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The Pier Hotel & Restaurant

Welcome to The Pier Hotel, Kaikoura’s classic ‘Kiwi’ pub, iconic nineteenth century hotel guesthouse and restaurant located on the waterfront - famous for the freshest seafood and Kaikoura crayfish.

The Pier Hotel is an historic pub, restaurant and hotel built in circa 1885 especially for the fishing fleet and whalers at the turn of the 19th century. The place is currently owned by a gentlemen who also owns other establishments, but prefers to be a hands on owner in this Hotel. With the breathtaking views from this hotel you will see why he chooses to live and work in Kaikoura.

It is a true 'Kiwiana' pub style residence with modern touches that enhance its comfort and ambience.
The bar in the hotel is cosy and has a fireplace and window benches from which to enjoy the view. The walls are adorned with historic photos all pertaining to the hotel and fishing era of bygone years.
Dining takes place in the main restaurant and has a warm and friendly feel.

The menu changes seasonally to enable diners, both local and visitors, to partake in the freshest produce available.
Kaikoura, a South Island coastal seaport, has long been famous for its crayfish (lobster) fishery, and naturally this delicacy features largely in the cuisine of the area. The Pier’s restaurant is rated one of the best seafood restaurants in the region. The Pier is also proud to offer an extensive wine list featuring local wines of distinction.

The Pier Hotel in Kaikoura offers you comfortable, affordable bed & breakfast accommodation with 10 bedrooms upstairs in the hotel.
To stay at The Pier Hotel please check out the accommodation page here.
There is plenty of car parking is available, a beer garden and playground on site.

The Pier Hotel has undoubtedly the best location in Kaikoura with panoramic vistas of the Kaikoura Ranges and sweeping views of Ingals’ Bay from the bar, balcony and restaurant.
Come and see for yourself.

Helpful information Directions If travelling from the North, turn left and follow down the Esplanade until you reach The Pier Hotel. If travelling from the South, as you enter Kaikoura, take the right turn at the top of the hill to the Town Centre. At the bottom of the hill turn right and follow the road until you reach The Pier Hotel. Opening times 12.00 pm - 3 pm lunch 5.00 pm dinner Open 7 days a week Bookings for dinner are advised
Contact information
1 Avoca St, Kaikoura 7300
p+64 3 319 5037
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