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All 27 Hanmer Springs Restaurants

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 - $29
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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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

We eat here every time we come to Hanmer Springs. The service was very good, the food was excellent, very accommodating on kids meal. Venison was such a joy and double chocolate fondant was heavenly. I wish it was in Christchuch so that we can go more often! Definitely recommend to everyone.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Last time we were in NZ we visited this restaurant two nights in a row. Now we're back in NZ, we've done the same thing! The food is simply delicious. Tonight we sat outside and enjoyed our lovely meals, the beautiful weather, and Hamner's peaceful and laid-back vibe. We wish we were staying longer so we could eat here again!... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

We had a great meal, service was outstanding, it was so wonderful went back the next night! Best to book though.

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Sydney, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Best meal we have had in NZ. Good variety of choices. Quick service. All the other restaurants are around the same price point so don't bother shopping around. Must book.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

The service was surprisingly fast and the food was amazing. We weren't that hungry but still got starter, main and dessert just cause it was so good. So full afterwards. A little pricey but totally worth it.

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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Overall enjoyed the experience at No 31. Had the chicken special which was well cooked and presented. My wife had the pork special which was only ok. Service was friendly and good but room for improvement. We only had a main course and we were not checked at all during the meal. The atmosphere overall again was nice.

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Scotland UK
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15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015 via mobile

Ate here for my last night in Hanmer Springs . Interesting menu.I chose rack of lamb with honey and mustard crust which was delicious, although lamb croquettes were an extra it didn't need. So glad I had room for a desert it was also delicious and like having 2 desserts Creme brûlée, apple ice cream, poached rhubarb and a brandy... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This turned out to be the perfect place for a special birthday meal. Yes it is on the expensive side but everyone was very satisfied and happy with their meals - it was definitely worth it for a special occasion. Absolutely delicious food and great service. We would definitely go back again.

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Auckland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Reasonably short menu, but food was excellent. On a warm evening, we ate outside which is highly recommended. Would definitely go back.

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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Tempting menu that caters for everyone from meat lovers to vegetarian, vegan and gluten free. I enjoyed the duck, this dish included asian flavours and was appealing and appetising and nicely proportioned. My husband enjoyed the lamb rack and I managed to sneak a taste of his mouth watering and perfectly cooked lamb. His meal also was very well presented... More 

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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 - 29
Cuisine: European

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