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Cuisine: A La Carte, Family, New Zealand
Price Point: Mains from $20 - $35+

Welcome to The Old Post Office Restaurant Hanmer Springs!

Grab friends and family for a hearty dinner at this charming restaurant. Serving fresh New Zealand food, their menu showcases local produce and caters for both gluten-free and vegetarian diets.

From their ribeye steak and crispy pork belly, to the veggie burger and fresh catch of the day, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Top tip: try their slowly braised lamb shank, served with creamy mash and seasonal vegetables.

They also serve a wonderful selection of local wines, craft beer and classic cocktails. Nestled in the heart of the beautiful Hanmer Springs, this is an idyllic spot for dinner.

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The Old Post Office Restaurant
2 Jacks Pass Road
Hanmer Springs 7334

Open Hours:
Everyday 9am - 9pm

Phone: 03 315 7631

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The Old Post Office Restaurant
Location: Hanmer Springs
Cuisine: A La Carte, Family, New Zealand
Mains: $20 - $35+

Reviews

Food was very tasty. We had roast of the day with vegetables. We had been traveling for a week prior so a roast dinner was perfect.
The Old Post Office Restaurant has a charming atmosphere. Would recommend to anyone.

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we were made to feel very welcome from the moment we arrived at the restaurant.Food delicious and lovely presented .Ate outside where there are ample of parasols if required. Highly recommended.

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Jeanette Barrett

Was worried when we arrived to see it was quiet but there was no need as we got amazing attention from the staff members on and our food was outstanding we had 2 adults and 2 hungry children we all had adult meals and we all tried each other’s as they were all so yummy I have never seen my kids eat so quietly and quickly they asked to come back the next night.
Only down side was we were all so full and content by our mains that we had no room for dessert. But did do chocolate drinks which were nice as well.
Totally recommend this place is a hidden gem that deserves to be run off there feet.

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We were very satisfied with our meals. The fish of the day was delicious as was the fresh salad well made that came with it. My husband chose the lamb shanks and commented on how tasty and tender they were. A tempting home-made dessert menu was on offer. We had the apple pie and it lived up to the home-made taste. The food served here is reasonably priced and servings are generous. We would definitely return when we're next in Hanmer.

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Jeanette Lagocki

Lovely atmosphere and fantastic service that was prompt, efficient and very friendly. The food was well presented, very tasty and very well portioned. Good selection of entree, main and dessert. We were very impressed

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Mike Fleck

On holiday in the South Island and decided to try out this restaurant and what a treat it was. Meals were very reasonably priced with generous portion sizes. Service was amazing by the staff and all the food ordered was very delicious. If anyone is in Hanmer Springs looking for a quality place to eat then this is the one. 10/10 thanks The Old Post Office Restaurant and First Table.

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Lovely setting was attended too quickly and food was very good portions enjoyed our dining and will be back . Great service .

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We found the food well prepared and presented, the staff were friendly and attentive. A great evening

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Anna Sykes

Beautiful food and fantastic service. We’ll definitely be coming here again on our next visit to Hanmer. Thank you

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Chris Frost

Great night out for the family, the staff were really friendly and attentive, and food came really quickly

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Food was very tasty. We had roast of the day with vegetables. We had been traveling for a week prior so a roast dinner was perfect.
The Old Post Office Restaurant has a charming atmosphere. Would recommend to anyone.

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Rodd Hutton

Kids had a great time.

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we were made to feel very welcome from the moment we arrived at the restaurant.Food delicious and lovely presented .Ate outside where there are ample of parasols if required. Highly recommended.

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Hayley Earle

We could tell by how empty the place always is that it wouldn’t be 5 star. Groups meals - Steak: a little grisly and asked for medium rare but closer to a medium to well done. Schnitzel: very dry and had a funny taste like it was close to being off, the mushroom sauce was very runny and tasted like packet sauce. Ribs: these were the saviour! I do recommend, tender and falling off the bone, just what you want. I would order these again.
Service was excellent as well.

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Food tasted good. Dessert was fantastic.

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Lovely meal thanks

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Jeanette Barrett

Was worried when we arrived to see it was quiet but there was no need as we got amazing attention from the staff members on and our food was outstanding we had 2 adults and 2 hungry children we all had adult meals and we all tried each other’s as they were all so yummy I have never seen my kids eat so quietly and quickly they asked to come back the next night.
Only down side was we were all so full and content by our mains that we had no room for dessert. But did do chocolate drinks which were nice as well.
Totally recommend this place is a hidden gem that deserves to be run off there feet.

