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Poppies Cafe

$$ - $$$Cafe, European,
1 Benmore Place, Twizel 7944, New Zealand
+64 3-435 0848
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Overview
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good34%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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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 4 November 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed the food, but it's a bit too expensive. We ate here only once and then ate at other places where the food was a bit less good, but where we payed less than half of what we payed at Poppies Cafe. The photo...More

Thank Quentin_Fajke
PoppiesTwizel, Owner at Poppies Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2017

Hello there, thank you fro taking the time to write your review. Nice to hear that you enjoyed your meal at Poppies. We make a lot of effort to provide the freshest of ingredients and prepare everything on site so we believe the prices reflect...More

Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

We have been travelling around NZ now for 30 days and landed in Twizel this afternoon (Oct 30) on our last leg of our trip. We didn’t know where to go for dinner, until our motel recommended Poppies, so we thought why not. Well what...More

Thank Iggybah
PoppiesTwizel, Owner at Poppies Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2017

Hello, thank you so much for taking the time to write your fabulous review! We aim to achieve an excellent experience for you from the moment you enter the restaurant with our service and culinary creations and we all work very hard to do so....More

Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

We went here on a recommendation and were not let down. I had the venison and my wife had the pork belly for our mains and we were both suitably impressed with the tenderness and flavours of each dish. From the time of taking our...More

Thank garyrU7172XN
PoppiesTwizel, Owner at Poppies Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2017

Hello, thank you for taking the time to write such a great review for us. Glad that you enjoyed the venison and pork belly, two delicious dishes! Hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Twizel!

Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

Fish and chips and a soup of the day - just what we needed after a cold wet morning at Mt Cook. A necessary stopover if you're not impressed with the food at Mt Cook.

Thank Jwenad
PoppiesTwizel, Owner at Poppies Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2017

Hi there, thank you for your review. Sorry to hear that the weather wasn’t behaving, glad you enjoyed a visit to Poppies though. Hope you got to enjoy the sunshine in Twizel!!

Reviewed 21 October 2017

Poppies has it all for breakfast and lunch. The BLT on specially made grain bread was excellent. The local beer from the well stocked cafe was a nice touch for the meal. Service was good from everyone with genuine smiles. The place was clean and...More

Thank WhyAmIStillworking
PoppiesTwizel, Owner at Poppies Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2017

Thank our for taking the time to write your review. Really glad to hear you got to sample some of our delicious meals and craft beers and enjoyed them!! Hope to see you again if your in the area in the future!

Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

We were there for dinner and had some delicous food! Thank you so much. We can strongly recommend this restaurant!

Thank Sandriiina
PoppiesTwizel, Owner at Poppies Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2017

Hi, Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review. We are glad you enjoyed your dinner and our friendly service. Thanks again and we look forward to seeing you again soon. The team at Poppies Cafe, Twizel

Reviewed 8 October 2017

Really nice food - something for everyone in the family including a fussy eater and vegetarians. The service was really good too. Definitely not 'cheap eats' - mid range prices.

Thank Lynette S
PoppiesTwizel, Owner at Poppies Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2017

Hi Lynette, thank you for taking the time to write your lovely review. Glad we could please everyone. Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 7 October 2017

Our motel receptionist recommended Poppies and she did well. We were there just before 6pm so it was not very busy. Service was quick, efficient and friendly. There was reading material on local activities to keep us occupied while we waited for our meal. There...More

Thank CRS60
PoppiesTwizel, Owner at Poppies Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2017

Hey there, thank you for writing such a great review. Glad that you enjoyed your meal with us. Hope you enjoyed your stay in Twizel and we look forward to seeing you again when you are next in the area.

Reviewed 5 October 2017

Great ambience in this large award winning cafe and friendly service. A good stop off the highway when traveling between Lake Tekapo an Wanaka. Delicious food, though a tad more pricey but great quality and worth the visit. Highly recommended when travelling through town.More

Thank moonlotus18
PoppiesTwizel, Owner at Poppies Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2017

Hello, thank you for taking the time to write your lovely review. The whole team here put a lot of effort into the high standards of food and service so its great to hear the positive feedback! Hope you had a great trip and that...More

Reviewed 2 October 2017

As we had someone who is strictly gluten free, she appreciated the gluten free options, starting with a plate of fries while we enjoyed the bread and dips. For her main, she chose the salmon salad and finished with affogato (without the biscotti) for dessert....More

Thank girlonadventure
PoppiesTwizel, Owner at Poppies Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2017

Hi there, thank you for taking the time to write your review. We always try and meet everyone's needs as we want everyone to enjoy their experience with us. I am glad that you all had a great meal and hope that you enjoyed the...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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Monday
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Thursday
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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
  • E-mail
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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