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Lobster Inn Motor Lodge

€€ - €€€, , Seafood
115 Beach Road, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
+64 3-319 6343
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good47%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“pork belly” (6 reviews)
“crawfish” (8 reviews)
“salad” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, New Zealand, Seafood, Pub
€€ - €€€
115 Beach Road, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
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Reviewed 20 October 2017

We had a nice meal here, decent portions and the food had plenty of flavour. I recommend the beef cheeks if they are on offer. Lovely waitress and a good atmosphere. We used our entertainment voucher which was an added bonus.

Thank philippagoile
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

This is a classic local pub. If you want a drink and bet this is the place for you. It was very busy when we went with local wed night draw. Classic pub food. Stick with the pub classics here. Avoid The salad was drowned...More

Thank curlieRex
Reviewed 28 June 2017

We visited on a Tuesday night to enjoy some food and the Hurricanes v Lions match. Neither disappointed. The staff were excellent and very helpful with dietary requirements. Nice food and lots if it at a good price.

Thank garywallisnl
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Excellent seafood chowder entree followed by one of the best pork belly mains. We also had half a crayfish which was tasty too. All plates were generous portions. Highly recommended.

Thank Grant B
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Visited on Wednesday for dinner while staying in the Lobster Inn. When you buy a drink the bar staff flip a coin and if you call correct you get your drink for free. Meal was a good pub meal and lots of sport on the...More

Thank 447steve046
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Nice and close to the accommodation we were staying at in Kaikoura so wandered down for a cold beer and a meal. Friendly staff, good facilities (TAB and pokies) and decent pub grub on offer.

Thank Trimflat
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Now the 3.time. ..breakfasts and meals are a disaster. ..cooked and service is very bad. .no efforts are done for improvement. .even to get jam the staff can't be bothered. ..warning....the staff even started arguments. ...wow

1  Thank 105black
Reviewed 24 October 2016

The restaurant, is part of the bar, so diners eat among the bar customers. We had a great meal, and for the price I thought are very generous portions. The service is good, and pleasant. The restaurant is certainly worth a visit, as long as...More

Thank 62Peter1952
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Unfortunately we were there on the day Bathurst race was on and had to listen to some other patrons describe the race frequently using the 'F' and 'C' word. It would have been nice if the dining room upstairs was open so we didn't have...More

Thank RoxanneBusan
Reviewed 9 October 2016

The restaurant was a handy option as we were staying at the Motor Lodge attached. The service was friendly, the meals were huge and tasty. Certainly worth the visit. We dined later in the evening so it was nice and quiet.

Thank Geepnz
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, New Zealand, Seafood, Pub
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 115 Beach Road, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Kaikoura
  • Phone Number: +64 3-319 6343
  • This restaurant is at Lobster Inn Motor Lodge
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