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Our Story

An Iconic Irish Pub, Restaurant and Accommodation

New Ownership from July/August 2023

Donegal House Kaikōura is an iconic Irish Pub, Restaurant and Accommodation located in Kaikōura, New Zealand. A family run institution, serving locals and visitors alike since 1997. The Hotel is under new ownership (from August 2023) and we extend a warm welcome to all who visit. Come and experience the authentic atmosphere of an Irish pub while enjoying delicious food and drinks. Our restaurant offers traditional style meals, as well a kids menu. We also provide accommodation and function facilities for your convenience.

At Donegal House Kaikōura, we pride ourselves on our friendly and knowledgeable staff who are always happy to help. We have a team of experienced chefs who use only the freshest ingredients to prepare our dishes. Our bar is stocked with a wide selection of beers, wines and spirits from around the world and New Zealand. Whether you're looking for a casual night out or a special occasion, Donegal House Kaikōura has something for everyone.

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Donegal House Kaikōura - restaurant, bar, accommodation, function venue

Private Events at Donegal House Kaikōura

Donegal House Kaikōura is the perfect venue for your private event. Whether you're celebrating a birthday, anniversary, or just want to get together with friends and family, we have everything you need to make it a memorable occasion. Our function facilities can accommodate large groups and our experienced staff will work with you to create a custom menu and beverage package to suit your needs.

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As new owners of Donegal House, James & Kate are dedicated to making sure everyone one who visits feels welcome, and that their guests and staff are feel valued, safe and respected. Their aim is to create an inclusive environment where everyone can relax and enjoy themselves.

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