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The Pier Hotel Restaurant

1 Avoca Street, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
+64 3-319 5037
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“chowder” (50 reviews)
“seafood platter” (40 reviews)
“catfish” (203 reviews)
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Bar, Seafood, European, Pub, Soups, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
1 Avoca Street, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The restaurant had a very casual feel to it, with wooden floors and great views of the bay. It had a nice menu with a good selection fish and other appetizing choices. We had the seafood chowder which was very good and split a crayfish....More

Thank RWHHouston
Reviewed 3 days ago

This hotel came with recommendations from our accomodation. Our hosts even booked a table for us. Husband had the crayfish I had the squid. Lovely food great service and friendly with it. Defiantly book or you might miss out

Thank Pauline Y
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We have had the best meal here since being in NZ. The staff were great, atmosphere was lovely & the food,wine was fantastic & great value too. The mussels were divine & my husband had the ribs & was thrilled with his choice too, wish...More

Thank Merl2013
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This restaurant was recommended and we booked to ensure we didn’t miss out. The service was great, efficient and friendly just the right mix. Soup of the day was yum, seafood chowder was excellent The white bait were fresh and plentiful, the salmon was medium...More

Thank Gingerules
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Came in with no booking at around 5pm, waiter was nice enough to gave us a table by the window but we have to leave at 630pm. 90 minutes is plenty for us as always so we took the offer. We ordered whole small crayfish,...More

Thank Xiao P
Reviewed 1 week ago

A short drive form the town it was alovely setting for an evening meal. The food was good and plentyful and the staff very friendly.

Thank julieh282017
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice vibe in the restaurant! As well as good food, i had the whitebait petite and I was impressed with the steamed jasmine rice (sounds little ridiculous but indeed!!) a must come for people who visit kaikoura.

Thank Stella M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We tried to go to The Pier Hotel Restaurant on our first night in Kaikoura, but all tables were booked until 9:00 p.m. so we opted to make a reservation for the next night. When we arrived, we were quickly taken to our table. The...More

Thank Florida-Traveler-US
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was packed and we hadn’t booked but gladly waited 90 minutes in the bar area until one became available. I enjoyed the lobster and dad had the seafood chowder, mum had the smoked salmon (smoked on site) with salad. All was enjoyable and...More

Thank Gusbo60
Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked into The Pier Hotel Restaurant for dinner on Good Friday around 5.30 pm and were told rather abruptly by a waiter with a British accent that they were fully booked in the restaurant. We said said no problem and that we'd sit outside,...More

Thank chick-pea-222
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$28
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Avoca Street, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Kaikoura
  • Phone Number: +64 3-319 5037
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The site is superb and undoubtedly the best outlook in Kaikoura, with panoramic vistas of the Kaikoura Ranges and sweeping views of Ingals' Bay from the bar, balcony and restaurant. Come and see for yourself.The Pier Hotel has been under new management as of 1st October 2013, so come on in and have a beer, try our menu (with fabulous desserts) made fresh each day for lunch and dinner, we would love to see you! Reservations advised for evening dining.
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