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Victoria Arms Hotel

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Bar, Pub, Barbecue, New Zealand
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65-67 Melmore Terrace, Cromwell 9310, New Zealand
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45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Being that the Victoria Arms is the only licensed establishment saved from the waters of Lake Dunstan, the feel of yesteryear is not one you are going to get in the new Cromwell town. The bar is open and friendly. It is classic Kiwi. The food is legendary (my personal opinion only). My Ribeye was so good, if I'd wanted... More 

Thank HobbyRep
Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had the steak. Med rare. Cooked perfect tho a little more rest so not so much blood on plate. Venue nice tidy and warm. The gentlemen that served us was good but we could have easily walked without paying. This is us going up to bar to pay and him telling us hope you enjoyed and have a good night.... More 

Thank Jenni G
Balclutha, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went along from the camp for tea, there was 6 adults and we all had fantastic meals, the staff were very friendly, the meals were really fast service, large plates value for money and the night we went there was Denis Henderson playing in the public bar so we ate in there enjoyed great food and great entertainment. Will be... More 

Thank minniemouse192017
Caloundra, Australia
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45 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

We were disappointed that we were asked to sit outside and wait for around 40 minutes to be able to eat. It wasn't the warmest place to have to sit or eat and the staff were busy and not what we would call helpful

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Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Stopped in on the way to Dunedin, delicious meal! absolute great service, lovely young lady. Enjoyed a shank while my husband had a salmon overall great night.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Christchurch, New Zealand
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24 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

We had a very nice meal and wine to celebrate our 54th anniversary. The food was excellent, the staff attentive but unobtrusive. All in all a lovely place overlooking the beautiful lake. A great place to spend an evening.

Thank Jaybee2427
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

The view from the restaurant across the two rivers is fantastic. We had a lovely roast dinner and then puddings with far too many calories!

Thank NottsTravellerl
Sydney, Australia
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223 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Enquired here re dinner while we were visiting the Historic precinct just down the street re dinner that night as the location allowed you to look out over Lake Dunstan as the sun goes down. From the outside the Hotel (established 1863) looks fairly old but the restaurant is fine inside as we didn't eat in the outside area as... More 

Thank greytravellerSydney
Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 27 February 2017

My husband and I had a meal at this pub, food was lovely staff were very attentive and friendly, but the whole experience was let down by the fact that the pub is just plain dirty. The outside area / conservatory just needs a good hose down. Spider webs and dead spiders and flies everywhere. Used serviettes under the tables.... More 

Thank lesrich2016
Melbourne, Australia
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57 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

My wife and I had the lamb shanks Served on bed of mash with red wine jus and vegetables . Pub was Full for a Monday night accident earlier had caused a road closure. Still was ok and shared a long table . Good atmosphere . Service was good and food was good. Very much a pub.

Thank Tony A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Bar, Pub, Barbecue, New Zealand
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 65-67 Melmore Terrace, Cromwell 9310, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Central Otago  >  Cromwell
  • Phone Number: +64-3-445-0607

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