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Saints Cafe, Restaurant & Bar

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Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Pizza, Grill, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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6 Jacks Pass Road, Hanmer Springs 7334, New Zealand
+64 3-315 5262
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16:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 16:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 22:00
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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Failed to get our orders right from the start, I don't think the person who served us understood English very well. Cooked breakfast came with undercooked bacon, undercooked eggs (raw on top) and hash browns, I sent it back to the kitchen, when I came back to me the eggs were cremated. They failed to provide butter for my toast.... More 

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Thank Mark M
SaintsHanmer, Owner at Saints Cafe, Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Our most unhappy customers are our greatest source of learning. Thank you, Cheers Mel, JJ & our Saints team x More 

Overton, United Kingdom
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143 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Monday evening visit after making a reservation earlier in the day. Turned up at appointed 6:30 time to see all food tables in the upper area of the place full. Clearly from the face of the waitress looking desperately in the direction of one of the booths, our reserved table was still occupied. We were offered a table in the... More 

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SaintsHanmer, Owner at Saints Cafe, Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Hello David, we have to admit we’re all a little upset to receive this review given the circumstances. When you first called in and enjoyed having a great talk with Matt for over 15 minutes you didn’t mention a table preference or a specific area in our open planned layout. When Monique welcomed you back and lead you to your... More 

Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Visited here over a weekend in March, having heard they had shut due to the Earthquakes in November, we were disappointed but turned to relief when we discovered they would in fact re-open by the time we arrived! First night in I ordered the chicken pasta and my partner had the ribs, along with several whiskeys. The food was amazing,... More 

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Thank Asko K
SaintsHanmer, Owner at Saints Cafe, Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thanks Asko for taking the time to review us and your kind words. Always means a lot and especially from customers who themselves work in the same industry. We look forward to having you back next time you manage to getaway.....and maybe you'll win the game of pool against your partner next time too ;-) Cheers Mel, JJ & our... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Best Pizza's, topping so fresh and plentiful. Great staff and great vibe. Always pay a visit when in Hanmer

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Thank Roderick C
SaintsHanmer, Owner at Saints Cafe, Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Aww, what a great review to wake up too! We sure do believe in good pizza and very proud of our reputation that our celebrated pizzas have earned. If you can visit Hanmer during the weekdays be sure to visit us on a Tuesday as our daily special is 2 for 1 Pizzas. This deal kicks off at 4pm to... More 

Lumsden, New Zealand
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

So glad we found this place. Brilliant friendly staff helped pick drinks and point out the daily specials. The food was gr8. Taisty and good portion. Nice atmosphere to

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Thank RochelleMatthews
SaintsHanmer, Owner at Saints Cafe, Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

There's nothing better than a well deserved weekend away! We're over the moon that merely doing what we enjoy has made it one to remember. We’re especially grateful for you taking the time to review us and let others that haven't found us yet know what we offer. We love the snapshot of the photos of your evening too. If... More 

Kiwifan56
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

We dined here twice when we were in Hanmer. The first night we had the Fish and Chips and the Butter Chicken. Both were very enjoyable. On the second visit we took advantage of their mid week special with the Stonegrill. On both occasions the staff were very friendly and efficient. We would certainly recommend this restaurant for a good... More 

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Thank Kiwifan56
SaintsHanmer, Owner at Saints Cafe, Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

We’re over the moon to hear that on both occasions you enjoyed the consistency of our great food and great service. Our varied and generous offerings from our celebrated gourmet pizzas, unique Stonegrill and classic À la carte allows customers to enjoy a range of offerings time and time again. Thank you very much for dining with us, taking the... More 

Southbank Victoria
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Amazing. Wish we could have eaten there every night of our holiday. They have deals every night but Wednesday's the best - two for one hot stone eye fillet steaks. So deliciously good. Super friendly staff, good cocktail menu.

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Thank 180daniellef
SaintsHanmer, Owner at Saints Cafe, Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

We really enjoyed having you in last week and appreciate the valuable feedback. It is always lovely to hear such wonderful comments. Our amazing daily deals are pretty special but I'm with you that Wednesday is the best - you just can't beat 2 for 1 Stonegrills! Cocktails......well we have always been known as Hanmer's top spot for cocktails and... More 

London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Have been travelling around NZ for over a week and have had some excellent meals but Saints was outstanding. Walked in without a booking and we were met by very friendly and helpful staff. The food was superb. I had the venison and my wife the John Dory fish and chips. Family friendly restaurant tucked away off the Main Street.... More 

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Thank Nigel H
SaintsHanmer, Owner at Saints Cafe, Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Wow Nigel - you sure do know how to make us all feel pretty good about what we are up too! JJ & I are very passionate and with our hand selected and trained team we feel we have something pretty special to offer. It is so nice to read your review and know that we are indeed on the... More 

Launceston, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

We didn't book just walked in and they seated us outside just as the sun was going down. The food was very good and the service great too with everyone being so friendly.

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Thank dominic c
SaintsHanmer, Owner at Saints Cafe, Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Aren't those outside tables to die for with such wonderful views of the mountains and as you mentioned with the sun going down on them - you just can't bet it! Thank you for taking the time to let others know our passion for great food and great service. We hope you and the 'tour team' enjoy the rest of... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

We went here as a family group of 8 with just one child aged two. Our waiter, a Canadian guy, was so enthusiastic and pleasant, he couldn't have been more helpful. Our daughter's meal was brought out so quickly, top marks for that. The food was pretty good and the building itself was not too appealing but we would definitely... More 

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Thank kiwimimi00
SaintsHanmer, Owner at Saints Cafe, Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time out to review us and let others know that not only do we cater for children but we try our best to make it a breeze. We have wonderful jam packed activity packs, knots & crosses game, pool table, foosball & a large outdoor connect 4 game to keep them busy. Having children ourselves we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 27
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Pizza, Grill, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Parking Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 22:00
Monday
16:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 22:00
Thursday
16:00 - 22:00
Friday
16:00 - 22:00
Saturday
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 Jacks Pass Road, Hanmer Springs 7334, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Hanmer Springs
  • Phone Number: +64 3-315 5262
Description
This Restaurant of ours is always buzzing with tourists, locals, families and groups of friends. We've got big comfy booths, spread out tables and long outside wooden benches for those warm evenings. Relax with a drink or famous cocktail, shoot some pool, or enjoy our restaurant where you may choose from our celebrated gourmet pizzas, unique stonegrill, and classic a-la-carte menu. For those of you with children, please bring them with you as we are absolutely child friendly. Kids can choose from their own menu and colour to their hearts content. We also offer the great taste of Saints through our takeaway service offering not only our gourmet pizzas but our full a-la-carte menu. Come and join us as our team would love to look after you.

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