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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went there tonight with the family. My wife and I ordered entrees and mains, and the kids ordered mains, with desert to follow. After 20 minutes, we ordered a couple of wines and drinks for the kids, plus I also asked for water (surprised it...wasn't delivered). About 5 minutes later our entrees arrived. I said to the waitress that could we get the water as well please, and she left to get it. Mean while another waitress arrived and was pouring my wife and my wine and the carafe of water was literally smashed down onto our table. Nothing said, just smashed down, literally shaking everything on the 2 tables, and walked away. Even the waitress pouring the wine was shocked. Had our mains and the kids and my wife wanted desert, waitress nowhere had to ask someone else, then got desert but no cutlery. Which we had to ask for again. We didn't wait around to see if they would ask if we wanted coffee. A real pity as the food was great but the service soured the evening for me.More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Price at $69.00 is high and the food quality very average. Bread was stale, vegetables over cooked, salads pretty poor, some desserts also didn’t seem fresh. Meat and fish were good. This buffet reminded me of the old days (80s )and not as good. Staff...were nice and views good. I would expect better from an iconic hotel but felt captured.More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 9 December 2020 via mobile

Fabulous dining experience at Mount Cook! Our waiter “Perfect” made are evening! Great service and food! Highly recommend!

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 7 December 2020 via mobile

Dinner was fabulous & our waiter, Prefect was engaging, polite with a lovely sense of humour. Would highly recommend.

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 21 November 2020

the service was fantastic. Not a large menu ,but what we had to eat for our dinner ,both evenings, was beautifully served, well cooked and very yummy. The tables are well apart,comfortable seats ,and the view was unbelievable. Watching the sunset over Mount Cook through...these big windows I will never forget. The people who served us were very friendly . The whole atmosphere is something I will always remember.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 22 October 2020

Heard great reviews about this restaurant from friends, tried to book for a Monday night for a special dinner, and apparently only open to those staying onsite. Very disappointing when you try to book ahead. The lady also wasn't very helpful.

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 13 October 2020 via mobile

We’ve just enjoyed dinner here on the $57 2 course meal deal plus we added 2 sides. Both courses were served promptly and service was exceptional. Couldn’t fault! Food was great and cooked perfectly!

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 5 October 2020

We dined here both nights and it was delicious. I would recommend the three course option even if you are not a big eater I think most would manage. The entree ,mains and desserts were sooo delicious!

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 21 September 2020 via mobile

Well... the expectations weren’t very high to start off with but boy was this place horrible! I ordered the hot salmon plate and it came out completely freezing cold with a MASSIVE chunk of plastic sitting inside the salmon and didn’t even offer a refund!!...My husband ordered the steak sandwich which was bland and had no flavour. Then the wait on food was 1 hour and they forgot my daughters food 😢 weetbix it’s was for us.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 16 September 2020 via mobile

We had the pork belly as a starter, was bordering on cold and had little flavour. Mains were alot better, they were warm and reasonable tasty, although we had to ask if they were actually going to be served. It was an hour between starter...and the mains arriving. Service was good and came with an apology, for leaving us waiting. Not in any rush to go back.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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23 August 2018|
Response from stephenb575 | Reviewed this property |
I seem to remember it was $59.00 NZD - which I felt was expensive for a typical buffet. The alternatives were closed at the time of my visit for renovations but probably open now for the ski season. I'd suggest you contact... More
22 December 2017|
Response from Jemma W | Property representative |
Hi there, Bookings are not required for the Café but are recommended for the Alpine restaurant. The breakfast buffet is $30.00 for adults and $15.00 for children. Lunch is $33.00 for adults and $16.50 for children. Along... More
10 December 2017|
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Response from Jemma W | Property representative |
Hi Audreycho, The restaurant is about a 10 minute walk from the Mt Cook Lodge and Motels. We hope to see you soon! Kind regards, Jemma
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