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Powderkeg Restaurant @ Powderhorn

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Mountain Road, Ohakune 5461, New Zealand
(06) 385 8888
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks, Reservations

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  • 61
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  • 47
    Very good
  • 19
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  • 4
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Keg donner

Great spot for both kids & adults. Pool tables were popular and the service was great! Kids meals and good variety of food on the menu. Relaxed and great après ski atmosphere.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
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Auckland
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

The floor was sticky/dirty (from the night before), the seating was sparse (all reserved for dinner), the mulled wine was really sweet and seemed too strong on one flavour, we felt a little sick after it. Chips were your basic thin mcdonalds type chips. Not much atmosphere. Wont be back

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Average looking/tasting food. Nice location made up for it... Also nice to be left to chat with friends and not be under pressure to eat and go.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Great spot for both kids & adults. Pool tables were popular and the service was great! Kids meals and good variety of food on the menu. Relaxed and great après ski atmosphere.

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Wellington, New Zealand
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Just the place to relax after a hard day skiing - good choice of bottled craft beers and a nice mulled wine - so we were happy. Pretty standard pub grub - chips, wedges, nachos, chicken wings. Big servings so hungry skiers catered for. Nicer food available on full menu - a little pricey for the quality but overall pretty... More 

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

The fish was outstanding, kids all enjoyed their meals, the Dads thought there meals were a little bland, but I think it was food envy as the Mums' food was so good! Lovely warm environment, very busy with holidaying families.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

I would have gladly given this place a 5star review if it was merely about just the food. We came here as a group of seven people on a 2 day trip from Mount Maunganui. Among us all we work in/own hospitality establishments. We ordered starters,mains,desserts and drinks and everything was up to scratch. The service was the complete opposite... More 

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

Hello Lisa, Thank you for your feedback. We pride ourselves on great customer service and regret that your experience was not reflective of this. Thank you for bringing the matter to our attention so that we may ensure service standards are maintained. Please do not hesitate to contact us directly info@powderhorn.co.nz so that we can discuss this with you further.... More 

London, United Kingdom
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Went here at the start of the season. Was pretty empty - which can only assume is because the snow conditions were pretty poor. Starters can definitely be enjoyed as a main course. I had the smoked salmon which wasn't to my taste, but ok. Partner has the confit chicken on risotto - which was too salty. The green side... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The atmosphere at the bar was awesome! they even let you dance on the tables which never happens in auckland. The staff were great and friendly and served us fast unlike other bar close to it. So many different places to hang out at the powderkeg. We visited here a few days before mardi gras this year and loved it... More 

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Gresham, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

My wife had the hamburger, which was great. My dinner and dessert was very good. The staff was helpful and made great suggestions. The restaurant reminds you of eating in a mountain lodge.

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Te Awamutu, New Zealand
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 via mobile

We dined on a busy Saturday night, the service was excellent. We hadn't booked so had a 20 minute wait. Once seated our food was served in excellent time and was DELICIOUS!! Would totally recommend to any group or couple! Will definitely go back again some time😊

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

Thank you so much Lindy, we are glad you enjoyed your dining experience at the Powderkeg. Please feel free to come back anytime as a great customer makes it easy to give great service. More 

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Additional Information about Powderkeg Restaurant @ Powderhorn

Address: Mountain Road, Ohakune 5461, New Zealand
Phone Number: (06) 385 8888
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Manawatu-Wanganui Region  >  Ohakune
Average Prices: USD 18

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  • Address: Mountain Road, Ohakune 5461, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Manawatu-Wanganui Region  >  Ohakune
  • Phone Number: (06) 385 8888

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 18

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