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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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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (27 reviews)
“pork ribs” (5 reviews)
“steak” (18 reviews)
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3:00 PM - 12:00 AM Hours
Bar, European, Contemporary, Healthy, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
194 Mangawhero Tce | Bottom of the Mountain Road, Ohakune 4625, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed at the hotel. When I booked it we deliberately chose the hotel as the restaurant had several vegan options, including main meals. Sadly that is no longer the case. There are vegan starters and side dishes but the main courses are all only...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank PikaChar
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had the pork belly and scallops to start. Pretty tasty. Had ribs for main. Cold and had obviously been reheated- but not enough. Shoestring fries also cold. Polenta chips were also a bit cold. Ok food, just no love. Service was friendly enough.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Happiness587965
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We went for a family meal and all of us were impressed by the taste and quality of the food here. .. the cocktails are pretty special too.... pay this place a visit when in ohakune. You wont be disappointed!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Amy W
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Stopped by on the last weekend of the season and the bar was still quite busy, with no table available in the designated dining area. I ended up opting for buying at the bar and picking a place somewhere and even then the options were...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Acineto
Reviewed 6 November 2018

It was great to have something different to eat from the usual burgers, pizzas etc that so many places provide. My pie and veg were delicious and the staff were brilliant!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Joyce S
Reviewed 17 October 2018 via mobile

Steak was cooked perfectly, my colleague also had the fish which he said was superb. Also came back for breakfast in the morning, not a great selection however the staff were great and allowed me to order just eggs on toast, eggs were cooked perfectly.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Tripit-Travel
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

Very friendly staff. Great alpine atmosphere which really caps off a day on the snow. Tap beers are good and plenty of beers available. The meals are delicious.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Sam f
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

Awesome service , lovely staff. Good size menu, not too overwhelming. Your typical bar food menu and a good pizza menu. Bar snacks / entrees list a bit small, not the best if you wanna go and just have snacks and drinks.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank April-c-is-me
Reviewed 17 September 2018 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.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Arpad123
Reviewed 9 September 2018 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.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank GisBrit
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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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
3:00 PM - 12:00 AM
3:00 PM - 12:00 AM
3:00 PM - 12:00 AM
3:00 PM - 12:00 AM
3:00 PM - 12:00 AM
3:00 PM - 12:00 AM
3:00 PM - 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
  • E-mail
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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