Strawberry Tree Kaikōura
Monday11:00 am – 2:00 am.
Tuesday11:00 am – 2:00 am.
Wednesday11:00 am – 2:00 am.
Thursday11:00 am – 2:00 am.
Friday11:00 am – 2:00 am.
Saturday11:00 am – 2:00 am.
Sunday11:00 am – 2:00 am.
21 West End
A true Kaikōura institution, Strawberry Tree is a quirky Irish Bar and live music venue that also serves up some of the best grub in town.
Sit by the crackling open fire with a pint in hand and listen to local musicians do their thing; dig your teeth into one of the famous burgers (think pāua, pulled jackfruit and your classic beef) out in the back garden or find a table inside the restaurant and enjoy the popular flounder (we’re talking a whole fish) or the Kaikōura classic: crayfish. There’s a bunch of different nooks and ways to enjoy all that is Strawberry Tree.
Run by locals with a family history spanning generations and steeped in fishing tradition, friendly hospitality is at the heart of it all at Strawberry Tree. Bring the kids, bring your grandpa or visitors – everyone is welcome and well looked after. The timber interiors and walls clad in curiosities create a cosy vibe that’s hard to beat.
There’s a beer garden outside as well if you happen to pop by on a sunny day, and plans in the future for more entertainment in the evenings (check website for the latest information). The bar is stocked with local beers plus a number of imported classics like Guinness. Strawberry Tree likes to support local clubs and also welcomes private bookings.
Words by Petra Nyman & Photography by Nancy Zhou
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