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5 Conical Hill Road | Unit 1, Hanmer Springs 7334, New Zealand
03 315 5037
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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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
Pleasant Meal

Enjoyed a very pleasant meal with friends when we visited WhatEver. Delicious food - steak was perfect, veges and salad lovely and fresh. Great table service, friendly, prompt and efficient too. Thank you so much, we will be back!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
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Greymouth
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed a very pleasant meal with friends when we visited WhatEver. Delicious food - steak was perfect, veges and salad lovely and fresh. Great table service, friendly, prompt and efficient too. Thank you so much, we will be back!!

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Wanaka, New Zealand
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75 reviews 75 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

So glad that we hunted for this hidden gem. The food was absolutely magnificent. We shared an entree, had 2 mains, and shared a dessert plus 3 drinks for only $100. Easily 5* restaurant quality food and presentation. You must try the passionfruit tart

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Palmerston North
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81 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We dined here with locals and believe they made a great choice for our dinner! We were heartily welcomed by the owners on arrival. The restaurant is very attractively fitted out and had a great atmosphere although not overly busy during our visit. The fireplace on a chilly evening was an added attraction. A good range of mains that tempted... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

The name of this restaurant is misleading as the food is anything but "whatever"! We had a selection of starters, including crocodile, which were all very tasty and appetizing, just as they should be. The mains were sensational without exception - the fillet steak juicy and tender, my venison backstraps were gamey and flavoursome, and the pork belly just melted.... More 

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Airlie Beach, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Lured by the open fireplace and the other TA reviews we decided to eat here on our one night in Hamner Springs. YUM!! My hubby and I shared the entrée of Crocodile & Prawn Spring Rolls which were delicious. For mains he had the Canterbury Lamb and I chose the Wild Venison Backstrap. Both mains were cooked to perfection and... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We were there on a busy night and the staff were doing a good job to keep up. We had gf fish and chips. The coating on the fish was tasteless, too many chips and not enough salad. The balance was wrong and I ended up leaving most of it.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Delicious and warm. Which was exactly what we needed for our final meal in NZ on a freezing cold night. Great, friendly service, not fine dining, but it's not meant to be. Just good, honest meals with quality ingredients and generous servings. My husband especially enjoyed his venison and said it was his favourite meal in NZ.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Very welcome service from friendly hosts. Food was nicely presented and good portions. I really enjoyed my venison. We will come again

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 via mobile

Stumbled across this little gem in Hanmer. Didn't book a table on a Saturday night for 6 people and they kindly accommodated us. Apparently this restaurant has been there for a small number of years and yet I've not known it was there? Great friendly service, competitive priced meals, great atmosphere and they also have a breakfast menu. Will certainly... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

This restaurant is in a great location in the village centre and it is well appointed and tastefully decorated. The menu looked pretty good too with lots of GFoptions and even a couple of vegetarian options. after much debate and following a pretty strenuous days walking we both opted for the polenta encrusted fish with chips and a side salad.... More 

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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

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