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The Garden House Cafe - CLOSED

1 Jacks Pass Road, Hanmer Springs 7334, New Zealand
+64 3-315 7115
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  • Excellent18%
  • Very good30%
  • Average18%
  • Poor25%
  • Terrible9%
16 Jan 2016
“slow and incompetent”
8 Dec 2015
“Disappointing food”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Fast food, International, American
1 Jacks Pass Road, Hanmer Springs 7334, New Zealand
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11 - 20 of 32 reviews

Reviewed 11 February 2014

For anyone who has been to the springs, I don't think it will surprise them at the cost of the food as this place while fun is a little disneyand-ish and along with the tourism comes big prices. After the springs we wanted to grab...More

Thank Sharon W
Reviewed 9 January 2014

Taking advantage of the fact that people cant leave the pools to eat without purchasing a multi pass. Food is listed as gourmet but is anything but, processed patties in burgers, brown lettuce, fries only half cooked, staff don't give a toss when u query...More

Thank Justyne M
Reviewed 28 November 2013

Nice little café good pizza, had the chicken snitzel oene day and that was good too. Cherry slice is delicious. Beer and wine served too. This café is right inside the hot pools!

Thank bananas111
Reviewed 16 November 2013

My husband and I have eaten several times over several years at this café. First, we were disappointed that we could not have an evening meal at this café on a Monday evening. We decided to have lunch and ordered a bacon, tomato and onion...More

Thank Hawean
Reviewed 7 October 2013

Good option for a day out at the hot pools, if you don't want to bring your own food! I had one of the daily specials (chicken satay and rice) which was very good. My daughter had mini hot dogs and chips and a slushy....More

Thank jazzyp2005
Reviewed 5 September 2013

used to be a really good little place to go for food and drink but it now appears to be run as a franchise, we had soup which was dreadful supposed to be served with wholemeal toast which was supermarket sliced bread, yuk don't recommend...More

Thank bobbyjosing
Reviewed 13 August 2013 via mobile

The only option for something to eat at the springs with out paying to get back in. Open steak sandwich was quite nice. Food was served quickly but staff weren't overly frendly. Daily specials were reasonably priced.

Thank Hamish R
Reviewed 27 July 2013

We have eaten there several times as we close reasonably close to Hanmer Springs. They have been and continue to be brilliant for value, consistence and quality. We are getting married in April 2014 and we have booked our Wedding Dinner there! We sent an...More

Thank RayHermens
Reviewed 7 June 2013

We had lunch here and found that there was a great range of food plus it is licenced as well. Beware that this café does get very crowded but the wait is well worth it. Great spot if you are spending the day at the...More

Thank Philygumbo
Reviewed 13 March 2013

Price was reasonable considering they have a captive audience really. Friendly staff and as the entire complex is smoke free it was even better. The pizza was tasty and the small bowl of fries was actually enough for two. You couldn't knock the location either.

Thank tiger96_nz
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  • Address: 1 Jacks Pass Road, Hanmer Springs 7334, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Hanmer Springs
  • Phone Number: +64 3-315 7115
  • E-mail
Relax in peaceful natural surroundings within the Thermal Pools. The Garden House Cafe exclusive views over the picturesque thermal pools complex coupled with its excellent menu and friendly staff creates a unique and enjoyable dining experience. Join us for a relaxed lunch before or after your soak in the hot pools and choose from a wide range of cafe foods from our blackboard menu. We are fully licensed but also have a wide range of non-alcoholic beverages including excellent espresso coffee.
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