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5 Conical Hill Road | Unit 1, Hanmer Springs 7334, New Zealand
+64 3-315 5037
17:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 17:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 11:30 - 22:00
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We booked for dinner on a Saturday evening. Although busy, the staff and kitchen were on their game; order taken quickly and all three courses served up in good time. The quality of the food was excellent accompanied by a very reasonably priced bottle of wine. Nothing to criticise so well done, Whatever.

Thank Chris G R
Moutiers, France
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We wandered into this restaurant for lunch and ate on the terrace out the back. I had the homemade lamb burger and my wife had the beef burger, both were excellent. We had a glass of an excellent rose wine. The service was prompt and very friendly. Highly recommended.

Thank Andrew000000001
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25 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Maybe the slow service is made up for by the food which appeared to be of a reasonable quality. When we arrived, we were greeting somewhat as if we had a bit of a cheek asking for a table. We were told 'just sit down over there - s0omone will be along shortly' with a vague wave. The person who... More 

Thank realnamenotused
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was pretty disappointed in our meals here, the pork was pretty inedible, we got no water or menus after asking for them, no plates for our entrees, got brought the wrong meals, it was a shambles, I would not come back here

Thank John S
Rangiora, New Zealand
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I visited “Whatever” resteraunt in Hanmer Springs, next to the heritage Hotel last night to celebrate my 60th, this was not our first choice but the other restaurant was fully booked. Saying this, we were certainly not disappointed. The service from Delfina our waitress was excellent. She was attentive and had time to talk with us as... More 

Thank philipbed4d
Thornton Cleveleys, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Staying at Heritage Hotel, having read the reviews, decided to visit this restaurant for dinner on our second night on the town. Called in the day before and reserved a table, and learning that it was quiz night, wanted to know if it was ok to reserve a table without too much hassle. I was assured that it was fine,... More 

Thank Rickawl
United Kingdom
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142 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was very nice and portion sizes respectable (not enormous), but the wait was very long. When you are eating with children you expect the service to be quick. The night was spolit when through no fault of the restaurant the card machines broke, leaving people stuck with payment. I myself had wait while things were attempted to be... More 

Thank familyoffiveonhols
Feilding, New Zealand
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had two of the group leaving early and their food was with them quick smart. Great little cafe with great food and service. Definitely recommend!

Thank deeonthewire
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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went this morning for breakfast. Great restaurant!! Eggs Benedict was amazing. Coffee was great. My partner had the big breakfast and was very impressed with the portion size. Eggs were cooked perfectly, which shows the chef actually knows what they are doing. The owners are selling the place as I saw in the property press today, I hope the next... More 

Thank 980daryll
Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have had dinner, lunch and breakfast here - all on different visits to Hanmer Springs. The food is exceptional. The service is friendly and excellent. I have recommended this restaurant to my friends.

Thank keithlizr

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 16 - USD 28
European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?