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“Good food, welcoming service, good atmosphere”

Monteiths Brewery Bar Hanmer Springs
Cuisines: Bar, Pub, New Zealand
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Good for: Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Christchurch, New Zealand
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163 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Good food, welcoming service, good atmosphere”
Reviewed May 7, 2014

Received a warm welcome, prompt seating, selected reasonably priced meals and drinks from a good menu, food promptly delivered, nicely presented and very generous servings. Food quality was average. Atmosphere good. Price for two large main meals, one wine and one beer $78. Not that many evening dining options in Hanmer during busy school holidays - Overall happy with our choice and would dine here again.

Visited May 2014
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Sydney, Australia
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32 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Average Pub Food”
Reviewed May 1, 2014

There aren't really many places to have dinner in Hanmer, it is very small. We chose this because the menu sounded reasonable, but in fact it was just expensive pub food. Huge plates of reasonably tasty, filling, basic food: steaks, pasta, etc. and the usual sauces. There didn't appear to be anything healthy - don't be fooled by the word 'salad' on the menu. A bit like stepping back in time a couple of decades. Staff friendly, possibly students and a general air of low level chaos. Probably OK for a drink - it serves Monteith's, which is good NZ beer.

  • Visited April 2014
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Downers Grove, IL
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46 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Good food, good service, warm cozy atmosphere”
Reviewed April 29, 2014

With a recommendation from the clerk at the Top 10, we stopped at Monteiths for a late dinner after a soak in the hot springs. Sometimes dining establishments with such a prime location depend on the location to generate business and don't do so well in other aspects. Monteiths is not like this. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful and make us feel welcome the moment we walked in the door. The food itself was excellent and when we decided to split an entree (pork chops)and leave room for dessert (cheesecake) the kitchen split the order and didn't scrimp. Too often when we do this we just get an extra plate and juggle the food at the table. It was nice not to do this. Plus, the local lager is excellent; smooth and refreshing.

Visited March 2014
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christchurch
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55 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“awsome steak”
Reviewed April 23, 2014

great food, busy so best to book,
even when busy worth the wait
great value for money music on a Sunday afternoon and evening great place for an enjoyable evening

Visited April 2014
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Brisbane, Australia
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Nice Food, Nice Beer, Nice Time”
Reviewed April 22, 2014

Ate here with a large group after hitting the hot springs and it was really good. Nice food, I had the Flintstone steak with pepper sauce which was cooked to perfection. The food came out quickly and the staff were friendly and efficient in dealing with us, a bunch of (slightly) drunk Aussies. Excellent!

  • Visited April 2014
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