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Old Mountaineers' Cafe, Bar and Restaurant

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Certificate of Excellence2015 Winner
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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
CUISINES
Cafe, European, New Zealand
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Great place to sit and enjoy the scenery of Mt Cook whilst enjoying breakfast and a coffee, or maybe lunch or dinner. The scrambled eggs and coffee are good, very helpful and friendly staff and a relaxed atmosphere.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank dellakriis
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great place for a family breakfast or lunch. The staff are extremely friendly and the view of the mountain range from the restaurant is really great.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank SandeepSkydiver
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice feel to this place, so was nice to stop and enjoy the beautiful sights and the memorabilia of Mt Cook and its activities/hikers around the premises. Just arrived before the crowds turned up for lunch, this place is very busy, but the staff handle...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Jaffa001
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Accidentally reached this place wandering around searching for decent food. Being vegetarian, the choices are always limited at every place. But managed to have our fill here. Fast service, helpful staff and one of the freshest foods we've had. Cheaper option for people staying at...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Samkaushal
Harriet W, Owner at Old Mountaineers' Cafe, Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

So glad you found us and so pleased that you were able to find something on the menu that suited. Thank you so very much for letting us know how you enjoyed it Samkaushai, and please travel safe.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We dropped into this cafe during our recent visit. Seemed to be quite popular. Nice cosy fire going, tables and chairs and spectacular views of Mt Cook. A good range of lunch options were available although only wanting a light snack we found not a...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Rob G
Harriet W, Owner at Old Mountaineers' Cafe, Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

So glad you liked our place, thanks Rob for writing such a lovely review. Travel safe.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very welcoming and the staff were excellent. Feels like a lodge with wood fire burning and gorgeous views to snow caped mountains. How lucky we were to have sunshine and clear skies. The salmon salad was delicious and the burger looked wonderful and apparently was....More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Joanne P
Harriet W, Owner at Old Mountaineers' Cafe, Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so very much for the glorious review Joanne. Delighted that you loved our place and thank you for taking the time to write. Yes, our French waitress is indeed wonderful, as are the rest of our gorgeous staff this season. Thank you for...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice and cozy atmosphere, there is a fireplace in the room. The French waistress was lovely! We had the pastas and pizzas and it was good. Big portion. Wine was also very good! We also bought cards and and a poster, there is a little...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Lesbouss
Harriet W, Owner at Old Mountaineers' Cafe, Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Oh, that's just great that you loved our beloved restaurant and what we had to offer, as well as the hospitality from our lovely waitress. Thank you for letting us know! So appreciated, Lesbouss. Travel safe.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This family business is a gem in the mountains, the perfect place to warm up and relax after the hikings. My husband and I shared the generous smoked tuna salad, and we also had a good surprise with the vegan gluten free pizza. Customer service...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank MarianaVenturi
Harriet W, Owner at Old Mountaineers' Cafe, Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

So glad you found us Mariana. Thank you so much for your positive review. Ones like this are a balm to the soul, as you really get what we do and appreciate it. Travel safe.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had their hoki fish bites which is like battered fish fillet but in chicken nugget size. It was delicious but the portion was too big for me so they kindly offered me a cardboard box to take it away. Didn't try their drinks but they...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank ndianah
Harriet W, Owner at Old Mountaineers' Cafe, Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Oh, that's so great to hear you enjoyed our beloved Old Mountaineers'. So glad you did. And thank you for letting us know that you loved your time with us. Travel safe!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was a bummer visitng Mount Cook during end April as it rained for whole 3 days straight! Nevertheless we enjoyed the short tracks near the area and spent our brunch, lunch and dinner at Old Mountaineer's cafe :D Do try their salmon bagel, hoki...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank AnthonyYipYF
Harriet W, Owner at Old Mountaineers' Cafe, Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Awesome! So glad you found us! Thanks for your wonderful review Anthony. You made our day. Travel safe.

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Ash5200
June 23, 2015|
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Response from Harriet W | Property representative |
Dear Ash, Yes it is VERY high season! We do take reservations and if you book your group in for an early dinner that should work. Let me know your name, contact details of where you are staying and if you want to book on 29... More
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Pipo2968
May 25, 2015|
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Response from Harriet W | Property representative |
Welcome to Mount Cook National Park! We serve sourdough or ciabatta bread and toast. In winter the last order depends on how busy it is but book for no later than 7pm to be sure that we are open. Breakfast starts at 10am. We... More
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