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“Great breakfast”

Isobel's Hanmer Springs Restaurant
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$11 - US$27
Cuisines: European, New Zealand
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Isobel's Restaurant is located in the Heritage Hanmer Springs hotel and is open every day of the year for breakfast, lunch and dinner. We also have a fantastic outdoor Terrace overlooking our gardens for amazing al fresco dining. We offer a variety of meals to suit most tastes and we are proud to offer vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options.
Blenheim
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great breakfast”
Reviewed 16 June 2013

Breakfast was lovely, so much selection and the wait staff were friendly and attentive. Definitely great to wake up to and have that sort of breakfast available

Visited June 2013
Helpful?
Thank Alastair H
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GM_HeritageHanmer, General Manager at Isobel's Hanmer Springs Restaurant, responded to this review, 25 January 2015
Dear Alastair H

Thanks for posting a review of our restaurant. We sincerely apologise for the delay in responding to your review.

As the new General Manager at the hotel, our focus moving forward will be on providing the best possible dining experience for our guests.

Best regards

Duncan Mackenzie
General Manager
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level Contributor
100 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Yummy High Tea”
Reviewed 5 June 2013

We enjoyed a delish high tea. The dining room is really nice, and the view outside is amazing. It is such a peaceful place, this is not the best high tea I have had but it was very nice and the whole package of the food and the atmosphere was a winner. We had room service later which came from the resturant and it was DEVINE. The service was excellent - really friendly staff and very attentitive.

  • Visited May 2013
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Helpful?
Thank lsimpsondusty49
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GM_HeritageHanmer, General Manager at Isobel's Hanmer Springs Restaurant, responded to this review, 25 January 2015
Dear lsimpsondusty49

Thanks for your review of our restaurant. We sincerely apologise for the delay in responding to your review.

As the new General Manager at the hotel, our focus moving forward will be on providing the best possible dining experience for our guests.

Best regards

Duncan Mackenzie
General Manager
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Queenstown, New Zealand
Level Contributor
60 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Olde World Charm Served with Great Food!”
Reviewed 21 May 2013

Hanmer Springs continues to surprise and so it was with Isobel's Restaurant in the Heritage Hanmer Springs Hotel.

We arrived at just after 6.30pm and the restaurant was warm and inviting. We were shown our table and the delightful waitress (from Argentina) explained the menu and the specials of the day.

So we started with a Langford Pinot Gris for her ($9 for a generous glass) and a Heineken for him ($9)

It was Groper pan fried and a Medallion of Pork for us as our choice and after the due period of cooking they arrived at our table beautifully presented. The meal sizes were just right; not too large as to be uncomfortable and not undersized to still be hungry at the end.

The pork came with kumara and the groper with stuffed prawns and both were delicious.

An interesting addition was the Winter menu which was a different selection of meals at lower prices to suit those guests with a different budget.

OVERVIEW
Groper $35
Pork Medallion $35
Total account for two people $97.00

VALUE FOR MONEY
Good and the Winter Menu even better value

SERVICE
Excellent from all people

COULD DO BETTER DEPARTMENT
Nothing

WOULD WE RETURN
Definitely

VERDICT
Good one Heritage Hotel Hanmer Springs. Top marks

  • Visited May 2013
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Helpful?
1 Thank NZBeagle
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GM_HeritageHanmer, General Manager at Isobel's Hanmer Springs Restaurant, responded to this review, 25 January 2015
Dear NZBeagle

We really appreciate that you took the time to review our restaurant. We sincerely apologise for the delay in responding to your review.

As the new General Manager at the hotel, our focus moving forward will be on providing the best possible dining experience for our guests.

Best regards

Duncan Mackenzie
General Manager
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Blenheim, New Zealand
Level Contributor
62 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Average”
Reviewed 19 May 2013

We had high tea which was just ok. You either do high tea well or not. Heritage did it very badly. Yucky old chipped white cups, dry bread etc. Maybe the meals are nicer but as a place that advertises high tea as a service- very very average. Don't bother. Staff were nice as a positive.

Visited May 2013
Helpful?
Thank delphi1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
GM_HeritageHanmer, General Manager at Isobel's Hanmer Springs Restaurant, responded to this review, 25 January 2015
Dear delphi1

Thanks for your review of our restaurant. We sincerely apologise for the delay in responding to your review.

As the new General Manager at the hotel, our focus moving forward will be on providing the best possible dining experience for our guests.

Best regards

Duncan Mackenzie
General Manager
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This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Sydney
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Charm, warmth and character”
Reviewed 28 April 2013

Going out to dinner isn't just about the food, is it? Sometimes you want somewhere that's really warm, inviting, plush and friendly. We went to "Isobel's" at the Heritage Hotel and absolutely loved it. Pre-dinner drinks by the huge open fire gave us the opportunity to really, really relax and set the tone for a lovely evening. Deep carpet and crisp tablecloths mean conversations in the restaurant are a gentle hum not a background din. The staff were fabulous - friendly but not intrusive - and the food was great. It's at the higher end of the market in the area, but when the same prices are charges at some of the other local restaurants, why not treat yourself to something really classy!?

Visited April 2013
Helpful?
1 Thank Jane A
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GM_HeritageHanmer, Manager at Isobel's Hanmer Springs Restaurant, responded to this review, 3 December 2014
Dear Jane A

We really appreciate your review of our restaurant. We sincerely apologise for the delay in responding to your review.

As the new General Manager at the hotel, our focus moving forward will be on providing the best possible dining experience for our guests.

Thanks again for your feedback and we hope to see you again soon.

Best regards

Duncan Mackenzie
General Manager
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