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Malabar Restaurant

5 Conical Hill Road, Hanmer Springs 7334, New Zealand
+64 3-315 7745
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5 Conical Hill Road, Hanmer Springs 7334, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday

Food was superb, service a little on the slow side, but was a very busy weekend.Was Queens Birthday weekend and everything was booked out so understandable.

Thank Trevor1955
Reviewed 2 days ago

Second time we've visited Malabar while staying in Hanmer and meals were just as good as the first. Food was fresh and well-flavoured and service friendly and accommodating. Good wine list too

Thank nz_nikiwi
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My friends had a vegetarian Kashmiri paneer dish and a chicken saag. They loved it and did they were really tasty, but even the 'Indian hot' paneer wasn't very hot (according to my friend). Watch out on the bill that they've actually charged correctly, there...More

Thank Joanie C
Reviewed 2 days ago

The food here came sporadically to the table. When it arrived though it was deliciously spicy. The waiter was amiable enough but he did forget my Wife's main. But that worked out OK because we ended up taking it home in a Doggy Bag and...More

Thank SaxonFraser
Reviewed 4 days ago

I was sorry I didn't get a chance to return and try a few more dishes. Not the routine Indian menu. Excellent service. The dessert was amazing. Galub jaman an (sp?). Good prices

Thank kylielahman
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

very beautiful restaurant and amazing location best mountains view in hammer. good mains size at good price and the staff were very friendly and helpful..

Thank Parminder K
Reviewed 1 week ago

OMG! What a beautiful meal!! We had the Scallop for our starter, Kashmiri Roganjosh and Glazed Duck breast for our mains...well proportioned, delicious spices, and amazing service., decently priced. Was highly spoken for by a mate, and the recommendation was well deserved.

Thank Hanna D
Reviewed 1 week ago

after coming from Christchurch suddenly just chosen the restaurant without reservation the staff was very friendly and cooperative they allocate us and provide proper guidance towards menu and make us chose the dishes according to our palate and kitchen had given the curry with proper...More

Thank sam r
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

my partner and i had never tried south indian food before so we decided to visit Malabar while on a vacation in hanmer springs. the customer service was great! but when we ordered STARTERS (by mistake)and naan instead of mains the waiter didnt even let...More

Thank sukhpal t
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unfortunately we were mislead by all the positive reviews on trip advisor and we should have payed attention to the many negative reviews on this restaurant as they paint the place in a much more honest light. I ordered a $10 glass of Marlborough Sauv...More

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Questions & Answers
October 1, 2017|
Response from Kenneth G | Reviewed this property |
The website gives a sample menu on the left hand side.
March 9, 2016|
Response from SinghD2016 | Property representative |
Dear Guest Yes we have lot of vegetarian selections. Please give me your email address and we will forward you our menu. Thanks Regards Harry
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
$6 - $28
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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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Malabar Restaurant in Hanmer Springs has won accolades for its food and great passion for detail. Cuisine Magazine, Zest in The Press, North & South magazine, Lonely Planet and Rough Guide have all lauded Malabar. You too can dine out on its great reputation.We serve a fusion of cuisine in contemporary style with special emphasis on flavours that incorporate the best of local produce complemented by local and international beers and fine New Zealand wines including award-winning vintages from the nearby Waipara Valley Wine region.
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