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Poppies Cafe

$$ - $$$Cafe, European,
1 Benmore Place, Twizel 7944, New Zealand
+64 3-435 0848
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good33%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
8:30 AM - 8:30 PM Hours
Cafe, European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 Benmore Place, Twizel 7944, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago

lovely restaurant with great staff & wonderful food..all the dishes we had were excellent...it was full when we arrived without a booking but we were all moved inside as soon as a table was available as it was a chilly evening.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Ileen M
Reviewed 3 days ago

I took dinner with my family, my husband and two big boys. The service was very good, they tried to meet all our requests. All dishes were very good and tasty, a surprise for a small city like Twizel. The only thing I would say,...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank AncaDD
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Spent a couple days in the region visiting Mt Cook area and happened upon Poppies after reading the reviews and a disastrous series of meals elsewhere in the area. Just a really great place with really nice staff. The beer my wife wanted was out...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Mexner1
Reviewed 3 days ago

Excellent food. We had fish, lamb and beef. Beef was the best and we enjoy the time there.Only one thing was bad-their beer. Waitress was really helpful and kind.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Aneta_SSS
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Yet again we had a fantastic meal at poppies It was a birthday celebration and couldn’t have asked for more! Fabulous food, wine and service A couple we met whilst dining also commented on how great the experience was - poppies had been recommended to...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank linda050
Reviewed 1 week ago

we drove here while on the way to lake tekapo and took our brunch here, the food was nice and worth it. well prepared and service of the staff was good too, very polite and friendly and also made sure we werehappy with the food...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank weiqit
Reviewed 1 week ago

Travelling from Wellington to Cromwell we stopped at Poppies for dinner and the food was delicious, the staff were very friendly and helpful. We were so impressed we stopped for lunch on our return journey. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank keith_mcintosh
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved this restaurant so much when we went for dinner that we returned the next morning for breakfast. We thought Twizel was remote enough that we'd have a hard time finding good food, but this place is wonderful. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank Rachel W
Reviewed 1 week ago

After being in Australia and New Zealand for over a week, we get a breakfast served on hot plates with quality ingrediants that stayed hot until the last mouthfull was devoured. Well done.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Stuart G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was one of the best meals we’ve had since we’ve been in New Zealand (and we’ve had some lovely meals). The food was delicious and beautifully presented, and our young American waitress was charming. We thought we were in the middle of nowhere (no...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Izzie62
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$3 - US$25
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Benmore Place, Twizel 7944, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Mackenzie District  >  Twizel
  • Phone Number: +64 3-435 0848
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At Poppies Cafe & Restaurant we pride ourselves on giving you a great memorable experience. We have a large vegetable garden & glasshouse where we grow a wide range of organic herbs & vegetables. Our chefs use only the finest local ingredients, Mt Cook Salmon, Lamb rack, Appletree Pork, local Beef fillet ( free range & grass fed). We offer a fantastic range of locally produced wine & craft beer. With alfresco dining and some of the most picturesque scenery in the world, come and enjoy the best service, food, wine, beer & coffee Twizel has to offer.
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