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Lobster Inn Motor Lodge

) #24 of 36 Restaurants in Kaikoura ££ - £££ , Seafood,
115 Beach Road, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
+64 3-319 6343
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good46%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“pork belly” (6 reviews)
“great meal” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Seafood, Pub, New Zealand
££ - £££
115 Beach Road, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
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11 - 20 of 71 reviews

Reviewed 4 August 2016

After travelling to the seals and had a wonderful time, called into another place for a stop over/break, closed, so called into the Lobster Inn, the staff were very friendly, we got served straight away although there were a number of customers at the bar....More

Thank Wendy B
Reviewed 19 June 2016

Maybe an off night, but food definitely not up to standard. Pork belly was very fatty (I have had a few pork belly meals, and know what to expect). Steaks were well overcooked when asked for medium, or rare when should have been medium! Bar...More

Thank annhicks2016
Reviewed 15 June 2016

We had an early dinner before the tourist buses arrive. The staff were very friendly, helpful and told us of the tourist arrival in case we decided to go elsewhere. The half crayfish I had, at $45 wasn't as cheap as some I have had...More

Thank CarolKate39
Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

There is obviously not enough competition in Beach Road. Had pork belly tough stringy meet when should be tender. Had group of six staff didn't want to know. Half my group walked out. When told if I ordered a certain way meals would come out...More

1  Thank Leo M
Reviewed 19 May 2016

Popular local pub, lots of big screens to watch the sports, great prices and friendly staff. The feeling that everyones a local and you're in the right place. Food is good value and great portion size. Off street parking and a ride home if you...More

Thank Jay_French_FRNZ
Reviewed 5 May 2016

Really enjoyed our meals. We were upstairs which is separate from the bar. So much good food and fun!

Thank Lalaric
Reviewed 4 May 2016

this place is still on my mind back in the UK for 9 weeks now and yet the people in Kaikoura food was not what you call gourmet society, but it was like the rest of the place yes well worth it thank you to...More

Thank Davidb365121
Reviewed 25 April 2016

We arrived early but the place was already packed full as there was a televised rugby match on. The hostess warned us there would be a wait of up to an hour for the food but we weren't in any hurry and it actually arrived...More

Thank K G
Reviewed 3 March 2016

Lobster Inn, right? But it's really a crayfish and a very pricey one at that. Tasty but a rather small portion for the money -- if you can't get it, don't offer it and change the name!

3  Thank R00catt
Reviewed 1 March 2016 via mobile

My wife's first visit to an NZ sports bar showing wall to wall horse facing and trotting. Not quite her usual atmosphere! Staff were friendly, the food was value for money pub grub and the beer selection reasonable.

Thank Richard B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Seafood, Pub, New Zealand
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
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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