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Poppies Cafe

) #2 of 9 Restaurants in Twizel ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Cafe, European,
1 Benmore Place, Twizel 7944, New Zealand
+64 3-435 0848
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Overview
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good35%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
Cafe, European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
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LOCATION
1 Benmore Place, Twizel 7944, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I had an amazing dinner experience to remember, here at Poppies in Twizel (last night). We are real foodies. Venison entree that my husband had and commented, "the best he has ever had". Beautifully presented... We both had the NZ racks of...More

Thank diesel9907
PoppiesTwizel, Owner at Poppies Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there! Thank you for taking the time to write your amazing review! So glad you enjoyed your evening with us! The Lamb Racks are always a good choice and the Venison Entree is a new dish so that's great feedback! Look forward to seeing...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to Poppies cafe for lunch today. I had a really nice coffee and the lamb curry was delicious. The stuff were friendly and attentive. Overall a great place to have lunch while on your adventure!

Thank libby254
PoppiesTwizel, Owner at Poppies Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, thank you so much for your review! So glad that you enjoyed the food and our service! Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Poppies always has a great menu with tasty food it's hard to decide what you want to try. The side salads are always amazing. The added benefit is happy and friendly staff who are very good at looking after you even when busy.More

1  Thank U6509IMalicef
PoppiesTwizel, Owner at Poppies Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hey, thank you so much for your review! We believe that our service is just as important as our food, we take pride in what we do at Poppies so it is so nice to hear that you enjoy your visits to us. Look forward...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Over the weekend I went to Poppies with some friends for lunch and it was so so good!! We were greeted with a huge smile and nothing was too much trouble from the moment we entered until we left. The food was fresh and really...More

1  Thank Neil S
PoppiesTwizel, Owner at Poppies Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Neil, thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review. It is always our pleasure ensuring that our customers enjoy their time with us at Poppies Cafe! So glad that you had such a great weekend. Hope to see you again...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant itself was barely warm, despite a beautiful sunny winters day. Our coffees were very average. Had fish & chips for lunch and the fish was not remotely fresh - hot chips were the highlight! Not normally one to complain but wouldn't recommend this...More

1  Thank Sam H
PoppiesTwizel, Owner at Poppies Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Sam, I am sorry to hear that you did not have a pleasant experience with us! That is such a shame that you did not really enjoy the coffee or the fish as we have great feedback about both. Thank you for bringing this...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food and service at this cafe is nothing special and we found the service to be okay, at best. Unlike what we've found in most of New Zealand, the servers weren't overly attentive or friendly....an average experience.More

1  Thank jnbGeorgia
PoppiesTwizel, Owner at Poppies Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there, thank you for writing your review and bringing this to my attention. I am really sorry that you did not enjoy your visit to our restaurant. Excellent customer service is very important to our team and we have always maintained high standards of...More

Reviewed 9 July 2017

Popped in for a treat for breakfast with the kids, and were treated to amazing service and food! My omelette was incredible, and changing the order for my son who is GF was no issues, just a friendly smile, which was awesome. Will definitely come...More

Thank Constant_Travellers
PoppiesTwizel, Owner at Poppies Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello, Thanks for taking the time to write a review glad you enjoyed your breakfast and service. We look forward to see you again soon. Many thanks Mike

Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

Yummy comfort food. My kids enjoyed their food as well as we did. Friendly staff too . Great stop from Mt Cook

Thank francesca2
PoppiesTwizel, Owner at Poppies Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hey, thank you so much for your review. Kids can be a tough crowd so I am glad that you all enjoyed your meals. Hope you had a nice day at Mount Cook and enjoyed the spectacular views!

Reviewed 24 May 2017

Shared a full breakfast. The meal was perfect, staff very friendly , coffee good and atmospher ideal.

Thank BoneCutlet
PoppiesTwizel, Owner at Poppies Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there! Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. Glad that you enjoyed the breakfast and everything else that came with it! Hope to see you again!

Reviewed 22 May 2017

We recently spent 15 days driving the South Island. I was really looking forward to a great lamb chop dinner, but it alluded me. Finally, when we arrived in Twizel, our host at the Matuka Lodge told us this was the place to try. She...More

Thank jpape_titusville
PoppiesTwizel, Owner at Poppies Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello, thank you for your review. So glad that you had the opportunity to enjoy the lamb racks, it is a beautiful dish and very popular. Chard farm produce some beautiful wines so that is great that you were able to try their Chardonnay and...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 3 - US$ 27
Cuisine
Meals
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
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 21:00
Monday
09:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 21:00
Thursday
09:00 - 21:00
Friday
09:00 - 21:00
Saturday
09:00 - 21:00
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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Description
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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