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“Decent cafe and bar food”

The Lodge Glenorchy
Ranked #4 of 6 Restaurants in Glenorchy
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$24
Cuisines: Cafe, New Zealand, Gastropub
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Good for: Cheap Eats, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Under new Management since June 2013 you will find us in the heart of the town. Just five min. to the Lake and all major places of interest in Glenorchy. A perfect stop on you adventures around Glenorchy for all occasions. We do Breakfast, Lunch and Dinners, have Free Internet, Bottle Store and Take-Away options on our Menu.
Singapore, Singapore
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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Decent cafe and bar food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2014

While staying here for 3 days - we ate in the cafe and bar several times.

Bar: the menu is fairly standard / traditional - though the food is quite good.. we were happy with the various meals we had, and service was reasonably prompt. The menu could arguably be updated / broadened a bit .. but what we had was good.

Cafe: We had several paninis, pies, cakes and sandwiches, coffees and ice cream... and thought the food was pretty good - I liked the apple pie and bacon/egg pie in particular.

I think the place is under new ( ish) management who seem to be making an effort to refurb the place ( new hotel rooms ) - and from what I hear .. will be updating the bar / cafe area in the future.

we would come back again.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank DN164
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Graham D, General Manager at The Lodge Glenorchy, responded to this review, 25 June 2015
We're glad you enjoyed your visit with us. We try to have a menu that appeals as broadly as we can...between cabinet food and a good menu. Glad to you had a chance to try out so many things during your visit. We hope you'll come back and stay with us again.
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Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
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140 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Ok, but late ”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2014 via mobile

Took a late afternoon drive to Glenorchy from Queenstown and stopped at the lodge for supper and a beer. It must have been the first day on the job for our server, and he had also had challenges with the language. The first food delivered to our table was all wrong and had to be re-made. So naturally it took twice as long to eat as expected. Fortunately we weren't pressed for time!

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Thank Allen L
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Graham D, General Manager at The Lodge Glenorchy, responded to this review, 25 June 2015
Thanks for your patience, Allen! It does happen, from time to time, when someone's new on the job that they're still learning as they go. (We were all probably like that, too, once upon a time...). Really appreciate your patience and hopefully the next time you come back up for a visit it'll be smoother.
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Cromwell, New Zealand
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221 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Ok. But staff a bit dour. ”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2014 via mobile

Have been here before and noticed that things looked different so must be new owners. Food much the same. Pies sandwiches rolls pennines chips etc. Had a coke being such a hot day. Staff seem to do their job but that's about all. The tables inside and out did make the place feel better but staff have a big responsibility too. Maybe next time.

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Thank Voodles
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Graham D, General Manager at The Lodge Glenorchy, responded to this review, 25 June 2015
Sorry to hear that you must have caught us on an off day, as generally our staff are very bright and cheerful. Since you don't live too far away, do come back up and see us again. I suspect you'll see many more smiles by our staff in your next visit.
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great country service and quality food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2014 via mobile

We took a lazy mornings drive out to glenorchy from Queenstown and must say it was actually the highlight of our trip to NZ.

Quiet little town away from the bussle of queenstown which we loved. We had breakfast and morning coffees here and must say it was homely, freshly cooked and the best meal we had for the week.

Staff were friendly and happy to accommodate our request to change the menu a bit.

Will definitely visit and stay in glenorchy with the family next time we visit.

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Thank Minimud71
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Graham D, General Manager at The Lodge Glenorchy, responded to this review, 25 June 2015
We're so glad you had such a good experience and we hope that next time you're in our corner of the world you'll come back up for another visit, too.
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Wagga Wagga, Australia
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Rude staff and awful coffee”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2014

We were attracted to the place by its quaintness and the beautiful outdoor area where we imagined sitting in the sun and enjoying a coffee. This place has heaps of potential, and it may just have been a bad day the day we were there, but the staff were rude and dismissive, not only to us, but to a couple sitting near us who were asking about the local area while a lady was cleaning window. It's a touristy area, and I imagine tourism is what drives a lot of their trade, and yet it seemed as if the staff on the morning we were there were not at all interested in engaging visitors about their business or the area - understandable perhaps if it is busy, but there were only 4 people there. Our coffee was awful - but by the time we had tasted it, we already felt uncomfortable and like we were in the way, so we didn't want to deal with the staff about it. We decided to abandon our coffees and headed up the road to the Glenorchy cafe where we had beautiful food and coffee, great service and amazing views sitting in the sun out the back.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank KellieTea
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Graham D, General Manager at The Lodge Glenorchy, responded to this review, 25 June 2015
Thanks for taking the time to write us as it was clearly not one of our best days. We hope you'll come back and visit us again as that was a long time ago and we think our customer service these days is one of our best qualities. Sorry that your experience here was anything less than good.
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