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REFURBISHED & UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT SINCE 1 JUNE 2018! Irish themed Bar/Restaurant, Live music Venue hosting some worlds great musicians ,our local talent makes your visit great what ever the weather.situated in the beautiful town of Kaikoura. Serving FRESH LOCAL SEAFOOD . STEAKS ,SALADS & MORE cooked fresh to order all of our food being freshest produce . Our open fire in our main dining space the Strawberry Tree Kaikoura offers a warm and friendly atmosphere with friendly and professional staff. Our famous beer Garden catch’s the sun year round, live tunes here often .A great spot for lunch and a glass of wine out of public view. we supply a wide range of nz wines and local beers top spirits
PRICE RANGE
US$4 - US$22
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Vegan Options
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Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Bar, British, New Zealand
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Highchairs Available, Digital Payments, Live Music, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I visited this restaurant because they were the only ones selling crayfish. You can’t come to Kaikoura ( Eat Crayfish) without trying the crayfish here. We walked in and the restaurant had this Yesteryear Pub like Charm to it. The fireplace kept...the place very warm and my kids seemed to settle in pretty quicky. The service was friendly. The Bartender was really patience with us in answering our questions about the menu and the waitress did her utmost best to make us comfortable. The food was First class. The Crayfish was cooked to perfection and the chowder was done like you were in a top New Orleans Resraurant. The Chef was a very pleasant lady and she knows how to cook alright. When I visit Kaikoura , I will not hesitate to dine again with Strawberry Tree.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 29 April 2022 via mobile

Delicious lamb the spot. A good sized serving of meat with yummy potatoes, veges that had some flavor and nice gravy. Burgers looked pretty average. But friendly staff, pretty quick service and a fire. Happy days

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 20 April 2022 via mobile

We drove past and saw roast lamb of the day on the board out the front. Coming from Australia we thought how fabulous would that be to have lamb. We waited 15 minutes before someone acknowledged us and were to find a table and I...will be with you. Another 15 minutes went by and the waitress took our order, sorry no lamb today but I will go upstairs to check with the chef. No definitely no lamb. Ok pasta is fine we will have that. Another two couples sat at tables either side of us and to our surprise yes we have lamb, how many would you like to order. We just looked at each other in dismay. We overheard them say, when theirs came out it was cold and tasteless. More people came in for meals and they appeared to have run out of everything and lots of people waiting looking very disappointed. Our meals were admittedly very nice pasta, but why have it on the board and seat people at a table and after they have looked over the menu tell them no we have sold out, taking up more of their time. I have worked in hospitality 15 years and the place was so disorganised and only one lady on till 6 pm. Such potential here, but more communication and front of house needs to know more of what the kitchen is doing.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 19 April 2022 via mobile

We were warned on entry that they had run out of fish. After we ordered, we discovered they were also out of beef. The provided a substitute, and substituted vegetables for stewed frozen vege. It was barely edible.... and we were hungry! To top it...off, they had the cheek to charge the price of a 330g eye fillet..... and when i questioned it.... he screwed up the receipt. I feel sorry for the struggling times hospitality has had for the last few years but you need to do better!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 15 April 2022

We stopped for lunch and shared a fish and chip meal, which they kindly served on two plates. Great service, friendly staff and good menu

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 2 April 2022 via mobile

What a great find ! Cold day , warm and a open fire .. has a kind of Celtic x with your local theme going on Excellent service and affordable menu Would definitely visit again We were their at lunchtime Had seafood chowder delicious 😋

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 29 March 2022

We had a lovely meal here. The outdoor area was relaxed, staff friendly and helpful and food delicious. We would come again

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 29 January 2022 via mobile

Horrendous. Waited 1 hour for FISH CAKES AND CHIPS because chef was on break??? Eventually, we got our food, which was average. When we came up to pay and told the man behind the counter, he said that he wasn't aware of the hour wait...and that they try to do their best with how "busy" they were ( there were 2 only tables) and never even offered to take something off the bill OR apologize, which we would have been fine with. Do not come here, they only want your moneyMore

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 27 January 2022

Thank you team for a great lunch. We came to visit with 4 kids, 3 adults. Food was on point! The seafood chowder was a show stopper, the dumplings were awesome, and plenty of them! Great service in tough times for hospitality, We had such...a nice experience. Highly worth a visit.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 4 January 2022 via mobile

Service was average but ok. We had crayfish which was delicious but overpriced at $80 dollars, we've since paid much less for a whole crayfish. Dessert was super disappointing, I ordered a Sundae which was three small scoops of vanilla ice-cream and chocolate sauce in...a bowl. No wafer, no squirty cream, no cherry. What give this place three stars was the nice outdoor area and the live music was a nice touch. Definitely made us stay for an extra drink. Overall, a little bit average.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Strawberry Tree Kaikoura limited is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4