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The Whaler

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W End, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
+64 3-319 3333
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Overview
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good44%
  • Average18%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“steak special” (15 reviews)
“ribs” (20 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
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LOCATION
W End, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
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31 - 40 of 305 reviews

Reviewed 25 March 2017

Large Irish style bar / restaurant with good selection of beers and wines . Lots of locals in the place so that was a good sign We visited twice during a stay , didn't eat here but the food looked good

Thank Graemejs2014
Reviewed 22 March 2017

After a challenging drive over the Inland Road from Christchurch we were looking for an uncomplicated place to have a meal. A number of the eating places didn’t open until after 6 pm but The Whaler was thriving and was just what we wanted. Although...More

Thank Sandyknees
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Food was great, we had 4 choices from the tapas style entree section of the menu. We got a lot of food for a very reasonable price and it was all lovely. Service was great, we sat upstairs on the balcony over looking out to...More

1  Thank Footyems
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

We want her for lunch and it was amazing, we both had porterhouse steak and it was great! Very stunning pub

1  Thank HLE-94
Reviewed 13 March 2017

A nice chilled atmosphere with a couple of pool tables and an outside area. Only came for drinks which were a little more expensive than I thought they would be.

Thank Helie1992
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We stopped here for a few drinks. We had already eaten elswhere, but saw the meals coming out. They looked pretty good, so we will try this place out next time for a feed. The staff were friendly and the atmosphere was relaxing.

1  Thank Philip C
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Great food at reasonable prices, with great pub atmosphere. There are two parts to the venue, one is more pub style, with some seats overlooking the street. If you prefer a quieter, more intimate experience, there is another section that allows for that.

Thank Gabriele K
Reviewed 28 February 2017

It wasn't cozy and everywhere were empty glasses and leftover food. We waited approx. 30 minutes for a bowl of fries and the waitresses were friendly but definitely overextendend :(

Thank Backpackerins
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Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

My wife and popped into the Whaler for a well deserved drink one afternoon after a fabulous Whale Watch tour in Kaikoura. The pub was cool and the beer was cold; the staff and customers were very friendly. The day was hot and they had...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 21 February 2017

The food was good, and the portions were large. We found that just ordering the entrée and not the main would have sufficed for us. We had to leave a bunch of French fries because there was so much food. I had the mussels which...More

Thank rosieox
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
3:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Monday
3:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Tuesday
3:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Wednesday
3:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Thursday
3:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Friday
3:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Saturday
3:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: W End, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Kaikoura
  • Phone Number: +64 3-319 3333
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