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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” (99 reviews)
“salmon bagel” (13 reviews)
“fries” (14 reviews)
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Cafe, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Aorkai Mt Cook Village, Mt. Cook Village, Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7946, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday

We stopped in here whilst staying at the local DOC campsite as a rare treat from camp food, and it was very much worth it! I had the steak which was served quite like a roast dinner, and it was beautiful! I rarely have a...More

Thank Spatrick87
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a terrific spot, esp after a long walk. The atmosphere is very cosy - and historic, really feel part of the mountain scene, with so many photos and memorabilia. Hot drinks were delightful and snacks very fine! great place to unwind for an...More

Thank iam5695
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We stopped in for a bite to eat for lunch after our walk in the mountains. Whilst the price of some items was a little pricey - when compared with the prices you pay in Australia in ski resorts it beats this hands down. Service...More

Thank holidaywarrior_26
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my wife had lunch. We ordered the veggie pizza and the soup - the pizza was not good, very very oily, the soup was OK (these are the only two vegetarian options in the menu, other than fries). It could have been fine...More

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

Our prices are no higher than either Christchurch or Qtn, despite the distance from major cities. if the fresh sourdough, artisan pizza wasn't to your liking, then you were welcome to let us know. The wait staff check if everything is OK so then was...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Our favorite meals while in Mt. Cook Village. We went for dinner first and had the burger, it was excellent. The next morning we stopped in for breakfast and had the salmon bagel and it is phenomenal! The ambiance of the restaurant is really neat...More

Thank Robert912
Harriet W, Owner at Old Mountaineers' Cafe, Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so very much for getting what we are about. It is SO appreciated and it made our day. The book you mention is free for those citizens of the US who would like to take a copy home; each of the people in...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The atmosphere was casual. It was quite busy while we were there so it took awhile to get our food but it was worth the wait. My salad was so fresh and chocked full of veggies. Just what I was looking For.

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

So delighted to hear that! That's what we like, too! Thanks so very much for letting us know and taking the time to write! Travel safe.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We did not eat here but stopped for a couple of beers. Very nice atmosphere and very friendly staff. Really enjoyed the photos on the walls and the various paraphernalia around the place. The visitor centre is just steps away.

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

Wonderful to hear that you loved the time you spent at The Old Mountaineers. That's terrific. Thank you for the kind words about the atmosphere and our special staff, too! Travel safe.

Reviewed 1 week ago

The Old Mountaineers burger was wonderful, the soups were very good as well. Staff was helpful and polite. They deserved a tip. The views were wonderful, but that's an experience everywhere in the Village.

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

It's wonderful to hear that your food was great and you enjoyed the service from our lovely staff, and that the views were wonderful. Thanks so very much for your great review. Much appreciated! Travel safe!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had lunch here on our last day in Mt. Cook. Ambiance was great. Food served was delicious. The pizza and burger was tasty and the accompanying chips was crunchy. Service was excellent even when if the place was packed. Prices are on the high side...More

Thank F0RE
Harriet W, Owner at Old Mountaineers' Cafe, Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and the food and atmosphere. Thank you so much for letting us know. Travel safe.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I ordered the burger, and it was soooooo tasty! And the chips! Best I’ve had so far in New Zealand this trip! The staff were friendly and I’m kicking myself that I didn’t find/hear about this place the last few times I’ve been to the...More

Thank blue_kat_88
Harriet W, Owner at Old Mountaineers' Cafe, Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Oh, so glad you have found us! Thanks SO much for this lovely review and letting us know how much you enjoyed your time at our place. Look forward to having you return. 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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