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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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Good for:
Outdoor seating

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  • 55
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  • 50
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  • 8
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  • 5
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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
Most recent review
Pop in it's worth it

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
karenbr0wne
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Auckland, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

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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Cardrona, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Very good food and nice service. Romantic and historic hotel in Cardrona Valley, well known by many people.

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Pukehina, null, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

we stopped here for lunch after horse back riding at back country saddles. What a great stop, gorgeous gardens with lots of seating around the lawn - enjoy your beer at one of the tables or sprawl out on the grass if you like. It was very relaxed and we felt we could make ourselves at home. And of course... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Escaping the crowd in Wanaka, we were very happy to find this nice old hotel in beautiful surroundings. We stayed for 2 nights and we enjoyed our stay very much. It was nice to sit. in the garden and make a little trip to arrowtown. The staff was very friendly, our room was comfortable with en suite, and it was... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

From the road, this looks like any other pub, but once you step inside, you will be amazed what lies behind the doors. Lots of comfortable rooms, plenty of outdoors areas and added historical interests and great food. A must visit place for anyone passing through.

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Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 via mobile

just good wholesome food in a good spot in a good building with good staff and a bloody good open fire. love it. always stop here.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

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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48 reviews 48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

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 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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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 - 26
  • 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?