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Chamois Bar & Grill

££ - £££
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gastropub
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Aoraki Mount Cook Alpine Village, Mt. Cook Village, Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7946, New Zealand
+64 3-435 1646
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Melbourne, Australia
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117 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

In a village where the choices are limited, Chamois has the market as the "affordable" option. We waited an hour for our food - ceaser salad and a burger - as there were two large groups that order d before us. When the food finally arrived, it was ok. Edible but nothing to rave about and definitely not the standard... More 

Thank Supers_2
Cork, Ireland
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308 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is part of a large hotel/lodge and consists of a bar-restaurant layout. You find your own table from a choice of normal tables and high stool/tables along the scenic window. The views are magnificent. You go to the bar to order food and wine and pay for it. The wine is given there and then. You are given... More 

Thank Bernard C
South Australia
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186 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We dropped in here a couple of times and found the place friendly and with good views of the mountains. It is a good place to enjoy a drink and if has a reasonably priced menu selection. Nothing flash just a nice place to go.

Thank Wangary
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5 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good basic food. Reasonable selection of entrees and pizza. Fast service. Nice staff. We ate there two nights as it realas close the the motel village.

Thank glenn y
Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had perfectly good food and reasonably priced drinks (happy hour) served by friendly and helpful staff who answered all questions honestly and fairly. Questions were posed after reading some reviews. We were told there would be a 35-minute wait on the food because of a large group (most free tables were reserved) so no worries there. By the time... More 

Thank andywithers752
Port Macquarie, Australia
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38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

We had a gluten free pizza which was very nice. Freshly cooked and a nice pepperoni topping. Drinks were very reasonable price and the views were great.

Thank Craig J
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Expensive options, long wait, loud unpleasant music in dingy open plan food hall. When our food eventually appeared it was played up by 3 shameless 'chef's. How can anyone at all feel happy in that place. Couldn't wait to get our foul food so we could eat it and leave. Worst dining experience I've has for absolutely years.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Wiltshire UK
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183 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Large place noisy music but we were hungry We queued up at the bar & ordered our food & only after we'd paid were told of the 40 minute wait. In the end we waited ONE WHOLE HOUR for our food. I had a salad but DH had hot food which was at best warm. They clearly cater for coach... More 

Thank Rome_at_Easter
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101 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Queuing at the bar to order and then paying up front and going to collect your meal half an hour later is not my idea of a good restaurant. However, having said that the the food was rather good if you only want steak, burgers or fish and chips.

Thank Michael O
Nashville, Tennessee
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

The food was good but fairly typical for New Zealand restaurants (at least as we experienced). However, the location is fantastic and views were stunning. Be prepared to order at a counter (which can be slow), to pick up your own food when it is ready, and to clear your own table ... but for a "hostel" type environment, it... More 

Thank Bobby R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$20
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gastropub
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, View, Kids, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Aoraki Mount Cook Alpine Village, Mt. Cook Village, Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7946, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Mackenzie District  >  Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu)  >  Mt. Cook Village
  • Phone Number: +64 3-435 1646
The Chamois Bar & Grill offers a great range of local beers and splendid choice of different foods, from Pizzas and salads to seafood and steaks, there are plenty of meals for everyone's taste buds and dietary requirements. Sit back relax with a beverage and take in the priceless mountain views from your table or soak up the live sport on the big screen TV.


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