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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
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Waikari, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Whatever is by far one of the best restaurants in Hamner (we're North Cantab locals and have dined in most of them). It's open when others are closed, with a divine menu of exquisite food served to perfection, and the owners are super friendly and welcoming. We were famished after our long hot pool soak on Sunday and went in... More

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Fantasic service and exquisite food.First visited early on a Friday night and were greated straight away and made to feel right at home. We seated straight away and didnt have to wait long at all for our orders, the chicken breast was amazing. After struggling to find anywhere available for the Saturday night we returned again and although the tables... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We were in Hanmer for a pre wedding relaxation weekend and came across this restaurant for dinner on a Saturday night. When we first arrived they were completely full but were more than happy to make us a booking for 45 minutes later. The matradee welcomed us back and was very warm and inviting. We ordered some wine and dinner,... More

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Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We happened to pass this bar/restaurant earlier in the afternoon and came back for the trivia night and had a wonderful night.

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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

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
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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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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