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Valley Brewing Company Restaurant

$$ - $$$, Cafe,
3 Gualter Road | Gapes Valley, Geraldine 7991, New Zealand
+64 3-697 4959
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Overview
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“salad” (10 reviews)
“orange roughy” (2 reviews)
“pavlova” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, Cafe, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
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LOCATION
3 Gualter Road | Gapes Valley, Geraldine 7991, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 129 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are road tripping new Zealand and stopped here simply because I was starving - and thank God we did! The staff were friendly and extremely helpful. I ordered the ribs on recommendation and can hands down say they are the best ribs I have...More

Thank Ben T
Raewyn O, Owner at Valley Brewing Company, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your lovely review. Our staff take pride in making everyone feel welcome. Pleased to hear you enjoyed the ribs. A lot of work goes into getting them just right and slow smoked by the Brewer himself. Hope your holiday continues to be...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Craved for a coffee after a long road-trip and we were glad that we didn’t miss the road sign and found this hidden gem (it’s in fact near the main road but there are nth around so u may easily pass it). The coffee is...More

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Raewyn O, Owner at Valley Brewing Company, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your comments. Pleased you enjoyed our peaceful setting and look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

good country cafe on the geraldine -fairlie highway, very good meals and beer tasting of many varieties, have a beer platter with your lunch, great peaceful place

Thank gavinr17
Raewyn O, Owner at Valley Brewing Company, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Gavin for your kind review. Pleased you enjoyed your experience with us.

Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

Flat white and hot chocolate were great! It is located along the Geraldine-Fairlie highway, a good stopover before driving towards Lake Tekapo.

Thank Albertwcs
Raewyn O, Owner at Valley Brewing Company, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2017

Thank you for your review. Pleased to hear you liked our hot drinks. Nothing like a VBC Hot Chocolate to warm you up!

Reviewed 20 August 2017

Had dinner with 3 young children. Food was exceptional. The cod was best we have had & the pork was outstanding. A lovely warm restaurant with fantastic staff. It is situated in the countryside so has a unique setting.

Thank Antony N
Raewyn O, Owner at Valley Brewing Company, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2017

Thank you for your review. So pleased you enjoyed your evening and we look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 17 August 2017

We had lunch at the restaurant on a weekday. There were a reasonable number of people doing the same thing, but the restaurant was not at all crowded. The views outside the windows of green paddocks and hillsides is so peaceful and beautiful. Service was...More

Thank John66_12
Raewyn O, Owner at Valley Brewing Company, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2017

Thank you for your wonderful comments. Our staff take pride in offering good service and try to make sure you have a memorable time with us at each visit at the Brewery Cafe and Restaurant. We look forward to hosting you again sometime.

Reviewed 7 August 2017

Had the big breakfast, absolutely delicious. Staff were friendly and attentive without being annoying, very nice and we will be back!

Thank techno69
Raewyn O, Owner at Valley Brewing Company, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2017

Our big breakfast certainly hits the spot. Sets you up for the day. Thank you for your great review. It was a pleasure to host you.

Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Just stopped for breakfast on our way home, we couldn't fult it....Absolutely beautiful. The service was great and lovely location.

Thank Helen T
Raewyn O, Owner at Valley Brewing Company, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2017

Thank you Helen for your wonderful review. Pleased to hear you enjoyed your breakfast and we look forward to hosting you again.

Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

We popped in for lunch. Staff were friendly and attentive. As we hadn't tried their beers, we started by ordering a tasting tray "paddle" for $9.00. Our mains arrived in a timely fashion and were very tasty with good portion sizes. Our little kids ordered...More

Thank X5666ZCemmab
Raewyn O, Owner at Valley Brewing Company, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2017

Thank you for your lovely review. We are all pleased you enjoyed your visit. See you next time!

Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

Had a nice fish and chips. ..orange roughy, nice batter cooked perfectly, fresh salad with yummy dressing. Service was great

Thank nelliemc2015
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$14
Cuisine
Bar, Cafe, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Gualter Road | Gapes Valley, Geraldine 7991, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Geraldine
  • Phone Number: +64 3-697 4959
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Description
We offer good, honest, hearty fare. We are not fine dining, but believe in giving value for money. Our Blue Cod is becoming famous by all our guests who pass this secret on to others. The beers are all brewed on site and have had wonderful reviews from peers and those who like craft beer. Tasting paddles are available so you don't have to commit to just one beer. Our main ethos is to offer excellent, friendly service and give everyone a brilliant experience as they dine, inside or outside in our beautiful rural setting.
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