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5 Conical Hill Road | Unit 1, Hanmer Springs 7334, New Zealand
+64 3-315 5037
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“lamb” (37 reviews)
“fish and chips” (20 reviews)
“calamari” (8 reviews)
European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
5 Conical Hill Road | Unit 1, Hanmer Springs 7334, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We walked into Whatever because I saw on the menu 'Seafood Chowder'. Something I was 'hanging out for'. I was not disappointed !!!!! It was yummy, hearty and just perfect for a winters day. My husband had their Nachos and this also was very yum...More

Thank travelingwombat
Reviewed 1 week ago

Dine here on Queens birthday weekend. Restaurant was full but we were accommodated by a always cheerful owner .Always have good banter with him & has wines that the wife enjoys.Meal is very enjoyable as ever.

Thank Gary B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Does not matter if you just want a drink and nibbles or a full meal this is a great choice. I recommend the bread with a drink or any meal. I’ll certainly be back.

Thank Christine D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

fantastic personal service with good food and the bonus being the owners personal knowledge on local requests we asked

Thank smiley012016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Service was exceptional and super friendly from the booking to the cheque paying. Servers were super attentive and gave good choice advice. Food was delicious, true to the menu and would recommend to anyone! Really finished off our girls weekend in Hanmer perfectly. Thanks for...More

1  Thank Kate M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There were seven of us dining tonight at Whatever. We were seated by a friendly young woman. Given drinks menu and then food menus. Ordered drinks which arrived promptly. We all ordered entrees and mains and three desserts. There were sighs of appreciation all round...More

Thank Delwyn L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had a delicious pate with a berry fruit dressing which was awesome followed by Moroccan pulled lamb that was so wonderfully tasty. Too full for pudding! Friendly and attentive service. Totally recommended.

Thank David S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went along to this bar/restaurant for a meal and quiz night. The wait-staff were lovely and the service was good. They were very welcoming in regards to pub quiz participation as well. As far as ambience goes I thought the downstairs part (where the...More

Thank kristabel2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely people serving fantastic local food, well presented and good size servings. Cosy and welcoming on a cold evening when everyone else in town seemed closed.

Thank afromauckland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I called in tonight wonderful meal my steak was perfectly cooked so yummy my wife had the pork pineapple salad she loved it service was top notch the puddings were so yummy wonderful night highly recommended

Thank Julie_aaron05
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March 9, 2016|
Response from AmandaFlan91 |
They have a vegetarian lasagne
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$15 - $27
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Conical Hill Road | Unit 1, Hanmer Springs 7334, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Hanmer Springs
  • Phone Number: +64 3-315 5037
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