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Old Mountaineers' Cafe, Bar and Restaurant
Cuisines: Cafe, New Zealand
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Henley on Thames
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Recent visits”
Reviewed August 12, 2013

Whilst staying in Mount Cook for the weekend we had breakfast and dinner at the cafe. We loved the ambience, the staff and the owners. Not to mention that there is a great story of determination that goes with this cafe. Will definititely be on our return list!

Visited August 2013
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Thank MaryTCarter
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Charlie H, Owner at Old Mountaineers' Cafe, Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review, August 14, 2013
Thanks so very much for taking the time to write such a lovely review. It's always great to know that we've been able to provide good service and food, and we look forward to your return. Travel safe. Kind regards, Mary and Charlie
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Beautiful bagel”
Reviewed July 23, 2013

We had lunch here. I don't usually go bagels but love salmon. It was just delicious with heaps of salmon just falling out, plus salad and a crunchy bagel. Thoroughly enjoyed it, thank you. (Even better than the posh meal we had at The Hermitage).

Visited July 2013
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Charlie H, Owner at Old Mountaineers' Cafe, Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review, July 25, 2013
Thanks so very much for sharing your positive experience with us and we try to keep our food as local and/or as organic as possible. So glad you enjoyed it and we look forward to seeing you again soon. M
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Middlesbrough
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100 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Great Coffee”
Reviewed July 15, 2013

This is by far the best place in Mount Cook for a decent cup of coffee. The staff are all really friendly and the views are fantastic. Also a must for a reasonably priced and very tasty spot of lunch. Muffins are scrummy too :).

  • Visited April 2013
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1 Thank fluffybundle
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Charlie H, Owner at Old Mountaineers' Cafe, Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review, July 17, 2013
It was great to hear that you enjoyed our organic fair-trade coffee (I'm a fan of it too!) as well as the view and the lunch, and our staff. Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review. Please come and visit again soon. M
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Melbourne, Australia
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44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Good Hearty meal with great service”
Reviewed July 7, 2013

My partner and I ate here for dinner and it was fantastic. The food was fresh and very hearty. I was also very impressed to see that everything on the menu was stated to be organic/free range, which in my books is a massive plus. One of the owners also approached us and asked how our meals were, she was extremely friendly and genuinely interested in feedback (I told her it was fantastic) I highly recommend this restaurant!

  • Visited April 2013
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1 Thank Littlecessna150
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Charlie H, Owner at Old Mountaineers' Cafe, Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review, July 17, 2013
Thank you for your wonderful review! It is always great when our customers appreciate the organic content of food and wine on our menu. I do remember talking with you, too, and we really look forward to your visit again. Many thanks. M
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Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Why would you eat anywhere else in the area.”
Reviewed June 27, 2013 via mobile

After reading the book about the extremely difficult process of getting the business up and running, of course we had lunch here. Very nice lunch at a very reasonable price in an absolutely stunning location with the restaurant having a very welcoming atmosphere.

  • Visited March 2013
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1 Thank WoodyNZ
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Charlie H, Owner at Old Mountaineers' Cafe, Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review, July 17, 2013
So glad to hear that you read the story of our journey and then came to visit as well. Thanks so much for your lovely review and please let us know when you're down this way again. M&C
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