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Poppies Cafe

€€ - €€€Cafe, European,
1 Benmore Place, Twizel 7944, New Zealand
+64 3-435 0848
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good34%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lamb curry” (26 reviews)
“blt” (10 reviews)
“salmon” (34 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 20:30 Hours
Cafe, European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
1 Benmore Place, Twizel 7944, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 742 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What a gem. Super delicious food. Great service with a smile. We all enjoyed our meals from start to finish. Book a table in the busy season or you will be standing outside waiting. Not many restaurants tick all the boxes folks get on in...More

Thank Tracey-Murray P
Reviewed 5 days ago

The filet I ordered was perfectly prepared and delicious. Great wine choices and the chocolate desert was just the ticket to end the meal.

Thank Vacationer776416
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had an excellent meal at Poppies. Every dish we chose was presented beautifully and tasted great. The crackling on the pork was crackling! So yum. The deserts were great too.

Thank Leeanne B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in Twizel for just one night, and we were so happy we chose Poppies for that dinner. The staff were very friendly without being intrusive ( special thanks to our lovely Californian waitress, can't recall her name sorry) and the ambience was cosy...More

Thank 11Cab11
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

well looked after by staff, nice lunch in comfortable resturant, poutdoor seating and tables as well

1  Thank Gavin R
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

Stopped off en route from Queenstown for something tasty and hot (snow on the Lindis). The carrot, cumin and coconut soup was just the ticket.

Thank stevemccully
Reviewed 15 September 2018

We ate brunch outside under the warm September sun and the food was great as was the service. I wish we had had the chance to eat dinner there as I feel sure it would have been good.

Thank DeeWhy51
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

We went for dinner and both had the lamb rack. It was fantastic! We came back again for breakfast the next day and the waffles were very tasty too. It was a touch pricey, but not drastically. Sitting by the fire on a cold night...More

1  Thank arby3777
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

We were driving from Lake Tekapo to Queenstown and to be honest we stopped here because we weren’t sure when we’d next find a coffee shop, but in fact it was excellent. Lovely coffee and cakes, great service and we were only sorry that we’d...More

Thank nina795
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

Poppies Cafe was cosy and inviting. Quiet at this time of year, but still a nice atmosphere. The waitress was friendly and helpful and not at all pushy. The food was delicious and the local brew on tap was great! Probably a bit more expensive...More

Thank AussieTourist2000
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$24
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 20:30
09:00 - 20:30
09:00 - 20:30
09:00 - 20:30
09:00 - 20:30
09:00 - 20:30
09:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Benmore Place, Twizel 7944, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Mackenzie District  >  Twizel
  • Phone Number: +64 3-435 0848
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At Poppies Cafe & Restaurant we pride ourselves on giving you a great memorable experience. We have a large vegetable garden & glasshouse where we grow a wide range of organic herbs & vegetables. Our chefs use only the finest local ingredients, Mt Cook Salmon, Lamb rack, Appletree Pork, local Beef fillet ( free range & grass fed). We offer a fantastic range of locally produced wine & craft beer. With alfresco dining and some of the most picturesque scenery in the world, come and enjoy the best service, food, wine, beer & coffee Twizel has to offer.
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