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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: $15 - $34
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
Queanbeyan, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

No. 31 was recommended by our hotel as we were looking for somewhere close by for our last romantic dinner before we flew back to Australia! We shared the pork belly starter and then enjoyed a perfectly cooked steak! Great wine list, attentive service, gorgeous atmosphere with an open fire! We wished we had left room for dessert as it... More

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Motueka, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Was soooo happy we chose to go here for dinner, will be telling friends and family to dine here!!! Delicious food and great staff. We will definitely come back when we are next in Hanmer. Looking forward to it :)

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Delicious. I had the perk belly entree and lamb main. Both portions very generous and very nice. Husband at the goats cheese tart and pork fillet and he was extremely impressed. Pork meal smaller but outstanding. The chocolate desert and coffee did not disappoint either and we were very impressed after a lovely evening. Pretty good wine list also.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Great staff very friendly helpful but not intrusive.Nice selection of interesting dishes well presented.lacked a little on vegatable offerings though.Desert well presented but just a little bit over indulgent on the sweet side.Recommend to anyone wanting a pleasant evening for special occasion.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Very lovely evening delcious food and exceptional service, was recommended this restaurant as a great place to have a meal. Will definetly come back

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Hanmer has so many eating experiences to choose from, but No. 31 was well worth the reservation. Food, service, ambience, location-were excellent. This will be on our list of 'must dos' when we return to Hanmer.

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Ashburton, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

The food was exceptional, beautifully presented and tasted divine. Lovely surroundings, the service was excellent. We felt very welcome and staff were very attentive and genuine.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
118 reviews 118 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Our menu choices here were faultless, both the lamb and venison dishes were delicious and cooked to perfection and the bottle of local Greystone Pinot was delightful. The restaurant has a nice cosy atmosphere with the open fire and local artwork adorning the walls, I do have to agree with a previous reviewer on the naff LED candles though! The... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014 via mobile

Simply perfect. Beautiful, flavoursome food, perfect service. If I'm picky, the room was slightly too cool for my liking - it was 0 degrees outside! I suspect you can't go wrong with anything on the menu - we had a few dishes and everything was wonderful.

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Christchurch
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63 reviews 63 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

My wife and I dined last night for my wife's birthday. The booking was easy, the reception when we arrived was warm and the restaurant was warm and well laid out. The menu also comes with a specials list and it was honestly the hardest decision we have had to make. The food is simply devine! We chose the salmon... More

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