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Cardrona Hotel

2312 Cardrona Valley Road | Cardrona, Wanaka, New Zealand
+64 3-443 8153
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Ranked #17 of 65 Restaurants in Wanaka
Price range: $9 - $26
Cuisines: Bar, Gastropub, New Zealand
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
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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English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Harking from the goldrushes of the 1800's, the Cardrona Pub has been carefully tended to retain is wonderful original features with a 2015 service ethos. The gardens are just beautiful. We sat out under the umbrellas on the lawn surrounded by cottage flowers & herbs, enjoyed a terrific pub meal and sipped more wine!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

Hotel originally built in 1862 at start of the goldrush. We could not have received a warmer welcome. We only stopped for coffee and sat in beautiful gardens behind. Looks a very nice place to stay but cannot comment on that as we didn't.

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

A lovely beer garden out the back, great service, and delicious food tempted us to go back a second time during our brief stay in the area.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

A famous pub that lives up to its reputation, food service was fast for us, although table next door seemed to get caught in a busy period and had to wait a while. Bar service could also be swifter/more organised (it was quite busy though) Guinness still tasted great!

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Top spot just down the road from Ben Brae accommodation, lovely indoor and outdoor fire, nice pizza and coffee

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Vevey
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Unfortunately all the food that we ordered ranged from poor to average quality. Meals had premium price tag. For a iconic kiwi pub I thought they would be able to a good steak, but instead we recieve meat that tasted like an old boot. The pasta chicken and bacon was average.

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69 reviews 69 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Surely one of the prettiest old pubs in New Zealand. Really good pub food in a stunning setting with great staff. Another South Island must do.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Lovely meal of beer battered blue cod accompanied by Emerson London Porter. A little surprised Speights Old Dark or BeerWorks Coffee Stout as the local beer wasn't available. Great meal. Excellent service. Would recommend!

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Levin, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

This little pub is a truly beautiful place to stop off and take 5. Beautiful little garden bar out the back. Well worth the time to stop and enjoy the beautiful surroundings

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

This beautiful little pub is a must stop at location. The beers are cold and the food is good. It's a reminder of the history of the cardronna valley as well. Highly recommended

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Additional Information about Cardrona Hotel

Address: 2312 Cardrona Valley Road | Cardrona, Wanaka, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-443 8153
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Wanaka
Average Prices: USD 9 - 26
Cuisine: Bar, Gastropub, New Zealand

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