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White Morph Restaurant - CLOSED

94 Esplanade, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
+64 3-319 5676
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
11 Apr 2015
13 Feb 2015
Restaurant Hours Closed
Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
94 Esplanade, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
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Reviewed 11 April 2015

If you want an experience in fine dining, this is the place to go in Kaikoura. The food and service were superb and I would thoroughly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Sandra B
Reviewed 14 February 2015

this was a good restaurant with good seafood but was destroyed by fire about 8-9 months ago ! So no longer functioning at all ,this maybe way you will not be able to find it any more !

Thank Richard G
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Reviewed 17 November 2013

Had a nice dinner here, staff very friendly & helpful great view overlooking beach. A very enjoyable night out thank you

Thank Lulu09
Reviewed 12 November 2013

Stayed at the Motor Lodge and had to eat again in the restaurant! Second time and it did not disappoint!! The food was delicious .. probably the best venison I have ever eaten!! and my husband thoroughly enjoyed his steak. Staff are very professional but...More

Thank Kay B
Reviewed 11 November 2013

This is by far the best restaurant that we have found in Kaikoura. It has a seafront location with lovely views, wonderful seafood attractively presented with excellent level of service. I have no reason to expect that the meat dishes were any less good.

Thank Vernonpopperbox
Reviewed 10 November 2013

Arrived in Kaikoura late on a Friday night. We couldn't see too many choices but the White Morph was open and we ended up here by accident. Great service and food. Husband had a rib eye cooked perfectly and I had fish of the day,...More

1  Thank Sherry T
Reviewed 2 November 2013

A nice upscale restaurant on the Kaikoura waterfront and attached to a hotel with a similar name. My wife raved about her salmon which is very good considering she cooks her own mean fish. I enjoyed my chowder; nice mix of seafood and soup. I...More

Thank im44
Reviewed 30 October 2013

The restaurant is part of a Motel but is situated in the old Bank building and had a great atmosphere with a lovely view over the the waterfront.The menu had good variety and our steaks were perfectly done. The service was also very good. I...More

Thank Janet R
Reviewed 28 October 2013

Had a quiet dinner on a rainy night here. Food was wonderful and service was warm and friendly. Shared a bruscetta with 3 different toppings. Wife had groper (a local fish with an amusing name) and I had lamb. All was well prepared and very...More

Thank svpuffin
Reviewed 11 October 2013

We really enjoyed our meal at White Morph and our kids (aged 10 and 12) were happy eating there too. It was quite expensive and as it was a busy weekend (car festival), we found our first menu choices were no longer available. Despite this,...More

Thank Kelliell
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Restaurant Details

Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 94 Esplanade, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Kaikoura
  • Phone Number: +64 3-319 5676
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