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Malabar Restaurant

5 Conical Hill Road, Hanmer Springs 7334, New Zealand
+64 3-315 7745
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Restaurant Hours
Chinese, Japanese, Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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5 Conical Hill Road, Hanmer Springs 7334, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday

Chef went out of his way to make me a meal without garlic or onlions, it was delicious. Service was excellent and ambiance perfect. Thank for a wanderful meal.

Thank Haleymollsie
Reviewed 3 days ago

We had a great dining night here. Amazing food and service received by staff. Highly Recommended to all travelers. Try their Lamb Shank and chicken Chettinad.

Thank londonboy385
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of my favourite Restaurants in NZ, great service too! If you are travelling to Hanmer Springs this one is great.

Thank Reuben S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a lovely meal here, the staff were very friendly and helpful. The meal portions were good and the flavours were delicious.

1  Thank rayjenk
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food here is die for. So yummy. This is my first visit to Hanmer Spring and loved the place. Plenty of choices on the menu with interesting tastes. I had lamb shank which was the one of the best lamb curry I ever had...More

1  Thank Max992
Reviewed 1 week ago

Dined at Malabar last Saturday. We did not have reservation but they still accommodated us. Restaurant was almost full with customers- that is why they suggest us to reserve a table for the next time. We order the food from the Set menu which was...More

1  Thank Kelly1Nelson
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am not sure what has happened at Malabar. We dined there last night and were very disappointed in the food. Presentation was bad, my chicken was dry, potatoes tasted old and dry. I cannot find anything positive to say. This has always been our...More

1  Thank N6716ECsues
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have been here several times over the years and we kept going back because it had uniques tastes, that had been created from scratch. Last night our meals were disappointing and flavorless, lacked presentation. Scallops used to come out on shells, now were covered in...More

1  Thank Ellen P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had great dining experience here on our recent visit on sat. We didn't had booking but staff was friendly and sat us on table straight away.We had lamb shank and Chicken chettinad. Both dishes were absolutely amazing. Highly Highly Recommended to all travelers.

Thank Johnvanghan
Reviewed 13 June 2017

tastiest Indian curry had in a long time, all food tasted very authentic and left very satisfied and full

Thank SaVaSaNaa
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10 March 2016|
Response from SinghD2016 | Property representative |
Dear Guest Yes we have lot of vegetarian selections. Please give me your email address and we will forward you our menu. Thanks Regards Harry
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$28
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Conical Hill Road, Hanmer Springs 7334, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Hanmer Springs
  • Phone Number: +64 3-315 7745
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