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WhatEver!

5 Conical Hill Road | Unit 1, Hanmer Springs 7334, New Zealand
03 315 5037
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $31
Cuisines: European
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

After a long day my wife and I were looking for somewhere to eat and couldn't find much open. The place we were staying recommended 'whatever!', and we couldn't have been happier. Have a go of the chicken breast, grab a glass of red and enjoy a seat by the fire. Price was pretty good too. Glass of plonk each,... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Reported to owners serving us (lunch portions) food was tasty but 'miserable' portions. Response "Fair enough" - but they did nothing to redeem the situation, more over, actually defended their position having 'costed it all out'. Would have stayed for coffee and desert, but their poor attitude had us go elsewhere. No wonder the restaurant on a busy weekend was... More

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Christchurch New Zealand
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

My husband and I had a nice meal here.both having seafood dishes which were tasty and light.well presented.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Last minute decision to have a day trip to Hanmer Springs - frozen start to a stunning day. After a lovely wander round the village with a little bit of shopping and a catch up with friends we decided it was time for lunch. While hidden behind some shops it is actually an ideal setting. Lovely and warm inside. Seating... More

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new zealand
Top Contributor
260 reviews 260 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
195 helpful votes 195 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Ok it was a weekend and I have since learned that you should never visit Hanmer in the weekend. However, we arrived at Whatever and shown to our seat. We were never advised it would be an hour wait for our meal. However, the people next to us did say they had been waiting for hours after we had ordered.... More

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Granville, Ohio
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

We only stopped in for coffees, but we were very happy with the service and quality of everything. The location is a bit tricky since it's behind another building, but everything was reasonably priced, and the wait staff even recommended another restaurant to us when explaining that they did not serve cocktails. If I had stayed longer we definitely would... More

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Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

A regular to hanmer and havent seen whatever before,absolutely great! One of the best we have been to! Great people too!

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Wellington
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 via mobile

"What ever" is Kiwi slang for indifference - hardly an ideal name for a restaurant. But we were delightfully surprised. They did brilliantly with only two waiting staff - super efficient and attentive. We had 2 children and their meals were out in less than 10 minutes meaning we could relax over our mains while they were on to the... More

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Invercargill, New Zealand
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Tonight we dined at Whatever and I am amazed they won a 2013 Tripadvisor award. It was not a good dining experience from ordering a glass of wine from the list the glass was taken away and filled at the bar so I had no idea if I received the wine I ordered. Breads and dips adequate then I had... More

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Stoke-on-Trent, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Very very tasty well cooked food, plenty to choose from on the menu and good choice for kids. Atmosphere was very relaxed and service was great. Defiantly recommend a visit here.

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