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Lauder Hotel

$$ - $$$, , Healthy
3313 Lauder-Omakau Road | Rd 2, Lauder 9377, New Zealand
+64 3-447 3706
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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“venison pie” (6 reviews)
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Contemporary, Pub, Healthy, New Zealand
$$ - $$$
3313 Lauder-Omakau Road | Rd 2, Lauder 9377, New Zealand
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Reviewed 29 May 2018

We dined here on two consecutive evenings. Loved the food, the atmosphere, the locals, the log burner and of course Nobby the publican. We were made very welcome. Highly recommended.

Thank 1margy2
Reviewed 28 May 2018

Great little hotel to meet the locals (11 of the 19 :)), eat, drink and socialize. Apparently they have rooms too.

Thank AlanE1343
Reviewed 3 May 2018

Lovely fish meal. Pinot was very good, and Nobby was an attentive host. Finished with a strawberry sundae which was delicious. Fine dining on the rail trail

Thank Jo k
Reviewed 24 April 2018

What a delightful find the Lauder Hotel was. First night out on the rail trail not knowing what to expect. Wow! The Lauder Hotel is a very warm and cozy place. The front of the house run by just one man. Very well organized, very...More

Thank Matthijsvanw
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

This country pub offers more than you may normally expect for pub food. I had the steak and Stilton pie which was mouth-wateringly good, accompanied by an excellent pinot noir the publican had on offer (he was a vintner in a previous life). They also...More

Thank Traceybwelly
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Very cosy bar & restaurant with lovely hosts. We phoned a couple of weeks ahead to organise a vegan meal for me and the green Thai curry was perfect for our post-day one rail trail meal! Thank you for a lovely evening!

Thank NicoleP2011
Reviewed 29 March 2018

Booked an evening meal here while on the Central Otago Rail Trail. The menu was varied and boasted local ingredients and home cooking. Our meals were freshly prepared and ideal after a day on the trail. The bar had a good and interesting variety of...More

Thank johnfcook
Reviewed 21 March 2018

We found this hotel cycling the Otago rail trail. I had the fish and it was outstanding and generous. Everyone in our group were pleased with their meal plus all the people in the restaurant all had high praise for their fare. The wines and...More

Thank Lynda W
Vicki R, Owner & Cook. at Lauder Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2018

Thanks guys, we're glad you had a fun night and we really appreciate the great review. We love being able to support our great local producers.

Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

We were recommended to eat at the Lauder Hotel. Excellent recommendation. Old style pub with excellent local beer and wines. Nobby (the proprietor) was very knowledgeable on wines and was passionate about local fare. We had a fantastic meal. I too would highly recommend.

Thank Tony W
Vicki R, Owner & Cook. at Lauder Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2018

Thanks Tony, we really appreciate the great review. Knobby and I love being able to support our great local producers and honestly there is nothing better when you're working in the pub than hearing the laughter of guests enjoying themselves. Cheers!

Reviewed 18 March 2018

Only place in town I think to get a meal. Our group enjoyed a nice pub meal after a days ride. Publican happy to run up a tab and let everyone pay individually. Just across the road from our accomodation.

Thank Merlouis
Vicki R, Owner & Cook. at Lauder Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2018

Thanks everyone, we really appreciate your great comments :-)

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$21
Contemporary, Pub, Healthy, New Zealand
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3313 Lauder-Omakau Road | Rd 2, Lauder 9377, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Central Otago  >  Lauder
  • Phone Number: +64 3-447 3706
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