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No.31 Restaurant & Bar

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31 Amuri Avenue, Hanmer Springs 7334, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Our second visit and again exceeded our expectations. Service amazing; friendly and approachable. Food faultless and from start to finish - also excellent wine selection

Thank kated670
Bray Park, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you want to experience what a restaurant should be like and can afford a 37-39 dollar main then I would recommend coming here. I cannot fault anything here and left feeling 100 percent satisfied. I never know what to order at restaurants so if you are like me I stuck to the safe option of steak for main and... More 

Thank Merkwitza
Christchurch, New Zealand
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Amazing meal!!!! I had read great things about the food here and had high expectations. I was quite concerned that they might not be met but I had nothing to worry about. Everything we tried was incredible and we will definitely be back again for another special occasion.

Thank corfi
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Six old friends staggered here in the snow a week or two ago. Delighted to find a roaring fire and welcoming bar whilst our table was given the final touches. Our waitperson Helene, was exceptional. Two of our party are severely allergic to various foods, and she took great care that these were catered for. To the extent that a... More 

Thank 255100SusieQ61
Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Attentive service, beautifully presented and perfectly cooked meals, warm and cosy restaurant. Walked out with smiles on our faces and full tummies what more could you ask for? We were delighted!

Thank Devilsfruit
Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

They really looked after us from start to finish. Service was great, meals came out a little too fast, but that's better than slow. Cocktails were great, strong with not too much ice!! The food was excellent. We tried, Scallops, pear and Goats cheese, steak, Pork fillet and double chocolate souffle. All were tasting and cooked brilliantly.

Thank Grahamvincent30
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed the fish an duck mains and desert. All beautifully presented and flavoursome. A cold Monday night but very popular. Great service

Thank Rogerdoglancaster
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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had turned up without a reservation but they were able to serve us. We had a great time loved every moment. Nice warm fire in the background great wine and top class food. Nice way to finish you're day off👍🏻

Thank Shaun F
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here 3 years ago on our last trip to NZ...and had to return. Happy to say they did not disappoint! Starters of bread with mix spreads and quail with black pudding were delicious...followed by one of the best steaks we have had in a long time! Service outstanding and lovely relaxed atmosphere.

Thank Deborah K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I showed up without a booking last weekend as I wasn't intending to spend the night in Hanmer but due to unforeseen circumstances I had too. Staff couldn't have been nicer about this and quickly cleared a table for me. Eating out on your own can be a funny one but the staff kept me company just enough, without taking... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$12 - $29
European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, 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: 033157031
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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