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The Alpine Restaurant

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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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good38%
  • Average26%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (15 reviews)
“prawns” (3 reviews)
“salad” (15 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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Reviewed 27 June 2018

If you are staying at the Hermitage then you don't have many choices. The staff is very friendly and helpful. There is a variety of food from all different origins.

Thank Charles W
Reviewed 30 May 2018

Not much choice here for options on food. Limited choices and expensive. View from the dining hall was nice

Reviewed 28 May 2018

I have buffet lunch , dinner and breakfast when I lived in the Hermitage Hotel for one night in May 2018. The view was superb with Mt. Cook in front. The food was good in quality and variety.

Thank kenyunyk
Reviewed 24 May 2018

The staff were friendly and helpful and we had a nice table by the window so could enjoy watching the snow come down. The dining room itself was quite dark and souless. There was only one hot vegetarian option apart from a veg soup, a...More

Thank Joanne A
Reviewed 23 May 2018 via mobile

Visited here for a quick stop off on the way to Christchurch, nice spread of meats, vegetables, salads, appetizers and desserts.

Thank Jenna N
Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

Due to renovations, this is the only dining option at The Hermitage presently. A cafeteria style area intended to accommodate bulk people from tours and coaches. At $63.00 for the evening buffet the offerings and quality were only average. Noisey and hectic, spoilt an otherwise...More

Thank stephen b
Reviewed 13 May 2018

The breakfast buffet is crowded and the food is a bit mediocre. Given the busloads of Chinese tourists I would have expected a bit more of an Asian breakfast (dumplings, fired rice).

Thank TristanEF
Reviewed 5 May 2018

We had a dinner buffet - there was plenty of food but it was very average, however the service was good.More

Thank clan100
Jemma W, Food & Beverage Manager at The Alpine Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2018

Dear Clan100, Thank you for taking the time to post your feedback on your dining experience at The Alpine Restaurant. While I'm pleased to hear that you found the service to be good it is disappointing to hear that the food didn't live up to...More

Reviewed 20 April 2018 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 18 April 2018

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
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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, View, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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