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Green Dolphin Restaurant & Bar

12 Avoca Street, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
+64 3-319 6666
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Seafood, European, Soups, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
12 Avoca Street, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Restaurant only 1/4 full (at best) but we still waited an hour for our main meals which was difficult. However, the food was tasty & was nicely served - and the view from the window tables is glorious!

Thank LindyStone
Reviewed 4 days ago

We had the fish of the day which was gurnard. It was presented beautifully and it was delicious. The manager and staff were friendly and helpful.

1  Thank DanCope
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First I had the Smoked chowder to start which had flavours that were sensational. Then for my main I had the fish of the day which was gurnard with a orange buerre Blanc and the two paired together were so amazing, they complimented each other...More

Thank ashamac101
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked for a table for 2. Took the bread dip fir starter, smoked mussels and lot of flavoring in the dip. Homemade bread. Then we had a rib eye and a fish of the day with brazillian orange sauce, just waouww ! Finished with...More

1  Thank Mac P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ok are here twice first night pork belly for me and my 2 guests hsd chowder and the fish every body agreed it was great so 2 nights latter went back and had the ribeye steak cooked perfect and it was well aged we did...More

1  Thank Brent500
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked a slot here because we were told how busy it was. Nevertheless it still took 50 minutes for our first course to arrive. They had run out of sparkling water and overhearing other customers it was clear they had run out of other...More

2  Thank rob d
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is kind of a lower key neighbour to The Pier, across the street, but a very good restaurant in its own right. We were a little put off by the service. We were initially informed the mains would take 45 minutes after ordering, which...More

Thank Charlie P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After 45 minutes they came and apologised to say that they had overlooked our order! I had a beetroot salad - about 6 or 8 half slices of beetroot with masses of lettuce. Fettucini for main course - it was not fettucini it was a...More

Thank Zan N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We waited an hour for our starter - which was excellent. A few minutes later our main course was brought out. The waitress took it back as we were still eating our starter but it was not left in a warm place to when they...More

Thank John-traveller2015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a very nice restaurant. Ask for a window view because you can see the mountains and the bay. There is also a view of children jumping in a trampoline all through dinner at the hotel across the street, but ignor them and look...More

Thank LibbyH1
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3 August 2016|
Response from mickknap | Reviewed this property |
sorry cannot tell you ,i only visited for lunch,and don't know about the vegetarian menu,best go to there website for a look
molly s
13 January 2015|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from greenbone | Property representative |
Yes we have vegetarian options.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$52
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Avoca Street, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Kaikoura
  • Phone Number: +64 3-319 6666
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