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The Craypot

70 West End | Opposite Public Toilets And Carpark, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
+64 3-319 6027
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good29%
  • Average17%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible10%
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“seafood chowder” (14 reviews)
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European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
70 West End | Opposite Public Toilets And Carpark, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We wanted to check out the road reconstruction & have lunch to support a local business so decided on The Craypot. Purchased a bottle of cider with 2 glasses but one glass was still hot from dishwasher. Thought Barman would have noticed so had to...More

Thank Dobbee
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Nice coffee. Pleasant customer service. Nice meal. In main street. Inside and outside eatting. Craft beer

Thank Susan B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went there first for lunch then later to escape the rain. The Café has different kinds of seating areas but the lounge area at the front with cosy sofas is my favourite. For lunch I had the Seafood chowder which was to die for...More

Thank Crubag
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We got into town too early to check into our hotel, in the rain after a 3 hour straight drive with 2 kids under 5 who just wanted to eat and play. Went into the nearest cafe we could park in front of and was...More

Thank yma86
Reviewed 17 September 2018

Being in Kaikoura I was intent on finding somewhere that served 'Food (Kai) from the Sea (Koura)' After perusing several menus down the street I found The Craypots Seafood Salad. It had salmon strips, fresh pan fried blue cod, Shrimp and also a blue cod...More

Thank Drewballs
Reviewed 14 August 2018

Ate breakfast here both of our days in Kaikoura, both were great and a great value! They even prepared our catch from our fishing trip for us, which was also top notch. Thank you!

Thank jasonpF2430AO
Reviewed 7 August 2018

French toast, coffee and hot choclates for breakfast on our first morning in Kaikoura. The host was brilliant and the chef did a fantastic job with our breakfast. Thanks for a great memory!

Thank Gillian H
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

Had the best lunch here! Unfussy menu and the freshness and ingredients speak for themselves. great coffee and beer. definitely recommend and will be back myself.

Thank Natalie R
Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

Had lunch here today and was very good. The service at the counter is really good the chap was friendly and helpful. The blue cod was massive and so tasty. I had the nachos yummy too. A great place too stop for lunch thx

Thank tophat64
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Was looking for eggs Benedict for me &my partner so we stopped in top the deal or and were more than happy with what we got!! Big portions and eggs were cooked perfectly, heaps of bacon and the service was fast and friendly. Would definitely...More

Thank Skye T
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$24
Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 70 West End | Opposite Public Toilets And Carpark, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Kaikoura
  • Phone Number: +64 3-319 6027
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The Craypot where family & friends gather. Whether you're looking for a place to make connections, retreat to, or simply looking to replenish and refresh yourself the Craypot bistro/lounge- Kaikoura's craft beer bar welcomes you. You have seating choices - the lounge area, kids play area, study area, the bar or our dining areas found inside & out. You have drink choices that will make you smile, barista coffees, pots of tea, RTD's, crafted beers-bottles & tap & of course the old staples that the big boys - DB & Lion, offer. You have food choices that will satisfy you, snacks, breakfast , lunch & dinner options Be you one or twenty we welcome you.
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