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Donegal House

€€ - €€€Irish, ,
1 Schoolhouse Road, Kaikoura, New Zealand
+64 3-319 5083
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good43%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“roast dinner” (2 reviews)
“chicken” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Irish, Bar, Pub, New Zealand
€€ - €€€
1 Schoolhouse Road, Kaikoura, New Zealand
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Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

A friend and I dined at Donegal House restaurant and we both left feeling disappointed. I ordered the chicken and she ordered the fish both with vegetables. The vegetables were disgusting, they appeared to be just reheated, over cooked and mushy. Also extremely flavourless. The...More

Thank gilroyl03
Reviewed 3 October 2017

I had a really good roast lamb, my wife enjoyed the seafood chowder, and then a tasty dessert. Great atmosphere, in a rustic, authentic Irish Pub

Thank nicodemus77
Reviewed 11 August 2017

We stayed overnight in the grounds of the pub in our caravan. Power was $30 per night. Use of the toilets and $4 for shower. Had a few Guiness on the Saturday night. Irish music playing, great food. Roaring fire in winter.

Thank Babsy52
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Loud video music,hard to hear other dinner guests. Table was dirty and sticky, when waitress told she said too busy to keep up with cleaning. Huge basic meals

Thank Jill S
Reviewed 7 February 2017

You cant go wrong with a visit to Donegal House, with Marcel and Crazy Jane the service is always entertaining. Good food, amazing views, and again Dog Friendly.

Thank budgieboogie
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Donegal House is a great place to eat and chill, away from the tourist throngs of Kaikoura's main street. We took family from the North Island there for lunch when we had a day trip to Kaikoura and they were delighted with the place. It...More

Thank cantygirl
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Expected the local concert to be here but we had the wrong location. Stopped for a beer anyway and for a nice sit in the sun.

Thank Elaine J
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Came here for the afternoon with our English friends to have a sit outside and a beer/wine. Was a lovely day and we chatted together by the pond listening to the frogs and watching ducks and admiring the garden. We were so comfortable that we...More

Thank Karin C
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Given its location we were not surprised that not too many other people were there when we arrived for an early dinner at about 6.00pm. Firstly you need to know that this place even exists and then you have to find it. Even then it's...More

Thank Malcolm S
Reviewed 10 October 2016

I guess it is as quaint as it looks. Very authentic local pub as you would expect from the Irish. A warming welcome with some delicious irish food. Ideal

Thank sheenamoses
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Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Irish, Bar, Pub, New Zealand
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Schoolhouse Road, Kaikoura, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Kaikoura
  • Phone Number: +64 3-319 5083
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