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No.31 Restaurant & Bar

Travellers' Choice award winner
European, New Zealand
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31 Amuri Avenue, Hanmer Springs 7334, New Zealand
+64 3-315 7031
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We only had one night in Hanmer and were advised to go to 31. Great advice! They are strong on meat and ours, one venison, one lamb, were cooked to perfection . The wine list is very fairly priced . We chose a Wooing Tree Pinot noir which was well kept . We finished it off with a cheeseboard to... More 

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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Always good Goats cheese to start was a dream Salmon on potatoes main was excellent as usual Vego salad main was also as expected Are locals so come often

Thank Tony B
Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Was so looking forward to coming back here after our incredible experience last time (gave them a 5 star review on their Facebook page on food and service). Booked in a day in advance as we know how busy they get for dinner. Booked for 630..arrived at 624 to ask for our table (hate being late for bookings). After waiting... More 

Thank Ash-mckenzie
Kowhatu99, Owner at No.31 Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Disappointed and surprised to receive your review Ashleigh, as we have acknowledged and apologised for our error in your booking and offered some compensation for our error privately. As explained we had two bookings in the same name one with a contact number and one booked with an accommodation provider these were inadvertently confused as indeed one booking never turned... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

After looking round hammer and only really finding places that served burgers and chips, we stumbled across No. 31. I was instantly drawn to the cocktail list and ordered a couple of espresso martinis for my wife and I. They were bang on! Our starters and mains were beautifully presented and tasted delicious. We passed on desert and ordered a... More 

Thank TimSinnott
St Albans
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56 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is probably one of the best places we ate in throughout New Zealand. It's solid fine dining. The entree of scallops was delicious, the lamb rack was also lovely. The staff at the restaurant were attentive and friendly and the ambience was nice and well suited to couples rather than large groups.

Thank binkTravel
Hanmer Springs, New Zealand
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a fantastic meal with our family of four. Service was excellent and really enjoyed all the dishes - lamb, pork belly and salmon. The desserts were also amazing - creme brûlée and a chocolate berry dessert special. Was the best meal out in our holiday in New Zealand. Would definitely like to return.

Thank 2Liz61
Wanganui, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing duck confit eaten by my husband and chicken liver pâté very tasty Staff good and chatty and willing to help Wine ok

Thank Fiona B
Canterbury Region, New Zealand
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Went to dinner with a group of 6 friends and another time with 2 friends, the food is great but I think it is more of a couples dinner night type. Relaxing atmosphere and good drinks menu. If you are prepared to pay top dollar go for it, the food is good, but I'm not blown away. Other thank maybe... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food here at No.31 Restaurant & Bar is dining at its best ! The entree of scallops was the best scallops I have ever tasted. The fish of the day amazing too. Would easily come back here again.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 222 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had lamb shank and blue cod meals with a nice bottle of Chardoney for $111 Good meals - friendly service - well priced for a full meal (extra veges not required)

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$28
European, New Zealand
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31 Amuri Avenue, Hanmer Springs 7334, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Hanmer Springs
  • Phone Number: +64 3-315 7031
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.

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