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“Smart comfortable dining in a relaxed atmosphere”

Green Dolphin Restaurant & Bar
Ranked #9 of 61 Restaurants in Kaikoura
Price range: US$10 - US$52
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Description: Fresh regional Kaikoura cuisine in a cheerful relaxed atmosphere at the Green Dolphin Restaurant + Bar Kaikoura, New Zealand.
Reviewed 27 April 2018

Was recommended to come here so we gave it a try. Not disappointed. Certainly need to book for a table in the evening. Try to get one at the front looking out to the ocean. Good choice of really fresh food and plenty of seafood if that's what you like. A good dining experience with knowledgeable happy staff which makes the difference.

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Thank Brian O
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Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

Arrived in Kaikoura tired and hungry in the middle of heavy rain. Lucky to a get a table at this place. Food was very satisfying and service quite outstanding.

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Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

Myself and a friend ordered the pork belly dish and the chicken dish we shared both and the flavours and textures were delicious! We were in Kaikoura during the Easter period so there was a surcharge on top of our bill that was the only down fall to our evening. The views are amazing and the staff looked after us very well I will definitely be back again!

Thank Nancy A
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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

When u walk into a restaurant and the matre’d and the 2 wait staff don’t acknowledge you for some minutes you sort of have a feeling that the service is not going to be the stand out. The food however was absolutely delicious, shared a squid entree which had just the right amount of chilli. The seafood fettuccine was full of seafood and the light creamy sauce on the home made fettuccine was lip smackingly delicious! The pan fried fish was expertly cooked and accompanied with delicious veg and root veg rosti.

Thank Gingerules
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Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

We had a very enjoyable evening here in early April. Set just outside of town on the road towards the seal colony, this is a nicely relaxed restaurant that offers informal style fine dining in a nice setting that overlooks the bay. As with a lot of New Zealand’s South Island, the rush to eat dinner is an early evening thing so coming in after 7pm felt late!

Anyway, we had a lovely meal with orders of lamb and beef. Both really well cooked and seasoned, as well as being nicely presented too. The garlic bread we shared to start was a highlight too, and it was a welcome relief to find more garlic on it than butter. Service was nice and friendly too, though it seemed slightly understaffed perhaps with the young girl seemingly attending most of the tables. And an everlasting memory will be the announcement at the start ‘sorry we’re out of Lemonade’. I guess that we weren’t in London anymore...

Thank Richard B
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