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Cardrona Hotel

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££ - £££
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gastropub
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2312 Cardrona Valley Road | Cardrona, Wanaka 9382, New Zealand
+64 3-443 8153
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Waipukurau, New Zealand
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Have stopped at the Cardrona a couple of times when visiting family in Otago, Lovely ambient old hotel with a fabulous garden area out the back to enjoy your coffee or meal in the sun. The staff were outstanding on our first visit, Feb 2015. On our second visit we had carrot cake with our hot drinks and it was... More 

Thank cajadu
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The Cardrona hotel is a beautiful and old rustic pub. We came on a nice summers day, and enjoyed our lunch and drinks out on the lawn on the picnic tables. I would definitely come here again.

Thank James P
Tumbarumba, Australia
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55 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We enjoyed a stop at the Cardrona Hotel for morning tea and enjoyed the history, the warmth, the ambiance and the warm sunshine in the gardens. The service was good and we made ourselves very comfortable after our drive over the Crown range road. It had a great wood pile and the outside fire was going along with the one... More 

Thank Debbie H
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The food was great. A good selection of meals and the service was great - very quick despite there also being a wedding being held that same afternoon.

Thank Siobhan L
Tomohon, Indonesia
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stop by here as recommended by friend. The hotel is historic and it was well preserved include the miner shaft at the bar floor. There is fire place available because sometimes can be cold. The garden is very nice and it was great to enjoy the meal and drink under the sun. The egg benedict is very good, plenty... More 

Thank christine_pepah
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67 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a quaint old fashioned hotel with a great coffee shop and bar. We stopped on our drive down to Queenstown and after some pictures decided to enjoy a nice coffee. The outdoor seating in the back is beautiful. Their gardens are immaculate. This is a must!

Thank Benigno G
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been here several times and it never disappoints. The menu is not overly complicated (which is a good thing) and it does a great job of showing off NZ produce. Trust me, order the seafood chowder: it is a huge bowl of creamy, seafoody awesomeness. We've also stayed in the accomodation which is lovely.

Thank RachelK1980
Marlborough, England, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had great expectations of this hotel and in many ways was not disappointed. Lovely situation, views,staff and atmosphere. Two let downs - nowhere really comfy to sit (the sofas are too big and plasticy and I have seldom found such uncomfortable dining chairs ) and the food, not wonderful but expensive.

1 Thank SueOwen7
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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67 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here for coffee on our way to Wanaka. What a gem of a place it was. The courtyard and garden out the back was gorgeous with many varieties of flowering plants. The outdoor fireplace was popular on this sunny but chilly day. The coffee was also very good. Don't drive past this place, stop and enjoy!

Thank Geoff-Dale
Sydney, Australia
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46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were taking a day trip to Wanaka and stumbled upon the Cardrona Hotel by accident. It looked so gorgeous and inviting that we had to stop in. We had coffee and a wonderful cheese and bacon scone - which were lovely. I would highly recommend stopping in for a coffee, beer or meal as it all looked so appealing.... More 

Thank Marica S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$25
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gastropub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Cheap Eats, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2312 Cardrona Valley Road | Cardrona, Wanaka 9382, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Wanaka
  • Phone Number: +64 3-443 8153
The Cardrona Hotel serves up a modern take on traditional pub fare. Fresh, fast and filling you'll find all your traditional favourites created from locally sourced, seasonal ingredients. Our wine list features top quality local drops from some of the region's best wineries, along with a great selection of both tap and bottled beers, ciders and a full range of spirits. In winter the apres ski is legendary, while the sunny beer garden is the perfect summertime spot for a long lunch.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?