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5 Conical Hill Road | Unit 1, Hanmer Springs 7334, New Zealand
03 315 5037
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Outdoor seating

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  • 77
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    Very good
  • 16
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Excellent food

The Crocodide spring rolls are a must and the Pork Belly is to die for Excellent service and the host was really friendly and made sure you felt real comfortable and was real good with the kids

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
Ray K
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

The Crocodide spring rolls are a must and the Pork Belly is to die for Excellent service and the host was really friendly and made sure you felt real comfortable and was real good with the kids

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Nelson, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We were there three times in one weekend. Late dinner which was beautifully presented and tasty. Lovely to sit outside on a warm evening. It was also a great place to catch up for a drink the next afternoon and lunch the following day with a larger group. The hosts were always very friendly and welcoming too. Thank you.

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South Island, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I dined here with a group of friends and we all got different dishes. I had the chicken breast wrapped in bacon. It was cooked to perfection and the sauce was really good. The dessert was really nice too, I recommend the chocolate brownie to any chocolate lovers. The staff were friendly and obliging, the only reason for the four... More 

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Bargara, Australia
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We arrived with no booking and were greeted with enthusiasm Nd excellent service. The quality of the food was high and the range offered was good. The venison was cooked to perfection and the salads very good. Definitely recommended.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Busy weekend and we had no bookings in town. We rang Whatever and they fitted us in. Arrived to a lovely restaurant busy and lively Service was great and authentic, food was very good. Would go there again first when next in town. thanks Nick

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

The salmon main was fantastic as was the calamari entrée. But the cheese cake had me fit to burst. Everyone felt the same about their meals too. They need a wheel barrow service to get you back out to the car!

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3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Wonderful restaurant! I ate few times in this restaurant, I highly recommend the Seafood Chowder, Pork Belly or Venison! I've been welcomed by the owners who are amazing! And don't hesitate to come on a Wednesday nighr for.Quizz Night! A lot of fun with locals!

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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Great friendly service, great variety on the menu, very accommodating for our family meal. Was probably our favourite meal while in NZ as everything was spot on for all of us.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Had dinner here, only had mains. At 8.30 on a Saturday they had run out of all fish options which was disappointing. Between us we had he venison, lamb and chicken salad. The meat portions of the dishes were well cooked and tasty, however the side veges were just steamed/boiled with no dressings or flavourings. For the price you pay... More 

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Timaru
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We ate at Whatever on a very hot and sunny Monday evening in January. Lovely to sit outside in the small courtyard. Service was excellent and the waiter paid special attention to our two young boys too! Lovely meals, three good kids options too. Very nice!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5 Conical Hill Road | Unit 1, Hanmer Springs 7334, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Hanmer Springs
  • Phone Number: 03 315 5037

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 31
  • Cuisine: European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?