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Mantra

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12 The Royal Oak, Buckingham Street, Arrowtown, New Zealand
03 442 0880
Today
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 pm
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Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Family meal after a big day on the slopes. Lovely food and great, unobtrusive service. Nice decor and cosy fire. We enjoyed our meal.

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1 Thank Caymanda
Queenstown, New Zealand
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful food but unfortunately the restaurant was uncomfortably cold at 6pm on a July Saturday evenng.

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Thank SusanMM50
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

We were greeted by friendly staff for our meal at Mantra. We ordered naan bread, dips and Papadums for our starter. Best Papadums I've ever had! Our main meals were yummy too! Warm atmosphere, delicious, well priced food, friendly staff. Would recommend to all!!

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Thank Grace M
Warrington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016 via mobile

Great food. Staff excellent. Only negative is when I say I want it extra hot, I want it HOT. Had a take away for 18 people and was great, everyone raved about the food.

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Thank studor999
Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

Nothing is compromised in the presentation and preparation of the food in this charming hideaway in quaint Arrowtown, New Zealand. This Indian restaurant receives top marks for its classic cooking and modern manners...really, really delicious food! Karhai chicken is an absolute winner, saag paneer, garlic naan, raita, bhaji and numerous tandoori dishes will all leave you intoxicated and some may... More 

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Thank iceangel2016
pune
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016 via mobile

As other NZ restaurants this one also closes by 2:30 pm for lunch and opens st 5:00 pm for dinner but as we requested they served us with tasty Indian food... Ambiance is good designed with a great sense ... Colours Indian design elements decor motifs and logo also designed in nice manner ... Located at beautiful Buckingham street highly... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

I don't mean to be a crybaby, but the beautiful decor and atmosphere of Mantra perhaps made me feel like the food was going to be a similarly luxurious and decadent experience. Sadly, everything was a bit underwhelming. The mango lassi was small and watered down; the sharing platters likewise a bit stingy; the meat was all a bit tough;... More 

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Thank cdbfx
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4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016 via mobile

I was quite disappointed in the way my child was treated at the restaurant. He was warned in a very abrupt manner. I suggest you to not encourage family in your restaurant.

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Thank Shraddha P
Queenstown, New Zealand
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016 via mobile

Went in to grab a quick dinner, we had excellent service, food was yumo. We had a selection of chicken, lamb and vegetarian and every dish was devine. Full of flavor and highly recommend a visit. Great atmosphere and decor.

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artnam, Owner at Mantra, responded to this review

We thank you for your time to review us and appreciate your comments. We hope to see you again. Kind Regards, Shammi Sandhu More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016 via mobile

Food was tasty, homely and fabulous. Ambience and service was excellent. We thoroughly enjoyed the evening👌👌👌 Next time if I will visit to Arrowtown, will definitely will visit at Mantra. I highly recommend Mantra for people who are looking good food, good service and a beautiful ambience.

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2 Thank Sangeeta S
artnam, Owner at Mantra, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words and we are so pleased you enjoyed your experience at Mantra. We look forward to seeing you again. Warm regards Shammi More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$16 - $36
Cuisine
Indian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 The Royal Oak, Buckingham Street, Arrowtown, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Arrowtown
  • Phone Number: 03 442 0880

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?