Arriving in to Hanmer later than expected at 2.20pm and hungry we found that many of the eateries had closed after lunchtime. As we parked to see if the bakery had anything to offer we noticed the sign for "Whatever" restaurant. Intrigued we walked in just as the last of the lunch customers walked out. Fully expecting to be told the kitchen was closed, we were pleasantly surprised to be graciously offered a table. Water and menus arrived promptly. We ordered a bread platter to share which came with gorgeously warm bread and a selection of spreads. The Thai inspired beef salad was delightful with melt in your mouth strips of beef and perfectly balanced flavours. The service was unobtrusive and welcoming and we never once felt rushed despite being the only customers in the restaurant. I took the time to look at the dinner menu, we will definitely be returning to try the venison with black currants. The name suggests a slightly off hand, casual attitude, the food and impeccable service was anything but....perhaps a name change is in order. Highly recommend to all.