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Review of No.31 Restaurant & Bar

No.31 Restaurant & Bar
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $27
Cuisines: European, New Zealand
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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“Definitely recommend”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2014

Lovely atmosphere and great food. My partner and I took my parents here while on holiday recently. The excellent reviews on trip advisor encouraged us to dine here and our experience lived up to the reviews.

  • Visited February 2014
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
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English first
Christchurch, New Zealand
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Best food in NZ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2014 via mobile

Loved the food. Portions are not big but ... they are just amazing. My five spice pork belly was top notch and beef filet was just outstanding. All this plus great desert and amazing local wine (Marble Point) made it great night out. Thank you.

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Carlisle, Cumbria.
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125 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Modern style food in a traditional setting.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2014

An excellent choice of locally sourced dishes, well presented and delicious to eat. Attentive and friendly service. Reasonably priced.

Visited January 2014
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Fabulous”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2014

Nice atmosphere, delicious food with touches of modernist cuisine. A lovely experience and well priced.

Visited February 2014
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Queenstown, New Zealand
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Every bite was No 1”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2014

Fantastic food, fantastic service, a taste explosion in a beautiful environment with down to earth staff. All meals were reasonable in size and well worth every dollar. Finished off our weekend away perfectly, thanks guys and keep it up!

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Hannah P
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