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“vegetarian friendly!”
Review of Malabar Restaurant

Malabar Restaurant
Price range: $6 - $28
Cuisines: Asian
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Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Malabar Restaurant in Hanmer Springs has won accolades for its food and great passion for detail. Cuisine Magazine, Zest in The Press, North & South magazine, Lonely Planet and Rough Guide have all lauded Malabar. You too can dine out on its great reputation.We serve a fusion of cuisine in contemporary style with special emphasis on flavours that incorporate the best of local produce complemented by local and international beers and fine New Zealand wines including award-winning vintages from the nearby Waipara Valley Wine region.
Reviewed July 14, 2014

Excellent service and great food. Despite the limited vegetarian options on the menu, they can make some of the meat dishes vegetarian as well - just ask.

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Reviewed July 14, 2014

The food was beautiful. Generous portions served piping hot . What made the food so nice was the subtlety of the spices, which meant that each dish had its own flavour. The service was attentive and accommodating , the restaurant was chic and modern, we could not fault the charm of the place. Highly recommend it!

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Reviewed July 8, 2014

Had a fantastic night out! All food came out promptly with lovely service from all staff. For starters we had onion and spinach bajjis and they were delish. Followed by crispy duck and the lamb shanks for our mains which were equally full of flavour and very enjoyable, both visually and in taste. Finished with a lovely cappuccino and black tea.

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Reviewed July 7, 2014

If you like Indian food and your partner likes Thai or Asia food then come here as you can mix and match from a huge range of foods. I was recommended to come here by a friend and was advised to book in advance as it can get booked up and i can see why.

We had the Onion bhajis and Spring rolls to start with and the Bhajis were a great example of modern Indian cooking. But i think the spring rolls might have beaten the bhajis for being total amazing, I think next time i might just have sharing plates for my whole meal.

The mains were again great modern examples of what you can do with Asian inspired cooking. There was such choice on the menu I would find it hard that even the most picky eater could not find something to enjoy here.

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Reviewed July 2, 2014

We had an excellent dinner here over the weekend while staying at Hanmer Springs. The duck main was superb and I'd highly recommend this. Fairly pricey but the food was excellent and beautifully presented. The service was also great - the restaurant was very busy but we got served promptly with a smile and were looked after well. I suggest you book in advance if you want to eat here, as it appears as if this is one of the most popular restaurants in Hanmer.

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