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Old Mountaineers' Cafe, Bar and Restaurant

| 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
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good34%
  • Average17%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (116 reviews)
“salmon bagel” (17 reviews)
“apple crumble” (13 reviews)
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Cafe, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, 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 939 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

We chose this restaurant for dinner on our one night in Mt. Cook Village, and were not disappointed. It was only a 15 minute walk from our motel in the village. The setting is idyllic, with a view of Mt. Cook (when the weather is...More

Thank Andrew W
Reviewed 4 days ago

While staying at the Village, we had lunch twice at The Old Mountaineer's Cafe. The food is very good, the staff are friendly and the view of the mountains is enjoyable. Recommended!!

Thank DavidJP48
Harriet W, Owner at Old Mountaineers' Cafe, Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Delighted that you enjoyed your time with us David. Thank you so much for taking the time to write and let us know. Made our day! Travel safe.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Ordered coffees with salmon bagel and egg's benedict. Food was decent and service was fine. Good option.

Thank kellycherish
Harriet W, Owner at Old Mountaineers' Cafe, Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Awesome. Delighted that you enjoyed it all and thank you for making our day by posting this review. Travel safe.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Before I start, let me just clarify I didn't actually dine IN this restaurant, but just hung around a little, while waiting for my takeaway. From what I saw of it though, the place is spacious, brightly lit with great views of the mountains around...More

Thank Shirls B
Harriet W, Owner at Old Mountaineers' Cafe, Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you so very much for letting us know what you observed and taking the time to tell us. Delighted that you enjoyed the pizza, too! Enjoy your holiday and travel safe.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had lunch at the cafe and really enjoyed it. The views were spectacular and the staff very friendly. We had the salmon pizza and it was delicious. We also had the tomato coconut soup which was very delicious as well!

Thank mports
Harriet W, Owner at Old Mountaineers' Cafe, Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Oh that's great news! So pleased you enjoyed your time with us. Thank you also for being kind enough to take the time to let us know. Travel safe.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and l went there for dinner and the service started off ok.We ardered an entrée which came out with the main meal. When we finished l was given a desert menu. Nobody cleared our plates and nobody came to take our order. I...More

2  Thank Paradise823827
Harriet W, Owner at Old Mountaineers' Cafe, Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I am sorry for what seems to be a series of slip-ups here and the staff apologise, too. Apparently you arrived just as we were about to close but they staff tried to ensure you had a meal rather than close. The lack of service...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The mixed TA reviews below made us feel hesitant going there, but there are not many options in Aoraki Mt. Cook Village. However, it turns out they have quite a good burger. Considering the fact that we are in the mountains and there is not...More

Thank Kamen_777
Harriet W, Owner at Old Mountaineers' Cafe, Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the positive review. We incorporate organic produce into our meals as much as possible; the coffee is also organic and the beer options include fluoride free and chlorine free, as do the juice options. You're so right; it is a long way to...More

Reviewed 15 October 2018

We had a great meal here, sitting outside, enjoying the superb views. The staff were excellent and the coffee delicious.

Thank bobc847
Harriet W, Owner at Old Mountaineers' Cafe, Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Delighted that you had such a pleasant time with us. Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know. Made our day. Travel safe.

Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

Absolutely delicious. Highly recommended the salmon pizza, and the steak was reported to be good too. We went back the next day and the scheese and tomato scones are great. Wonderful views, lovely staff and a great atmosphere.

Thank kiwisqurt
Harriet W, Owner at Old Mountaineers' Cafe, Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2018

Thank you so very much for your stellar review and also taking the time to write it. So pleased that you enjoyed our hospitality and the welcoming atmosphere. Travel safe!

Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

Good place to stop for a coffee, cold drink or light meal. Pizza was really good, right amount of toppings and crispy base. Good view of mountains in relaxed setting.

Thank Kerrin C
Harriet W, Owner at Old Mountaineers' Cafe, Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2018

Many thanks for your positive review and taking the time to write it. Delighted you enjoyed your stay with us with fine food and refreshments. 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
Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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