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“Fantastic Coffee”
Review of Cardrona Hotel

Cardrona Hotel
Ranked #5 of 90 Restaurants in Wanaka
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $26
Cuisines: Bar, Gastropub, New Zealand
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Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: The Cardrona Hotel serves up a modern take on traditional pub fare. Fresh, fast and filling you'll find all your traditional favourites created from locally sourced, seasonal ingredients. Our wine list features top quality local drops from some of the region's best wineries, along with a great selection of both tap and bottled beers, ciders and a full range of spirits. In winter the apres ski is legendary, while the sunny beer garden is the perfect summertime spot for a long lunch.
Reviewed May 2, 2014

Best cup of coffee I had during our trip of the South Island and it was accompanied by a very tasty cheese scone when we stopped at the Cardrona Hotel for morning tea. I highly recommend a stop here - the grounds are lovely & it is a great place to stop with children.

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Reviewed April 28, 2014

Probably over-hyped now, although interesting grounds to wander around. The beers are mostly tasteless, commercial beverages, especially so the Cardrona Gold.

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Reviewed April 24, 2014

This is a lovely pub - as soon as we walked in we were all delightedly saying "wow". The service we received on the night of Monday 21 April was very friendly and efficient from a young woman behind the bar and an incredibly capable pleasant waiter who sounded Irish to me but on enquiry was from Germany.
I had the calamari salad and really enjoyed it. The other 3 in our party all chose the blue cod - the two men cleared their plates, my younger son gave me a part of the cod - the beer batter had a real strong beer taste to me which I didnt enjoyed. This is a preference rather than a criticism but might help another in their decision. We also had 2 starters to share - fantastic to see polenta on the menu. Our food total was $126. Good portion sizes made up with chips.

I'd definately stop here again if passing through.

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Reviewed April 1, 2014

What a great little hotel but what a pity about the bar service.
Having travelled around NZ for 5 weeks this was our only bad experience.
We waited to order a drink for quite a while as the barman reminisced with a couple of English customers about his time in England . As the small talk continued we went out to the lovely area at the back to have a look around and went back to the bar after 10 mins or so to experience the same lack of service so we walked out bewildered.

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CardronaHotel, Owner at Cardrona Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded April 5, 2014

Our sincere apologies for the poor service you received on your visit. Thank you for the feedback though so we can make sure this never happens again.

Kind regards

James Jenneson

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Reviewed March 21, 2014

This is a wonderfully cute and quirky little pub with loads of character and charm. It has a warm and friendly atmosphere to enjoy a great meal. It has a beautiful outside area to sit and have a drink. Of the several restaurants we visited over our 10 days in the area this was definitely our favourite.

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