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No.31 Restaurant & Bar

31 Amuri Avenue, Hanmer Springs 7334, New Zealand
+64 3-315 7031
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  • Excellent83%
  • Very good12%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“venison” (83 reviews)
“tiramisu” (16 reviews)
“pudding” (29 reviews)
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European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
31 Amuri Avenue, Hanmer Springs 7334, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday

Our dinner could not be faulted. The menu provided some really different and interesting options. Great friendly service. Would definitely recommend.

Thank 16jd2018
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Made a reservation based upon the recommendation of the owner of my accommodation. Relaxed atmosphere and friendly efficient wait staff. For entree, I chose the scallops. The med-rare Angus beef with tasty vegetables was superb. The highlight was the scrumptious hot sticky liquorice pudding, which...More

Thank Alison K
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This use to be our favourite restaurant in Hamner springs but too our disgust probably will not be back due to they lack of consideration. We travelled all the way from Greymouth on Friday night and I rang book a table for 8pm, the lady...More

1  Thank Dozerthemozer
Kowhatu99, Owner at No.31 Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you Mr Brown for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry you didnt manage to enjoy a meal with us. As mentioned when you called to book around 7.15pm our last booking had already arrived for the evening so 8pm...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

This was our third visit to No. 31 (after visiting two nights in a row last year as we enjoyed it so much!). This time we had the artisan breads as a shared starter, confit of duck leg mains, and vanilla creme brulee desserts. We...More

Thank JoshnTash
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here with the expectation of your higher than average restaurant experience after reading about where the restaurant places itself. Unfortunately we were presented with just “average meals” with no “oh wow” moments with flavours or presentation. For circa $35-40 meals you usually expect a...More

Thank Adam D
Kowhatu99, Owner at No.31 Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Adam, thank you for your review and we are sorry you did not enjoy your dining experience with us. Just a couple of comments, the restaurant does not place itself where it is. It is our customers consistent excellent feedback which places us here....More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Service was prompt and efficient. Prices are at the higher end so things have to be on point. Had the venison which was cooked nice and pink. Good portion size. Very well presented too. Desert was the fondant. Again cooked perfectly, well presented and a...More

Thank leroySUk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

No.31 was recommended to us and it didn't disappoint. The staff were excellent and knew their stuff. The menu provided a good choice as did the wine list. I had the steak and it was superb, one of the best I've ever eaten. The meals...More

Thank KPG2503
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the place to eat in Hamner Springs, but make sure to book as they are very busy, even in the off season. This is not a surprise because the food is delicious and the staff are very friendly and helpful. We will be...More

Thank KimWor
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food, while presented very nicely, was pretty standard fare. This may have something to do with our selection, but we don’t feel that it was that great value for money. We were expecting something more special. The highlight of the meal was the deserts.

1  Thank Ellostar
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely meal here last night. Scallops were fantastic, and the venison rare, warm and tasty. My partner had the lamb rack which was both generous and delicious.

1  Thank Russell T
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April 28, 2017|
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Response from Mikaylaj7 | Reviewed this property |
They don't have an online menu, there is one on their Facebook page
May 30, 2016|
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Response from Kowhatu99 | Property representative |
Yes we can do this via credit card over the phone we do not take bookings via email or Facebook. We can be contacted on 03 3157031 thank you.
Heather R
April 5, 2016|
Response from Kowhatu99 | Property representative |
Open 7 days from 5pm booking recommended thank you
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$12 - $26
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31 Amuri Avenue, Hanmer Springs 7334, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Hanmer Springs
  • Phone Number: +64 3-315 7031
  • E-mail
The former "Laurels" Restaurant re-opened its doors in May 2012, as "No.31 Restaurant & Bar", an A la Carte Restaurant specializing in modern European/New Zealand Cuisine. The restaurant is set in a quaint character cottage on the main street of Hanmer Springs. French doors open out to a lovely courtyard for alfresco dining and an outside bar leaner for pre-dinner drinks/cocktails in the warmer months. Inside the restaurant it is very homely, with an open fire, wooden floors and candle-lit tables. Award winning chef/owner, Michael van de Wiel ( previous chef/owner at "The Old Post Office Restaurant", Hanmer Springs, for 12 years). Fully Licensed and NOT BYO. Reservations Recommended.
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