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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%
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“pizza” (26 reviews)
“pork ribs” (5 reviews)
“steak” (17 reviews)
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Bar, European, Contemporary, Healthy, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
194 Mangawhero Tce | Bottom of the Mountain Road, Ohakune 4625, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a lovely dinner here last week. I had the vegetarian burger which was delicious! He had the steak which was well cooked and he loved. Service was excellent. We were seated quickly, given menus and water promptly and checked on during the evening...More

Thank Anna S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The powder keg is a wicked bar, and performed well during mardgras. standard prices from the bar, good atmosphere.

Thank Matt S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Whether you are dining on your own or in a group, the staff will make you feel special and will cater to individual needs. I go back again and again and as soon as I walk in the staff ask if I'd like my favourite...More

Thank Rachel201420142014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pleasant staff. We were seated in the main thoroughfare through the restaurant where the fast paced staff would regularly bounce past, rocking the floor and bumping the chair. The Meal was ok. Medium rare Scotch fillet steak may have stayed on the heat a bit...More

Thank Evets647
Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

Everyone really enjoyed their meals. The pork ribs were way more meat than bone, love it. Delicious food especially the lamb and steak. Like the way the bill is broken down by each guest. Good value too. The service was spot on. Nice way to...More

Thank U8408APmatthewc
Reviewed 23 April 2018

Great menu selection , food is delicious , original , go taste for yourself , price reasonable . All in all lovely dinner.

Thank Ferdi C
Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

Good menu, cosy environment and friendly service. We had a good meal and our excellent waiter provided advice on the wine list.

Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

We had a lovely evening here after a hard day on the Tongariro crossing. The food was delicious and filling, the staff were super helpful and funny, the atmosphere was just right. It would have been 5 stars but there was a delay on my...More

Thank Julia M
Reviewed 19 April 2018

Really attractive, welcoming place and the fire was a very welcome sight on a cold night - deserving a 5star review. Food was very average, pizza and burgers only really tasted of salt. But great ambiance. Probably wouldn't go back due to food.

Thank denise224
Reviewed 3 April 2018

Went to the Powderkeg with friends after doing the Tongariro Crossing, It was a 40 minute wait for a table but we were welcomed to the bar for drinks while we waited - wait wasn't as long as expected & we were sat with generous...More

Thank Jordan C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, 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 - 3:00 AM
3:00 PM - 3:00 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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