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5 Conical Hill Road, Hanmer Springs 7334, New Zealand
+64 3-315 7745
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Excellent food and service. We had Duck, Salmon and Quail and found all three very good. The service was very friendly and helpfull, changing chairs to make one us who was disabled comfortably. Enjoyable evening.

Thank BurwoodBob
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Would not hesitate to come here again. Food was out of this world for both of us - not greasy, full of flavour, nicely presented, lots of gluten-free options. Lovely attentive staff. Just beautiful.

Thank nwhite83
Versailles, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a lovely restaurant with great food the first night we did the tasting plates the second night three mains shared between four people plenty of great tasting food friendly service highly recommend

Thank Kaz652014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well run and excellent, attentive service from the go. Given a drink early and they managed the taking of food orders not to overload the kitchen which is a great thing to do when a lot of unplanned walk-ins (as we were). Went for the Indian options and starter and main courses were excellent and arrived timely. A lovely experience... More 

Thank Stephen T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a main each and were both glad we did not order starters as they were both filling. The vege tagine was great and I am told the chicken was too...it looked good. Great service.

Thank Chris H
Blenheim, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly service, prices were a little high but the food lived up to the expectations and I left thankful I hadn't had an entree, I was stuffed. This means I must come back 🐷😂 The duck dish was perfectly cooked with a wonderful array of flavours on the plate. The lady behind me had the prawn curry and was raving... More 

Thank kiwichickjo
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful place to eat. Great service and fabulous food. We sat outside and ordered an entree and 2 sides then a cheese platter. Loved it all. Go here rather than anywhere else. It's the best.

Thank footy8
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The team at Malabar have a difficult task following a highly idiosyncratic long established cooking team and making it their own. I spoke at length with the maitre de on the three nights about the difficultly of running a multi ethnic restaurant and I am sure over time the new team will find their feet and there is nothing in... More 

Thank Michelle J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

In visit to hamner springs , i could not miss the best asian /indian restaurant in the city.. and i don't regret my choice ! It was a wonderful culinar experience , original and never expected this high level ! Located close to the mountain , the d-sign is very well appropriate and you feel a good cozy ambiance .... More 

Thank Arthinoo
New Hope, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My salmon was perfectly cooked. The vegetables and potatoes were excellent - flavorful, beautifully presented, and enough food for me to add to my lunch the next day. Prices are very fair for the quality of food. Service was a bit slow, and they seem to give preference to large tables.

Thank Wendy B

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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$6 - US$28
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Conical Hill Road, Hanmer Springs 7334, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Hanmer Springs
  • Phone Number: +64 3-315 7745

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