bit pricy but the food is worth it. We'd come..."
Jasmin Jäger
"Went in for breakfast, hand the eggs Benny. Coffee was yum, food was yum, service was quick and good. All round great..."
Jenn Shraga
"Very nice and cute place. The food was very good. The lemon crumble was DELICIOUS. I would love to have the..."
Viviane Kas
"Excellent excellent service and the food was delicious. The staff was very knowledgeable and provided great recommendations on meals and drinks. ..."
Ben Krehbiel
"Delicious and healthy food, vegetarian options available. We loved the lunch ans breakfast and will come back one day..."
S C
"Best breakfast place in Kaikoura. Good coffee, delicious food, lovely staff and cozy..."
Sarah
"ABSOLUTELY LOVE!!! Delightful staff.... Fantastic food and coffee... WiFi.... Nice clean bathrooms... General warm atmosphere..."
Deena D'Clute
"amazing food, great environment and nice..."
סתו מלצר
"Excellent service and delicious wholesome food! We went for lunch and shared the lentil burger with my sister. The staff were super sweet as they..."
Melissa
"What a lovely cafe! Inviting, warm, beautifully laid out restaurant with ample garden + patio space. Excellent service, great coffee, and I had an..."
Julie Pirkle
"Such a fantastic place for coffee and breakfast. The coffee is the best I have had here in NZ (and i love my coffee so that is a compliment!) And the..."
Amy Bowles
Black Rabbit Pizza
83/100 (1219 ratings)
Restaurants
Gluten Free Options
Pizza
Pizza
Vegan Options
Vegetarian Friendly
Vegetarian Friendly
Gluten Free Options
Vegan Options
Drinks
Dinner
Lunch
After-hours
Butter chicken
Beer and Cocktails
Pepperoni Pizza
Waffle Chips
Kumara Chips
Lamb burger
Pasta
Cranberry Chicken Heaven
Cheese burger
Salad
Salmon
Gone Wild Hunt Pizza Margherita
Greek salad
Selection of Hot Sauces
Duncan's Pale Ale
Cheesecake
Herb & Garlic Cheese Loaf
Prawns
Dessert Pizza
Chicken Supreme
Italian Pizza
Burger
Farmhouse Pizza
Lamb
Deluxe Pizza
Pesto
Spicy Chicken Pizza
Pork
Black Rabbit
Sit down
Pizza
Accepts Credit Cards
Highchairs Available
Delivery
Digital Payments
Takeout
Free Wifi
Accepts Mastercard
Accepts Visa
Street Parking
Cash Only
Reservations
Seating
Table Service
Serves Alcohol
Gift Cards Available
Drinks
After-hours
Dinner
Lunch
Mid-range
"Great value for your money! I can recommend. The staff was friendly,..."
Ramona Munz
"Best pizza I've ever had, friendly prompt service, highly..."
Amanda Graham
"Delicious pizza, great little place and friendly..."
Carrie Bach
"Brilliant pizza and great staff! Love this place..."
Beck Forman
"Best pizza ever really nice atmosphere and good..."
Guelsen Tatu
"Best pizza ever, and I could have eaten a bucket of the calamari :) Please please please come to..."
Gail Stubbing
"Celebrated our wee girls first birthday tonight with the most fabulas pizza! Love your new fit out and menu! Highly recommend. Thank u! Kaikoura very..."
Lisa Moffat
"Awesome flavours, Great hosts, Wish we ate there more..."
Belinda Bouman Andrews
"Tuti's Restaurant always buys it's pizzas from the black rabbit because they are so..."
Peter McGovern
"Awesome..."
Teoh Peng Siong
"Sooo yummy!! I could live on it..."
Joni Morrissey
"Pizza was decent, my kid liked the herbivore pizza and we also had the butter chicken was quite unique? But maybe I would stick with the standard..."
SChan
"Came on for dinner on a steady Saturday night, great atmosphere, food was coming out quickly, service was excellent, we had a good selection of..."
Hope Clarke
"Quite nice decoration in restaurant, we had few pizzas I ordered carnivorous which was guite good just the vase is very thin and you feel like is..."
Michal Kanuch
"Excellent gluten free pizza, good service and well worth a visit. Also have GF IPA..."
Andy Harris
"Wow! This place was exceptional. Absolutely loaded gourmet pizzas using the freshest ingredients, with a huge range to suit everybody. My mum..."
