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Poppies Cafe

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$$ - $$$
Cafe, European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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1 Benmore Place, Twizel 7944, New Zealand
+64 3-435 0848
08:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 23:00
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Balclutha, New Zealand
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Yummo. Very friendly and welcoming. Great food didn't wait long to get it. Presented well. Free internet

Thank GrantandSheryl D
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4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Looking forward to a pleasant evening only to be dissapointed by a rude American waitress to deny alcohol to me and my girlfriend as we only had our Australian D/L on us. I'm 30years old and I was with my father and his friend. She didn't even try to defuse the situation by calling the manager. So we walked out.... More 

Thank RanaMari
Hong Kong, China
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We ordered beef and crispy pork. It tasted so good and portion size is just fit for us although it was a bit expensive. Worth to try if you are staying in Twizel!

Thank 656jasminen
Courtenay, Canada
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576 reviews
323 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We had a business associate with us and we decided to go to Poppies for dinner. The cafe was getting busy so we knew he food should be good. The wait staff were great, friendly and eager to please. We ordered different things from the burrito, salmon salad, lamb curry to rack of lamb. All were good!

Thank Smoltman
Toronto, Canada
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171 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Friendly staff makes this a good choice for breakfast. Eggs and toast $11. Indoor and outdoor seating gives you lots of choices depending on weather.

Thank JimS48
Brisbane, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I stayed in Twizel on our way back to Christchurch from Queenstown. Poppies was a surprising gem in a little town. We had the Sole with asparagus risotto and the handmade pasta for mains and the chocolate fondant and sticky date pudding for desserts. The quality was superb. The plating was excellent, with a treat for the... More 

Thank AdamW_Brisbane
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cheerful staff, nice ambiance and good food. A little on the pricey side because the portions are not that large but the quality makes up for that.

Thank fairviewbob
Singapore, Singapore
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very friendly staff, good food.. nice ambience ..have good wine/beer options az well Price a bit high

Thank Suneesh_anand
Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our group of 7 travelled from Omarama and enjoyed a delicious dinner that was beautifully presented with friendly and efficient service. Thank you for a great evening.

Thank NeilJAllison
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First impressions externally weren't especially positive but don't be deceived. The dinner we enjoyed was excellent. My fish and my wife's lamb curry were both faultless and the date pudding was to die for! Good selection of wines too - at better prices than many places we have eaten at so far on the trip. A shout out for the... More 

Thank Paul M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 3 - USD 25
Cafe, European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Benmore Place, Twizel 7944, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Mackenzie District  >  Twizel
  • Phone Number: +64 3-435 0848
At Poppies Cafe & Restaurant we pride ourselves on giving you a great memorable experience. We have a large vegetable garden & glasshouse where we grow a wide range of organic herbs & vegetables. Our chefs use only the finest local ingredients, Mt Cook Salmon, Lamb rack, Appletree Pork, local Beef fillet ( free range & grass fed). We offer a fantastic range of locally produced wine & craft beer. With alfresco dining and some of the most picturesque scenery in the world, come and enjoy the best service, food, wine, beer & coffee Twizel has to offer.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?