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The Kitchen

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430a Bannockburn Road | Bannockburn, Cromwell 9384, New Zealand (Formerly Bannockburn Cafe and Store)
+64 3-445 1553
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9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Made several visits over Easter with a large group. Service with a smile. Great to sit outdoors with great coffee and food. Excellent service over thr holiday period. Many rhanks.

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Thank Alan C
Timaru, Canterbury, New Zealand
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

best chocolate brownie I have had!! food and coffee was awesome highly recommended if you want a quiet place to visit but will get busy if they keep there standards high

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Thank Howard P
LAnne7451, Community Manager at The Kitchen, responded to this review

Dear Howard P, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to The Kitchen. Our chocolate brownies are one of our chef's specialities and we will be sure to pass on the compliments to her. We're looking forward to welcoming you back to Bannockburn soon. Kind Regards, The Kitchen Bannockburn Team More 

Oamaru, New Zealand
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We called in two days in a row for coffee as we were just staying nearby. The coffee was great! Food in the cabinet looked lovely but it was too early for us to have lunch. The restaurant was lovely and clean and staff were pleasant.

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Thank cruisinnow
LAnne7451, Community Manager at The Kitchen, responded to this review

Dear cruisinnow, Thank you for your review. We're pleased you could visit us while staying in the area and we're glad you enjoyed the coffees. We will be sure to pass along the compliments to the staff and hope you can come back and visit us again soon to try out our lunch menu. Kind Regards, The Kitchen Bannockburn Team More 

Kuta lombok
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth heading up to Bannockburn from Cromwell to this awesome cafe. Delicious food, fantastic coffee and wonderful staff. There's also a great local pub next door and the best Vineyards right on their doorstep. Plenty of parking around the back if road side full. We will be back for sure. 😎

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Thank Julianpfowler58
LAnne7451, Community Manager at The Kitchen, responded to this review

Dear Julianpfowler58, Thank you for writing a review of your recent visit to The Kitchen. We're very proud to be part of such an iconic region of Central and are always glad to see folks coming out to visit the local vineyards. We appreciate your kind feedback on the cuisine and service. We look forward to welcoming you back again... More 

Oamaru, New Zealand
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were staying in Bannockburn and called in for coffee. A delightful little place and Laura was a pleasant host. Too earl to dine but the food looked fresh and delicious.

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Thank TheHoulis
LAnne7451, Community Manager at The Kitchen, responded to this review

Dear TheHoulis, Thank you for taking the time to write a review and for stopping by for a coffee. You will have to visit us again sometime for lunch. We will be sure to pass the along the compliments to Laura. Kind Regards, The Kitchen Bannockburn Team More 

Kiwi on the loose
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31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed March 18, 2017 via mobile

A really great place for cafe type dining. Our large group stretched the capabilities of the Kitchen and did slow down service. However staff coped well and all fed in reasonable time. Great value meals of very good quality.

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Thank Bertn
LAnne7451, Community Manager at The Kitchen, responded to this review

Dear Bertn, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. It was a pleasure to have your group in for lunch and we are glad to hear everyone enjoyed their meal. We will be sure to pass along the compliments to our chefs. We hope you'll come back and visit us again soon. Kind Regards, The Kitchen Bannockburn... More 

Marlborough, New Hampshire
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5 reviews
Reviewed March 15, 2017

We stumbled onto the Kitchen because we had planned to do a tasting at Mt Difficulty and follow it with lunch there. They were fully booked so our tasting person suggested the Kitchen. What a pleasant surprise. The food was excellent and plentiful. The atmosphere was very relaxed. The folks were interested in us and where we were from and... More 

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Thank Richard H
LAnne7451, Community Manager at The Kitchen, responded to this review

Dear Richard H, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We always look forward to welcoming new visitors in for lunch. We're very lucky to be in the heart of some of the best local wineries and we're happy to have been a part of your experience in Bannockburn. Thank you again for your recommendation. Kind Regards,... More 

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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed February 28, 2017 via mobile

Good coffee and lovely friendly service. We regularly go here. They have lovely food made on site. It's especially nice sitting on the deck on a warm morning. Everything happens at a leisurely pace which is fine unless you're in a hurry.

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Thank Stephen B
LAnne7451, Community Manager at The Kitchen, responded to this review

Dear Stephen B, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We love hearing from our regular customers and appreciate the kind words. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind Regards, The Kitchen Bannockburn Team More 

Shetland
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60 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed February 22, 2017

Stopped for a quick lunch at the Kitchen, it was an unexpected delight. They had a good range of dishes I had the home made beans on toast with bacon, really nice, my wife's quiche was excellent. Service was nice and friendly and we got an unexpected bonus of a free pudding !

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Thank sgstark
KitchenBannockburn, Community Manager at The Kitchen, responded to this review

Dear Sgstark, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit for lunch. Our chefs look forward to preparing a nice selection of cabinet food to compliment the fixed lunch menu and we are always pleased to receive the feedback. We're glad to hear you enjoyed the pudding as well. Kind Regards, The Kitchen Bannockburn Team More 

Oamaru, New Zealand
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed February 21, 2017

A sweet little place for brunch, lunch or just coffee. High up on the Bannockburn hills, it has a modern feel with interesting chairs and tables. I would have preferred the coffee to be a big hotter but it was well made. Too much chocolate on the top - so I should have selected 'naked'!

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Thank Jessie6mae
KitchenBannockburn, Community Manager at The Kitchen, responded to this review

Dear Jessie6mae, Thank you for writing a review and we are glad to hear you enjoyed the setting here in Bannockburn. We appreciate the feedback on the service and coffee(next time less chocolate!) and hope to see you back again soon. Kind Regards, The Kitchen Bannockburn Team More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$3 - $21
Cuisine
Caucasian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 430a Bannockburn Road | Bannockburn, Cromwell 9384, New Zealand (Formerly Bannockburn Cafe and Store)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Central Otago  >  Cromwell
  • Phone Number: +64 3-445 1553
Description
We serve honest food, crafted from fresh seasonal ingredients, Allpress Coffee & real pots of tea...Made with care and served with pride!

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