Elke Wallace-Smith
"Came here for dinner and the food was amazing. Tried meat lovers, aloha and the black rabbit (in the picture), all were great. The garlic bread is a..."
Benaiah See
"I’m sure I’ve been here a few years ago but I don’t remember it being this good! I had pepperoni pizza, Greek salad and fries which were all so..."
Liz Turner
"Ordered pizzas over the phone and they were delicious! Delivered two pizzas in under 30 minutes. Lady over the phone was super helpful and friendly..."
Smokeout
"We ordered delivery. The Epic Cheese Burger and the Pepperoni Pizza. Food came pretty quick. Nothing super special, but the right thing for a lazy..."
Helene Sophia
"Finally Italian styled pizza in New Zealand!!!! Super yummy thin bases, luxurious toppings and tip top service! Thanks Black Rabbit, we may have to..."
Karen & Matthias Binggeli-Stone
"Great pizzeria! Large choice of pizza, cosy atmosphere, the lady is super nice and helpful. We had the half/half pizza, for an extra 3$ you can try 2..."
alison richard
"Stumbled upon this place as we are staying nearby for doplhin watch, located beside an Indian eatery. Absolutely amazing pizzas, highly recommend the..."
M.S. Tan
"The pizza was okay but nothing special. But its a very kind little restaurant which is really nice. Also the waitresses are really friendly. If you..."
Steffi Brüm
"Great little place! Probably the best eat you could find in Kaikoura, we were so impressed by the quality and freshness of the pizza, salad and..."
Karen Ng
"The best pizza I have ever tried.. if I could give 10 stars I would! Had the kangaroo one it was delicious!!!! Best service as well the girl at the..."
Natalia Martinez
Beach House Cafe
83/100 (1049 ratings)
Quick Bites
New Zealand
Gluten Free Options
New Zealand
Cafe
Vegan Options
Cafe
Vegetarian Friendly
Gluten Free Options
Vegan Options
Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch
Drinks
Breakfast
Lunch
Eggs on Rosti with Salmon
Fish
Smoked Salmon Cream Cheese Bagels
Coffee
Salad
Muffin
Salmon
Cappuccino
Seafood chowder
Chowder
hot chocolate
Lemonade
Mocha
Blueberry Pancakes
Bacon and eggs
Cheese Scone
Burger
Corn Fritters
Eggs Benedict
Greek Wrap
Toasts
Burger
Poached Eggs with Avocado Toast
Souvlaki
Vegan Stack
Cakes
Pancakes
Chai Latte with Almond Milk
Sit down
New Zealand
Café
Highchairs Available
Free Wifi
Outdoor Seating
Serves Alcohol
Takeout
Seating
Wheelchair Accessible
Lunch
Drinks
Brunch
Breakfast
Mid-range
"10/10 You have to stop in for a coffee to take away or sit in and relax in the cozy home or out the front in the court yard looking at the incredible..."
Chloe Davis
"Visited Beach House Café a few times. And this is one of my go-to-breakfast places in town. Big boy was definitely superb and the seafood chowder..."
Tara.Czhatz
"Best vegan breakfast (the vegan stack)! Amazing presentation, taste, and atmosphere. Would highly recommend to anyone. You’re missing out if you..."
Trina L
"Was going to write arguably but there’s not argument. The best cafe in New Zealand it was so good I had the same thing twice and way too many of..."
merick moss
"Best vibes! Comfortable seating with great options inside and out. Staff are all friendly and genuinely look like they enjoy life and it projects..."
Katie Baldwin
"The vegan stack was really tasty, the oat hot chocolate was a bit disappointing as all I could taste was oat milk, although it looked really good..."
Aisling Byrne
"perfect food, great service. lovely..."
Rodrigo Silva Freitas
"This place is phenomenal. Really lovely staff. Easy to get to. Open early. The decor, vibe, atmosphere is so chill and cool and inviting. The food -..."
Leigh Anne Darilek
"Really nice café with good coffee, food and very friendly staff :) We came here a few times and it was very nice every time. I highly recommend the..."
Ines Kuster
"Food here was stunning! Staff were super friendly and accommodating. Gluten free options. Great vibes. ..."
Ian C
"Lovely place and some of the smoothest coffee I have had in New..."
Marie Sofie Spanggaard Jespersen
"Great food, good variety. Fast..."
