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Malabar Restaurant

5 Conical Hill Road, Hanmer Springs 7334, New Zealand
+64 3-315 7745
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $28
Cuisines: Fusion
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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  • English first
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  • German first
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English first
christchurch
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

very good indian food the butter chicken was the best I have ever tasted all the mains were exceptional the prices were very similar to other meals we had in Hanmer but this was a lovely experience attentive staff would highly recommend . they also do great takeaways if you would rather eat at home . enjoy

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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We really enjoyed our food here. We tried lots of different dishes between our group and it was all really good. The service was professional and friendly at it had a very relaxing atmosphere. We ate here more than once while staying in Hanmer Springs. This was our favorite place to eat in Hanmer Springs.

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Canterbury Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Delicious food with brilliant service (& advice when asked!), and a complimentary glass of bubbles when the staff heard we were celebrating a special birthday! Such a lovely friendly atmosphere, and we so enjoyed meeting the lovely woman in charge.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

My friend highly recommended that I should try this award-winning fusion restaurant, I went there with full expectation, but I was a bit let down by the foods. I ordered fish cake as entrée and crispy duck as main. The taste was good, but considering the price I was paying ($30++ just for main), I do expect fine dinning treatment... More

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Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

More than just Indian food, there is something there for everyone, with a good wine cellar and range of beers to complement the meal.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

My wife and I went to Malabars during our recent stay and we had heard good reviews about it. We got some fries to start and they were the most lovely fries I have ever had, so tasty! For mains we got some bhajis in dipping sauce which were so yum and a salad and butter chicken which had so... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Pretty awful coffee. Coffee is the pick me up of a lot of travelers so serving staff and barristers need to know how to clean machines to stop bitter taste and gritty coffee.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Excellent service and great food. Despite the limited vegetarian options on the menu, they can make some of the meat dishes vegetarian as well - just ask.

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Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The food was beautiful. Generous portions served piping hot . What made the food so nice was the subtlety of the spices, which meant that each dish had its own flavour. The service was attentive and accommodating , the restaurant was chic and modern, we could not fault the charm of the place. Highly recommend it!

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Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Had a fantastic night out! All food came out promptly with lovely service from all staff. For starters we had onion and spinach bajjis and they were delish. Followed by crispy duck and the lamb shanks for our mains which were equally full of flavour and very enjoyable, both visually and in taste. Finished with a lovely cappuccino and black... More

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