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The Garden House Cafe - CLOSED

1 Jacks Pass Road, Hanmer Springs 7334, New Zealand
+64 3-315 7115
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  • Excellent18%
  • Very good30%
  • Average18%
  • Poor25%
  • Terrible9%
Jan 16, 2016
“slow and incompetent”
Dec 8, 2015
“Disappointing food”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Fast Food, Cafe, International, American, Pizza, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1 Jacks Pass Road, Hanmer Springs 7334, New Zealand
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Reviewed January 16, 2016

On a positive note, the food was good. It took about 20mins for coffee to arrive. Our order got messed up and so did most people's around us. It was school hols so maybe theyd do better at quieter times.

Thank 462cath
Reviewed December 8, 2015

This cafe is in the beautiful setting of the pools and the space is light and spacious. However, I ordered gluten-free toasted sandwich for $9.50 with 3 fillings - tomato, cheese, onion. It arrived with unexpected, not on the menu, chips which were tasty but...More

Thank avoca063
Reviewed November 14, 2015

We have been to Hanmer many times, seeing the newly updated kiosk at the hot pools decided to go back for dinner. I had the chicken burger which was one of the best burgers I have eaten in a long time. We also ordered the...More

1  Thank Furbabiesx2
Reviewed April 3, 2015

Gourmet burgers were expensive and did not taste gourmet. Service was fairly slow - and it was a quiet day at the pools! Stick to ice creams and drinks!

Thank Fenchurch40
Reviewed December 4, 2014 via mobile

After a lovely soak in the pools we thought we would try some food from the cafe. However the woman in the cafe there needs a a lesson in customer service!! She was rude to 3 of us paying in our group. Barking at me...More

Thank Andrea E
Reviewed December 1, 2014

The Garden House Cafe is located INSIDE the Hanmer Springs Pool Centre. The food here is well presented. The Cost is reasonable. The Ingredients fresh. The staff friendly. The servings very generous and the taste excellent. We enjoyed the food so much we visited a...More

Thank RamblingRambos
Reviewed November 3, 2014

I was impressed with the number of gluten free options available, my toastie was ok nothing special but just what we needed after a morning at the pools.

1  Thank Anna B
Reviewed October 28, 2014

I was disappointed in my Margarita Pizza. No basil in site, no fresh Tomato. It appeared to have a tomato sauce and lots of cheese on a bought pizza base. Price was reasonable given the size. My husband had Butter Chicken which was also a...More

Thank Keryn S
Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

When we visit the thermal pools we usually have wedges, muffins and drinks here. It's simple, easy and they're fine. On this occasion though we opted for something more substantial to eat at lunch. While waiting for our food we both commented on how much...More

Thank ViralPoet
Reviewed March 17, 2014 via mobile

Came in after a long day in the hanmer pools. Walked in didn't even get a smile from any staff members. We ordered from the counter I had the beef burger my partner had a bowl of fries. Seconds after sitting down our meals came...More

1  Thank Raven321
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  • Address: 1 Jacks Pass Road, Hanmer Springs 7334, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Hanmer Springs
  • Phone Number: +64 3-315 7115
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Relax in peaceful natural surroundings within the Thermal Pools. The Garden House Cafe exclusive views over the picturesque thermal pools complex coupled with its excellent menu and friendly staff creates a unique and enjoyable dining experience. Join us for a relaxed lunch before or after your soak in the hot pools and choose from a wide range of cafe foods from our blackboard menu. We are fully licensed but also have a wide range of non-alcoholic beverages including excellent espresso coffee.
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