Josiah
"Great little place in Kaikora with a deserved reputation. It was quite busy when we went for a late breakfast but soon got a table and our..."
P W
"I've traveled a few ks all over NZ. I can tell you this is the best café that I have visited in both the north and south island. The coffee is..."
Stefan Edwards
"A colourful interior in a sunny spot just north of Kaikoura town on the main road. Parking on the street.Cosy seating areas great coffee..."
Mike Nelson
"Traveled through the area and stopped here for breakfast. This place is top notch. I highly recommend stopping in for coffee and breakfast. The..."
Andrique S
"Awesome, friendly and funny staff. Great place with lots of sunny spaces, a fire and interesting art! Beautiful food. Husband was most impressed with..."
Victoria Brookland
"This comfy and friendly cafe serves the best coffee in Kaikoura. The cafe’s rooms, with their polished timber floors, are a perfect place to while..."
Fergus Blakiston
Green Dolphin Restaurant & Bar
83/100 (1344 ratings)
Restaurants
Vegetarian Friendly
Contemporary
Vegetarian Friendly
Pork
Pasta
Pork Belly
Salad
seafood platter
Chili
Crumble
Calamari
Mussels
Local Lobster
Calamares
Green Mussels
Chowder
Today's Soup
Cheesecake
Today's Fish
Cheesecakes
Apple & Pear
Crawfish
Catfish
Cakes
Lamb
Bruschette
Pesto
Lobster
Fish
"We didn't have table booked but they found us one after 10 min.The meals were very good. Tasty. The staff was a bit slow but it was full so I can..."
Marin Ianev
"Delicious food quick service friendly staff beautiful views We will be..."
Shauni
"The best fine dining in Kaikoura! Got a special occasion in Kaikoura and want to eat fancy? Go, right now, to the Green Dolphin. I absolutely did..."
Andrew Johnson (AJ)
"Nice modern restaurant, with a view to see. The food was tasty just a bit expensive and smaller..."
Veronika Karkoszkova
"Great food and good views. Wonderful helpful..."
Steve Heuser (Sir Trout)
"Amazing meal, super chilled atmosphere with views of the ocean. The new owners have done a great job and will definitely be back next time we’re in..."
Matt Jenke
"Fresh and milky market fish Juicy and rich taste..."
Edison Wu
"I have to say that my partner and I eat out often ,but this is one of the best meals ever. My partner had steak and Mussels, I had the vegetarian..."
Trudy Scott
"They want you to book on advance. On a Monday. 😳 We hadn't booked. So we got there at 7.15 and were given some sob story about no tables free..."
Margaret Pinsent
"I have just had a meal with my wife at the Green Dolphin in Kaikoura; this was a celebration of my partners 50th Birthday, so it needed to be..."
Philip Bedford
"We visited the Green Dolphin twice within 3 days and it was both times Absolutely amazing. The service was outstanding and the food really good as..."
Monika Horn
"Everything about this place was fantastic! Huge range of wines: from the cheapest of budgets to the sublime. The food was superb! Great value for..."
Amy Dufty
Simes Kitchen
83/100 (311 ratings)
Restaurants
Vegan Options
Cafe
New Zealand
New Zealand
Cafe
Healthy
Vegetarian Friendly
Vegan Options
Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch
Brunch
Breakfast
Steak & Fried Eggs with Horopito Chimmi Churri Crushed
Granola Yogurt
Eggs and Apple Cider Hollandaise
Cornbreaded Mushrooms
House Made Cornbread with Thick Cut
Ice Iced Chocolate
Ham and cheese croissant
Chips
Banana Bread
Latte
Fish pie
salmon benedict
Lemon Meringue Pie
Peanut Butter
Large Cappuccino
Chocolate Croissant
Mushroom Toastie
Mushrooms on Sourdough Toast
Healthy
New Zealand
Café
Highchairs Available
Outdoor Seating
Takeout
Seating
Table Service
Lunch
Brunch
Breakfast
Cheap Eats
"Came in to Simes after biking the kaikoura cycle trail and was treated to an utterly delicious lunch and one of the best iced lattes I've had...."
Steph
"Great food and coffee..nothing to fault 👌 we ll be back tomorrow to try some more..."
Natallia
"Food, service, and atmosphere were all excellent. Great vegan & vegetarian options. Local beer on tap was great, will come again..."
