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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, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, 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
Saturday night at WhatEver!

Came in for dinner at approximately 7 o'clock and there were no tables available. The owner said we could come back at 7:45 so we did and had the best time ever. The garlic bread was awesome! The fish and chips was great! The owner was really friendly and great with customers especially us... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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Canvastown, null, New Zealand
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Had a great 3 course meal with a delightful french waiter and young Thai chef who did an excellent job of the meals.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Dined at this place and the focus was on presentation rather than taste. It looked amazing on the plate but did not taste as good as it looked. The salmon meal was awful, the lime sauce needs to be on the side not drizzled all over the salmon. Spent way to much money for appalling taste.

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Maitland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This restaurant had a large party dinjng when we were there but ensured our every need was attended too. They seated us away frkm the large noisy group and ensured we were adequatley warm. Our entrees were delivered promptly but main course took longer due to the large number of people all requiring main course at once. They constantly apologised... More 

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Tauranga
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Big thanks to the French waiter Tanyun (spelt wrong) very friendly the meals were great as was the location and ambience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Came in for dinner at approximately 7 o'clock and there were no tables available. The owner said we could come back at 7:45 so we did and had the best time ever. The garlic bread was awesome! The fish and chips was great! The owner was really friendly and great with customers especially us. Recommend to all

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Walked in with 4 persons without a booking on a Thursday night and the restaurant was packed....I asked for a table without expecting to get one. Even if we were to get a table I thought the service would be awful because of the large crowd. A table was found although it was a bit of a squeeze. Settled with... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Don't be put off by the name or the décor. No nice white table cloths or relaxing background music - but truly amazing real food, beautifully presented and enough to fill you up without having to order sides. Will definitely be back.

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South Island, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Our 4WD Club booked in here for our Annual 4wd Trip to Hanmer. We had more book in for a meal than we thought we would. I think 45 in total. So we had to spread out our arrival through out the early evening. Sadly some had left before others had arrived. But they did everything they could to accommodate... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We loved it so much we went back again in our 4 day stay. Lovely atmosphere with a cozy fire. A fabulously friendly staff guy who greeted & then served us with divine tasting food. Compliments to the young chef. They were also accommodating with my dairy allergies. We went from being the only ones there on the Thursday night,... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Cant say enough about the warm welcome we received from the staff and the excellent service throughout. Great range of food from the menu and all is cooked to perfection!

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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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