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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, Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 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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6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

On a Sunday morning we found it difficult to find a restaurant that wasn't over crowded until we stumbled across 'Whatever'. Located to the side of the Wild South shop on the main street we found a spacious, warm, friendly atmosphere to have our brunch. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. They also had locally made chutneys,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Excellent food and fantastic staff, right in the middle of town so great for lunch or dinner. Great choice of dishes at reasonable prices

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Doha, Qatar
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We popped into this cafe for a coffee late on a Sunday morning. The cafe wasn't particularly full, but when one of our party made a lighthearted, friendly comment to the server about our order, he retorted "I'm too busy for humour". We are not sure if they were short-staffed that day (12th July), but there is no excuse for... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Lack of staff.One person waiting, taking orders, helping in the kitchen, serving drinks from the bar. Consequently the service was poor. My husbands meal (chicken)was not cooked thoroughly. Would not recommend this restaurant.

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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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  • 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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