Monique Murray
"Nice cafe in Kaikoura with great food and service. Lots of options of sandwiches and sweet treats. Outdoor seating great for a sunny..."
Joao Nobre
"Lovely staff. Great service. Had breakfast here. Food was exceptional 👌. Would highly..."
Ian&Trudy Green
"Had such an amazing breakfast today so I had to leave a review. The quality of food and flavours at simes are next level. Both meals were delicious -..."
Lucy Burrows
"Lovely place! Good coffee and the food is just YUMMY!!! Nice selection of dish, a lot of DF, GF and VG options. Very good coffee. Staff friendly and..."
alison richard
"I had only coffee but it was great! Finaly after few days travelling I had coffee with good taste! I will come again maybe for something to eat..."
Kateřina Jirková
"Wonderful breakfast at Sime’s - great ambiance, lovely staff and delicious food. We had the cornbread & eggs and strudel French toast - would..."
Andrea Newman
"One of the best vegan tafu burger we had. Love the other dishes also...."
Gilbert Tan
Kaikoura Food Company
82/100 (343 ratings)
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Mid-range
"Unbelievably great food and lattes! They put a piece of fudge with your latte to drop in your latte, Yum! The omelette was so fluffy, it was a slice..."
Rob Ryan
"We stop here for a morning coffee with the family and kids loved it, the food was great and good price, breakfast in less than 5 min, toasts and..."
Hardy
"After the happy episode of good food + wine at Saint Clair, we drove to Kaikoura to stay for the night as we have whale watching tour the next..."
Boon Loong Leo
"Stopped in here going up and down the island, the staff are always warm and inviting (mother/daughter behind the counter) and the food is quick and..."
Edward Karauria
"Lovely stop. Great coffee and we both had a good lunch. Chips perfection. Bacon & egg filo lovely. Thai pumpkin soup cud be more chilli but hey..."
Jacky Young
"We stopped here on our way to Christchurch, so lovely and friendly staff, delicious pies and ofcourse very good coffee. Stressfree atmosphere. Strong..."
Alisa Mutanen
"A huge 5 stars don't do this place justice. Mouthwatering, well presented, truly great food at a very reasonable price. Truly, set the other stops..."
John O'B
"Stopped for a quick bite before heading out for the day, service was fast & friendly. Food was good. Picked up some fudge while we were there which..."
Leah O
"We've eaten here often now and always have a lovely time. Excellent breakfast and coffee. Great roasted sandwiches and excellent croissants. ..."
John Lucas
"The food we had was a steak sandwich and burger and they were all cooked tp perfection and very delicious. The coffees and iced chocolate were..."
Rosemarie Ambler
"What a find! Great ambience, spacious, not in the town centre (big plus, and easier parking). Fantastic coffee, great cafe style food, excellent..."
Robert Stillion
"Second visit to The Food Company Kaikoura, first was a breakfast engagement back in 2016. This time we broke up our Picton to Christchurch trip with..."
Fraser Kitt
"Great food and friendly service. The pancakes were so yum. Thanks..."
Alex %
"Visited this cafe on our walk into town. Coffee and 2 muffins. Great selection. Very pleased with our choices and the lady was very pleasant. ..."
Colleen Allen
"The freshest lightest filo's, sooo tasty, absolutely the yummiest food I've eaten, will definitely be back for more..."
Carol Papworth
"Good value. We had the fish chowder, salad and fries with 2 very large flat whites. Well presented and tasty. Good service quantities were..."
Bill Taylor
"100% recommend this cafe. They were so helpful, friendly and accommodating. It almost had a family vibe! Great place for kids. They took extra care..."
Kristi M
Cafe Encounter
80/100 (745 ratings)
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"Lovely position overlooking the bay. A nice place to sit back with your coffee & watch the world go..."
Ken Sharon Hail
"Delicious food great clean eating areas and friendly..."
Dayna Barnett
"On the advice of our travel agent New Zealand In Depth we went to Cafe Encounter ten minutes early on the morning of our dolphin watch tour. Good..."
Hamish Pringle
"Nice cafe: plenty of outdoor and indoor seating. Food was..."
Elizabeth D
"Great coffee and Chicken Pide was excellent. Friendly staff and a great spot in the sun. Were told it was the best brunch place in town and it was..."
Dave H
"I tried the pulled pork burger with fries one time and the salmon filo today, was sad the kitchen closes early the bus was late back due to the..."
