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Cardrona Hotel

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Bar, Gastropub, New Zealand
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2312 Cardrona Valley Road | Cardrona, Wanaka, New Zealand
+64 3-443 8153
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The Cardrona Hotel serves up a modern take on traditional pub fare. Fresh...
The Cardrona Hotel serves up a modern take on traditional pub fare. Fresh, fast and filling you'll find all your traditional favourites created from locally sourced, seasonal ingredients. Our wine list features top quality local drops from some of the region's best wineries, along with a great selection of both tap and bottled beers, ciders and a full range of spirits. In winter the apres ski is legendary, while the sunny beer garden is the perfect summertime spot for a long lunch.
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Outdoor seating

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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
Settings atmosphere and good food!

We liked everything here, the setting is beautiful, roaring fires everywhere service friendly and not intrusive food what can I say very bery good, all basic stuff but with a twist I would say, very very pleasant experience will go back!!,

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

We liked everything here, the setting is beautiful, roaring fires everywhere service friendly and not intrusive food what can I say very bery good, all basic stuff but with a twist I would say, very very pleasant experience will go back!!,

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Sandbach, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Gorgeous food, beautiful views and an amazing piece of history all rolled into one. Well worth a visit to anyone passing by or staying in wanaka

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Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Prior to our horse trek just down the road from the hotel we had wonderful flat whites and muffins sitting in a beautiful patio area. Wish this place was closer to Wanaka and we would have enjoyed dinner here one night Very old and quaint--just a great place to stop

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Te Anau, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Brilliant location and wonderful staff. We were here for a Wedding and there are not enough superlatives to adequately describe how helpful and accommodating the staff were at Cardrona Hotel..and the setting is amazing!

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Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Open the door and step back in time. Lots of chesterfield sofas, an open fire and general good vibe. We had coffee outside, where another fire was burning. Coffee was quite ok, not exceptional. Food looked great and that's what others around us said. Recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

It was my best experience in wanaka after having a burger in boaboa. Staff was friendly and reflecting true image of hospatility.

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Te Awamutu, New Zealand
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8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Even though they were busy, our food arrived promptly and was very tasty. Good selection from the menu.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We had an impromptu visit on the way to Queenstown from Wanaka. Remembered the hotel from the Speights TV advertisements so stopped in for a look. The bar is awesome, as is the garden bar out the back - a beautiful spot to stop for a drink. Sadly, we didn't have time to stay for a meal - but next... More 

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Wanaka, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Well worth a stop by for a drink and a bite to eat.. Stunning beer garden.. Gorgeous cosy pub, friendly staff..

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Did a very quick visit here on route between Wanaka & Queenstown, but no matter how short you stay it is worth the stop. It has a beautiful garden out the back, and interesting history and humour inside - look for the well and signboard with the most asked questions.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2312 Cardrona Valley Road | Cardrona, Wanaka, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Wanaka
  • Phone Number: +64 3-443 8153

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 27
  • Cuisine: Bar, Gastropub, New Zealand

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating

Description

The Cardrona Hotel serves up a modern take on traditional pub fare. Fresh, fast and filling you'll find all your traditional favourites created from locally sourced, seasonal ingredients. Our wine list features top quality local drops from some of the region's best wineries, along with a great selection of both tap and bottled beers, ciders and a full range of spirits. In winter the apres ski is legendary, while the sunny beer garden is the perfect summertime spot for a long lunch.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?