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The Blind Finch

29 Goldfinch Street, Ohakune 4625, New Zealand
+64 6-385 8076
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  • Excellent86%
  • Very good10%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“brunch” (6 reviews)
“fries” (33 reviews)
“burger” (134 reviews)
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Bar, Fast food, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
29 Goldfinch Street, Ohakune 4625, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Only stopped in for light snack/lunch. Everybody rated the food well and the staff were helpful and well behaved :) Avoid the chair next to the toilet door!!

Thank Evets647
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped here for a quick hot chocolate and some hot chips on our way back to the accommodation. Got to be honest, they were the best darn hot chips I've ever eaten. So crunchy and golden, yum!

Thank Vicky S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I took my daughter and 3 grandchildren to the Blind Finch for burgers over Queens birthday Weekend, the burgers were superb and the chef was meticulous in the preparation of the GF burger for my Coeliac granddaughter, she said it was the best burger she...More

Thank dawnanselmi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Back to our local Shame that several got turned away on a busy night ... front of house struggled to help resolve possible options ...as you can’t book which doesn’t help It’s got a great atmosphere to say the least Value for money ? .......More

Thank graeme p
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am a local and i just lovvvvvve these burgers best ever! I alway order the OMG with a extra hash brown and always taste DELICIOUS!

Thank Vicki C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Almost didn’t go here because of burger label but there are two veggie choices and one fish. Delicious and beautifully presented. Excellent gin and huge selection of craft beer.

Thank Sue E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The burgers here are to die for. Just so delicious and worth making the stop for. Area for seating is set in a nice spot looking directly into the kitchen and open fire grill. Amazing!!!

Thank doris30nz
Derek A, Manager at The Blind Finch, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review! We are glad you enjoyed your experience with us. Be sure to come back again soon!

Reviewed 12 May 2018

This little place was a highlight of our trip. The burgers were to die for. Loved the view into the kitchen and the bespoke grill oven was very cool to see. Cosy setting, lovely on a cold night.

Thank Ypuk
Derek A, Manager at The Blind Finch, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review! We are glad you our burgers. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

This place knows how to do burgers and they do it so well. Love that you get to choose your burger size, that’s a great service. We arrived quite close to closing time but were given the warmest welcome and best hospitality. Definitely can’t recommend...More

Thank Jessisaw
Derek A, Owner at The Blind Finch, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hey! Thank you for your awesome review. We are glad to hear you had a great experience with us at The Blind Finch. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 22 April 2018

Have always rated these the best burgers ever but was disappointed recently. The pork burger (vietnamese) was over processed and difficult to cut. Likewise the chicken is now a processed patty instead of real chicken. Prices are very reasonable, service great and a cool decor....More

Thank happyholiday360
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Ruth W
26 June 2017|
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Response from NannyMcPhee70 | Reviewed this property |
ee take our kids and they love it. the kids OMG and milkshakes are great. im not sure if they take bookings as we have always just turned up.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$14
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 29 Goldfinch Street, Ohakune 4625, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Manawatu-Wanganui Region  >  Ohakune
  • Phone Number: +64 6-385 8076
  • E-mail
Authentic Manuka Flame Grilled burgers, Dine in or Takeaway. Fully licensed dine in area with a great selection of craft beer, wines and cocktails. Join us for brunch till 2 pm. Burgers all day Late Night Cocktails, Wine and Craft Beer Fully Licensed until 2 AM Every day
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