Ash Gibson
"I didn't visit for the dolphin encounter, but I did visit for the cooked breakfast. A regular stop when we are in town and the service and quality of..."
Ash Price
"Often call in, and often with young Grandchildren, Friendly staff (threatened to put caffeine into our grandchildren's fluffy's lol). Good quality..."
Paul Donaldson
"The Frech toast was delicious, the big breakfast wasnt as big as I expected comparing it to others weve had on this trip. Still a decent sized meal..."
T&G Ratahi
"Really enjoyed that place, been there few times and always been great. Guess the best is the view when the weathers nice. Good range of food, tasty..."
katerina peuka
"Loved the food! Beautiful location with plenty outdoor seating for a hearty summer..."
Elroy 0kada
"We did the dolphin encounter twice it was that incredible. Couldn't get enough. Two days of swimming with dolphins was an absolute..."
John Hudson
"We tried their Seafood Chowder and Mussels in white wine cream sauce and both dishes were great. Very fresh and tasty. Seafood wasn't overcooked, but..."
Ilya Genkin
"Great coffee.We had surprise with chocolate spoon. Its near a beach, so its up to you if you take it out or stay..."
Biji Leskova
"good location, good foods, nice..."
Dino Li
"Fantastic service, amazing views, delicious hot chocolate that comes with a chocolate covered spoon. I highly recommend to anyone passing by..."
J
"Nice Cafe with good selection, prices, and food. Had the seafood chower and a berry smoothie. ..."
Derek Lewis
"Delicious salmon filo in the cabinet and a well priced menu as well. Great view of the water from cafe and very clean..."
Teresa Bowe
"Delicious breakfast for both kids and adults. We really enjoyed our meals. Coffee & smoothie was so yummy ! Slices were also good. Staff were not..."
Tania Palmer
The Craypot
80/100 (349 ratings)
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Mussels in White Wine
Tiramisú
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フィッシュ&チップス
Crayfish Dinner
Mussels
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ステーキサンドイッチ
Fish & Chips
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Fish
"We enjoyed a lovely seafood dinner at the Craypot Kitchen recently. We shared the large mussels in white wine as well as a half crayfish dinner. The..."
Christina F.
"Fantastic! We thought we might be too late to be accommodated, as their last booking was at 7.30pm on a Monday, but they let us in at 7.45. My..."
Lydia
"The only dish you want to choose here is Crayfish. Available in various options, all beautifully cooked. And some of the best NZ wines - try the..."
Tim Brunton
"Exceptional value for money. The tastiest green lipped mussels we have ever had. Service was..."
Virginia Allen-Sinclair
"Friendly staff and relaxed environment with delicious food as well. We got the fish of the day, crayfish and calamari and all was enjoyed (delicious..."
E Bertani
"This place is amazing! Our group absolutely loved the ambiance and the service was delightful. We started with the garlic bread and after each of us..."
Autumn Shea
"I ate mussels and my boyfriend fish and chips. It was very good and tasty ! The lady who does the service is very..."
Léa Qtl
"Ripper dipper meal! We had the mussels, and would you believe, they cooked the. in a thai green curry! Un-be-liev-able! Great service with some witty..."
Kai Messenger
"Solid food, had the fish and chips as a main. Tasty chips but they get too fancy with the fish and the end result is not quite there. Caprese bread..."
Ezz El Defrawi
"Wow. Just a fabulous meal. Great fish and chips and my wife’s eggplant and zucchini lasagna was really tasty. My salad with the fish and chips was..."
Steve McMillan
"Beautifully decorated. Great food if you pick out the..."
Michael Kelley
"Stopped in for lunch (a very late lunch at 2.30pm...) on our way home. Great wedges and lasagna. Friendly staff more than happy to accommodate...."
Evan G
Allure Cafe
76/100 (552 ratings)
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"Very pleasant clean tidy cafe. A nice breakfast was enjoyed by the family. Great staff. Great..."
Dice4Dungeons
"Jess provided excellent service and we were also impressed with Pixie's service. Went here with my big family to cook our fish and crayfish, and we..."
James C
"After finishing our fishing charter with Kaikoura Fishing Tours we bought our Crays and blue cod fish to Allure and even though they were closing..."
Indiana Bones
"Delicious food! From the meals to the coffee (and fluffy) and the sweets from the cabinet 😍 Very friendly and helpful staff as well! We enjoyed..."
