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The Alpine Restaurant

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Terrace Road | The Hermitage Hotel, Mt. Cook Village, Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
+64 800 686 800
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good39%
  • Average25%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (14 reviews)
“prawns” (3 reviews)
“salad” (14 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Terrace Road | The Hermitage Hotel, Mt. Cook Village, Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 188 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had dinner here. It is a big restaurant. Food is above average. No fruit for dinner , only breakfast. The service is very good.

Thank Brightstars800
Reviewed 6 days ago

We ate here several times for breakfast and dinner. The selections were unbelievable and totally inclusive...those from many nations could find something they could enjoy. The main courses were awesome and deserts were to die for. We could not wait to see and eat the...More

Thank LarryR86
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had both lunch and dinner buffet. Nothing to write home about, pretty popular with large tour groups (the only game in town I suppose). Food was okay but buffet a bit pricey for the food provided; could not find any fruits. There is a shuttle...More

Thank ECWorld
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Buffet dinner from the hotel is not bad, at least we don’t need to go outside in rain. A lot of food options including Chinese and Indian food. Its famous beef wellington is better in more expensive section of that restaurant. It is sad but...More

Thank bigboy61455
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant has just about something for everyone. Asian , Indian, Japanese , seafood, carvery , vegetables, vegan, soups, hot and cold desserts, cheese and biscuits, teas and coffees. Breakfast is just as good. Huge choice.

Thank globalnomad2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very large, self service restaurant as part of The Hermitage Hotel. Staff was very friendly and helpful. The place is practical, clean and offers everything you want for a simple meal. Views of Mount Cook thru the large windows are an added...More

Thank kuede
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have previously stayed at the hermatige owned motel units on many occasions and have very impressed with the quality and price. As it was my wife's birthday as a special treat I booked a room in the Hotel thinking that at twice the cost...More

1  Thank 258David
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here to fill up before beginning our bike ride. Food was plentiful and fine...hit the spot but I wouldn’t describe it as special.

Thank Karen K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Extensive and lavish spread including a sushi bar, great variety of meats including duck, venison, pork, beef. Many vegetarian and gluten-free options especially the salads. Desserts were yummy - meringue was memorable! However the price tag is a bit steep.....

Thank Chahanna
Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

Had lunch today and amazed at how lovely all the staff were, they cleared empty plates quickly and took the time to chat to our 3 year old! For the price paid food was great. Will definitely visit again. Thanks

Thank Jacky C
Jemma W, Food & Beverage Manager at The Alpine Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Dear Jacky C, Thank you for the wonderful review. Great to hear that you and the family enjoyed the experience. See you next time! Kind regards, Jemma Wild

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Questions & Answers
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
24 April 2016|
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Response from Riel_Travelers | Reviewed this property |
We paid $62 NZD per person in late February 2016. There are not a lot of options in the immediate area, and I think that you'll find this a good value for the variety of foods offered in this buffet. We were happy that we... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Terrace Road | The Hermitage Hotel, Mt. Cook Village, Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu), 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: +64 800 686 800
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