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Craypot Cafe & Bar

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70 West End, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
+64 3-319 6027
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good32%
  • Average19%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible12%
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“hamburger” (2 reviews)
“craft beer” (5 reviews)
Opens in 29 min
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₹₹ - ₹₹₹
70 West End, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
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51 - 60 of 151 reviews

Reviewed 14 November 2015 via mobile

Had lunch here yesterday and can't wait to go back. The seafood chowder was amazing. The staff and service were excellent to.

Thank Michelle W
Reviewed 5 November 2015

This is my second visit to Kaikoura and both times I have frequented The Craypot and must say both times I have felt very welcome. Kevin and his staff have been fantastic. The meals have been delicious and the coffee made to perfection. The beer...More

Thank BrettPolson
Reviewed 1 November 2015

Very cool little café and bar on the main strip. Excellent food with very fresh ingredients made this one of the best meals on the trip. Service with a smile made it even better!

Thank M0j3
Reviewed 27 October 2015

We had quiches. They look nice but after a trip to the microwave they taste a kind of "mushy". Warmer outside and cold inside.

Thank Walter T
Kimberly B, Manager at Craypot Cafe & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2015

Interesting post - wrong location. We have no cabinet food; our food is cooked to order; no quiche on our menu. Please try us next time you are in Kaikoura, cheers.

Reviewed 27 September 2015

Party of Rotarians looking for meals with fish. Busy Saturday night so we split into two groups. My group were very surprised to find this place with very few customers as located on the main street. It is rather dated in terms of decor and...More

Thank Christine R
Reviewed 24 September 2015

We first went here for a hot chocolate and tea to warm up from the miserable weather,we sat by the fire and enjoyed are drinks so much,we came back for breakfast the next day. This time with weather so fine we could eat outside and...More

2  Thank lolliepopuk
Reviewed 19 September 2015 via mobile

thanks for the beautiful meal.... busy place but worth the wait for sure...staff are friendly will to go the extre a mile...........................................................................

2  Thank Rosey C
Reviewed 6 July 2015 via mobile

Great service and the blue cod was nicely done. They brought us the codes for the free wifi and offered us water even though we bought drinks. Very thoughtful.

2  Thank Kerbyman
Reviewed 26 June 2015 via mobile

Had the samosas and spring rolls. Basically deep fried bits of not much. If you need a bite, this place would be fine but don't come expediting a good meal.

1  Thank ajrowe0615
Reviewed 20 June 2015 via mobile

One of the worst cafes I have been to $60 seafood platter pretty much all frozen. No oysters but they didn't tell us prior to ordering

2  Thank ClaudiaHoli
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 26
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Seating, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 20:30
08:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 70 West End, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Kaikoura
  • Phone Number: +64 3-319 6027
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-Craft Beer Bar -Warm fire in Winter -Ample outdoor seating in Summer -Family friendly, with kids play area
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