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WhatEver!

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5 Conical Hill Road | Unit 1, Hanmer Springs 7334, New Zealand
+64 3-315 5037
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Today
09:30 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 09:30 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 17:00 - 22:00
Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Nelson, New Zealand
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Steve and Jill really care about food and service and both are superb. The restaurant is set out to a very high standard and is one we will always re-visit whenever we are in Hanmer Springs. Thank you. Malcolm.

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Thank silverhead2016
Columbia
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very personalized service and absolutely one of our best meals. Their bread appetizer is incredible!

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Thank kevinblaes
Greymouth, New Zealand
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice food, great service, busy place, got too noisy for me when it filled up but my lamb dish was good

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Thank Pisces_WC
Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and great service. Just had an awesome meal, beautiful flavours and presentation. Service was excellent. Great night - thank you!

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Thank Frodsviv
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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6 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very friendly cafe. The service was fast, the food well presented, tasty and lovely and hot. The coffee was good as wel.

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Thank Judy Y
Christchurch, New Zealand
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Each Wednesday is quiz night at Whatever. We booked before arriving in Hanmer Springs because we know from our visit a few years ago that this is hugely popular with locals and visitors alike. Steve (owner and quiz master) is super-friendly and welcoming. A great vibe!! We also ate at "Whatever" that night. Food was good but not great -... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Delicious Sunday brunch but disappointed that no pancakes or French Toast on the menu. Very attentive service

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Thank rottytiger
Timaru, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Went for meals early in the evening, ordered meals which were not what we had ordered for one of them, asked the waitress to let the chef know and she did. No one came to explain or change what was on the plate etc, left rest of one meal complained about, to pay and query with the Manager, after explaining... More 

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Thank janette152
Christchurch, New Zealand
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

My wife and I enjoyed drinks and a serving of bread and dips. Generous serving for two. Dips were very tasty. Service was excellent and prices reasonable. Pleasant decor and staff.

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Thank Richard56578588
Nelson, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Dreadful food. Entrees - rubbery squid and the dumplings sitting on a bed of rice were so soggy the rice stuck to the dumplings and tasted awful. Mains - pork three ways was dry, over cooked and crackling tasteless. Venison medallions wrapped with bacon overlooked and dry with overpowering taste of bacon. Both main meals served with crispy German noodles,... More 

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Thank Annie L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$28
Cuisine
European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
09:30 - 22:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Conical Hill Road | Unit 1, Hanmer Springs 7334, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Hanmer Springs
  • Phone Number: +64 3-315 5037

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?