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Bannockburn Hotel - Wine Country Restaurant and Bar

$$ - $$$Mediterranean, ,
420 Bannockburn Road, Bannockburn, Cromwell 9384, New Zealand
+64 3-445 0615
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Overview
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good20%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
Travelers talk about
“fish tacos” (4 reviews)
“pancetta” (2 reviews)
“sardines” (3 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
Mediterranean, Bar, New Zealand, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
420 Bannockburn Road, Bannockburn, Cromwell 9384, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 177 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Entree was Pablo crumbled pork rilletes x3. Happy with the taste but they were not that hot...heat wise. Main, fish and chips blue cod. Tartare sauce with mixed salad and fries. Nice chips. Filling meal. Dessert. Raspberry and white chocolate cheesecake with vanilla ice cream...More

Thank Voodles
Reviewed 5 days ago

The hosts were wonderful, We popped in expecting a standard pub lunch, but the menu was divine! On the tapas style menu, there wasn't a dish I didn't want to try it all looked great. Expectations were thoroughly exceeded when the dishes arrived. The Tacos...More

Thank Matt H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in for a wine then decided to have a meal. Exciting menu, lots of sharing plates to suit all palates plus normal sized meals to choose from as well. - recently redecorated dining area which overlooks spectacular views. Great service, delicious food and lovely...More

Thank wendymN5033MH
Anna M, Owner at Bannockburn Hotel - Wine Country Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Wendy It is lovely having proper napkins isn't it :) Thank you very much for your lovely review. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Many thanks Anna

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic place. Sitting by the warm fire on a very cold day was lovely. The staff were great and recommending doing the sharing plates was great. The food was excellent and the choices of local wines was wonderful. Will definitely go there again.

Thank Dyanne F
Anna M, Owner at Bannockburn Hotel - Wine Country Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your kind words Dyanne, it was absolutely pleasure to look after you both. Looking forward to seeing you again soon. Many thanks Anna

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Bar was busy, drinks relatively pricey. Good menu and food was very well presented, however plates for hot dishes were cold and during a busy time, meals were too cold. Staff very efficient and friendly.More

Thank Gavin D
Anna M, Owner at Bannockburn Hotel - Wine Country Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Gavin It was lovely to have you and your friends in for lunch recently. We are very sorry to hear that you did not have a fabulous experience. We do our very best to make sure that everyone recieves the best food and service...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not what we expected. Over the top menu for a pub. Like they have tried to recreate a fancy menu and prices when they still are the corner pub. Our opinion only but would suggest you read the menu before sitting down. Would not visit...More

Thank Anita S
Anna M, Owner at Bannockburn Hotel - Wine Country Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Anita Ouch .. looks like we really missed the mark with your lunch. We're very sorry to hear there was nothing on the menu that took your eye. We believe simple, tasty sharing plates combined with more traditional pub style main meals (including Steaks,...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I discovered this place on a cold and rainy summer's day. We made the drive from Queenstown to see what we could find this way and we stumbled upon this gem! A glass of red and fire was just what we felt...More

1  Thank Angela2k15
Anna M, Owner at Bannockburn Hotel - Wine Country Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks Angela - Crawford, Cathy and Jenn make so excellent wine at BannockBrae don't they? I'm glad you went out to see Desert Heart, I love the new tasting room ( oh and the Pinot, and the Chardonnay and the .... well just the rest...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived to an enthusiastic friendly welcome as soon as we walked in the door. Great selection of beers and food. Massive wine list and a big roaring fire. What more can you want on a cold winters night. Highly recommended this pub and all credit...More

Thank OtagoKen
Anna M, Owner at Bannockburn Hotel - Wine Country Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks Ken - the sofas by the fire are definitely the place to be on a cold winters day

Reviewed August 16, 2017 via mobile

Fantastic Food and great sharing menu available. Couldn't get better hospitality from the shuttle bus pick up and drop off to dinner service and helpful recommendations about the area. Also available is a huge wine list which is perfect to try some different wines with...More

Thank Richard O
Anna M, Owner at Bannockburn Hotel - Wine Country Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks Richard - We love building the wine list and finding some rare treats to share with other wine lovers. Glad you enjoyed your time with us

Reviewed August 11, 2017

We had heard some good reports of the “new” Bannockburn Hotel so we decided to go with a couple of friends over from the UK. What I mean by “new” is “new owners” as the building has obviously been in situ for some decades. Having...More

Thank Wanaklions
Anna M, Owner at Bannockburn Hotel - Wine Country Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much - that's so lovely. So glad you enjoyed the food, I'm lucky enough to be married to the chef too !

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$7 - $21
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wine and Beer
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Kids, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 420 Bannockburn Road, Bannockburn, Cromwell 9384, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Central Otago  >  Cromwell  >  Bannockburn
  • Phone Number: +64 3-445 0615
  • E-mail
Description
The Bannockburn Hotel is a Wine Country Restaurant and Bar is just across the bridge from Cromwell, a thriving township in the heart of Central Otago. We are privileged to look out over some of the finest vineyards in the world.

We’ve seen the Gold Rush of the 1860’s, the Chinese settlements have come and gone, the valley has flooded and we’re still here serving great food, beer, and amazing local wine.

With over 150 wines on our list and more than 40 of those are available by the glass, you’ll have plenty of opportunity to sample some fantastic wine with your lunch, dinner, or lazy grazing snack.

Our restaurant and bar menu is a sharing or tapas style and features a varied list of innovative dishes for you to experience together with friends and family. Alternatively, you can choose from the list of classic pub favourites.

Come and lose an afternoon or two in our beer gardens, taking in the views or relaxing in front of the fire… after all, this is a pub with history, in fact we had the first liquor license in Central Otago.

The historic nature of the pub’s name does indicate that we have accommodation on site, however there has been no accommodation since the late 90’s. This will be rectified in a few years’ time so watch this space …
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