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“Best in Hanmer Springs”

No.31 Restaurant & Bar
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $29
Cuisines: European
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Description: The former "Laurels" Restaurant re-opened its doors in May 2012, as "No.31 Restaurant & Bar", an A la Carte Restaurant specializing in modern European/New Zealand Cuisine. The restaurant is set in a quaint character cottage on the main street of Hanmer Springs. French doors open out to a lovely courtyard for alfresco dining and an outside bar leaner for pre-dinner drinks/cocktails in the warmer months. Inside the restaurant it is very homely, with an open fire, wooden floors and candle-lit tables. Award winning chef/owner, Michael van de Wiel ( previous chef/owner at "The Old Post Office Restaurant", Hanmer Springs, for 12 years). Fully Licensed and NOT BYO. Reservations Recommended.
London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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“Best in Hanmer Springs”
Reviewed December 20, 2013

One of the best meals on our 6 week trip to N.Z.
Excellent food, good quality and service. Reasonably priced.

  • Visited December 2013
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
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English first
Lumsden, New Zealand
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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“Best Restaurant of our South Island Adventure”
Reviewed December 10, 2013

Fantastic Service, Fantastic Food!! We had a fantastic evening here. The pork belly and the chicken was super tasty and the pims went down a treat!
Would defiantly reccomend this place to family and friends!

  • Visited December 2013
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Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
“Nov 2013”
Reviewed December 5, 2013

Outstanding service and great food. Recommended when we stayed at Marchmont Gardens and it did not disappoint.

Visited November 2013
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
“Perfect evening meal”
Reviewed December 4, 2013

I cannot fault this place. We turned up at 7.30pm with no booking and our 2 & 4yr old in tow.
Nothing was a problem and the service was amazing.
The children had really nice meals of grilled chicken, mash and steamed vege (we're given the option of fries instead also) with sauces on the side.
I had the venison which was perfectly cooked and delicious and my husband had the chicken special.
I had the liquorice sticky date pudding YUM!! And my husband had the chocolate fondant which was fluffy, goey and saucy all at once.
Fine dining without the snobiness.
Can't recommend highly enough!

  • Visited December 2013
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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“Wonderful food, great service!”
Reviewed November 27, 2013

We had 2 small kids and my mother there and they all enjoyed their experience there.
The chef even offered kids' meal which wasn't on the menu.
My mother was very satisfied with the chicken, and oh my god, the venison we had was so tasty.
The dessert was beautifully decorated, the chocolate fondant was heavenly as was the brûlée.
Waiting staff were so friendly and informative.
We have nothing to complain whatsoever but the praises!!!
We will definitely go back there for more.
Thank you so much for the wonderful experience ;D

  • Visited November 2013
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