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“Great service, delicious food”
Review of The Groper Garage - CLOSED

The Groper Garage
Price range: US$12 - US$21
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar Scene
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Located in the heart of Kaikoura, just minutes away from beach, the Groper Garage boasts fresh yet affordable food and beverages available from 11 am every day with comfort, warmth and friendly staff ready to greet you on your arrival. Whether looking for an intimate booth for you and your friends, to shoot some pool or just lounge on our sofas in front of our open fire, we have you covered.
Hanmer Springs, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great service, delicious food”
Reviewed 28 July 2014

We were there around 7:30pm on a Saturday in mid-winter. It was quiet but the service was great, there wasn't a wait for pool tables, and there was the option to eat outside by the fire.

Had an excellent vegan pizza - recommended.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank Alli A
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Queanbeyan, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“What a fire....”
Reviewed 20 July 2014

The temperature hasn't been above ten degrees for the past few days! When we walked into this beautiful space we couldn't believe our luck! Roaring fire, awesome pizzas and a seafood chowder to die for!

Visited July 2014
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Thank Kay H
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Noosa, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great spot”
Reviewed 19 July 2014

Hidden away, but well worth the search. Fantastic pizza at a reasonable price.
Big fire inside and another one outside, great to sit around and have a beer.
Free wifi, clean toilets, friendly staff
Great find!!

Visited July 2014
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Thank Nickers26
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
114 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Fabulous SeafoodPizza”
Reviewed 9 May 2014

Literally a converted garage with two large fires; one inside and one outside (for the smokers). Nice sofas in front of the indoor fire but it was really just to warm to sit there. Long bar with a great range of drinks and plenty of stools. Had a couple of drinks (very reasonably priced) and then decided to eat from the bar menu. The bread and dips were very tasty and the bread very fresh; the seafood pizza was probably the best I've eaten; full of seafood, the base light and not at all soggy.

Recommended; clean environment, tasty food, friendly service. When a little busier I would think a good atmosphere.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank Sarah P
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Level 6 Contributor
138 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“First impressions OK but !!”
Reviewed 8 May 2014

Friendly staff and prompt service until meals were ordered and then there was a very long wait before we received any food. The Chef seemed to be very busy and it may have been takeaways which were more important than guests in the restaurant.

Visited April 2014
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Thank retep42
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