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Cardrona Hotel

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
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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Melbourne, Australia
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107 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A great place for a coffee and for lunch. Food is fresh. Garden at the back is beautiful and great with children. A unique and historical building. Service is average though.

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Thank XMOS69
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A very beautiful spot. Charming in so many ways. The food was surprisingly good, I had the courgette and feta bruschetta. Lovely garden. As the evening cooled the fires were just magical to sit by

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Thank Sarah Louise W
Wanaka, New Zealand
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a great little old hotel and pub situated between Wanaka and Queenstown. You have to drive past it if you go over the Crown Range road to go between these two towns so I would say, give yourself an extra hour just to call in and have a look around. One of the oldest hotels in NZ, it... More 

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Thank Linda B
Canterbury Region, New Zealand
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited late afternoon on a stunning summer day, sat outside where the children roamed and sat on outdoor bean bags while enjoying good bar snack food and of course good beer. Highly recommend.

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Thank Daisyange
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A gem of an historic pub with one of the best beer gardens I have seen. Especially good for families with hunger kids, as they have swings, a big connect 4 game, and big outdoor pillows on the ground to relax on. The food was great and prices good. Worth the short drive from Wanaka.

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Thank Glenn K
Brisbane, Australia
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130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stopped on recommendation and were pleasantly surprised. The gardens were lovely and it was nice to sit out in the sun for lunch. The hotel itself has a lot of history and I would recommend everyone passing to stop. The food was great and the staff were very friendly and interesting to chat to.

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Thank Denstrip
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great lunch outside in their very pleasant garden, on a lovely summer afternoon. Cardrona Hotel is a fantastic environment, efficient and friendly staff, great range of beers and a nice lunch menu

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Thank stuartb343
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Outstanding service by an all female staff over a clearly busy time, everyone kept their cool an cherry demeanours and even managed to make my partner laugh which was a miracle over this new year period. The food? Devine. Need I say more? It came out in a very timely manner with obvious care and diligence going into tots presentation.... More 

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Cromwell, Otago, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

great staff, very reasonably priced, accomodation great value, beer garden marvelous and the meal superb

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Thank Gary A
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in on a whim with family and only wished we had visited earlier and could have spent more time there. Great hotel, pub garden was lovely

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$25
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gastropub
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, View, 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
Description
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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