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“Incredible view”
Review of Knoll Ridge Cafe

Knoll Ridge Cafe
Price range: US$3 - US$13
Description: Situated at 2,020 metres above sea level, Knoll Ridge Café is a stunning, architecturally designed, award-winning building. You will find incredible views overlooking the Pinnacles and out over the Central Plateau. With a large outdoor deck, it truly is the place to be. Enjoy morning tea, lunch or an afternoon platter and glass of wine at New Zealand's highest café.
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Description: Situated at 2,020 metres above sea level, Knoll Ridge Café is a stunning, architecturally designed, award-winning building. You will find incredible views overlooking the Pinnacles and out over the Central Plateau. With a large outdoor deck, it truly is the place to be. Enjoy morning tea, lunch or an afternoon platter and glass of wine at New Zealand's highest café.
Reviewed 21 January 2018

We visited the cafe in summer. It was still amazing being up so high and looking at soaring cliffs, with remnants of snow. The cafe is large, food options were basic but tasty. Coffee was good. We had some mix ups with our orders so I recommend keeping hold of your receipt to ensure you receive all you've paid for, but everything was sorted and we received some yummy free cookies for the trouble. Toilet facilities are good and the cafe is warm so you can remove all the layers you need to brave the chair lift ride to the top.

Thank leighway2017
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Reviewed 9 January 2018

We only had coffee here which was lovely coffee and Wow what a view! such a lovely place and even in Summer it was busy and staff where super attentive and friendly.

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Thank Trina M
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Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

The food, drinks and service really spoilt the lovely views. Overpriced and everything was cold. Eat before you go up and enjoy the views.

Thank Freedom536553
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Reviewed 11 December 2017

Well as I stated the views are just amazing . My daughter said her muffin was nice ...but our pies were cold .We sent them back and what came back resembled baked dog vomit .To be fair this was in summer and they had probably been there since last ski seasons .
The place was clean and warm though ..so I added a star

1  Thank MREC-11
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RuapehuAlpineLifts, Commercial Manager - Whakapapa at Knoll Ridge Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2017

Hi,
Thank you for your review. We agree, the views here are amazing and as a dual heritage National Park is a stunning place to experience.

Sadly, your food didn’t match the views.
Thankyou for your feedback as it allows us to continue to improve what we do every day and I have passed your feedback onto our chef who is sincerely apologetic.

We hope you can come back and join us again in the future.

Warm regards
Phil Neal

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Reviewed 26 November 2017

At an altitude of 2000m, there's nowhere in New Zealand with a more spectacular view for a drink or lunch. In summer, it's the perfect spot for a refreshment after a walk on Mt Raupehu, and in winter it's the place to chill between runs down the slopes at Whakapapa. The food may be a bit more expensive than other places, but the unique setting compensates for this.

Thank LouisvanWyk
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