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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
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English first
Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

My wife and I dined here on a busy Saturday night, and we loved it. The host was good humoured, the service was excellent, and the food was absolutely wonderful. My wife had fillet steak cooked to perfection, and I had the medley of lamb which was stunning. We washed it all down with a magnficent bottle of Central Otago... More

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Rangiora, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

We had no booking but were accommodated at the bar for ten minutes until a table cleared. Our order was taken promptly and drinks were kept an eye on and topped up. But it took 40 minutes for our meals to arrive... We all had different options - venison, lamb, chicken and pork belly, and we all raved about our... More

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Christchurch
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Arriving in to Hanmer later than expected at 2.20pm and hungry we found that many of the eateries had closed after lunchtime. As we parked to see if the bakery had anything to offer we noticed the sign for "Whatever" restaurant. Intrigued we walked in just as the last of the lunch customers walked out. Fully expecting to be told... More

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Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Excellent service from the wait staff, felt like we were locals and all staff we came into contact with were friendly and polite. Even though we had a wee bit of a wait on the main meal, it was well worth it as the meal was faultless! could not fit dessert in as the main meal was a generous size... More

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Friendly and gentleman service. However, it is too quiet to have a birthday celebrate for our mum. The waiter probably is the business owner, very lovely guy and good service. It was a very very quiet Sunday night with only 1 chef in the kitchen and 1 waiter in the front of house. However, the food portion is very big... More

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Nelson, New Zealand
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

Friendly cheerful service, good portions for hungry diners, and although this is where you might expect pub food/comfort food the quality of the meals was really very good. I had the pork belly and it was excellent. Finished with an Afogato which was perfect. The others at our table enjoyed their meals as well and four very satisfied diners left... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We had booked in for an early meal. The service was excellent as was the recommended wine. My lamb dish was beautifully cooked as were the steak meals. The next day we went for breakfast, and was pleased to see there were smaller ones available, which were nicely presented.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The staff was pretty helpfull and welcome. Unfortunately the food did not deserve the money for it. We were definitely expecting something more from a 40 dollar dish

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Steve H, Owner at WhatEver!, responded to this review

We don't have any $40 dishes.... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Really nice meal. Vension and lamb both cooked perfectly. Service was good. Only small negative was the wine list was a little limited. Highly recommend whatever.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I had the squid salad - 7 small pieces in a thick coated crumb (probably pkt and not freshly made) - no lemon pepper flavour and a huge bowl and lettuce straight from the pkt with some. Husband had the pasta of the day mushroom and sundried tomato - he didn't finish his meal, very unusual! Shared a brownie, not... More

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