Nice bar can't fault. Gets more lively as the night goes on. Jukebox is great. Pool table is available to. Didn't eat but food looked good. Prices seems about right too
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Stopped here for a drink and decided to stay for dinner. We arrived early enough to be offered a promo where the bar staff flip a coin and you gamble on your drink being free! We ended up paying for 1 drink in 4, result! Great gimmick and encouraged us to stay longer and have dinner. Lovely menu and the... More
We were staying for a couple of days and our host suggested that we try the Whaler for a good meal at a reasonable price. It looks like a place that the locals enjoy so we gave it a try. We had the porterhouse steak special. It was good and it came with fries and a small salad. It was... More
Following long drive to Kaikoura, needed a meal. First appearance was a bit of a rough pub, but overall great service, steaks were brilliant and good selection of beers. Locals a bit lively, but friendly.
We had had a long drive into Kaikoura and wanted a quick meal. The Whaler is on the main high street and is largely a pub / restaurant. The wine selection was ok but it is more of a pub. We had fish and chips and they were great - just what we needed at the end of a long... More
Large Irish style bar / restaurant with good selection of beers and wines . Lots of locals in the place so that was a good sign We visited twice during a stay , didn't eat here but the food looked good
After a challenging drive over the Inland Road from Christchurch we were looking for an uncomplicated place to have a meal. A number of the eating places didn’t open until after 6 pm but The Whaler was thriving and was just what we wanted. Although the bar area was busy there were plenty of other places to sit. The porterhouse... More
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