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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: $14 - $33
Cuisines: European
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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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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English first
Christchurch, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

This was the second time dining at No 31, I was a bit worried that it wasn't going to be as good as the last time as I had told the friend I was going with that it was amazing. The food did not disappoint at all. I had the pork belly starter and every mouthful was just delicious, my... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

The most expensive place to dine in Hanmer Springs but well worth it. The food was very nice, I had the scallops and salmon. Cocktails were fantastic. Wait staff were very diligent and attentive.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Had heard good things and it was not a let down. Bit of a last minutes trip to Hanmer and in need of some good food. Ordered venison for my lady and the lamb rack for myself. It was simply on of the best meals I have had in a restaurant in years! Great service, great food, wonderful wine. Perfect.... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Would like to give a BIG thank you to the staff at Restaurant 31, they made our anniversary one to remember. Meals and service were a 11 out of 10, simply amazing!!! my husband was so impressed with the duck, it was 'QUACKING'!! Our time there was fantastic. WE WILL BE BACK!!!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

My dear friend and myself were lucky enough to have had a few relaxing days in Hanmer and on our second night we strolled into No.31 without a reservation. Welcomed warmly, advised of some staff training (not a problem, new staff need guidance!), and had water and menu promptly. Advised of special dishes. We shared an entree of scallops which... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

After all the positive comments listed we were expecting a great experience. Unfortunately it was anything but. The waitress we had was rude and gave me the impression we were an inconvenience to her. When we questioned that the wine served had turned she abruptly told us it had not as it had only been open the night before. It... More

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

Hi there, thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. I managed to book your group in early on a Saturday as this was the only space we had available. I poured two glasses of Main Divide Chardonnay which one lady said she liked and the other didn't. Ten minutes later they both decided that it was 'off',... More

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54 reviews 54 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We had an amazing meal here in July after a long day on the road from Franz Josef. We had eaten in the original restaurant in this location and really wondered if it would live up to our very pleasant memories. It most certainly did. The food was perfectly cooked and beautifully presented. My husband had steak. Have you heard... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Just eaten at No31. Fantastic meal. Salmon gravelox was tasty and the mushroom entrée was also great. We both had pork dishes for mains washed down by a lovely Greystone sand dollar pinot gris. Excellent local wine list at reasonable prices. Name might be No.31 but in our view it is #1.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

My partner is not very adventurous with food, so we usually tend more towards steak n chips type eateries....but on my urging we splashed out and went "posh". Really glad we did, as it was fantastic, and we both thoroughly enjoyed our meals. We were thinking that the portions for the mains would be quite small, so went for starters... More

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Hanmer Springs, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Absolutely fantastic food!, only gripe would be the staff, they weren't unfriendly but they could have paid a little more attention to their customers. Late table check, heavy handed with the water jugs and when we paid there was no interest whether we enjoyed the meal or not, just assumed we were on holiday here in Hanmer, the reality is... More

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