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Lobster Inn Motor Lodge

$$ - $$$, , Seafood
115 Beach Road, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
+64 3-319 6343
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good46%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“snapper” (4 reviews)
“pork belly” (7 reviews)
“fish pie” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, New Zealand, Seafood, Pub
$$ - $$$
115 Beach Road, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went there last night for dinner. My steak was one of the best I ever had in NZ, my wife's oven baked blue cod was excellent and our grandson was happy with his chicken nuggets and chips. Prices were normal, service fast and very...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank reinhard0753
Reviewed 24 September 2018

Were a group of 40 odd people and got the upstairs restaurant to ourselves. Food was ideal for so many people, nothing like a good roast and vegetables made fresh. Beef was melt in the mouth.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Karin C
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

This motel in general is ok and we were welcomed by a polite young receptionist who gave us information on the local area. The room was clean and tidy and bed comfortable. Facilities were good for the size of room, but really could not understand...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Regs0985
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

Because it was Kaikoura we had to try the lobster, and locals recommended this restaurant. Many of the road crew workers fixing the coastal highway were eating in the bar. They were right. The food wss great. Also had steamed mussels, equally as good. Good...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Richard J
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

This place could go a update, revamp. Apart from that food is good, it’s family friendly. Nice place to grab a couple of drinks with some mates

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Watchmerateyou
Reviewed 16 July 2018

Came here for an evening meal. I had a steak and my other half had the pork belly. Both were excellent and well presented. Service was very good and unobtrusive. It appeared as if this was one of "the" places that the locals go as...More

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank jamespjemson
Reviewed 30 May 2018

My husband and I had dinner at the Lobster Inn while staying in Kaikoura and have to say it was a great disappointment. We've been travelling in New Zealand for more than a month and have found everyone we've encountered to be incredibly warm,welcoming, and...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Grichard
Reviewed 27 April 2018

We had two meals at this Inn and both times I had fish pie and wasn't disappointed. The best fish pie I have tasted with lots of mozzarella cheese, garlic bread and a salad. A typical kiwi pub it caters for all sorts of people....More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Diane W
Reviewed 18 April 2018

In a positive way the Lobster Inn takes you back about 25 years when the choice of food in NZ was not as varied as it is today. Large portions of freshly cooked fish and chips underlines the menu. Great choice of traditional Kiwi beers...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank James H
Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

We were very pleased to stop in the Lobster Inn after a hard drive in over Kaikoura’s earthquake abused roads. Very comfortable room and the hostess was especially courteous! Good food options in town as well!

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank 272henryb
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, New Zealand, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Waitstaff, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 115 Beach Road, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Kaikoura
  • Phone Number: +64 3-319 6343
  • This restaurant is at Lobster Inn Motor Lodge
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