Cuisine: A La Carte, New Zealand
Price Point: Mains from $25 - $35+

Perched on the banks of Lake Dunstan, with roaring outdoor fires, cosy leather seating and stylish decor, Moorings restaurant is the perfect getaway to relax and unwind.

Serving exceptional New Zealand cuisine and award-winning wines, their menu is a celebration of the flavours of Otago, with only the finest produce from local farmers and suppliers making the grade.

Discover why New Zealand has become famous for its meats at Moorings, with a variety of mouthwatering dishes to choose from, like their provenance lamb, wild venison and prime steaks. From the sea, enjoy a flaky and fresh blue cod, or try a seasonal vegetarian dish, like the sumptuous mushroom gnocchi. A kids menu is available for families and there is a free mini golf course and adventure playground to keep the kids entertained.

Surrounded by snow-capped mountains and a glittering lake, Moorings offers an unparalleled dining experience. Located within Lake Resort Hotel, 7km from Cromwell centre. A courtesy coach is available for local pickups and drop-offs.

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Moorings Restaurant
15-23 Perriam Place
Cromwell 9383

Open Hours:
Everyday 8am - 8pm

Phone: 03 445 3417
Website: www.lakeresort.co.nz/moorings-restaurant.htm

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Moorings Restaurant
Location: Cromwell
Cuisine: A La Carte, New Zealand
Mains: $25 - $35+

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Katie Lindsay

We received excellent service from the moment we arrived. Very accommodating staff who were attentive, polite, gave us time to peruse the menu and provided colouring in pencils and paper for our fellow 4 year old diner.
The food was excellent, trust me when I say I don't say that often however I had the scallops in a main size with a side salad. The scallops were cooked perfectly and all the flavours danced in my mouth, outstanding. The side salad was fresh and although it had a dressing the dressing had a great flavour. My father had the steak and loved every mouthful. The childrens platter was a perfect choice for a fussy child who happily ate fresh carrots, apple, grapes, cheese and cracks and a sausage roll.

We will be back! Thank you for a really good evening out.

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Vanessa Prentice

Was a last minute decision that day to go out for dinner and we weren’t disappointed. It was very cosy and warm and the food was lovely, especially the pull apart cheesy garlic bread...yum. Good service, good food and a nice bottle of Syrah.

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Great atmosphere, great service, great food, the ribs fell off the bone. Would go back!

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Anna Cook

We shared the carnivore platter-didn't quite look like the pictures, instead came spread out on a slightly too big plastic chopping board. The food on it was tasty none the less, definitely would have been better if it was served hot rather than tepid. Service was very friendly and thorough-would go back again for a second chance!

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We came back for a second visit in three nights as we really enjoyed our first dining experience there!

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Amazing food, fantastic service

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Four of us dined and each said their meal was delicious. Steak was cooked to perfection, battered Roughy and chips were lovely and the Salmon was divine. It was lovely and warm in the restaurant and it also has a welcoming sit out are with a huge fire. Kids playground looked fun.
Will certainly dine again.

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Nikki Woodside

Excellent experience at The Moorings for dinner. A full and busy restaurant but service was fantastic and food came out quickly, and was delicious! Carnivore Platter is a definite must try!

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Restaurant was lovely and warm. The staff were friendly and attentive and we really enjoyed our meals. Definitely will go back.

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Susan Walsh

We were hosting friends from Canterbury who were like us overwhelmed with the size of the Platter for 4 people.Was lovely to stay and watch the rugby while enjoying our delicious deserts!!

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Michelle Coyle

Fantastic Experience. The food was delicious and such a generous size. The staff were very attentive. Really could not fault anything. Definitely our first choice for eating out in Cromwell.

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Be prepared for a big meal. The entrees and the mains were huge, no room for dessert! The food was superb, beautifully presented and piping hot. This is a lovely place to dine, highly recommended.

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Raewyn Van Den Akker

Beautful food, meat so tender. And what about the pull apart loaf with cheese sauce. You’ve got to have it!! Obviously a very good chef. And a very nice barman... Just go!
Thanks for a great meal!

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The staff were very friendly and helpful. It was a beautiful place to have dinner as a family.

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Mark MacDonald

Great place togo for a great meal and relaxed atmosphere, staff were friendly and very responsive to our needs would totally recommend for a great meal and good size servings.

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MikeandTina Ryder

Nice food, nice atmosphere, friendly helpful staff

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Lana Stevens

Nice food and excellent setting.

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Good service, big portions which were very tasty. Maybe some different accompaniments would be the only thing I would suggest. Our 3 meals all had the same just a different protein. Slow cooked lamb was awesome as were the ham steaks and orange roughy. Miss 6 enjoyed her mini hot dogs and chips when she wasn’t running around wreaking havoc!
Would recommend

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Kim Storey

Our meal was amazing. Best thing was that our dog was made welcome and was able to sit outside with us and water was made available. Magic day

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Stephanie Prendergast

Located just outside the old mining town of Cromwell, Moorings Restaurant is a quaint pub-esque venue part of the Heritage Collection and situated a short stroll from Lake Dunstan with views a plenty of the surrounding Pisa Range.

The restaurant is beautifully themed to suit it's location and has a spacious outdoor area with heating and cover to withstand the inclement weather Central Otago has to offer.

