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5 Conical Hill Road | Unit 1, Hanmer Springs 7334, New Zealand
03 315 5037
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Outdoor seating

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    Very good
  • 16
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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
Good night out

My wife and I had a lovely meal out at the Whatever bar & grill. Staff were great and the food fantastic. Will be back.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 6, 2015
Peter H
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  • Outdoor seating
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187 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

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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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

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
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
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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Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We were lucky to get in on a busy Saturday evening as we hadn't booked. Fortunately we were in and out early. We found the menu to be interesting, the food was well seasoned and well cooked and the service was friendly and efficient. There are a lot of restaurants to choose from in Hanmer Springs and we were very... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We were a family group of 10 from all over, staying in Hanmer for Easter. We arrived at the restaurant on opening when they were still empty. The Staff would not join tables and said if we sat at adjacent tables the orders would be taken separately (different times). We didn't stay and went to another restaurant and really enjoyed... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

My wife and I had a lovely meal out at the Whatever bar & grill. Staff were great and the food fantastic. Will be back.

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

My pArtner And i went for dinner around 7.00 on a fridAy night, there were no seats in the resturant so we sat in the bar which was great for us anyway as it was more quiet and secluded. Service was great , they got us water Nd took our orders promptly and they were very lovley. The food was... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Arrived and enjoyed a family meal. Service was attentive and pleasant. Food was above average but lacked polish. My lamb was nice but nothing special. The rosemary potatoes had no discernible rosemary flavour. The jus had a gloopy consistency. The beef fillet was flavoursome but let down by the sides. Snow pea shoots accompanied everything as garnish, suggesting a lack... More 

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Seattle, WA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

This restaurant was recommended to us by the owner of the hotel we stayed in. It was easy to find and we had good food and drink there. They were holding a Trivia Game pub-wide the night we were there; it contributed to the fun atmosphere!

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating

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