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Powderkeg Restaurant @ Powderhorn

Mountain Road, Ohakune 5461, New Zealand
(06) 385 8888
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Ranked #4 of 19 Restaurants in Ohakune
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $18
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Most recent review
- Sep 14, 2014
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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  • German first
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English first
Wellington, New Zealand
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We arrived at 5pm hoping to get an early meal (with 4 year old in tow). Lovely staff explained dining tables opened at 5.30pm, provided menus so we could make our choices and be ready to order, and directed us to a table in the bar for pre-dinner drinks. Crayons and paper provided to keep the kid happy! Varied menu... More

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Greater Wellington, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Didn't eat here, but the Powderkeg is a sweet bar for having some late-night drinks with your mates. It was busy both nights and the bar manager was friendly and had a good conversation with my friend's and I. Very spacious and there are free pool tables available as well.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This is a bar that serves meals. The food was good and meals were served quickly. The lamb shanks were excellent. Very popular, so get there early or reserve.

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Auckland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Good Food, good prices, good sized portions. What more can I say? We come to Ohakune every ski season as many times as work commitments allow and every time visit Powderkeg. The roasted vegetable and gnocchi sides are fantastic - could eat a plate (or 2) of these alone. The burgers excellent value and stuffed with filling. It's the sort... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Awesome service, very busy. Make sure you book if you are not into waiting. Great bar to wait in though. Food is great Lamb shanks are wicked!

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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

My Eye fillet was cooked to perfection and the chefs even changed my side order to gnocchi for me which was kind. Our waiter was very good, efficient, constantly bringing water top ups and had good knowledge of wines. Everyone in our party was very happy with their meals. Would definitely come again.

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the world
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

You will get a decent meal here with good value for money. The portions are huge. Good atmosphere. I enjoy having a drink here rather than dinner though

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New Zealand
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Great place for dinner after skiing with a hungry family who are all lobbying for different things: one fancied pizza, another burgers, and a parent wanted lamb shanks, and the Powderkeg had them all! And a nice choice of wine and beer for the parents too. It was busy but staff were friendly and helpful and food came out surprisingly... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We stopped off at the Powderkeg for lunch while passing through from Wellington to Auckland. I am never disappointed by that place. I had a yummy hearty soup and my friend had the baked egg shashuka. Food was delicious, staff were nice, helpful and attentive. Fire was warm and I had a lovely glass of red. It was just what... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Good food but.... Very nice atmosphere and good friendly staff - lovely fireplace and bar in a luxury hotel

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