Melissa Jara
"Absolute win, took our own fish in, they prepared and cooked it to perfection, generous amounts of chips and sides, will 100% be back, keep up the..."
Chris Platt
"Honestly, we hesitate to go in... But it was really really good ! Perfect for the price and the quality of the burger and sweet potatoes wedges ! the..."
Bruno Salvador
"Great food, friendly staff. My partner was impressed with the warm, convivial atmosphere of this cafe. It felt like a warm, unpretentious place to..."
Michael Brown
"We ordered the big breakfast, salmon bagel and pancakes with cream. We all loved the food, fresh and tasty. We waited a while but it was a public..."
Emma Geary
"The country fried chicken is always fresh and tender. The woman behind the till is always friendly and helpful. My favourite stop on the way..."
Darren aitken
"Friendly service, outstanding food & amazing chef. Fresh & affordable. The best kai in..."
Reservations Supervisor
"Was a bit quiet unfortunately due to low tourist numbers post-earthquake, but friendly hard working staff with delicious coffee and great food made..."
Sam Haslam
"Great food excellent friendly service delicious homemade slices and scrumptious assortment of muffins, very impressed with the detail quality and..."
Shaun Bond
"Tasty steak sandwich. Hash brown fries were a nice twist. Children's play area was a..."
Andre S
"Excellent food and service. Even though we called in as they were about to close. It was perfect in every..."
Linda Renalson
The Whaler
74/100 (2568 ratings)
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Porterhouse Steak
Lamb
Pasta
Pesto
Salad
Fish
Calamari
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Calamares
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Ribs
Prawns
Sit down
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Accepts Credit Cards
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Outdoor Seating
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Television
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Mid-range
"It's meant to be pub food but really it was outstanding. We stumbled upon this cos we wanted to see the rugby . Pleasantly surprised. The fish was so..."
karin hubber
"Popped in here on a quiet Sunday night. Staff friendly and left us to enjoy the space and view. Huge sized meals for a good price. Good history..."
Sarah Healey
"Awesome food and causy place to be for a drink or eat while travelling from Picton to..."
Kazi Tabriz
"Starting off positive - Mains were excellent with good sized portions. The chicken was a little dry but the peppercorn sauce made up for it. The ribs..."
Graeldon
"Decent pub food, excellent chowder and fish. Staff really busy on the holiday weekend but stayed cheerful and very helpful. I'm never that thrilled..."
Steve Warne
"A solid Monteith's pub in Kaikoura. Loads of space, and a couple of pool tables. There's an upstairs deck which would be awesome on a sunny day...."
Morgan Williams
"Very nice bar area to sit in and enjoy the sun at the window 😎 Had some nice beer and good Sauvignon Blanc. We enjoyed a lot. Unfortunately we..."
Sandra B
"Nice food with large portions and reasonable price. Friendly atmosphere. You place your order and pay at the..."
j c
"The burger patty seemed like it was pre-cooked and re-heated, but otherwise the service was what set our experience apart - it was fantastic, from..."
Russell King
"We like the ambience here, cozy and seems a nice place to socialize or gather with your friends! I ordered chai latte and kids steak meal because I..."
Usa Iswari
"Great food. We didn't wait too long for the food. BBQ port ribs was..."
New Zealand “New Zealand Made” Made
"Great place! Were honest with is about the wait times on a busy night. The staff were all friendly and wonderful, very accommodating. The place has a..."
Adam Haycock
"We got BBQ ribs and the porterhouse steak and were really happy with the food. Lovely little restaurant and bar and even though they said they were..."
Jessie Nankivell
"During my 3 years in New Zealand- the best place for both lslands. Girls who are working here are doing just..."
Ana Ivina
"Pretty good chowder, found scallop, prawns and a big piece of fish in it. Soup main was nice. Kids meals were fairly good value. Required to order at..."
The Lilldoggs
Groper Garage Bar & Restaurant
70/100 (974 ratings)
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Fish
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Apricot Chicken Pizza
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Blue Cod Fish & Chips
Roast of the day
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Marlborough Green Lip Mussels
Calamari
Meat Nachos with Cheese
Mussels
Chicken Salad Gluten Free
Calamares
Vorspeise Knoblauch Pesto Brot
Salmon
T-Bone Steak Meal
Hawaiian Pizza
Guinness Stout
T Bone Steak
Beef Nachos
Burger
Chicken and Bacon Salad
Nachos
Summer Salad
Grouper
Pesto
Beef and Bacon Burger
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Mid-range
"As Groper Garage was only newly opened, their kitchen wasn’t working at full capacity for dinner. We decided to search TripAdvisor and headed to..."
