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Station House Cafe Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Cafe, New Zealand, Bar, Gluten Free Options
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40 Koe Street | Moana, Moana 7801, New Zealand
+64 3-738 0158
10:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 10:30 - 22:00
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Perth, Australia
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192 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a walk around the shore Lake Brunner or maybe a bit of water skiing, you can pop into the Station House Cafe for something to eat and drink. Food was delicious and so was the coffee. Staff were friendly and welcoming.

Thank DaleBbB
Christchurch, New Zealand
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39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Very good service, and a lovely view, but meals somewhat overpriced for what we got. At $18 my full breakfast, while very tasty, wasn't quite the hearty plate of food I was expecting. Others in our group commented similarly. Daughters whitebait sandwich got the thumbs-up, but at $18 just wasn't value for money. Left feeling a mite disappointed.

Thank yobbo52
Christchurch, New Zealand
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313 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

We were sent here by the Lake Brunner Accomodation and Golf Resort. It's a simple restaurant but offering fine views over Lake Brunner. Excellent service. Very, very good homestyle cooking, using fresh ingredients and very tasty. We had a turbot and a chicken breast, both cooked perfectly and accompanied by a tasty salad and a ratatouille of vegetables. There is... More 

Thank Karel V
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

We popped into the station house for breakfast - they have a nice selection of meals and good coffee. The cafe is beautifully located by the lake and has friendly service. Give them a go when you're next staying in that beautiful part of the country!

Thank Tristan_Coulson
Nelson, New Zealand
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222 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Called in here for a birthday breakfast. Lovely spot with really nice views of lake and right next to railway line. Food was good I had a yummy omelette and my husband had the full breakfast all up cost us $34.00 without drinks. Felt the staff weren't all that friendly though, which let the place down a bit. Expect better... More 

Thank kiwisolargal
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

We arrived in Moana feeling very hungry. We could see it is a family run restaurant as there appeared to be at least two generations working there. The view of the lake was good and the service was very friendly. The food served its purpose of satisfying our hunger.

Thank nikita p
Christchurch, New Zealand
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

Full of ambience, overlooking the lake. We had homemade scones, with homemade jam and cream. It was superb. Lots of menu options and seemed reasonable.

Thank lynet2017
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Relax and dine in fully licensed Restaurant/Cafe. In the evening enjoy a-la-carte menu or for lunch our blackboard selection.

Thank Hummingbird E
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

We had two meals here and weren't disappointed -the food was consistent both nights -tasty and a good selection - good service too! Good to see menu changes each night with a couple of new additions.

Thank nannyjanChristchurch
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42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

We stayed in the area for a few days and decided to give this restaurant a try for dinner, after previously pausing for a decent morning coffee there. The meal was barely passable; the scallops may have died of natural causes, but at least we were not unwell the next day. As another reviewer has commented, there is not much... More 

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Management response:

We are sorry you feel this way, but when asked how your meals were you had just said they are not what you expected and not like the ones from australia. we do not have access to the same quality of seafood here as australia More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, New Zealand, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40 Koe Street | Moana, Moana 7801, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  West Coast Region  >  Moana
  • Phone Number: +64 3-738 0158
Great views of Lake Brunner. Indoor and outdoor seating. Three hour stop over on the trans alpine train. Full Bar. Open at 9am for Breakfast, lunch, dinner and morning and afternoon tea. Great Coffee and Tea. Variety of muffins and scones. Close to some gret walks in Moana

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