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Old Mountaineers' Cafe, Bar and Restaurant

) #1 of 6 Restaurants in Mt. Cook Village $$ - $$$ Cafe, European,
Aorkai Mt Cook Village, Mt. Cook Village, Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7946, New Zealand
+64 3-435 1890
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Overview
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good34%
  • Average17%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (84 reviews)
“salmon bagel” (12 reviews)
“fries” (15 reviews)
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Cafe, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Aorkai Mt Cook Village, Mt. Cook Village, Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7946, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 763 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Finally someone who can cook perfectly poached eggs! Friendly girls serving and nice cosy atmosphere on a cold morning. The coffee was good and the breakfasts, fresh and hot! Will definitely return when my fam bam visit. Cheers :-)More

Thank pencilskirt
Harriet W, Owner at Old Mountaineers' Cafe, Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Awesome. Delighted to hear that you loved the eggs, the great service and the warm and cosy atmosphere and coffee. And thanks so very much for taking the time to write your wonderful review. All the staff work tremendously hard and it made their day....More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Eager to eat after over four hours of walking, I had obviously entered through the incorrect side door but instead of being told this, I was instead treated as though I was alien, the lady in the room saying something along the lines of "he...More

Thank XanderNZ267
Harriet W, Owner at Old Mountaineers' Cafe, Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Delighted to know that you enjoyed your food. Would have been more than happy to make you a drink with less ice and sort out the wi-fi and no problem about the door!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The wedges were overcooked. Visibly black. Only offered replacement no refund. The coffee was terrible as well. Not good enough for a place as amazing as mount Cook. Lift your game.

Thank Andrew C
Harriet W, Owner at Old Mountaineers' Cafe, Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

I am not sure what is so wrong about giving you replacement wedges and coffee if it was not to your liking.

Reviewed 1 week ago

I found it hard to rate this restaurant. The atmosphere is great, the staff friendly and attentative - first class. You can feel the history as though you had walked in the footsteps of hiking boots of alpinists past. but it's restaurant and it served...More

Thank PS2290
Harriet W, Owner at Old Mountaineers' Cafe, Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

So glad you enjoyed the atmosphere and the history. If there was anything you didn't like about your food, you were welcome to return it before having eaten it.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic views in a nice warm cafe. The service was pleasant but not exceptional, certainly nothing to complain about. The coffee and tea were fine. The margarita pizza was very heavy on grated type mozzarella rather than true buffalo mozzarella and decidedly light on basil,...More

Thank daisynz
Harriet W, Owner at Old Mountaineers' Cafe, Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is hidden gem! The cafe has a variety of foods for all likings. My favorite was the meat pizza! The view of Mount Cook is a show stopper! Mary is an amazing hostess as well! Check out her books while in the cafe. Our...More

Thank Mika D
Harriet W, Owner at Old Mountaineers' Cafe, Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Delighted that you loved our special place Mika, and thank you so much for your kind and warm words and taking the time to write it all up. Travel safe!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious food with one of the best views you will EVER see. Nice staff. Interesting photos of mountain climbing.

Thank pie_is_epic
Harriet W, Owner at Old Mountaineers' Cafe, Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your lovely review and taking the time to write it. Enjoy your holiday and travel safe.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went to Old Mountaineers' Cafe twice for breakfast. Absolutely loved the place. The food was delicious and the view from the cafe is breathtaking. The staff was friendly and polite. I recommend the Old Mountaineers' Breakfast, which includes the best of everything they have...More

Thank Blitzkrieg3
Harriet W, Owner at Old Mountaineers' Cafe, Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks so very much for taking the time to write in and let us know how much you enjoyed our special place here at Aoraki Mount Cook National Park. Delighted that you had a great time and we wish you a safe trip and lovely...More

Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

We went for breakfast ... and came back for dinner! Beautiful quality and freshly cooked food ... warm and cosy ... friendly and attentive staff ... character decor ... amazing views .... what more could you want?More

Thank Annette B
Harriet W, Owner at Old Mountaineers' Cafe, Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so very much for your wonderful review, which made our day. Much appreciated and always delighted to receive a 5*. Thanks so much for taking the time to write such a great review on the food, the staff and the atmosphere and decor....More

Reviewed 12 June 2017

This is one of the few restaurants in Mt. Cook Village. They are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and have great food. Reservations are recommended, but we arrived early and were seated immediately. The view of Mt. Cook is great and the service was...More

Thank J L
Harriet W, Owner at Old Mountaineers' Cafe, Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2017

Thanks so very much for taking the time to write such a lovely review. Delighted to hear that we fulfilled all that was required in terms of food, service and atmosphere and look forward to you returning someday. Travel safe!

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Ash5200
24 June 2015|
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Response from Harriet W | Property representative |
Dear Ash, Yes it is VERY high season! We do take reservations and if you book your group in for an early dinner that should work. Let me know your name, contact details of where you are staying and if you want to book on 29... More
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Pipo2968
26 May 2015|
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Response from Harriet W | Property representative |
Welcome to Mount Cook National Park! We serve sourdough or ciabatta bread and toast. In winter the last order depends on how busy it is but book for no later than 7pm to be sure that we are open. Breakfast starts at 10am. We... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Aorkai Mt Cook Village, Mt. Cook Village, Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7946, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Mackenzie District  >  Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu)  >  Mt. Cook Village
  • Phone Number: +64 3-435 1890
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