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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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Had dinner here, only had mains. At 8.30 on a Saturday they had run out of all fish options which was disappointing. Between us we had he venison, lamb and chicken salad. The meat portions of the dishes were well cooked and tasty, however the side veges were just steamed/boiled with no dressings or flavourings. For the price you pay... More 

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Timaru
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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We ate at Whatever on a very hot and sunny Monday evening in January. Lovely to sit outside in the small courtyard. Service was excellent and the waiter paid special attention to our two young boys too! Lovely meals, three good kids options too. Very nice!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Amazing service Aymeric was great so we're the rest! Food was great and great selection! Loved the spicy rice balls! Definitely recommend. Best food in Hanmer!

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

My husband and I were lucky to book a spot here on NYE's 31/12/14 after arriving in Hanmer at 5pm the same day. The staff were very friendly and super efficient, the food was fast despite being in a busy night with all tables full. Very pleased to have managed to get a spot here.

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

As we had no booking in place we asked if a table was available and were clearly told that they were very busy and could accommodate us but there would be a little wait on main courses. Happy to accept this we were seated by friendly staff and starters were delivered reasonably quickly which we enjoyed with the decent wine... More 

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Ashburton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Staff are so accommodating and helpful, food is exceptional and full of flavor. Have returned to this restaurant a few times now and are never disappointed.

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Christchurch New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We have been to this restaurant before about six months ago and still we have had a beautiful meal.My husband had the pork belly and enjoyed.we also shared a dessert,very nice.Prices are $30 for mains and $14 for desserts.Glasses of wine $11 thankfully I have my wine before going out..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Great meal, staff were fantastic friendly and attentive. Great menu and chef happily accommodated some requests we had. Service, meal, staff, atmosphere, everything was superb. Would definitely return.

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Dumfries and Galloway, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

We went out as a group of ten for a friend's birthday. As soon as we walked in we noticed the chef say some bad language about our large group turning up, then the waiter had a dig at us not pre booking (even though the place was very quiet). This, of course didn't make us feel welcome.The food took... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

We were here about three years ago, so we decide to go again just to check if it was still as good as we remembered... run out of words to describe it! Just outstanding. Pork belly is a jackpot and lamb it's delicious! We'll be going to WE! Every time we come back to New Zealand, and probably we'll be... More 

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Address: 5 Conical Hill Road | Unit 1, Hanmer Springs 7334, New Zealand
Phone Number: 03 315 5037
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Hanmer Springs
Average Prices: USD 15 - 31
Cuisine: European

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