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Silverstream Hotel Kimbell is one of the last remaining historic country pubs in the Mackenzie District. Located in the small township of Kimbell, right alongside State Highway 8 and next to Mt Dobson Motel, it is only minutes drive away from Fairlie, Mt Dobson Ski Area, Burkes Pass and Lake Tekapo. Over the July School Holidays, our onsite cafe is open from 8am for coffee, breakfast and lunch; the pub itself is open from 11am to late. We offer a dine in menu and take away food. Join us in the bar or in our beer garden. Check our Facebook page for the latest food specials, live music events, trivia night dates, live sport screenings and more.
US$4 - US$22
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Grill
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Not expecting much we had some excellent meals twice in a week in this laid back Country Pub! Excellent food and excellent service. Pulled pork burger to die for.

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a wonderful meal and friendly welcoming service. We all ate something different for dinner and none of us were disappointed. Even though very busy on a Friday evening we were made very welcome.

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 21 March 2021

Had dinner here two nights while stopping at the motels next door. Service was great, bar staff very friendly and the food was amazing. We were going to have desert but had no room after the big main course.

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 7 January 2021

Loved my experience at the Silverstream Hotel. Pulled over randomly on way back from Lake Tekapo and am so happy we did. Lovely service from the friendliest people. Incredible food - honestly the fried chicken burger is to die for and I would literally kill...someone for that recipe! And the cutest historic pub I've been to in ages, being lovingly restored. Will definitely return 😍More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 24 August 2020 via mobile

Fantastic atmosphere and very friendly pub in the road between Fairlie and Tekapo. Great live music from Ollie Crooks (a legend in the making) and good solid pub food.

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 7 August 2020

Amazing little country pub, closest one to Mt Dobson ,log fire,great ambience,incredible warm haloumi & local salmon salad. Mulled wine (essential in the winter!)& great IPA beers on tap. New owners. You won't be disappointed!😊🍷

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 10 July 2020 via mobile

Absolutely fantastic little pub. Excellent service and food extremely yummy. Definitely recommend A++++

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 20 June 2020

We stopped for lunch on our way to Tekapo. So glad we did. There are new owners who have just taken over. Lockie was very friendly and took time to sit and have a chat with us. We had the chicken and pork burgers which...were delicious. We will definately come back.More

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed 13 June 2020

Been here before, but given that owners changed a couple of months ago I thought that an update of the review might be appropriate. Ambiente: Great Pub atmosphere and still cosy, always warm (log burner operating) well frequented and supported by the locals. Great selection...of beers ... Food: Lots of different burgers (which we didn't try) and a smaller selection of daily changing mains which exceeded our expectations. We had milk fish and a rib eye steak with vegetables. Both meals featured top quality ingredients as well as sides and all cooked to perfection ... not what you expect from your normal pub ... Opening hours: might be worthwhile to check. Last time we visited they opened only from 4 pm to 9 pm. Might change when the country gets used to Level 1 :): . Clearly worthwhile to stop by if you pass by on your way either South or North. If it happens to be in the evening and you don't want to continue your journey after a good meal and some good beers ... there is a nice motel (Mount Dobson's Motel) with reasonable priced rooms and friendly service just next door.More

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed 31 May 2020 via mobile

We stayed next door and decided to see if we could get takeaway for us and the kids after a day at Tekapo Springs. The the bacon cheese, pulled pork and kids cheese burger was awesome. The chips that came with it was the best...we had. Just check your takeaway order, apparently chips do not come with takeaway by default. Will be back to try their steak.More

Date of visit: May 2020
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10 February 2019|
Response from david c |
Yes we will be closed on Sunday evenings fr at least the next few months.Open every other evening and lunchtime Tuesday thru to Sunday.
30 March 2017|
Response from david c |
Thanks for your enquiry,our lunchtime blackboard specials are constantly changing,but we do have favourites like burgers,steaks,fresh fish etc always available.We are open every lunchtime except Mondays.Regards Dave
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Yes, Silverstream Hotel offers takeaway services.

Yes, Silverstream Hotel offers delivery services.

Silverstream Hotel is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 5