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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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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good35%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lamb curry” (24 reviews)
“burrito” (11 reviews)
“salmon” (28 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 21:00All hours
Cafe, European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
1 Benmore Place, Twizel 7944, New Zealand
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101 - 110 of 602 reviews

Reviewed 20 December 2016

We had dinner after a long day. Quiet, relaxing place with good food at a reasonable price. Tempting desserts.

Thank maysi02
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Poppies cafe is more than its name suggests - great quality food and quality friendly service. Price is worth the quality produce and size of the meal. Lamb mustard rack was perfect offset by fresh mushy peas. Enjoyed a few beers and wine. A perfect...More

Thank Michelle T
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

The food here is really good - a bit gourmet but hearty and filling. It is quite expensive, but in a small town I guess it can be expected if there is not a lot of competition.

Thank Pat B
Reviewed 14 December 2016

Twizel is a favourite stop for us when passing this way - much nicer than Tekapo - and Poppies is our preferred place to eat. If your tastes run to big portions with lots of chips, this may not be the place for you, but...More

Thank Steve G
Reviewed 12 December 2016

Nice place to stop by if you're heading towards Mt. Cook. The food was average, but we had a warm welcome by the staff.

Thank QQ Y
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Went there this evening. I can't really see what all the fuss is about. The food is quite standard, and the prices are definitely not cheap. For info, we had the burrito and the lamb curry. The local Twizel beer can definitely be recommended though....More

Thank Steven D
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

We were on our way to Tekapo from queenstown and twizel offers the perfect break. Set in superb surroundings with views of mountains - poppies cafe has a huge outside seating area as well. The food was very tasty and coffee was just right. Very...More

Thank themanfromearth
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Good food, nice ambience, well-done! Had a delicious dinner of fish and chips, a starter of liver pate, and a brisk sauvignon to top off a lovely meal. Best in town!

1  Thank Winsomebella2014
Reviewed 10 December 2016

we had been driving from Christchurch since afternoon stopping on way for scenic spots, and arrived around 6pm. I had read a few blogs mentioning Poppies cafe for meals, and wanted to try. And so we checked in for early dinner, around 6:30pm, and Wow...More

Thank Kunal1986
PoppiesTwizel, Owner at Poppies Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2016

Hi there! Thank you so much for your lovely review. Glad you stopped and enjoyed your meal with us! The team here at Poppies work very hard so it is nice to see recognition for the work that we put in. Hope you had a...More

Reviewed 6 December 2016

We ate at Poppies on 2 consecutive evenings. The service was friendly and efficient, with staff remembering us on our second visit. The food was tasty and well presented. Our only quibble was that the vegetables on offer were a little bland. For a small...More

Thank Geddes_7
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 3 - US$ 27
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
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
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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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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