Natalie Tierney
"A rather standard lunch at Groper Garage in the west end of town. Open chicken sandwich and salt & pepper..."
Heneedsfood
"Pretty good. Stopped by after seeing some seals great food and..."
Son_of_the_dragon
"Just had a very nice pizza, and lovely fresh tarakihi. bread and dips to start. good service, pleasant staff. unfortunately one of our group of..."
Corinne Andrew
"Fantastic 2012-13 New years bash guys! Staff working hard and the band was AMAZING!!!...loved it, especialy the fact that they sang/played a couple..."
Rachel Wallace
"When coming to Kaikoura, a local highly recommended me to try fish & chips, as the city is known for it I searched online for restaurants serving so,..."
David France - ExploreFeelGood
"The music was quite loud. Service was good but you need to order at the bar. Food tastes great. I was here with teens and they were able to find..."
Dinah Davis
"Groper Garage is definitely one of the best go-to-pubs in town. Very friendly staff and good service. Karaoke nights are the best night for me. Pool..."
Tara.Czhatz
"We wanted fish & chips from other famous venue, but wanted beer with it, so we ended here. Absolutely no regret as their fish & chips were as good as..."
Daniel Mladek
"We were met by two friendly guys in the courtyard and were able to pick a great seating for two in the corner. It was a warm sunny evening great to..."
Ian Langridge
"Very friendly and helpful staff, very quick for the food to arrive with great sized portions for the price. Would definitely come back in the..."
Ben Hendrie
"Great food, drink selection, atmosphere and price. Would definitely recommend and go again next time I'm in..."
Grant Vinsen
"Chicken and bacon pizza was tasty. Place has friendly vibe and awesome outdoor area with plenty of heating. Little pricy & wouldn’t win “best..."
Jesse Roberts
"Great place to eat,very nice and helpful staff.will be back. 300gm ribeye and chips,blue cod and..."
Trev Hutt
"I went there on Halloween night, the atmosphere was chill and really calm, the man with curly hair was super friendly and very pleasant, honestly a..."
SwordCraft 84
"Had a few beers there after a days fishing, great atmosphere and very helpful friendly..."
Hamish Kershaw
"Battered blue cod was delicious! Could have had a little more salad & less fries but I'm just being picky 😊 Lovely atmosphere & great..."
Chris Payne
"Great spot on the main road. Good mix of bar and..."
Duncan Styles
"Second time here, nice spacious environment and great service, seafood dishes are very fresh and tasty, came all the way from Chch just for lunch..."
Yang Charlie
Why Not Cafe
70/100 (1199 ratings)
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Cheap Eats
"Beautiful sunny spot in the morning for a coffee and something to eat..... I got a mushroom and steak pie, nice big chunks of steak. Service was..."
Mr Moto
"Great food. Nice coffee. Friendly personal. Nice..."
Frank Osbæck
"Seems to be a popular cafe in the new and popular area in Kaikuora. Heard that the seafood chowder and the brownies are good here. Well, the seafood..."
c ph (Pink Gardenia)
"Great to find this wee gem for an early breakfast! Wonderful friendly, prompt service, delicious eggs bene with salmon and lovely hot coffee. Great..."
Gina Barnett
"Good breakfast and lunch spot in town. Service is fast and food is inviting. Staff is pretty busy as the place fills up rapidly. Decent amount of..."
c “cfl” lane
"The next day after the fishing trip we headed down there to have breakfast. Busy place but service good,prices reasonable and delivery of breakfast..."
Chris Robinson
"I don't usually post reviews, however I'll make an exception. Stopped by while travelling up North and that was possibly my best decision. Had..."
Leon Niedermeier
"Why not indeed! Great cabinet food and good menu variety on offer. We were all very happy with our meals and coffees. Very efficient and generous..."
Deb
"I frequented this cafe whilst I was staying in Kaikoura. Their cakes and coffees were excellent! I really enjoyed chatting with the staff during my..."
David Garwood
"Have been travelling through nz over last couple of weeks. This is first cafe that has stood out for good service and tasty, well presented food,..."
berwyn mason