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Milford Sound Highway, Milford Sound, New Zealand
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Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks, Lunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
It is what it is

There are pretty limited options in Milford Sound, in case you haven't noticed. The place is okay- nothing crazy. Prices are a little high, the food is mediocre, but the service is good.

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
Dylan B
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

There are pretty limited options in Milford Sound, in case you haven't noticed. The place is okay- nothing crazy. Prices are a little high, the food is mediocre, but the service is good.

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San Francisco, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

There are two options for food in Milford Sound. This is one of them. They have good beer and pizza. It's a nice way to spend the evening after a long kayak trip. They had a pool table, too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We got a coffee and tea and some light snacks. Service was efficient and relatively quick. The Staff were nice too

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Essex UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

It was lovely place to have breakfast having travelled for two hours from Te Anua were ready for breakfast. The food was good along with cup of coffee and was reasonably priced considering where it is located.

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

It is the only outlet in the Milford sound. and has very limited food items available like Pies, sandwiches, muffins etc. We had Pizza, It was yummy but too expensive. Well cant complain as this place is far away from the main city. More options for food would have been good.

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Very disappointing lunch - we came off the morning cruise and was looking forward to some nice lunch only to be served by a rude foreign person working behind the counter, over the top prices and average food. Not much choice and certainly not a çafe'- more a canteen where there is old food that doesn't look very good. Given... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

As other reviewers have said, this is the only game in town. The cafe in Milton lodge is really just snacks. Having said that it is a lot better than most in that situation. The menu makes an effort to provide interesting choice, and there is a good selection of wine and beers. The setting is more bar/canteen than restaurant... More 

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Otautau, null, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

the only negative was the food. The Blue Cod meal was overcooked battered fish, too much batter and dry fish, couldn't taste the blue cod. I felt for a tourist stop it was a shame as an impression.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Our tour group had ordered ahead but for some reason the food took forever, about 45 minutes to be placed in front of us. The place was crowded and staffed by younger, apparently less experienced people. Once the food did show up, it was excellent. I recommend the lamb shank.

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We had afternoon tea in the Blue Duck Cafe before our cruise. It is a tourist location in a remote part of of the country where all sorts of traveller pass through, so you don't expect a 5 star facility. We chose our beverage and other goodies and didn't wait long before the buzzer went of to collect the order.... More 

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Address: Milford Sound Highway, Milford Sound, New Zealand
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Southland Region  >  Milford Sound

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  • Address: Milford Sound Highway, Milford Sound, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Southland Region  >  Milford Sound

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