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Old Mountaineers' Cafe, Bar and Restaurant

Aorkai Mt Cook Village, Mt. Cook Village, Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7946, New Zealand
+64 3-435 1890
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Overview
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good34%
  • Average17%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (89 reviews)
“salmon bagel” (12 reviews)
“fries” (14 reviews)
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CUISINES
Cafe, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Aorkai Mt Cook Village, Mt. Cook Village, Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7946, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 793 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

The mountaineer's breakfast was fantastic, especially if you have a big day planned. Good value, friendly staff and you are able to enjoy your meal with a beautiful view!

Thank 963Marika
Reviewed 3 days ago

There were people waiting in the car park for this place to open, says it all really. We were given a table right at the front with fabulous views of Mt Cook by super friendly staff who obviously worked together as a really good team....More

Thank Mark G
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Food is average and service is slow. View is awesome. I visited at 515pm and the restaurant is still serving lunch menu. Refuse to start the dinner menu even though it starts at 6pm. Menu does not have a lot of choices for lunch and...More

1  Thank CodFish007
Reviewed 5 days ago

Charlie and Mary have created an excellent example of what true passion can inspire. The whole place encompasses the history and atmosphere of the area and they are more than willing to share the passion with customers when they are around.More

Thank Dave W
Harriet W, Owner at Old Mountaineers' Cafe, Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks so very much for this lovely review and taking the time to write it. Thank you also for understanding our passion and what we have worked on doing here. We so appreciate it. It made our day. Travel safe and please do visit again...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here because reviews told us to. The food was fine, nothing special- we expected a lot more from reading previous reviews. We had a burger and veggie pizza- pizza was just what i needed after a long hike but the burger wasn't great. It...More

Thank Helen D
Harriet W, Owner at Old Mountaineers' Cafe, Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

If you weren't happy we would have been happy to fix it - at the time. Great on the pizza.

Reviewed 1 week ago

The Old Mountineers is a must if you're visiting Mt Cook. It is a testament to the vision and determination of Charlie and Mary Hobbs. The food is simple, delicious and well priced and the wine list is small but good. Great venue, good food...More

1  Thank Allison S
Harriet W, Owner at Old Mountaineers' Cafe, Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so very much for this lovely review. It is so appreciated. It makes it all worthwhile and we hope your day is as good as your kind and heartfelt words made us feel. Travel safe.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this place for lunch. The ambience was good - with interesting vintage photos of famous mountaineers. The food was tasty and reasonably priced. The coffee was excellent.

Thank gypsybloood
Harriet W, Owner at Old Mountaineers' Cafe, Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

So delighted that you enjoyed your time with us and loved the food and coffee, along with the soul of it all. Thank you very much for taking the time to let us know. Travel safe.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After visiting mt cook a few times and having her hidden behind clouds we had a day of warmth and full sun thus full views! Dinner here was a by chance affair and it was thoroughly enjoyable as well as reasonable

Thank Patricia R
Harriet W, Owner at Old Mountaineers' Cafe, Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

So glad you enjoyed your time here and that you found us and enjoyed your meal too! Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know. Travel safe.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have been here before and was with a group of students this time ...they loved the view and photos on the walls. cosy and welcoming. great coffee (Strong thank goodness)

Thank Anna C
Harriet W, Owner at Old Mountaineers' Cafe, Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Delighted that you enjoyed your coffee and the soul of our beloved restaurant and thank you so much for letting us know, too. Bless you and travel safe. x

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Waited 40 minutes for 4 coffees which should've taken about 10 minutes for all. Understandably it was busy but maybe up staffing should be the next option. It's a shame because it wasn't just us waiting around there were many others. When they came out,...More

1  Thank georgiac19
Harriet W, Owner at Old Mountaineers' Cafe, Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Yes.Unfortunately you came in to a busy restaurant and after an extra group of 30 who arrived without warning and who all ordered special coffees and breakfasts with many changes. Both front and back staff were run off their feet doing the best they could....More

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Ash5200
24 June 2015|
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Response from Harriet W | Property representative |
Dear Ash, Yes it is VERY high season! We do take reservations and if you book your group in for an early dinner that should work. Let me know your name, contact details of where you are staying and if you want to book on 29... More
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Pipo2968
26 May 2015|
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Response from Harriet W | Property representative |
Welcome to Mount Cook National Park! We serve sourdough or ciabatta bread and toast. In winter the last order depends on how busy it is but book for no later than 7pm to be sure that we are open. Breakfast starts at 10am. We... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Aorkai Mt Cook Village, Mt. Cook Village, Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7946, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Mackenzie District  >  Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu)  >  Mt. Cook Village
  • Phone Number: +64 3-435 1890
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