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“Pretty setting” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Walnut Cottage Cafe

Walnut Cottage Cafe
265 Lake Hayes Road, Arrowtown 9371, New Zealand
(03) 442 1090
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Ranked #18 of 32 restaurants in Arrowtown
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Southland
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78 reviews 78 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Pretty setting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

We stopped here for a scone and coffee and loved the garden setting. This place is good value for money and we only wish there had been an opportunity to sample more of their food as the cabinet food all looked delicious. The coffee was good though and the scone was excellent although the frozen butter on top is always challenging to melt. The only downside was that the back tables in the place overlook some kitchen stores on shelves and the dogs playing in the garden-choose to sit outside in the front garden. Would go back to try more of the food items...

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Fresh and wholesome”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

Great atmosphere, good home made food a pleasure to be at, the kids food came out first , just really well thought out

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Queenstown, New Zealand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Relaxed Lunch Spot”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

The Walnut Cottage Cafe between Arrowtown and Lake Hayes comes into its own in summer. With a beautiful garden setting and excellent food, it is a great place to meet friends in a relaxed atmosphere. Plan a stopover after a ride around Arrowtown or a walk around nearby Lake Hayes (2 hour circuit). The prawn fritters are delicious and the servings are extremely generous.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London
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59 reviews 59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Great place to stop”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

Stopped just for some drinks after a wal around lake Hayes. Fantastic coffee and smoothies. Beautiful place to sit, could have spent all day just sitting and reading. Cakes looked fantastic, can not wait to go back to same them.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Quaint, rustic, a little bit funky and worth a stop”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

This place is a little out of the way ( between Arrowtown and Lake Hayes ) but it is worth calling in. There is a range of indoor and outdoor eating - outdoor works better here as there are various tables set around a garden area. The food is well prepared - cafe style with the addition of cakes, pies, pastries - that sort of thing. Service is laid back but pleasant. The ambiance is very relaxing in a slightly 60's sort of way.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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