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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%
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“pizza” (86 reviews)
“salmon bagel” (12 reviews)
“apple crumble” (10 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 778 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

There weren't many food options in Mt Cook but was glad we ended up here! It was a lovely first dinner for our trip. The staff were friendly and food was great. Love the design of the restaurant - it matches very well with the...More

Thank dincytea
Reviewed 4 days ago

Reading review of this place before we went there on here, seem we were on there good week. As our services and food are good on both days (5 visits).

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

Thanks so much for your positive review and taking the time to write it to us. Made our day - and our weeks are the same although there is a wide variety of clientele.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Marvellous mountaineers' bar restaurant in Mt Cook village adorned by historic old pictures of the pioneer climbers. Perfectly situated under Mt Cook, with an undisturbed view on a fine day. Lush food and drink, but not inexpensive. But the vista comes free. It's a deal....More

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

Thank you so much for totally getting what our place is about and taking the time to write to us and sharing your enjoyment of The Old Mountaineers' experience and spirit. It totally makes our day. Travel safe and we look forward to seeing you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely restaurant with good view of Mount Cook. Staff are lovely. I ordered meat pizza which doesn't contain much meat and I thought it was a bit overpriced however the taste is good.

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

Many thanks for your lovely review and we will look into the amount of meat. Delighted the food was good.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friendly staff, good food, cozy restaurant. There are limited options in Mt Cook village for food, but this is by far the best one in my humble opinion :)

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review. You made our day and delighted to provide a warm welcome at our beloved restaurant.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place for drinks and food. Stopped there for lunch right before a hike in the valley. Service and food were good. The place has a lot of pictures and objects retracing the history of the valley, and the pioneers who explored the area. And...More

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

That's terrific! Thank you so very much for your wonderful review. Very special to us and delighted that you loved our special place. Travel safe.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped in for a coffee and ended up having a beautiful local salmon lunch dish. Highly recommend.

Thank 324alan
Harriet W, Owner at Old Mountaineers' Cafe, Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Oh that's great news! Many thanks for taking the time to write such a lovely review. It made our day. So glad you enjoyed our place of spirit! Travel safe.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dined at old mountaineers' when we visited Aoraki Mt Cook. We ordered the Salmon pizza, nice balance between the salmon, capers & cheese used. The gourmet pie which we requested for lamb filling was delicious. The soup of the day, tomato and coconut was an...More

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

Thank you for your very kind comments. Delighted to hear that you enjoyed the meals and the special soul and spirit of our beloved restaurant. Enjoy your holiday!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As with every other meal we've had there over the last years we've never experienced anything other than friendly & attentive staff & great food. it's always been delicious!!!! Love the pasta dish in particular! Had that the other night and think I'll have it...More

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

Thank you so very much for this beautiful review and taking the time to write it. Delighted to know that you found us and that you love what we do. It genuinely makes it all worthwhile. Travel safe.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great view while you shout yourself some great food and ice cold drinks. The atmosphere is as it should be, a great place for a couple or a table of 12. Make sure you book for dinner.

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

Thank you so very much for your lovely review and taking the time to write it. So appreciated! People like yourselves make it all worthwhile. You made our day! Enjoy your time at Aoraki!

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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, Groups, Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, 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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