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All 12 Amberley Restaurants

Pukeko Junction

Rt 1, Amberley 8251, New Zealand
(03) 314-8834
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Ranked #2 of 12 Restaurants in Amberley
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations

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English first
Nelson, New Zealand
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Whenever I have travel between Nelson and Christchurch I always make a point of stopping at Pukeko Junction. The food is utterly delicious and the staff are really welcoming and polite. A particularly notable experience really set this place and its staff apart for me. Recently I visited Pukeko Junction with my mother after a trip down to Christchurch and... More 

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Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

A great place to stop when heading to Hanmer, the West Coast or Kaikoura. The food is great, the service good and you'll feel reinvigorated for your trip north.

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Ashburton, Canterbury, New Zealand
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

We have stopped here three times now on our way to and from Hanmer. The quality and choice of food is top rate, pity about the service. Each time we have been left waiting, for either the coffee or food. Today we had a very nice lunch and asked for our coffee to be served when the slice of cake... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Probably one of the best cafés I have eaten at! Food was amazing and great value for money. Took us ages to order because there were so many tasty looking options. Recommend getting the salad with your meal, it was divine!! Would loved to have had any one of their delectable looking desserts 😋 but I was so full from... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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85 reviews 85 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

This is our favourite place to stop when travelling to or from Christchurch on SH1. A Wonderful place to stop for a SLICE OF LEMON CAKE (with yougurt or cream) and have you tried their LEMON & YOUGURT CAKE? The meals are great, and we have had many late brekkies over the years. There is an our door area for... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

What I really liked is how they came up with such a stunning business in a cheap seriously unattractive venue. But boy does it work. The place is truly about the food not so much the cafe. I always eat lunch there on my way to Hanmer and preorder around $80 worth of food to bring home for sunday evening... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Good coffee every time. Friendly attentive service is great in a busy, bustling atmosphere. Good value.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

On our way to Hanmer last Friday we stopped off at Pukeko Junction for lunch. Every dish ordered was delicious and generous. Staff were very friendly and not flustered although it was a very busy place at lunchtime. I noticed a room off to the side of the main dining area, where a group of older women were gathered for... More 

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Timaru, New Zealand
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We have been here twice in the last two weeks when traveling north and south Our first visit we had the lasagne with salad very tasty the service was friendly but extremely slow Our last visit on our way home we had Bacon and egg pie with salad which was nice and very filling The service was much faster and... More 

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Kaikoura, New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Stopped for lunch. Well what can I say the lasagne was lovely and at $10 the cost was reasonable. The staff are friendly. I would highly recommend Pukeko a excellent place to stop.

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Address: Rt 1, Amberley 8251, New Zealand
Phone Number: (03) 314-8834
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Amberley

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