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Powderkeg Restaurant

$$ - $$$, European,
194 Mangawhero Tce | Bottom of the Mountain Road, Ohakune 4625, New Zealand
+64 6-385 8888
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  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Bar, European, Contemporary, Healthy, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
194 Mangawhero Tce | Bottom of the Mountain Road, Ohakune 4625, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We’re returning here every year, we love the atmosphere and the food is always nice. The cocktail menu seems to have shrunk recently but still nice. Good to finish the evening playing pool.

Thank Arpad123
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cozy,inviting venue, excellent service and good food. Really like it here. Yeah they get busy but that’s coz it’s good. My favourite place to eat in Ohukune.

Thank GisBrit
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Service was good, wagyu burgers were nice as was the rocket salad, the tables were two tight together to feel comfortable

Thank Lucinda J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Looked forward to a drink and snacks for kids here after a full day skiing with the family - but won’t bother again. We understood that certain tables were reserved from 5:30pm but as we were there at 4:45 for 1 drink and ordered a...More

Thank trevjoknox
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A nice place to relax with a drink and some snacks after skiing. The big fireplaces give the bar a comfortable feel, ski lodge feel. The food is bar snack, pub food, so it's not where we have dinner.

Thank John K
Reviewed 16 August 2018

Great service - friendly and attentive. Food was delicious and good size portions. Eaten here three years before on another visit and again wasn’t disappointed this time around. Buzzy atmosphere.

Thank HolidayFan021
Reviewed 13 August 2018

Stopped in for a quick meal and a drink. Very knowledgeable about the mountain and the area so it was good to have a chat with a local. The food was quick and tasted good, service was excellent. The atmosphere was really neat, pool tables,...More

Thank randslangston
Reviewed 11 August 2018

The large open fire pit invites you in but from there pretty much this place is a let down. We ate there one night and the lamb shanks weren't too bad but the atmosphere kind of put us off. It's open to the general public...More

Thank Joanne M
Reviewed 4 August 2018

Nothing much is open on a weekday at the Junction end of town. But Powderkeg made good takeout coffee for us at 7.45am while we waited for the shuttle!

Thank sisteract20182018
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

The Keg has been a Ohakune Staple for years! The atmosphere of visiting made visits with friends a warm and welcoming experience, the food used to be top notch, (expensive yes, but worth it) Now it seems that the restaurant side is no longer a...More

Thank AntonB1998
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 194 Mangawhero Tce | Bottom of the Mountain Road, Ohakune 4625, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Manawatu-Wanganui Region  >  Ohakune
  • Phone Number: +64 6-385 8888
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The Powderkeg is the heart of the Powderhorn Chateau and is where the most of the fun tends to begin! Situated at the start of The Old Coach Road, The Powderkeg guarantees a fun and hospitable atmosphere! Many a tall story is told over a cold beer seated at the unforgettable wood furniture.
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