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Donegal House

) #25 of 36 Restaurants in Kaikoura $$ - $$$ Irish, ,
1 Schoolhouse Road, Kaikoura, New Zealand
+64 3-319 5083
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Overview
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good44%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“irish stew” (3 reviews)
“roast dinner” (2 reviews)
“chicken” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
Irish, Bar, Pub, New Zealand
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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Value
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LOCATION
1 Schoolhouse Road, Kaikoura, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 53 reviews

Reviewed 18 May 2017

Loud video music,hard to hear other dinner guests. Table was dirty and sticky, when waitress told she said too busy to keep up with cleaning. Huge basic meals

Thank Jill S
Reviewed 8 February 2017

You cant go wrong with a visit to Donegal House, with Marcel and Crazy Jane the service is always entertaining. Good food, amazing views, and again Dog Friendly.

Thank budgieboogie
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Donegal House is a great place to eat and chill, away from the tourist throngs of Kaikoura's main street. We took family from the North Island there for lunch when we had a day trip to Kaikoura and they were delighted with the place. It...More

Thank cantygirl
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Expected the local concert to be here but we had the wrong location. Stopped for a beer anyway and for a nice sit in the sun.

Thank Elaine J
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Came here for the afternoon with our English friends to have a sit outside and a beer/wine. Was a lovely day and we chatted together by the pond listening to the frogs and watching ducks and admiring the garden. We were so comfortable that we...More

Thank Karin C
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Given its location we were not surprised that not too many other people were there when we arrived for an early dinner at about 6.00pm. Firstly you need to know that this place even exists and then you have to find it. Even then it's...More

Thank Malcolm S
Reviewed 11 October 2016

I guess it is as quaint as it looks. Very authentic local pub as you would expect from the Irish. A warming welcome with some delicious irish food. Ideal

Thank sheenamoses
Reviewed 13 September 2016

The bartender ridiculed me for being vegetarian, suggesting I should eat grass (twice) and that normally vegetarians could expect "grief" when asked how what other vegetarians normally ate there. Another friend was called a "sucker" when tricked into going into a woodshed to find a...More

4  Thank traveller3212
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Great chips to accompany a very large and tasty seafood basket. We were there on a very quiet, winter evening but enjoyed the roaring fire and the refreshing beer. Food was fresh, well cooked and filling. Great body fuel before spending the night in a...More

Thank Luke K
Reviewed 28 July 2016

Went on a road trip to the seals, and after we were travelling back and decided to call into Donegal House to see the menu for lunch or dinner, door was open and spent about twenty minutes looking around and we called into the bar...More

1  Thank Wendy B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Irish, Bar, Pub, New Zealand
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Schoolhouse Road, Kaikoura, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Kaikoura
  • Phone Number: +64 3-319 5083
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