Gastronomic delights await those who visit Kaikōura. From the majestic mountains to the beating ocean waves, the restaurants in Kaikōura showcase produce from around the region’s land and sea. 

Their crustacean namesake is synonymous with the place but merely a starting block when it comes to dining in Kaikōura. 

Whether you’re in the market for classic kiwi pub fare, the finest of dining experiences or the aforementioned crayfish, Kaikōura has a smattering of great restaurants destined to make your tastebuds rejoice. 

Food and Drink Heroes of Kaikōura

Serving fresh brew at Emporium Brewing
Come hungry, thirsty and with plenty of suitcase space as this new look food and drink scene won’t disappoint.

Slam Club

Customers having a beer at Slam Club, Kaikōura.
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Famous for its toasted sandwiches, Slam Club is the favourite destination for foodies passing through town.

Hapuku Lodge

Dessert with pear on the table at Hapuku Lodge. .
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Your destination for luxurious accommodation and one of the finest dining experiences in the region.

Strawberry Tree Kaikōura

Man standing at the bar with his children at Strawberry Tree.
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A quirky Irish Bar and live music venue serving up some of the best grub in town.

The Pier Hotel

Outdoor seating area at The Pier Hotel.
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A classic Kiwi pub and restaurant housed within an iconic nineteenth century hotel.