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The Whaler

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W End, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
+64 3-319 3333
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good43%
  • Average18%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“steak special” (15 reviews)
“ribs” (20 reviews)
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Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
W End, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Loved this meal of fish and chips! One of the nicest we had whilst visiting the south island! Friendly staff!

Thank On_my_travels_so_far
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place has lovely staff who do their best to look after you and make sure everything is good. Meals are served very promptly and the portions are very large! The ribs were ginormous and so scrummy! A great place to visit.

Thank Leighites
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed a couple of beers here, all wood decor, with a great range of beers. The food that was coming out to other tables looked very hearty.

Thank Jonathan E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

went there for tea on our recent stay. While walking past in the afternoon seen there menu sign porterhouse steak $18-50 well what a great decision to book in and order the steak it came with chips and salad a great and filling meal for...More

Thank AndrewRolleston
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, went there two nights in a row while working up there. My go to meal is an entree of seafood chowder, followed by medium rare porterhouse steak with chips and salad. Washed down with a beer. Good service too!

Thank Jake W
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Found this by chance and saw it had a special offer on its porterhouse steak. A great bonus was the range of Monteiths beers on offer inside. We ordered and were told it would be approx 20 mins to wait as they were busy, however...More

Thank Bob L
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

Not what I expected Atmosphere ok Food average Juke box great Staff friendly Happy enough with the meal But there is better on the street

Thank pauleaton1967
Reviewed 24 October 2017

Fantastic service and great food. We ate here 2 nights in a row it was that good!!! The porterhouse steak special is excellent, great selection of monteith's beer on tap. Staff were friendly and helpful. A 10 out of 10 experience for us!! Thanks guys

Thank Scott B
Reviewed 21 October 2017

Decent sized meals at fair prices. The food was very good, better than we were expecting. This is a bar atmosphere were locals go. Worth a visit.

Thank philippagoile
Reviewed 20 October 2017

Surroundings nothing to write home about but food (we had steak and ribs) excellent and well priced. Plenty of choices of beer. Good outside balcony

Thank davidbrown21
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
3:00 PM - 3:00 AM
3:00 PM - 3:00 AM
3:00 PM - 3:00 AM
3:00 PM - 3:00 AM
3:00 PM - 3:00 AM
3:00 PM - 3:00 AM
3:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: W End, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Kaikoura
  • Phone Number: +64 3-319 3333
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