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Malabar Restaurant - CLOSED

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2016, 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

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.
$6 - $28
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Indian, Asian
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked here based on the menu as described in The Entertainment Book, a mixture of western and Asian. Unfortunately the menu in the restaurant was totally different. We decided to stay for starters and a drink only. The starters we ordered did actually turn...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank selytee
Reviewed November 27, 2018

The food in this restaurant is superb; beautifully thought out menu. Just be prepared that the meals may take longer than usual.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank E2489NEronb
Reviewed October 29, 2018

Food very good terrible service had to wait 1 hour before our order was taken then probably another 30mins for food to arrive.We have visited this Restaurant many times and really rated it highly but were close to walking out and going somewhere else pity...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Explorer50909327132
Reviewed October 29, 2018 via mobile

Went to dine in on cold rainy day, the restaurant was warm and nice inside. The food was really good and big portions. Service was causal but it was ok. Read few reviews about service being really slow and I was also not sure weather...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Amaze_nz
Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

Got a curry takeaway, it was tasty but took 50 minutes except they told us 1/2 hour. We over heard mentioning the slowness. The curry was pretty good.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank andyade
Reviewed October 15, 2018 via mobile

Monday night in Hammer and very quiet. Pleasure to find somewhere open, warm and inviting. Thee service was wonderful and food very tasty. Pleasant and enjoyable place to eat :0)

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank CarlEgan
Reviewed October 14, 2018

We have been going to this restaurant for 15years and I have recommended it to everyone. We get soo excited when we know we are coming down to Hamner to what was the best restaurant in NZ!!! WHAT has happened guys we are gutted .The...More

Date of visit: October 2018
4  Thank Jenny E
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

The food was absolutely wonderful, from preparation to presentation, very pleasing. We especially enjoyed the special bar drinks,The food was fresh, properly prepared and a great value for the price. We highly recommend it. Thank you so much for taking such wonderful care of our...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank gurpreetrathore
Reviewed October 13, 2018 via mobile

Tried chicken malwani, mouthwatering , delicious, one of the best chicken dish I ever had...5/5...!!!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank civilpraveens
Reviewed October 12, 2018 via mobile

Was too famished and ordered indian food , the food was amazing and the staff was mind blowing specially the manager was so helpful, worth visiting in order to have best authentic bombay food. Good job guys. Cheers

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank rajs841
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