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No.31 Restaurant & Bar

31 Amuri Avenue, Hanmer Springs 7334, New Zealand
+64 3-315 7031
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $13 - $30
Cuisines: European
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: 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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Invercargill, New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

We recently had a meal here for a party of five, including a very discerning vegetarian, and we were all very impressed with the meal and the service at this restaurant. The occasion was a 60th birthday, so it was great that the choice of venue was superb as well. I would definitely go back .

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

What superb food and service. We had really good food served and at very reasonable cost. It had a great atmosphere in the restaurant and it became a pleasantly romantic evening for the two of us.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Small restaurant with interesting menu. Every course interesting with good ingredients well prepared.

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Sydney, Australia
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77 reviews 77 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Good ambiance and a warm welcome.Excellent food, well prepared and presented. Friendly efficient service. This restaurant would be hard to beat in Hanmer Springs.

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London
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I would highly reccommend No 31. The food was absolutely Devine, beautifully presented and interesting flavours. I got the gravalax salmon starter which was exquisite, and the rack of lamb. For the price, a few more veges with the main wouldn't go astray. Great service.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Excellent meal with friends. Great meals and impeccable service. Well worth the money for such professionally presented food.

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Great service, fast, efficient and friendly. A great selection of food available. They were accommodating with tweaking the meal for my husband's taste. the lamb rack was divine, melt in your mouth. Would definitely recommend.

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Nelson, New Zealand
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Top quality food served in a very professional style. Looked beautiful and tasted even better. I had pork fillet wrapped in bacon with a kumara mash, I couldn't quite finish it as it was a very generous amount of food but I really wish I could have, it was so yummy. My partner had the pork special with a piece... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Fantastic. One of our best meals in NZ. Very attentive waiter who helped us with an excellent wine. Highly recommended.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

What a talented chef - food was brilliant and went back twice. The main was very large so second visit was two entrees and a desert (little pig) beautifully presented and something just a little different in flavours - well done - look forward to coming again when next in Hanmer

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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 - 30
Cuisine: European

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