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Powderkeg Restaurant

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Bar, Contemporary, Healthy, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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194 Mangawhero Tce, Ohakune 4625, New Zealand
+64 6-385 8888
15:00 - 22:00
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Sun 15:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 16:00 - 22:00
Fri 16:00 - 00:00
Sat 15:00 - 00:00
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a long travel day, so it was good to find our room and relax and then come down for dinner. Very busy but enjoyed the 20 min wait at the bar with a drink to unwind. Everyone was really friendly and we thoroughly enjoyed our meal, lamb rack was excellent and the cream brûlée for dessert was right up... More 

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260 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Service was great. Bar service in the pool even with very good mojitos. We all enjoyed our meals, good choice and reasonable prices.

Thank TaupoSheryll
Durham, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great meal and very warm welcome. Fillet steak was cooked to perfection but after spending money on meals and drinks to be charged for wifi is a bit naughty!!

Thank MackemPaul
Auckland, New Zealand
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84 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Three of us popped in for a quick drink at about 9 pm. The guy behind the bar explained that they were actually closing but that if we only wanted a single drink he might be able to serve us. That was all that we wanted, but he continued to make it abundantly clear that he considered that he was... More 

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management p, Manager at Powderkeg Restaurant, responded to this review

Just a quick message to say we appreciate your feedback. While our Powderkeg bar is known as a very lively venue, we do wish to express that this is the quietest period of the year for us and while we make every practical effort to stay open as long as possible and serve all patrons, on this occasion we did... More 

2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food was filling, staff was friendly and served hot. Very impressed. Enjoyed the atmosphere ... entire set up

Thank Wilma C
management p, Manager at Powderkeg Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! See you next time at the Keg! More 

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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have eaten here a few times when staying in the Powderhorn. All our meals were delicious. The staff are very friendly and attentive. Our children love it here as well and that is always a plus in my books. This is a great place to come and eat and "wine" down after either hiking or skiing. Highly recommended.

Thank Sarsysingh3
management p, Manager at Powderkeg Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! See you next time at the Keg! More 

Corbera de Llobregat, Spain
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334 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Great food and friendly and attentive service. Wide selection of craft beers. We ate twice in this restaurant, very different stuff each time. Probably the best in the neighbourhood.

Thank homedelsac
management p, Manager at Powderkeg Restaurant, responded to this review

We're so glad you enjoyed your dining here at the Powderkeg. Thanks for taking the time to review us. More 

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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Group of 15 people turned up for dinner just before kitchen closing time and they kept it open for us. Everyone's food was amazing, the spicy chicken pizza was exceptional! Good service, great food.

Thank Brackenx2
Auckland, New Zealand
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Tried & true long-standing pub/restaurant in Ohakune Junction. Consistently good (over 20 years of visiting here). The Lamb Shanks are worth trying. A great atmosphere for watching a rugby game.

Thank Graeme W
Valthe, The Netherlands
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53 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Didn't book a table but they had a table free. The restaurant looks like an Austrian skilodge. Lots of wood. We had burgers and a salade side dish, couldn't finish it, was ample. Good quality!

Thank mdaams53

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
Bar, Contemporary, Healthy, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
15:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 00:00
15:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 194 Mangawhero Tce, Ohakune 4625, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Manawatu-Wanganui Region  >  Ohakune
  • Phone Number: +64 6-385 8888
The Powderkeg is the heart of the Powderhorn Chateau and is where the most of the fun tends to begin! Situated at the start of The Old Coach Road, The Powderkeg guarantees a fun and hospitable atmosphere! Many a tall story is told over a cold beer seated at the unforgettable wood furniture.

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