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Cardrona Hotel

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gastropub
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2312 Cardrona Valley Road | Cardrona, Wanaka 9382, New Zealand
+64 3-443 8153
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62 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a quaint old fashioned hotel with a great coffee shop and bar. We stopped on our drive down to Queenstown and after some pictures decided to enjoy a nice coffee. The outdoor seating in the back is beautiful. Their gardens are immaculate. This is a must!

Thank Benigno G
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We've been here several times and it never disappoints. The menu is not overly complicated (which is a good thing) and it does a great job of showing off NZ produce. Trust me, order the seafood chowder: it is a huge bowl of creamy, seafoody awesomeness. We've also stayed in the accomodation which is lovely.

Thank RachelK1980
Marlborough, England, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had great expectations of this hotel and in many ways was not disappointed. Lovely situation, views,staff and atmosphere. Two let downs - nowhere really comfy to sit (the sofas are too big and plasticy and I have seldom found such uncomfortable dining chairs ) and the food, not wonderful but expensive.

1 Thank SueOwen7
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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67 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here for coffee on our way to Wanaka. What a gem of a place it was. The courtyard and garden out the back was gorgeous with many varieties of flowering plants. The outdoor fireplace was popular on this sunny but chilly day. The coffee was also very good. Don't drive past this place, stop and enjoy!

Thank Geoff-Dale
Sydney, Australia
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46 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were taking a day trip to Wanaka and stumbled upon the Cardrona Hotel by accident. It looked so gorgeous and inviting that we had to stop in. We had coffee and a wonderful cheese and bacon scone - which were lovely. I would highly recommend stopping in for a coffee, beer or meal as it all looked so appealing.... More 

Thank Marica S
Auckland, New Zealand
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Left Queenstown with the intention of stopping for brekky somewhere. Cardrona is it. Group of 4 ladies we had bacon & eggs, big brekky & eggs benedict - so devine. Great breakfast. Portions enough to keep you going for the day. Finished off with a nice cup of English breakfast tea & 3 coffees. Coffee great and hot.

Thank mollygoeswild
Glasgow, Montana
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47 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The bike tour I was on stopped here for lunch. The meal was fantastic and the staff took good care of us. It is a well maintain historic site with a beautiful garden that had several flowers in bloom.

Thank ggwbikemt
Wanaka, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a very tasty meal, lots of variety and great surroundings, inside & out. Staff were friendly and helpful

Thank Rocker593
Warrnambool, Australia
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved the Cardrona Hotel, well restored, fabulous hospitality, great food and coffee. Would love to return.

Thank coogee3
Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great pub food, fireplaces giving a warm and cosy atmosphere, friendly and efficient staff, outside seating in beautiful garden and surroundings

Thank HeikeB65

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$9 - $25
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gastropub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Dining on a budget, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups, Scenic view, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2312 Cardrona Valley Road | Cardrona, Wanaka 9382, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Wanaka
  • Phone Number: +64 3-443 8153
The Cardrona Hotel serves up a modern take on traditional pub fare. Fresh, fast and filling you'll find all your traditional favourites created from locally sourced, seasonal ingredients. Our wine list features top quality local drops from some of the region's best wineries, along with a great selection of both tap and bottled beers, ciders and a full range of spirits. In winter the apres ski is legendary, while the sunny beer garden is the perfect summertime spot for a long lunch.

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