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Really good experience! Tasty meals, super fast service, definitely recommend to others.

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We were very satisfied with our meals. The fish of the day was delicious as was the fresh salad well made that came with it. My husband chose the lamb shanks and commented on how tasty and tender they were. A tempting home-made dessert menu was on offer. We had the apple pie and it lived up to the home-made taste. The food served here is reasonably priced and servings are generous. We would definitely return when we're next in Hanmer.

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rona lawrie

Great service. Good wholesome fresh meals.we loved the lamb shanks which came with a good serving of yummy fresh veges. tourists at next table happy with their meals as well. Good menu selection an wine choices. Would recommend, value for money.

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Jeanette Lagocki

Lovely atmosphere and fantastic service that was prompt, efficient and very friendly. The food was well presented, very tasty and very well portioned. Good selection of entree, main and dessert. We were very impressed

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The vege hamburger and the falafel were as expected. Apple pie for dessert was delicious. Service was unbelievable

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Shelley O'Hagan

It was very average. Garlic bread was bland and so was the mushroom sauce.Service was pleasant but we had a small table for 4 people and they never cleared the empty glasses at any stage.

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Cass Feaunati

First time in Hanmer springs and was delighted that Old post office was our first meal. Definitely good value for money, great service, and overall awesome experience. Would definitely recommend to anyone visiting Hanmer.

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We were in Hanmer on holiday and took our small children here and it was so lovely. The staff were very accommodating and the food was amazing. We will definitely be back next time we come! Thanks heaps!

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Mike Fleck

On holiday in the South Island and decided to try out this restaurant and what a treat it was. Meals were very reasonably priced with generous portion sizes. Service was amazing by the staff and all the food ordered was very delicious. If anyone is in Hanmer Springs looking for a quality place to eat then this is the one. 10/10 thanks The Old Post Office Restaurant and First Table.

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Great value and tasty food

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Lilian Wenzel

We didn't rate our experience unfortunately.The portions of the meals were ridicoulsly small and not particularly tasty or exceptional. The waitress was so attentive it was over the top as she was constantly hovering around at every mouthful. We wouldn't go back.

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Kylie Pottinger

Nice comfortable restaurant and we enjoyed the meal. Very accommodating with kids.

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Connon Daly

Solid meal, well priced.
We were very satisfied.

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Professional and friendly greeting. Prompt service with menus and drinks. Meals came out very promptly and were great. Attentive staff. Desserts were amazing.
Would definitely go again and easily recommended.

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Liz van Berkel

Everything about this dinning experience was average - nothing overly bad but nothing overly good. My husband liked his ribs.
Did have to explain how first table works to the waitress when she said we would only get half off our main meal.

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Jesse McLean

Food was very good and filling, staff were friendly and accommodating. Will be back again

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Stacey Tritt

Great food, great service.

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Tania Houston

Great food and service

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Andrea Cooper

compliments to the chef for cooking a good steak. However that’s all the positive I have to say, they clearly don’t know how first table worked as I had to pay full price for entrees as the lady said it’s only 50% for mains, this is the first first table booking I’ve ever experienced this with. It’s 50% off food you just pay the drinks I tried to tell her. But she was adamant she was right, this left the overall experience average and I wouldn’t go back! Average pub food too pricey

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A lovely meal on a wintery night. We enjoyed everything we had from entree, main and dessert. The roast beef was super tender and the ribs very tasty. Generous servings meant we couldn’t finish our mains.

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Nici Haliburton

Lovely staff only to happy to help, they were not overly familiar with how first table worked but they all were very eager to see us enjoy ourselves. Food was good.

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Shane Smith

The service and food was amazing. They went out of their way to make a special sauce, when they didn't have the sauce we asked for. It was the best place we have been to in Hamner. We will definitely be going back.

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The restaurant is a perfect spot for a chilly day, the fire was going and it was warm and cosy. We both had catch of the day which was the orange roughy pan fried and it was cooked to perfection and the apple pie dessert was the perfect ending. Staff were fantastic and attentive but not overbearing, just perfect.

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great meal. service was excellent. on arrival turned the fire on near us .checked on us regularly and food was served promptly .nice atmosphere. quality food .

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Great service, friendly polite waiter. Good food

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