We visited Moorings Restaurant for lunch and were greeted by two extremely friendly and inviting staff members who were courteous & polite & just what we needed for a Sunday afternoon. We had two espresso coffees, made to perfection, I ordered the Orange Roughy with my partner unable to resist the Flintstone Pie (amazingly well presented - highly recommend!).The food service was prompt and the serving size was great value for money. Staff were attentive and checked in with us throughout the meal, which is always a nice touch considering a few more guests had turned up since we first arrived.

I will certainly be recommending this restaurant to our family and friends and await our next visit, hopefully to enjoy the dinner service menu and a night in the neighboring hotel. Thank you for a great afternoon :)

Steph

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Juliana Costa Nascimento

Excellent food. I ordered a platter for 2 and there was definitely enough food there to feed 3 hungry adults. Grate place. I will definitely go back and great service by the 2 people behind the counter. Fantastic

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Lovely spot - enjoyed the meal and the staff were great. Will be back! Thanks

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Blinda Warburton

The service was Excellent and very friendly. Lovely food very happy people will be going back again .

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Excellent food, excellent service! I would definitely recommend to others, and will dine here again. The cheese pull part loaf with fondue sauce was amazing. Slow cooked lamb was so tender, and the mash so creamy. My mum had the steak with blue cheese sauce which was really tasty. Desserts were lovely too. Lovely restaurant, great outlook, peaceful setting. Thanks for a memorable dining experience.

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Amanda Ling

Gorgeous food and friendly, welcoming staff.

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Ella March

Great staff food and atmosphere would go back

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Murray & Elaine McGregor

Great Food and Service

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Fiona Hsieh

Lucky we are the first table, coz the whole restaurant is packed with people when we left. Food was great... Beef brisket slider is delicious, steak is cooked perfectly. Good portion of pork ribs, unfortunately the second one is a bit dry!! Fish we order smell a bit funny though, but the side potato mesh is delicious. Love the chips, crispy and nicely seasoned. Will comeback again!!

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We had a really lovely meal out, thank you.

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Andrea Wellman

Amazing food and service. Highly recommend

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Stacey Meikle

Had a great time, thank you

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Trudy Rhoades

Great meal, my lamb was beautiful and tender.

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Both our meals (lunch & dinner) were very delicious we were very impressed & cant wait to come back.

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Bruce Smith

The food was delicious, beutifully cooked and the main meals were large.
The meet and greet gentleman was very polite and was n control of who was sitting where etc. nice music playing and a good drinks selection.

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Very friendly service. Great food, very tasty and a very generous portion. Would recommend

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Food was quite good

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Brilliant food in a great location friendly staff. We had the shared platter and it was delicious and plentiful. Highly recommend if in the district worth a trip from nearby wanaka or queenstown.

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The restaurant wasn't busy when we arrived the food was nice and we were able to change things up to the what we wanted. Excellent staff very attentive.

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Food portions were large, lacked a little seasoning tho, had the carnivores platter but was 80% veggie, tasty tho! Service was ok

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Very good food and lovely staff. Will definitely go again.

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Paula Angus

Thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Moorings, the food was incredible and the staff lovely! Will definitely be back.

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This was a true experience with amazing food. Each meal was very tasty and immaculately presented. I recommend the lamb as it was the most tender I have tasted. The wine list is very well selected but it was the atmosphere that set the tone for a wonderful evening. We will come back.

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Helen Hayman

Steak was delicious and lively quiet clean atmosphere so good we will be back again thanks! Waitress do friendly too x

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Fanatstic food, nice atmosphere. Great wait staff.
Best steak my dad has had a very long time! Lamb burger was tender. We will be back

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Lu Hunter

This must be the biggest size of platter I have seen in my life. Loved how the manager offered to swap the chips with more ribs so we didn't have to order more ribs. And the high chair they provided was the cleanest I have ever seen in a restaurant! Kudos to them! Although I must say we were confused with the bill at the end because apparently the price on the menu was for one person - we thought it was for the whole dish. Still affordable for two people but would be better if the price was clearer. Cheers for everything!

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My family and I had a wonderful experience here. We found the food to be to a very high quality and it met my standards 100%. I commmed the staff for their accommodating attitude too. I highly recommend this restuarnt.

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Great service! And the food was very good and filling

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Georgia Wills

Absolutely wonderful dining experience at Moorings restaurant, lovely attentive staff that were happy to accommodate small changes to a meal ordered. Beautiful lamb pizza, nachos, roast vege salad and a lamb burger were ordered and everyone was happy with their meals. Good range on the kids menu and easy dining in one of the bar booths. Thanks so much team keep up the great work!

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Kylee Saunders

recently moved to Cromwell from Hamilton, so was looking for a good meal out, as it was my wife's birthday I chose the moorings. This restaurant had amazing service we were well looked after, the food was next level, we will definately be back time and time again. can not recommend this beautiful restaurant enough! A++

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Gwen Lu

It's nice place

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Lovely staff, excellent meal. The service was great, and all four of us were impressed with our dinners!

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Oh my gosh that Carnivores platter is INCREDIBLE!!!! we loved our night out and thank you so much for making the miserable weather outside fade into insignificance!

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