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Cardrona Hotel

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Bar, Pub, 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: Dinner, Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Coffee & Tea, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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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  • 63
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  • 58
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Royalty go to Cadrona Hotel

Great food, wonderful friendly staff, relax by the fire and enjoy the unique lovely hotel. Accommodation available if wanted. We thoroughly enjoyed our time here and the good quality food available. Highly recommend you take time to stop here and enjoy this special place. Prince Harry ate here... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
gandj_morris
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Great food, wonderful friendly staff, relax by the fire and enjoy the unique lovely hotel. Accommodation available if wanted. We thoroughly enjoyed our time here and the good quality food available. Highly recommend you take time to stop here and enjoy this special place. Prince Harry ate here in May 2015.

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

limited breakfast selection, at lunch we had deep fried camembert but when it arrived it was still frozen solid in the middle, quite expensive, and staff didn't pay much interest in non-locals...we only live over in Queenstown. BUT great atmosphere, have had the wedges there many times which is a very generous portion and tastes great with a beer in... More 

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CardronaHotel, Owner at Cardrona Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for the feedback and our sincere apologies about your experience with the camembert wedges. Please email us at info@cardronahotel.co.nz and we'd be happy to send you a voucher as a small apology. We also truly value our non-local customers, with out them we most definitely wouldn't be here! More 

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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Fantastic hotel great food enjoyable atmosphere well worth the visit lots of things to do with the past on the walls and photos recommend

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Melbourne, Australia
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13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

It was a great stop over on the way from Wanaka to Queenstown and we should have done it earlier. It's has all the old world style and charm. The foods good and the local beer is different.

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Havelock North, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Cool spot, great photo of outside, rustic and cosy inside. Two of us ordered the Lamb ribs (Yum), battered blue cod (Yum) and bangers and mash (rather average). The sausages were below par, very dry and the potato lumpy and dry with a tiny bit of gravy. Good experience and worth the drive but room for improvement on the bangers... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We stopped here for a few pictures and for a flat white. Such a great piece of history. The decor inside reminded me and my husband of Disneyland. 😊 Good coffee and nice little stop.

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Sydney, Australia
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30 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Loved the numerous fireplaces inside and out, the walls and ceiling are crammed full of items and foreign mementos. The food was above pub normal fare, the seafood chowder was tasty and the burger large and stuffed with yummy extras. I'm sure it would be a nice pit stop all year round.

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Norfolk, Virginia
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Talk about visiting a time capsule! The Cardrona is a relic from the gold rush days that is a must-see from Wanaka. It's totally worth a stop.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

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

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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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 - 25
  • Cuisine: Bar, Pub, Gastropub, New Zealand

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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