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5 Conical Hill Road | Unit 1, Hanmer Springs 7334, New Zealand
+64 3-315 5037
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“lamb” (36 reviews)
“seafood chowder” (14 reviews)
“brownie” (5 reviews)
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European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
5 Conical Hill Road | Unit 1, Hanmer Springs 7334, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We have eaten here a few times over the years and the has always been consistently good. This time we went for entrees of Fish Chowder and Chicken Satay Kebabs which were both good and the Salmon and Vegetarian Lasagne for mains which were also...More

Thank TheSnakebite
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We dined on a Saturday afternoon post photoshoot for a 40th wedding anniversary. Two children one baby six adults, walk-in. Absolutely impressed that even with a full cafe they took the time to scramble together odd tables to ensure we were accommodated. Instant brownie points!!...More

Thank ShazTKmo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not our first time at this restaurant, we were not disappointed. Our entree of the New England Style Seafood Chowder was creamy and full of flavour. Highly recommend it as a wonderful starter. The Aged Beef Fillet and the potato onion gratin was tasty as...More

Thank Kayody
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We didn’t eat at this Cafe, but it was clean and well prepared for large parties. The bar stock was a bit limited but the staff are genuinely friendly.

Thank Hungry_Weka
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Our family of five 3 kids from 7 to 10 years had a wonderful meal at WhatEver. Friendly staff, great food and they knew what was in it. Our various gluten and dairy free needs were easily and efficiently met. We, unusually, went there just...More

Thank nealmclennan
Reviewed 4 August 2018

Absolute 5 star!! In every way. On a 1 night away from kids we were looking for a perfect evening.. Checked every restaurant in Hamner online. Couldn't decide... then found Whatever tucked away.. the name caught our attention and getting late decided.. "Ah Just Whatever!"...More

Thank ChristineM3947
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

Thank you for the most beautiful dinner on our trip to Hamner Springs. Really wanted to go for lunch and have the seafood chowder but at this time of the year not open for lunch. Had to go for dinner as the menu was amazing....More

Thank KayE431
Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

Dined with 30 Family members on Saturday 29th July and felt very welcomed and treated by friendly competent staff and owner ... had delicious entrees and mains which everyone enjoyed. A fun enjoyable experience and we will all go again to sample more of their...More

Thank SueW3092
Reviewed 31 July 2018

We dined in on a Sunday night, so was somewhat quiet. The service we got was jovial and overall very friendly. I ordered a port but as they had run out I got a small glass of the remainder free of charge, a nice touch....More

Thank Georgie H
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Whatever is a great restaurant hidden behind the shops but it spreads out to be a sizeable restaurant. The menu is impressive and service was great. Absolutely loved the food just beautiful. Will definitely be back next time in Hanmer Springs.

Thank b_s_hodgson
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10 March 2016|
Response from AmandaFlan91 |
They have a vegetarian lasagne
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 14 - USD 26
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Conical Hill Road | Unit 1, Hanmer Springs 7334, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Hanmer Springs
  • Phone Number: +64 3-315 5037
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