Wednesday, January 14, 2009

"Table for one, please."

I don't let travelling on my own spoil the pleasure of trying out a new restaurant or café. The staff recognise the bravery of the solo fine diner and usually give you an excellent table.

Here are a couple more eating places in Kaikoura I can highly recommend.

Hislop's Café - Organic, whole foods, busy, great place for a group meeting

I have to declare an interest here, in that this business is run by cousins of mine. The Hislops of Kaikoura have been a reliable name for many years in the production of organic and whole foods. So how suitable it is that family members have started an organic whole foods restaurant!

The food is delicious and healthy - what more could anyone want? This cafe appears to be popular with locals and tourists alike.

The White Morph


Old fashioned good dining right on the sea shore in a gracious old building, with 5 star accommodation on the premises. Food and friendly service couldn't be faulted. It has that dignified poncy restaurant ambiance, but given that everyone has spent the day swimming or clambering over rocks, and they're all in summer holiday casual mode, it's the classic Kiwi take on fancy-pants cuisine. Down to earth with frills. Very nice food too. Pictured is just a very tasty meringue and berry treat I had for afters. Seafood is of course their forte, and the sauce on the fudge-textured scallops and the perfectly al-dente prawns, was divine.

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