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The Chamois at the Mt. Cook Backpackers Lodge
Aoraki Mount Cook Alpine Village | Mt. Cook Backpackers Lodge, Mt. Cook Village, New Zealand
+64 3-435 1646
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Price range: $12 - $22
Cuisines: Gastropub
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Late Night
Description: The Chamois Bar & Grill offers a great range of local beers and splendid choice of different foods, from Pizzas and salads to seafood and steaks, there are plenty of meals for everyone's taste buds and dietary requirements. Sit back relax with a beverage and take in the priceless mountain views from your table or soak up the live sport on the big screen TV. Enjoy.
London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Weak”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012

Gave two stars because the guy serving us at the till was very friendly. The food was't up to much and very over-priced. Great views though.

Visited December 2012
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English first
Scottsdale, Arizona
Top Contributor
293 reviews 293 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 116 cities Reviews in 116 cities
178 helpful votes 178 helpful votes
“No Nonsense Grill With Great Food!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

This is a great alternative to dining at The Hermitage. It is inexpensive and has great pub food. My wife and I enjoyed our dinners that were large and tasty. They also serve terrific beer on tap. The downside, if you are staying at the Hermitage, is that it is a "bit" of a walk, and is lacking in atmosphere. It reminds me of a ski area cafateria, large and bland in appearance.

Visited November 2012
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F'burg
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191 reviews 191 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 74 cities Reviews in 74 cities
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
“Pub food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

Best value at Mt. Cook, although the hostel guests who go in and out of the kitchen to cook their own food are somewhat distracting of you're looking for a a quiet meal. Also a good place to watch TV if there's a rugby match on.

Visited February 2012
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Nelson, New Zealand
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Good food but quite cold!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

Good, cheap, pub-style meals but the dining room was too big for the fireplace to heat it well enough. Otherwise good service and good, flavoursome meals.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Brisbane, Australia
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56 restaurant reviews
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76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
“Delicious food, well priced”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2012

This is a great alternative to dining at The Hermitage. We loved our meal here, pan fired teriyaki salmon on soba noodles with vegetables ($28) followed by sticky date pudding & ice cream ($9) Its quick counter service here and is open between 5.30 - 9.00. There's plenty to choose from and pizzas are around $18. The downside here is that the dining area is cavernous, its modern and clean but sparsely furnished with not a lot of atmosphere. The big sports screen rules here and the noise dominates.

Visited April 2012
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