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“Perfect!”
Review of Koura Bay Lodge

Koura Bay Lodge
Ranked #20 of 58 Restaurants in Kaikoura
Price range: US$6 - US$28
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Koura Bay Lodge is just 5 km North of Kaikoura, and set between the Beautiful Kaikoura ranges and the Ocean on a 9 Hole Golf Course. Our Restaurant is open for Lunch and Dinner 7 days a week (only on booking), serving Kaikoura's local Cuisine. Bar open anytime Lodge is attended for Food, Coffee & Drinks. Great for Functions including Weddings!!
Papamoa, New Zealand
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Perfect!”
Reviewed 25 May 2014

We stayed at the Koura Bay Lodge for two nights with some friends. Since it was during the week, the restaurant wasn't open, so we had the whole place to ourselves. Viv cooked us amazing meals that were prepared with fresh quality ingredients. My husband had the seafood chowder, and yes it is everything it is hyped up to be!! Delicious. I had the venison shanks. They were perfectly prepared and the sauce was so flavourful! Save room for dessert!

Note: call before you go to the restaurant to make sure they will be open.

  • Visited May 2014
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Nelson, New Zealand
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“Impressive”
Reviewed 18 May 2014

We chose Koura Bay Lodge for a romantic getaway. Once we had eaten at the restaurant at Koura Bay Lodge we didn't bother going anywhere else. It was a really impressive dining experience. The seafood chowder was some of the best we had had in years. The Angus Beef Steak couldn't be more tender and was served with a little jug of it's own Jus so you could add as you desire. The chocolate fondant was light and gooey ! The next evening Viv (our Chef) made a delicious free range chicken dish. His flavour combinations are superb. Their website is understated ! We have recommended it to all our facebook friends but thought it worthy of a global review. Playing golf on the 9 hole course was great fun. The vista from the course out to sea with the back drop of the Kaikoura mountain range is truly spectacular. The accommodation was also really nice. Any one can dine at the restaurant so we wont be passing through Kaikoura without choosing to dine there again. Thanks again Viv and Shannon.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Hilma1960
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Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Wow! Mots been a while since we have eaten such a tasty and superbly cooked meal.”
Reviewed 17 May 2014 via mobile

We dined here for the first time and were so impressed!! Each dish was fresh,delicious and superbly flavoured.Perfectly cooked steak, mussels in white wine sauce, panna cotta. We will have to go back for lunch tomorrow to try the sea food chowder after 9 holes of golf. Congrats to the chef. Highly recommend!

  • Visited May 2014
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Kaikoura, New Zealand
Level 6 Contributor
152 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Always superb food”
Reviewed 13 May 2014

We come to this restaurant often and every time we have friends come and stay with us in Kaikoura. The outlook over the golf course and the views are stunning, great for lunch or dinner.
I have had too many lovely meals to mention, but the chocolate fondant is the best desert I have ever had.

  • Visited May 2014
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Kaikoura, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
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“Great location”
Reviewed 24 April 2014

Koura Bay Lodge is a lovely place to go for a meal, the scenery from the dinning room and their two attached motel rooms is fantastic, looks out over bush towards the Kaikoura Bay and on a clear day it is stunning. There is a golf course attached if you are keen on golfing. The lunch was very tasty, the service was very good and the menu was extensive. Also it is well away from the road and township of Kaikoura itself, so is very quiet, peaceful and serene. It is now well sign posted and is easy to find just North of Kaikoura, heading up under Mt Fyffe.

Visited February 2014
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