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No.31 Restaurant & Bar

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No.31 Restaurant & Bar
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31 Amuri Avenue, Hanmer Springs 7334, New Zealand
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31 Amuri Avenue, Hanmer Springs 7334, New Zealand
+64 3-315 7031
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The former "Laurels" Restaurant re-opened its doors in May 2012, as "No.31...
The former "Laurels" Restaurant re-opened its doors in May 2012, as "No.31 Restaurant & Bar", an A la Carte Restaurant specializing in modern European/New Zealand Cuisine. The restaurant is set in a quaint character cottage on the main street of Hanmer Springs. French doors open out to a lovely courtyard for alfresco dining and an outside bar leaner for pre-dinner drinks/cocktails in the warmer months. Inside the restaurant it is very homely, with an open fire, wooden floors and candle-lit tables. Award winning chef/owner, Michael van de Wiel ( previous chef/owner at "The Old Post Office Restaurant", Hanmer Springs, for 12 years). Fully Licensed and NOT BYO. Reservations Recommended.
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Great Place to dine in Hanmer Springs
5 of 5 starsReviewed November 21, 2014
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Don C
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Woolgoolga, Australia

On Tuesday 18th November, 2014 my wife and I visited Hanmer Springs and stayed one night. We had read about this restaurant when researching a motel to stay at when in Hanmer Springs on... read more

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Visitor rating
  • 214
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  • 21
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Woolgoolga, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

On Tuesday 18th November, 2014 my wife and I visited Hanmer Springs and stayed one night. We had read about this restaurant when researching a motel to stay at when in Hanmer Springs on TripAdvisor! Solved both problems for us i.e. the advice was stay at the Settlers Motel - would advise that it was highly rated by others and... More

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Peyia, Cyprus
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

Beautiful restaurant, cottage style, food was excellent, staff so helpful and pleasant, this appears to be the best in the town. My wife and I had the special menu and it was superb

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Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

No flint stones, pebbles or any rubble. Just awesome food, great service and marvelous ambiance. It's not cheap! But very much worth it: 2 entrees, 2 mains and 2 desserts + 1 bottle of great wine: $100 each. The food has little seasoning. It's natural taste is enhanced by the course's other components. Salmon on a bed of wheat berries... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

I phoned to try and book a table for 2 at a specific time and was told they didn't have a table......no offer of another time or an sort of help. I wont bother even trying next time. The next place I called didn't have the time I asked for but offered me an alternative time (like most places would).

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N031, Owner at No.31 Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

I am sorry you were disappointed that you couldn't reserve a table on a very busy evening. We could not offer an alternative time as we were fully booked throughout the entire evening. Hence why the person on the telephone said "sorry we are fully booked" I am sorry we couldn't accommodate you. More

Christchurch
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014 NEW

Had dinner there last night. Pork roll fantastic and wife had lamb rack. Kids had chicken Salid and fries recommended by waitress that wasn't on menu-a real hit. Food was excellent as was the service. Highly recommended.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

What else can be said about this restaurant? Superb food, cocktails and wine. Scallops were first class, the large rack of lamb was excellent and I dare say the creme brulė was the best we've ever had! Our waiter Kent was on his first shift but was attentive and most importantly friendly. Highly recommended by some well travelled foodies!

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Food was surprisingly good for such a small town. Service excellent, place was clean and tight. Expenses, but we thought worth it.

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

A couple of nights ago my wife and I returned to No.31 to celebrate my wife's birthday. We had booked a few days previously because they we know from past experience reservations are essential after winter. Helen, the front of house lady and who is the wife of the chef greeted us warmly, showed us to our seats and recognised... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I took my Sister-in-law and Niece to Hanmer and we looked at all the restaurants available. The quiet ambience of Number 31 showed promise so we asked to a talbe but had to book for the following night as it was full on the Thursday. It was well worth waiting for. The service was quick and the staff knew their... More

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Melbourne
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Excellent food & service. Scallop entree was fantastic. Staff friendly & knowledgable about the menu.

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Additional Information about No.31 Restaurant & Bar

Address: 31 Amuri Avenue, Hanmer Springs 7334, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-315 7031
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Hanmer Springs
Average Prices: USD 13 - 31
Cuisine: European

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