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Cavells Cafe and Bar Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
Cafe, Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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3 Arthurs Point Road, Queenstown 9348, New Zealand
+64 3-442 8692
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was Great friendly service, good coffee and hands down the best pie we've ever eaten. So fresh and tasty! Yum. Such a great place to sit after doing the shotover

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Thank meh79
Adelaide, Australia
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Nice café with excellent outdoor area to sit and relax while waiting to go one your Shotover Jet Boat blast down the river! Highly recommend this if you are doing a multiple Jet Boat ride in the same day, as you can sit at the table on the grass and watch the reactions of all the other Jet Boat passengers... More 

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Thank stellanewbrook
QueenstownRafting, Public Relations Manager at Cavells Cafe and Bar, responded to this review

Thanks stellanewbrook, for taking the time to review our cafe & bar. We've had a new manager recently start, so I'm glad the staff made you feel welcome and friendly. I will pass your review onto the new manager and the team who will be pleased. Thanks again! More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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106 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

We had limited time and needed some where to grab a bite to eat. We came over before our jet boating tour and they had a nice selection to choose from.

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Thank Kendra B
QueenstownRafting, Public Relations Manager at Cavells Cafe and Bar, responded to this review

Thanks Kendra for taking the time to drop us a review. We always appreciate the time it takes. Glad you enjoyed of selection of food and drink. You are welcome back anytime! More 

Worthing, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Two of us ordered scotch eggs, we cut them open and the sausage meat was raw, we returned them to the counter and chose a quiche and sausage roll as substitute, but didn't eat all the sausage roll as the sausage meat also looked undercooked. Very disappointing and worrying.

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Thank Vivienne S
QueenstownRafting, Public Relations Manager at Cavells Cafe and Bar, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review our cafe & bar and I'm sorry you did not seem to have the best experience. I spoke to the chef on the day, who said the scotch eggs were cooked for the same time and temperature as normal. The meat temperature was also checked before coming out of the oven as per... More 

Darwin, Australia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

We used Cavell's Cafe and Bar as our reception location for our wedding. It was a great set up and food as well. Simon the manager was a great help on the night, as were all the staff in the lead up to the event. The location boost a great view, located on the Shotover river. The beers and ciders... More 

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Thank Danette L
QueenstownRafting, Public Relations Manager at Cavells Cafe and Bar, responded to this review

Thanks Danette L for taking the time to review our Cafe & Bar. Congratulations on your wedding and I'm glad we were a small part of making the day amazing for you! More 

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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Just your standard cafe, with the usual cabinet food plus a few things like soup and pasta made to order. Generally clean and decent. Toilets are a complete mess though as they look like they are shared with some tourism activities.

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Thank RealReviewsNZ
QueenstownRafting, Public Relations Manager at Cavells Cafe and Bar, responded to this review

Hi RealReviewsNZ, Thank you for taking the time to review us. I do not think you read our menu, as there is definitely much more than just 'soup' and 'pasta' freshly cooked to order. For example, nachos, fish & chips, burgers, toasted sandwiches, cooked breakfasts, salads, etc. This menu is available in the cafe on tables, at the counter and... More 

Queenstown, New Zealand
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

We are locals to this café for Sunday breakfast and just seems to be deteriorating. Staff are always lovely and the venue is convenient and comfortable. But eggs, really guys/gals give them some love.

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Thank NicoleBell3
QueenstownRafting, Public Relations Manager at Cavells Cafe and Bar, responded to this review

Thanks Nicole for bringing this to our attention and we send our sincere apologies to you and your husband. Unsure if the photo you provided was 'as served' or not?, but either way your breakfast you were served that morning was unacceptable and not up to our usual standards. I have spoken to the chef on the day, who is... More 

Queenstown, New Zealand
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182 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

The actual place is really pretty, there's lots of space and a range of different tables to sit at. It was super busy in there, but the staff were still so friendly and welcoming and were honest that there would be a wait on our food as the amount of people that were in there. The food was so good... More 

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Thank Jo S
Llanelli, United Kingdom
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301 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016

Great place to relax with a coffee or a glass of wine after the excitement of the Shotover Jet, and just minutes away from the jetty. Very friendly staff. The orange cake is delicious.

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Thank alunwyn
QueenstownRafting, Public Relations Manager at Cavells Cafe and Bar, responded to this review

Thanks alunwyn for taking the time to review us! Our team freshly bake and cook the most amazing treats, so I'm glad you agree. Yes, the orange cake I would like to eat everyday! :-) New baked goodies everyday, so pop back and try some more! More 

Midlands UK
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147 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

Decided to give it a try for breakfast and was not disappointed. Service was good and the food better. Good place to photograph the Shotover jet just outside.

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Thank BVMAN
QueenstownRafting, Public Relations Manager at Cavells Cafe and Bar, responded to this review

Thanks BVMAN for taking the time to write a review. Glad you enjoyed our breakfasts - we aim to please! :-) Yes, it's a great place to watch the 'big reds' too. Come back anytime and try the whole menu! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$17
Cuisine
Cafe, Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 17:00
Monday
09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 17:00
Thursday
09:00 - 17:00
Friday
09:00 - 17:00
Saturday
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Arthurs Point Road, Queenstown 9348, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Queenstown
  • Phone Number: +64 3-442 8692

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?