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“Wonderful dinner”

No.31 Restaurant & Bar
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $28
Cuisines: European
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, 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.
Reviewed April 29, 2014

This restaurant has impeccable service and delicious food. The lamb is the best we have ever tasted! Make a reservation so you won't miss out eating here.

Thank DebbieL44
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Reviewed April 27, 2014

Robyn and I recently had a wonderful night at No 31 in Hanmer. The food was delicious, the service impeccable and while quite pricey was well worth it. Not so happy about the very loud group in one corner, but well worth it anyway.

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Reviewed April 27, 2014

Delicious food, excellent service, pleasant atmosphere, reasonable prices. Everything you want in a dining experience. I had scallops as a starter which was beautiful and generous with 3 scallops, and the lamb shank which was very nice and a huge meal. My fiance had the fillet steak and he said it was perfectly cooked to his taste and that it was "amazing". We'll be back.

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Reviewed April 26, 2014

We read the reviews for this restaurant and expected a lovely dinner. But we were disappointed! Food was very average, everything was covered in some kind of creamy sauce. Even the fries were not very nice! Overall very underwhelming. Service was very average also. Probably wouldn't go back here.

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Thank PJD84
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Opohanmer, Manager at No.31 Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded April 26, 2014

Hi there and thank you for your review, the meal you had was a special we had introduced in the school holidays for those that wanted a simple and affordable Meal. Grilled Chicken Breast with a mushroom and bacon cream sauce, dutch fries and salad greens. This meal does not reflect the style of food we produce but caters to the families that are around this time of year . Maybe you should have chosen dishes from our a la carte menu to experience what our restaurant is all about .
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Reviewed April 23, 2014

Great fresh ingredients and well presented food. We had lamb shank that was very good...a neighboring table raved about the salmon.

Thank before75
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