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The Pier Hotel Restaurant

₹₹ - ₹₹₹, Seafood, European
1 Avoca Street, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
+64 3-319 5037
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“crayfish” (166 reviews)
“chowder” (38 reviews)
“croquettes” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
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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1 - 10 of 514 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had lamb shanks ,steak hog log and seafood platter. All to die for. So yummy and awsome size .we will be back 👍👍👍

Thank Shane M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying close by, so of course I had to test the place by having a pint in the afternoon. The view of the sea and mountains is as good as any. We went back for dinner on a Tuesday night and I wasn't...More

Thank Kiwiseley
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have dinner here and was a great experience. Green Mussels, craifish, pavlova and wine. Everything amazing! The personal was very nice and take us to our accomodation as a complimentary service. Worth it and will recommend it to everyone!

Thank ItziarSA
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My Wife and a friend deserved a good meal after running the Whale Half Marathon in the morning. My friend, who is a local, recommended this place. Always a good basis to enquire further. I stopped in after lunch to check out the menu. The...More

Thank Aaron K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for afternoon drinks and came back for dinner. Top chef in residence. Food is spectacular. Service is second to none. Wine and beers high quality. Some of the best views in New Zealand. Amazing mussels. Best I've ever had. Will definitely return. Congratulations to...More

Thank curlieRex
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

Have eaten here for the past 2 nights and the food has been spot on. Crayfish, lamb shanks - all prepared beautifully. I remember coming here several years ago and having the same reaction. Highly recommend this hotel for meals.

Thank Michelle W
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

Booked in for an evening meal. Very busy place and you knew why when our meals arrived. We had a steak option and it would be one of the best we have ever had at a restaurant. Perfectly cooked . Wow.

Thank Jill A
Reviewed 16 August 2017

We always visit the Pier hotel when in Kaikoura. Great place to have a beer while looking over the sea to the mountains. The food is delicious especially the seafood and the service is excellent.

Thank Bridget H
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

This was one of the best seafood meals for sometime. If you are visiting Kaikoura then don't miss out by not eating at this great eatery. We were late arriving, but no problem for the staff. The setting was nice and it was the best...More

Thank Mark N
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Had a great lunch here after doing the complete peninsula walk. Ale was delicious, service fast and friendly and the steak sandwich was quite tasty. Highly rexommended.

Thank Eric H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 9 - US$ 28
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
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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