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“Great food, reasonable atmosphere, average price” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Monteiths Brewery Bar Hanmer Springs

Monteiths Brewery Bar Hanmer Springs
47 Amuri Avenue, Hanmer Springs, New Zealand
03 315 5133
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Cuisines: International
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Hanmer Springs, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Great food, reasonable atmosphere, average price”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

Service was initially slow - we waited for about three minutes at the bar, and were ignored by under-dressed staff or friends-of-staff behind the bar who were helping themselves to drinks. It bordered on being offensive.

However when someone did come to seat us they were friendly and courteous, and provided excellent, promot service for the entire meal.

The food was delicious. I've had similar food for about 30% lower cost elsewhere, but the atmosphere was pleasant, and we did appreciate the great service (once we'd finally been seated).

We had a choice to be seated in the bar-stool area or restaurant areas. I recommend the restaurant area - as happy but loud groups of young people tended to gather in the bar area. Would've been really annoying for anyone trying to eat there.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Bar Review”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

The food was typical pub grub, the staff were helpful, but the noise level was high as it was popular place. It was ok for a reasonable meal.

Visited February 2013
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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50 reviews 50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“good pub meal, good price”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

meals are good size portions. & served quickly.
we were told we wouldnt need to book a table when we were there earlier in the day,. but when we arrived we had to sit in the bar as all the tables were booked & i made the mistake of asking what cut of meat the flinstone steak was, & the answer i got was "somewhere on the back, kindof" then i noticed the waitress had the word "vegan" tattooed on her wrist... if she didnt know, she should have asked someone that did.
overall the meals were good for pub food, & priced as such.
i'd happily eat there again. was good value.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Hanmer Springs
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great place!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

We love going to Monteiths. Great value and friendly staff. Outside dining in summer and a great log fire in winter. Realy like it! Location is great too.

Visited March 2013
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Winsford, England, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“nice atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

enjoyed a good beer in here, if a little expensive. Had a free taster of a promotional beer too. we weren't here long, but the time we were there we enjoyed it! Radlers, yum!

Visited February 2013
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