NZ Lifestyle Magazine Group
SOMEWHERE SPECIAL TO EAT
Anyone who considers a sandwich mundane needs to hurry on over to Slam Club. Imagine a toastie taken to the next level, with slowcooked venison and homemade caramelized onion relish stacked on a bed of herbaceous roasted potatoes. This centrally located café is a go-to lunch spot for both residents and visitors, with some travelers joking that they'd relocate to Kaikōura for another chance to bite into these gourmet sandwiches. While the sandwich bar specializes in wild game meats (think hoisin-roasted duck and venison), the salads, homemade strudel and vegetarian fare are just as mouthwatering. Hummus, chutney and veg-friendly patties are all made inhouse — it's not uncommon to hear the ingredients being whizzed in the kitchen in preparation for the next fingerlicking concoction. Slam Club keeps things interesting throughout the week with a quiz night on Thursdays and live music on Fridays. 10-12 West End, Kaikōura. 022 042 6030, on Facebook.