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The Last Posts Cafe

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Seafood, International, Mediterranean, Pacific Rim
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88 Main St., Methven 7730, New Zealand
03-302-8259
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Description: The Last Post is the perfect place for apre ski drinks and snacks! We...
The Last Post is the perfect place for apre ski drinks and snacks! We have an extensive wine list and feature many local boutique beers. If you are looking for an excellent meal, the dinner menu is not to be overlooked! Viewings a must and bookings essential. Feel free to come in and enjoy a few cocktails by the fire!
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  • 3
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good quality little restaurant

Came here on my brithday whilst on our skiing holiday. There was 8 of us. We shared some entrees amoungst us all and each had a main. Most of us were happy with the meals and we were looked after well. Would definitly reccomned it and would come back here again if we are in Methven again sometime.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 20, 2014
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Ashburton, New Zealand
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83 reviews 83 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We had a fantastic time in the great little theater in Methven we had booked for dinner 7.30 ish Greeted OK just, service was good , menu simple , interesting . Decided to share the corn bread , and the mushrooms , waiter said the mushrooms would be great for two as there was six small one's this turned out... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Came here on my brithday whilst on our skiing holiday. There was 8 of us. We shared some entrees amoungst us all and each had a main. Most of us were happy with the meals and we were looked after well. Would definitly reccomned it and would come back here again if we are in Methven again sometime.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I have had the pleasure of dining and drinking at the last post a few times now and its always an excellent experience. Great friendly service and superb food. The last visit was as good as the first! Highly reccomended.

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Returned for dinner here after an excellent meal last year. Our table near the fire was warm a cosy. Came with my three youngest children and we all enjoyed our food. Very interesting venison main course with a dark chocolate and orange sauce that worked well. I also liked my gluten free spicy cornbread entree. Desserts were also excellent and... More 

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Methven, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I do love the intimacy of this place, it is extremely cosy with stunning food ..... the cornbread and baked Camembert are staple favourites. Always nice wines on the wine list as well ..... I have had a few awesome mojitos over the summer time and yummy mulled wine in winter!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Part of a big group for a 40th birthday. Very attractive cafe bar. However the manager was unbelievably hostile and rude to our group. He is a North American with a seriously bad attitude, clearly not interested in providing good service for repeat patronage from locals. The other staff were courteous and efficient but this guy really has to go.... More 

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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Visited at night to a warm welcome and atmosphere. The mulled wine was great. Didn't have time to try the food unfortunately. Worth a visit.

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Sydney, Australia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I'd return here for drinks and the atmosphere, not necessarily the food. It was nice and very fresh, but unexciting in terms of flavours. We had nice service and a pleasant evening but there are better food options. The bar was fun and attracts load of locals/mountain workers at apres time. The place to be seen!

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

As i wrote in the title - great bar, great food and great fire place. Bar staff are most helpful, informative and inclusive - every time.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

My husband & I had dinner on a tue night to celebrate my BDay. Service was excellent, cocktails excellent, steaks were cooked to perfection. Reminded me if the high quality food & service at the Bunker in Queenstown.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 88 Main St., Methven 7730, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Methven
  • Phone Number: 03-302-8259

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 24
  • Cuisine: Seafood, International, Mediterranean, Pacific Rim

Description

The Last Post is the perfect place for apre ski drinks and snacks! We have an extensive wine list and feature many local boutique beers. If you are looking for an excellent meal, the dinner menu is not to be overlooked! Viewings a must and bookings essential. Feel free to come in and enjoy a few cocktails by the fire!

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