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Cardrona Hotel

Queenstown Wanaka Road, Wanaka, New Zealand
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Ranked #25 of 60 Restaurants in Wanaka
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: located in the New Zealand ski fields, NZ, Southern Hemisphere.
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: located in the New Zealand ski fields, NZ, Southern Hemisphere.
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English first
Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

A must on the way home from Cardrona skiing. Great atmosphere, beers, mulled wine and fires burning out the back

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Loved the atmosphere, called in for a mulled wine, ended up by the fire and staying for dinner. Great meal, however off hand waiter who took our order. Didn't appreciate getting snapped at when we asked if they serve dinner to be sneered at by male waiter to be told madam we are a restaurant in a nasty tone. However... More

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CardronaHotel, Owner at Cardrona Hotel, responded to this review

Hi there, Thanks for your review and I'm glad you enjoyed your meal. I can assure you that the staff member who served you didn't mean to offend you. His comment was a reflection of his German sense of humour (which doesn't always come across quite as he intends it too). I hope it didn't affect your night too much. More

Brisbane, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

Great little spot as soon as you get of the mountain. Shots, drinks, food it is all good. Cool laid back vibe and very relaxing. Couches and a fire inside and a massive fire and tables out side as well. We all loved it.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

My Partner & I went to the Hotel whilst on Holiday for tea. We had been to the Cadrona before and loved it so decided to go again, however we were highly dissapointed. My partner ordered the lamb chops, one was cooked perfectly and one was so over done. I had the Chicken Hot Pot pie, it was nice however... More

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CardronaHotel, Owner at Cardrona Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback about your experience with us. We've taken your comments regarding your meal on board, unfortunately there's isn't a lot we can do to control the behaviour of other guests' children (as much a we sometimes would like to!) We're sorry if this negatively impacted your evening with us. More

Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

My husband and I were with friends and stopped in here after a day on the slopes for a few quiet ones. So pleased we did - this place is so cool. So much character. We wondered if it was just going to be a tacky tourist trap, but it certainly didn't appear to be. Will definately revisit next time... More

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Medicine Hat, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We heard about the old hotel / bar at Cardrona (now a 'fancy boutique hotel), so drove out from Wanaka to see it one day. We stopped in for lunch (and a pint) at noon hour. It was such a lovely sunny day, that we decided to eat our lunch (split a seafood combo lunch special) outside. Very GOOD! Reasonably... More

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Bundaberg, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Great service and value for money food. The menu had a great selection on offer and had gluten free food available which is a plus in my books! In the menu it had a section that outlined the history of the hotel which is also a lovely read.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

My husband and I held a brunch for 60 of our closest friends the day after our wedding in Wanaka and we chose the Cardrona Hotel. I had organised this booking well in advance with the previous owner but then new owners took over & I hoped they would be as good as the last! I shouldn't have worried as... More

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

It was a sunny but cool autumn day when we were driving through to Wanaka from Queenstown and stopped at this very quaint and historic pub for morning tea. It is well worth a visit for the authentic looking interior, roaring open fire and friendly welcoming staff. We had the cream tea and the fresh date scones still warm from... More

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

My husband and I came here in May 2014 for dinner. It was not particularly busy (being a Wednesday night) and we were seated about 2 minutes after arriving and asking for a table. Our orders were taken quickly and arrived quickly. We shared the crumbed camembert wedges (and wished we had ordered one each - yum), then I had... More

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