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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: Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, 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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  • 77
    Excellent
  • 71
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 6
    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
Repeat visitor!

We love this place!!! I shouldn't be telling everyone because it keeps getting busier every year. Great family atmosphere or just a couple having a wine or a beer.... The Nachos and wedges have us coming back year after year....

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
Jc181176
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We love this place!!! I shouldn't be telling everyone because it keeps getting busier every year. Great family atmosphere or just a couple having a wine or a beer.... The Nachos and wedges have us coming back year after year....

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auckland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This great quirky pub has great atmosphere, a roaring fire, great out door areas. It is definitely a must go see! We only stopped for drinks this time but will definitely be back. The coffee is strong but good!

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Perth, Australia
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Awesome spot to check into, good food and beers, the beer garden is awesome. Very nice inside as well. Always a good time.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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186 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Two stars might be a bit harsh but I can't quite justify three. Of course the place is a nice setting and has the history and the humour, but having been here before this time it was really about the practicalities of wanting breakfast. It bugged me that I couldn't find an opening time online. When you get there it's... More 

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CardronaHotel, Owner at Cardrona Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Glennomeister, I'm really sorry to read that your breakfast experience was less than perfect but I am pleased to say that we are currently working with our chefs on a fresh new breakfast menu and we're aiming to deliver a really good cafe-style experience in the mornings. I hope that next time you're in the area you'll give us... More 

Dunedin, New Zealand
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93 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 via mobile

This is a great place to stop on your way from Wanaka to Queenstown. Beautiful views to eat lunch and a lovely walk down to the blue lake. We had a limited menu but their coffees were nice.

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perth
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Really great, love the big sofa and fireplace! A great place after a big day skiing ! Love everything about the place, and the kitty henry is a cutie !! Great outdoor area !

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Paraparaumu, New Zealand
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Stopped after skiing at 4.30, really busy, chaotic in fact. Didn't stop the staff being friendly, helpful and very quick. Great effort and lovely spot to stop and revive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Way way better than what you will get on the mountain, good prices, friendly staff, you won't leave hungry! Atmosphere is fantastic, nice fire always going by the leather couches. Just wished they opened a bit earlier so we could catch 1st lifts at Cardrona Resort.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Friendly staff, great menu. The marshmallows were a nice touch and the kids enjoyed toasting them over the open fire. Food was hot and tasty. Definitely recommend stopping here.

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new zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We always love join here at different times of year as the fire blasts out in winter and summer offers excellent gardens. Food is good and is quick with service Just relax and enjoy the fantastic surroundings and walks.

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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 8 - 22
  • 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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