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Saints Cafe, Restaurant & Bar

$$ - $$$
Bar, Pizza, Pub, New Zealand, European, Grill, Gluten Free Options
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6 Jacks Pass Road, Hanmer Springs 7334, New Zealand
+64 3-315 5262
09:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 16:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 22:00
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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 

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 13 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.

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 11 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 

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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56 reviews
24 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.

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 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 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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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 

New Zealand
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed the meal, we had the ribs and pasta, both were top notch. Best of all the service was excellent. Will definitely be back.

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a wonderful review. We thoroughly enjoy what we do and it was a pleasure having you in the other evening. We have served our extensive menu till 10pm every night of the week since we begun well over 10 years ago to our guests who arrive into town late,... More 

Chatham, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Very loud but otherwise pleasant atmosphere. Good menu options to suit most tastes. Staff were attentive and friendly. Meals were well cooked and presented

1 Thank lrkent2016
SaintsHanmer, Owner at Saints Cafe, Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you so much for dining with us on our re-opening night. After three and half months closed from the November Earthquake damage it was quite a night with the local support! We are most happy to hear we ticked all the boxes for an enjoyable evening. Once again thank you for dining with us and we hope you enjoy... More 

Kaiapoi, New Zealand
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

I've been dieing for The Challenge ever since I had it 3 trips ago. Last time you'd already sold out and now you're closed ! Guttered. I must emphasise that this is the best place for dinner in Hanmer for couples or families. The service is always efficient and with a smile while the food only backs it up even... More 

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

Guess what......we are OPEN! A big thank you for your review - being closed for three and half months was very tough to say the least and your review was so wonderful to receive. Its amazing how feedback like this can help so much through a time like this. Now I don't want to jinks it but we look forward... More 

Hamilton, Bermuda
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

After seeing all the lovely reviews, we went this evening and looked hrough the windows to see everything covered in dust. We were told that it was one of a couple of places damages in the earthquake, but hopes to reopen in the near future.

1 Thank Driveress
Canterbury Region, New Zealand
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

We had breakfast here with a big group of friends, the service was great, reasonably priced and the food was yummy. Just your normal menu, eggs benedict, pancakes etc. Have also had the hot stone steaks on other occasions and they are also good, if you like that kind of thing.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$27
Bar, Pizza, Pub, New Zealand, European, Grill, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
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
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?