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Maxtons Restaurant - CLOSED

146 Esplanade, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
+64 3-319 4444
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
16 Mar 2014
“very very good”
23 Feb 2014
“Excellent experience”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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146 Esplanade, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
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41 - 50 of 68 reviews

Reviewed 2 March 2013

Fantastic meal, excellent service, wonderful atmosphere. Very lucky the restaurant was still serving after 9pm when my buddy and I walked in. Had a delicious meal (local crayfish).

Thank Jason N
Reviewed 27 February 2013 via mobile

The Maxton restaurant provided us with some excellent food and with a lovely view over the sea. The service was attentive, helpful and timely without being rushed in any way. The venison meal was most delicious. We would certainly return here if staying longer in...More

Thank Ksdad
Reviewed 19 February 2013

Ate here 2 nights out of 3 whilst staying at Boutique Hotel. Finest steak of my stay in NZ! Nice venison also. Good value.

Thank Chopwell
Reviewed 19 February 2013

We chanced upon Maxton's when we were in Kiakoura at the end of Jan. The service was excellent and the food out of this world. Having spent three weeks touring New Zealand we can honestly say the meal was one of the best we had....More

Thank 186424John_S
Reviewed 19 February 2013

We ate here both nights we were in Kaikoura as the food was so good and excellent value. The fairly new owners/chef offer a freshly cooked meal with fresh vegetables or salad attractively presented and tasting even better. We felt this was the best restaurant...More

Thank Richjill1
Reviewed 19 February 2013

Located in the Kaikoura Boutique Hotel, Maxtons serve simple dishes superbly cooked. The vegetables were cooked to perfection - ie very little. A small but good selection of wines, and attentive service

Thank WeeJohnnie
Reviewed 18 February 2013

that's how much we loved the place. The chicken was actually the best i've ever had. My hubby has the steak the first night and loved it as well. The second night i had the fish special and my hubby had the chicken. Another great...More

Thank CarlandElaine
Reviewed 15 February 2013

As only staying one night in Kaikoura we wanted to ensure we dined somewhere with good reviews and a good location. Well Maxtons certainly lives upto the great reviews and after emailing to request a table ( speedy response) we were fortunate to be allocated...More

Thank LindsayCheshire
Reviewed 15 February 2013

Would highly recommend, every single mouthful a delight, have been twice as a couple and with friends, wonderful both times. Food fresh and tasty and plenty.Cant wait to go again.

Thank d d
Reviewed 4 February 2013

We ate here on the recommendation of a fellow guest in our B&B. Having spent the last three weeks eating in some so called quality restaurants in the North Island this beat them hands down. We had the fish of the day which was turbot...More

Thank Gourmetjock
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$ 12 - US$ 45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 146 Esplanade, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Kaikoura
  • Phone Number: +64 3-319 4444
  • E-mail
Maxtons Restaurant is located within the Kaikoura Boutique Hotel on the waterfront, entrance through the courtyard. Maxtons is only small so we recommend you make a reservation to avoid disapointment.
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