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12 The Royal Oak, Buckingham Street, Arrowtown, New Zealand
03 442 0880
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Ranked #7 of 33 Restaurants in Arrowtown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $16 - $36
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Cuisines: Indian
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
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English first
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

We had a lovely meal at Mantra. We had excellent service and the food was very nice. Our little boy enjoyed watching the naan being made also. Glad we stumbled across this lovely restaurant.

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Queenstown, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Absolutely fantastic! What a meal. We've just finished a takeaway from Mantra and after living in Arrowtown for six months I can safely say we wish we'd discovered it earlier. Best curry we've ever had! The samosas were out of this world. Great value, beautiful food and the service was fantastic. Thank you!

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Melbourne, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We went to Mantra on for dinner on Sunday Night and was impressed to see its decor. They were playing old Indian music which was pleasant on ear. Staff were friendly and food was delicious. We were staying in Queenstown and decided to drive to arrowntown 19K away from Queenstown and it was well worth the drive. We enjoyed the... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Monday in Arrowtown with limited options to eat out ... head to the mantra. An excellent indian restaurant with classy decor ... an owner who takes pride in her establishment. The various dishes ordered at our table combined with many spices provided a wonderful tasting experience. Highlight was the preparation of our naan bread in sight of our table. Highly... More

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London, England
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The service was very good and very friendly. Food was very nice though not perhaps our favourite curry ever. Nice decor though we found the music a bit loud and clanky and had to move table to find somewhere quieter. It was a bit more expensive than we were expecting - $100 for two people and we didn't have starters... More

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We had such a nice evening meal here. Arrowtown is a tricky place for food in the evening but this was top notch curry! Our waiter was informative and friendly and the meals were rich in flavour and not overwhelmingly spicy. We will defiantly be back

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Redcliffe, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Very beautiful interior, complete with fireplace and nice subtle background music. The service was incredible. We must have been checked on 4 or 5 times just to see if the meal was good or if we needed anything. We attempted to conquer the vegetarian banquet, but we couldn't finish it. Luckily we were offered to have it packed up. So... More

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Auckland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

this restaurant blew me away with the setup, I mean a skylight, massive fireplace, lighting, decorated superbly, this has got to be a standard in Indian Dining. Food was great and service was good too. Loved the idea of the chef making the naan in the open. If anyone is visiting Queenstown the drive up is definitely worth it and... More

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Fabulous restaurant, great atmosphere. The veg curry is the best I've ever had. My sons love the coconut chicken and coconut lamb. All the dishes are tasty and fresh. Highly recommend.

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Melbourne, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

If you like Indian, check this place out, we loved it and am sure you would too. The hostess is a real character !!

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Additional Information about Mantra

Address: 12 The Royal Oak, Buckingham Street, Arrowtown, New Zealand
Phone Number: 03 442 0880
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Arrowtown
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 16 - 36
Cuisine: Indian

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