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Old Mountaineers' Cafe, Bar and Restaurant

) #1 of 6 Restaurants in Mt. Cook Village €€ - €€€ Cafe, European,
Aorkai Mt Cook Village, Mt. Cook Village, Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7946, New Zealand
+64 3-435 1890
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Overview
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good34%
  • Average17%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (84 reviews)
“salmon bagel” (12 reviews)
“fries” (15 reviews)
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Cafe, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
Aorkai Mt Cook Village, Mt. Cook Village, Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7946, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 756 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

I went to Old Mountaineers' Cafe twice for breakfast. Absolutely loved the place. The food was delicious and the view from the cafe is breathtaking. The staff was friendly and polite. I recommend the Old Mountaineers' Breakfast, which includes the best of everything they have...More

Thank Blitzkrieg3
Harriet W, Owner at Old Mountaineers' Cafe, Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks so very much for taking the time to write in and let us know how much you enjoyed our special place here at Aoraki Mount Cook National Park. Delighted that you had a great time and we wish you a safe trip and lovely...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went for breakfast ... and came back for dinner! Beautiful quality and freshly cooked food ... warm and cosy ... friendly and attentive staff ... character decor ... amazing views .... what more could you want?More

Thank Annette B
Harriet W, Owner at Old Mountaineers' Cafe, Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so very much for your wonderful review, which made our day. Much appreciated and always delighted to receive a 5*. Thanks so much for taking the time to write such a great review on the food, the staff and the atmosphere and decor....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the few restaurants in Mt. Cook Village. They are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and have great food. Reservations are recommended, but we arrived early and were seated immediately. The view of Mt. Cook is great and the service was...More

Thank J L
Harriet W, Owner at Old Mountaineers' Cafe, Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so very much for taking the time to write such a lovely review. Delighted to hear that we fulfilled all that was required in terms of food, service and atmosphere and look forward to you returning someday. Travel safe!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was nice and served hot. It was a descent size meal accompanied with lots of vegetables. The staff were friendly.

Thank 2ofusnztravellers
Harriet W, Owner at Old Mountaineers' Cafe, Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Wonderful that you enjoyed your visit, the food, the size of the meals and our gorgeous staff. Many thanks for taking the time to write and let us know.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped here for a light meal during a bus tour visit and found the service to be prompt, the food very nice and the window view lovely. Fairly expensive though if you are on a budget.

Thank freeone2011
Harriet W, Owner at Old Mountaineers' Cafe, Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Oh that's lovely to hear that you had such an enjoyable visit and enjoyed our service, the food and the view, too! Travel safe.

Reviewed 22 May 2017

The old Mountaineer's café and bar is in a lovely location with great views of Mount Cook and Mount Sefton. It can get busy so it's best to book if time is an issue. The waitresses were efficient. We ordered rib-eye steak,- huge and delicious...More

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Harriet W, Owner at Old Mountaineers' Cafe, Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your positive review and taking the time to write it. Delighted to hear that you enjoyed both dinners and that you found the prices reasonable. Wishing you a lovely holiday. Travel safe.

Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Had the salmon pizza and sausage burgers which were OK. Pizza is quite large but probably more cheesy rather than the flavours of salmon. Service is not bad. Can get very busy

Thank Gary T
Harriet W, Owner at Old Mountaineers' Cafe, Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Great to hear that you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 14 May 2017

Whether it be coffees, lunch, or dinner, this was our eating spot while we were in Mt. Cook. Great staff, wonderful food and a relaxed atmosphere to hang out and enjoy the mountains. Be sure to visit this cafe and share stories with the staff!

Thank George W
Harriet W, Owner at Old Mountaineers' Cafe, Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2017

Thank you for this splendid review. It is so very appreciated. Delighted that you enjoyed the food, coffee and atmosphere. Travel safe!

Reviewed 14 May 2017

We love this place. The food is amazing, the views of Mt Cook simply spectacular and they serve the best gourmet vegetarian pizza ever (in my opinion). We're definitely coming back in the summer.

Thank MonFitnessFanatic
Harriet W, Owner at Old Mountaineers' Cafe, Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2017

Delighted to hear that you really loved our special nook here at Aoraki Mt Cook; our place of soul. Thank you for taking the time to let us know. It really is appreciated. You made our day. Travel safe.

Reviewed 10 May 2017

We love this place we ate here every morning for breakfast. The view is amazing! its a very quaint cafe and food & coffee is good. The interior design is neat. You can go out and have breakfast outside if not raining. This is my...More

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Harriet W, Owner at Old Mountaineers' Cafe, Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2017

Oh, bless, you totally get what we are about. Many thanks for loving our place and the food and coffee too of course. Thanks for getting the soul of it all and taking the time to write about it. Travel safe.

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Ash5200
I have a group of 9 people that will be traveling to Mt. Cook on December 29 & 30th of this year. Do you take reservations? I know that it is high season there and with a large group wanted to insure a place at your dinner on one of those nights. Thanks- Ash
23 June 2015|
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Response from Harriet W | Property representative |
Dear Ash, Yes it is VERY high season! We do take reservations and if you book your group in for an early dinner that should work. Let me know your name, contact details of where you are staying and if you want to book on 29... More
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Pipo2968
Hi, I am visiting this September and am staying at Aoraki Court Motel. Please can I know what time the cafe/restaurant opens for breakfast and dinner and what time is the last order for dinner? And do you serve wheat meal toast? Thank you.
25 May 2015|
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Response from Harriet W | Property representative |
Welcome to Mount Cook National Park! We serve sourdough or ciabatta bread and toast. In winter the last order depends on how busy it is but book for no later than 7pm to be sure that we are open. Breakfast starts at 10am. We... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Aorkai Mt Cook Village, Mt. Cook Village, Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7946, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Mackenzie District  >  Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu)  >  Mt. Cook Village
  • Phone Number: +64 3-435 1890
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