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“Great place to eat after a hike”

Old Mountaineers' Cafe, Bar and Restaurant
Cuisines: Cafe, New Zealand
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Singapore, Singapore
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31 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great place to eat after a hike”
Reviewed 17 July 2014

We were afraid that this place would be expensive because there were limited options in Mt Cook + it was next to the DOC Visitor Centre but the food was reasonably priced and also tasty. The soups were great after a cold windy hike.

Visited April 2014
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Charlie H, Owner at Old Mountaineers' Cafe, Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review, 19 July 2014
Thanks so much for your lovely review. It really is appreciated! So glad you enjoyed the food, the atmosphere, and the hospitality, too. Delighted that you chose to spend your birthday with us!
We look forward to seeing you back this way again soon.
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Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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54 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Stunning Location. Fabulous Food. Lovely Owners.”
Reviewed 15 July 2014

We first visited the Old Mountaineers 8 years ago and remembered it really fondly. So there was simply no way I was going anywhere else for my birthday dinner this time around! Food was excellent and the green vegetable curry was simply first rate. (We subsequently had dinner at the Old Mountaineers the night after that, too. And a breakfast one morning as well. Guess we're fans!).

The cafe/restaurant offers stunning views, truly hospitable staff and simply fabulous atmosphere. Had the complete pleasure also of meeting Charlie and Mary who own the venue. They've created a very special bolt hole at Aoraki Mount Cook. And what's more they went out of their way to make this armchair mountaineer's day by happily chatting about all things adventure. THANK YOU :-)

  • Visited July 2014
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Charlie H, Owner at Old Mountaineers' Cafe, Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review, 17 July 2014
Thank you so very much for your stunning review. It made our day. It gives us a real lift to see that we're doing things right and it's appreciated so very much that you took the time to write such a magnificent review. Delighted that you spent your birthday with at our place, and enjoyed the food and the chat, too. That's the great thing about having The Old Mountaineers' Restaurant: we do meet wonderful people. Travel safe!
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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“Welcoming on a cold night”
Reviewed 15 July 2014 via mobile

Sat by the fire on a rainy night for a drink, then a lovely, unhurried meal. Good sized portions. The staff were attentive and the place was very child friendly.

Visited July 2014
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Charlie H, Owner at Old Mountaineers' Cafe, Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review, 17 July 2014
So glad you found our haven from the storm, with a lovely meal. Thanks very much for taking the time to write a lovely review.
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Essex
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251 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
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“Fantastic freshly cooked local food”
Reviewed 8 July 2014

Dismayed at the rip off prices at the next door Hermitage Hotel where we were staying we were delighted to find thischarming restaurant where we booked a window table with a view of the sun setting over Mount Cook.

The menu was wide, the food was local and freshly prepared and the service was great.

Thoroughly recommended.

Visited May 2014
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Charlie H, Owner at Old Mountaineers' Cafe, Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review, 10 July 2014
We are so happy you found us! Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review and mentioning the key things that we strive for; freshly cooked local food and great atmosphere and friendly staff, too. We are so glad you enjoyed your time with us. Travel safe.
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Los Angeles, California
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107 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Nice atmosphere”
Reviewed 7 July 2014

The options was limited, but the food was above average in taste and reasonable. The personnel was very friendly.

Visited May 2014
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Charlie H, Owner at Old Mountaineers' Cafe, Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review, 10 July 2014
Thank you for your positive review. Great to hear you enjoyed the food, the atmosphere, and the friendliness of the staff. We offer fresh produce sourced as locally as possible, much of which is organic and definitely don't have a large buffet where things are kept for many days. Enjoy your holiday.
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