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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” (113 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 932 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

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

Thank Bob C
Harriet W, Owner at Old Mountaineers' Cafe, Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days 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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The cafe is warm and cozy with a fantastic view of mount cook. The hot chocolate was “weak” so request an extra couple of shots as it comes in a large cup. The ‘crafty weka bar’ was a kind of a healthy choice.

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

Sorry that the chocolate wasn't strong enough! We will certain sort that and I do hope you asked for a replacement cup while you were there. Thank you for your positive review! Travel safe.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a historic place originally opened by Sir Edmund Hilary and a very good restaurant for those staying in the Mount Cook National Park. With only a few chooses it is easy to be concerned about the limited number of restaurants in the Mount...More

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

Thank you so much for your very detailed and complimentary review. The staff really appreciate you taking the time to write and post your appreciation for the service and the food. Delighted that you enjoyed your time with us and we welcome you back whenever...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely evening meal in this delightful restaurant. It was warm, friendly and cosy and has incredible views out to Aoraki and surrounding mountains. The food was delicious and service very efficient. Thankyou!

Thank Karen1Cliffe
Harriet W, Owner at Old Mountaineers' Cafe, Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to let us know that you enjoyed our special restaurant. So happy that the food and the service and ambiance was so appreciated. You made our day. Travel safe and we hope to see you again soon. xx

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really nice steaks and salmon dishes. An easy walk from Hermitage to here. Kitchen closes quite early.

Thank CCNE37
Harriet W, Owner at Old Mountaineers' Cafe, Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a lovely review. Delighted you enjoyed your time with us. Travel safe!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food for fair prices. Not a lot of choices in the village, but this one I would highly recommend!

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

Thanks so very much for your gorgeous review. So appreciated! Travel safe and look forward to whenever you may return.

Reviewed 12 September 2018

This place is part of the reason I love returning to Mt Cook so often. The smoked salmon is divine & it's a lovely place to sit before and after walks in the National Park. So many interesting things to look at on the walls...More

1  Thank Sara_Litchfield
Harriet W, Owner at Old Mountaineers' Cafe, Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2018

Bless you! Thanks so, so, much for just getting what our place is about and taking the time to write about it. It is VERY much appreciated and we're delighted you had such a great time and you found a haven of welcome at our...More

Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

My partner and I stopped in for breakfast and the food and views were pretty spectacular. I had scrambled eggs and bacon, the eggs were full of flavour and crispy bacon. My partner had poached eggs and bacon. I had a hot cholocate which was...More

Thank kvl200988
Harriet W, Owner at Old Mountaineers' Cafe, Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2018

Oh that's great to hear although we wish you'd asked for another coffee, which we would have gladly provided. 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
Kids, Child-friendly, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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