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Maxtons Restaurant - CLOSED

146 Esplanade, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
+64 3-319 4444
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
16 Mar 2014
“very very good”
23 Feb 2014
“Excellent experience”
Restaurant Hours Closed
$$ - $$$
146 Esplanade, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
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Reviewed 16 March 2014

Highly recommended, excellent nice restaurant, run by a couple that really loves this work. Few tables in a warm and comfortable ambience, lovely view of the bay from the windows, booking highly recommended. Top quality of food and wines - I could have also the...More

Thank alfonso p
Reviewed 23 February 2014

This is a little gem of a restaurant. Only 3 staff- the chef and the waitress who own it, and one helper in the kitchen. Excellent service and very warm friendly welcome. All food cooked to order, good selection and very well presented. Advisable to...More

Thank BerkshireWalker
Reviewed 23 January 2014 via mobile

This is a beautiful restaurant overlooking the water. Relaxed ambiance. Confident staff as they know the food will be good. We had three courses and all were cooked with love and care. We enjoyed the wine both chardonnay and pinot noir. I recommend the venison...More

Thank meowSunshineCoast
Reviewed 20 January 2014

Great food. Good menu and wine list though given size of restaurant limited. Excellent service and warm welcome.

Thank NewRoader
Reviewed 16 January 2014 via mobile

We were so impressed with the breads & spreads we had to start that we couldn't wait to continue the meal. It was a fine dining setting, perfect for a couple, & the waitress was very friendly. The restaurant was full for the night, turning...More

Thank TischlerAndHubby
Reviewed 15 January 2014

We went there at the recommendation of our B & B hosts. The location is great and the ambience is good but from the moment I saw the lit candle on the table I knew it was going to be pricey. The food was good...More

1  Thank Bishwadeep B
Reviewed 3 January 2014

Definitely this restaurant is overrated...or we were extremely unlucky and the chef did not feel well on Jan 1st. Beef was overcooked vs. what we asked for, fish of the day without any taste and wine not too good for the price they asked for....More

2  Thank PleasuresHunt
Reviewed 29 December 2013 via mobile

Service was fairly slow, wine extremely expensive and wrong temperature, the venison was overpowered by the sauce and the salted chocolate tart was bitter.

2  Thank Fisherman91
Reviewed 28 December 2013 via mobile

My partner and I ate here out of convenience as we were staying in the hotel but were delighted with the service, food and atmosphere. We had the fish of the day and venison, both of which were delicious. We enjoyed it so much that...More

1  Thank FoodCeej
Reviewed 14 December 2013

We turned up unannounced, no problem with finding a table. Great staff catered for my food intolerances without problem. Really enjoyed the meal, good value.

1  Thank LuttonRichard
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$12 - US$45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 146 Esplanade, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Kaikoura
  • Phone Number: +64 3-319 4444
  • E-mail
Maxtons Restaurant is located within the Kaikoura Boutique Hotel on the waterfront, entrance through the courtyard. Maxtons is only small so we recommend you make a reservation to avoid disapointment.
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