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5 Conical Hill Road, Hanmer Springs 7334, New Zealand
+64 3-315 7745
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Limited menu but food well prepared and tasty, mid range prices. Restaurant very clean with pleasant decor.

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Thank michaelhallett
Reading, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food is beautiful, the setting is clean and modern and the service was pretty good. The pork belly was to die for and the popodoms were fab. The chocolate pudding was a bit disappointing as it arrived looking like a chocolate fondant but was just choclate sponge with an artificial tasting choclate sauce over it. I did however have... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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81 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stunning meal, great food, wonderful attentive service all set in beautiful Hanmer. Nestling in the heart of this idyllic alpine village with towering Mt Isobel in the background this restaurant will take a lot to better. Large panoramic views show of the mountain views between courses. The meal Ewan's beautiful and sensibly paced, not too fast like many. Savouring the... More 

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1 Thank Tommydeee
South Bend
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ended up at Malabar when there was a 35 minute wait at Monteiths. We're glad we changed our minds about where to eat. First, the restaurant's decor is very modern, and the place is spotless. There was one other couple there when we arrived about 8:30. Apparently, the recent earthquake and subsequent tremors are hurting lots of businesses. We... More 

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1 Thank linandrich
Swindon, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really friendly staff always refilling water and asking how the food was. Dumpling for starters were fantastic and prawns and lamb mains we had were great.

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Thank Izzy-4ilr
New Zealand
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had an enjoyable meal at this restaurant. Handy location in town and handy to our accommodation . The interior was clean and tidy and a window seat gives you a view over the street to " people watch " Friendly and helpful staff.

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Thank Judenewzealand
Auckland
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Recommended by our hotel, we decided to try out Malabar on our first night in the South Island on our road trip. Great food. Try it.

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Thank Argonaut47
Cannes, France
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49 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After a bad experience in the so-called 'best venue in town' we decided to give a go to something a tad less ostentatious, and chose to visit Malabar for its good reviews. The service was very nice and attentive, good advice and kind attendance. The food was fine, with nothing outstanding from the mains we ordered, but good quality and... More 

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Thank AJProd
Toowoomba, Australia
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35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Arrived with no booking on a Saturday night, but was seated reasonably quickly. Unfortunately, no one offered to serve us a drink whilst we were waiting, even tho we were told to wait and have a drink. The food came reasonably quickly and was amazing! We were so impressed, tasted absolutely divine!

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Thank OzsunriseQld
Christchurch, New Zealand
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We dined at what would be considered first table; 5pm. Very attentive staff, clean and friendly atmosphere. Food was amazing and price was equal to the service we received. We will definately pass on the experience to our friends. Thank you

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $28
Cuisine
Indian, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Conical Hill Road, Hanmer Springs 7334, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Hanmer Springs
  • Phone Number: +64 3-315 7745

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