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5 Conical Hill Road | Unit 1, Hanmer Springs 7334, New Zealand
+64 3-315 5037
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“lamb” (37 reviews)
“seafood chowder” (14 reviews)
“brownie” (5 reviews)
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European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
5 Conical Hill Road | Unit 1, Hanmer Springs 7334, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Whatever is a great restaurant hidden behind the shops but it spreads out to be a sizeable restaurant. The menu is impressive and service was great. Absolutely loved the food just beautiful. Will definitely be back next time in Hanmer Springs.

Thank b_s_hodgson
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have a company dinner of 10 people at this restaurant on Saturday night. The service was great and the food was exceptional. Every single meal that each person ordered was delicious from the entree's through to desserts. Would definitely go back here again.

Thank MiaB575
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful Cafe. Menu had a good variety of meals and food was excellent. Service was very good and staff were very accommodating.

Thank Kylie O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We walked into Whatever because I saw on the menu 'Seafood Chowder'. Something I was 'hanging out for'. I was not disappointed !!!!! It was yummy, hearty and just perfect for a winters day. My husband had their Nachos and this also was very yum...More

Thank travelingwombat
Reviewed 8 June 2018

Dine here on Queens birthday weekend. Restaurant was full but we were accommodated by a always cheerful owner .Always have good banter with him & has wines that the wife enjoys.Meal is very enjoyable as ever.

Thank Gary B
Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

Does not matter if you just want a drink and nibbles or a full meal this is a great choice. I recommend the bread with a drink or any meal. I’ll certainly be back.

Thank Christine D
Reviewed 4 June 2018

fantastic personal service with good food and the bonus being the owners personal knowledge on local requests we asked

Thank smiley012016
Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

Service was exceptional and super friendly from the booking to the cheque paying. Servers were super attentive and gave good choice advice. Food was delicious, true to the menu and would recommend to anyone! Really finished off our girls weekend in Hanmer perfectly. Thanks for...More

1  Thank Kate M
Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

There were seven of us dining tonight at Whatever. We were seated by a friendly young woman. Given drinks menu and then food menus. Ordered drinks which arrived promptly. We all ordered entrees and mains and three desserts. There were sighs of appreciation all round...More

Thank Delwyn L
Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

I had a delicious pate with a berry fruit dressing which was awesome followed by Moroccan pulled lamb that was so wonderfully tasty. Too full for pudding! Friendly and attentive service. Totally recommended.

Thank David S
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10 March 2016|
Response from AmandaFlan91 |
They have a vegetarian lasagne
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$26
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Conical Hill Road | Unit 1, Hanmer Springs 7334, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Hanmer Springs
  • Phone Number: +64 3-315 5037
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