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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: Reservations, Late Night
Most recent review
- Jul 7, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW via mobile

After spending over $270 and about to spend more on lunch an accidental spill by a 5 year year old of a fizzy drink purchased with 8 other drinks required the purchase of another $4 fizzy mixer pink lemonade because Ben said he can't supply a free drink to the 5 year old because it cost powder horn $1 and... More

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management p, Manager at Powderkeg Restaurant @ Powderhorn, responded to this review

We apologise for your inconvenience. Though house policy does not usually allow for replacement of spilt drinks, we value your patronage and regret your experience.. We would happily offer you a complimentary soft drink should you return. More

Ohakune, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Upstairs fron the Powderkeg you will find The Matterhorn, Ohakune's best dining venue. I anticipate its opening every winter and it never fails to wow me. It is worth a visit to Ohakune just for the oyster mushroom & duck sporing rolls being made at this place! OMG! The cauliflower with raisins, pinenuts & smoked paprika yoghurt was another taste... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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55 reviews 55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

It was a very cold night, so we enjoyed the heat coming from the open fireplace. Our waiter was very good, the food was delivered quickly, and it was delicious. The wine was exceptionally expensive for a restaurant of this kind - we've had cheaper wine in more upmarket restaurants before. But overall we liked the Powderkeg and would not... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Pretty nice environment, reasonable price. $60 per person including 15% surcharge. Food is not bad and we recommend lamb steak.

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Ohakune, New Zealand
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4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

One of our favorite local dinner spots because you can rely on good consistent food and service. Great choice of mains that reflect the surrounding farming area - but we always leave without desert because of the limited, dull choices.

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management p, Manager at Powderkeg Restaurant @ Powderhorn, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review, we find in the winter season a lot of our customers head upstairs to our Matterhorn restaurant to have their desserts by the roaring fire. There is a different dessert so hopefully we can add to your enjoyment. Powderhorn management More

Lake Macquarie, Australia
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83 reviews 83 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

The food is delightful and the restaurant and bar have heaps of character. Prices are reasonable given the isolation of the town. Check out the Matterhorn Restaurant upstairs if you have the chance.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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109 reviews 109 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

We ate at the Powderkeg twice because we stayed at the Powderhorn hotel. I didn't really expect that much to be honest but the food was absolutely superb. The first night we shared the antipasto platter which was a fairly weird mix of tastings but all of them were so tasty. And the large slice of camenbert and chutney were... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

We originally heard of the Powderkeg from some friends who has visited a couple weeks prior. They had an awful experience and after complaining had been given a $100 voucher by the management. They weren't going back to Ohakune for a while so they gave the voucher to us to use- Lucky us!! We arrived before the kitchen opened for... More

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Sydney, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Came here after reading reviews, and it was great. Nice setting, good atmosphere, great pizza. Smart choice in ohakune.

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Waikanae, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Our group of 11 were warmly greeted by a young waitress. It was a public holiday and we were glad the restaurant was open. It was very busy and alive. We had excellent wine and most of the group ordered lamb or snapper and all raved about their meals. In fact the meals could not be faulted. Highly recommended. .... More

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