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The Kitchen

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Caucasian, Gluten Free Options
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430a Bannockburn Road | Bannockburn, Cromwell 9384, New Zealand (Formerly Bannockburn Cafe and Store)
+64 3-445 1553
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09:00 - 15:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 15:00
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Shetland
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44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stopped for a quick lunch at the Kitchen, it was an unexpected delight. They had a good range of dishes I had the home made beans on toast with bacon, really nice, my wife's quiche was excellent. Service was nice and friendly and we got an unexpected bonus of a free pudding !

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Thank sgstark
KitchenBannockburn, Community Manager at The Kitchen, responded to this review

Dear Sgstark, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit for lunch. Our chefs look forward to preparing a nice selection of cabinet food to compliment the fixed lunch menu and we are always pleased to receive the feedback. We're glad to hear you enjoyed the pudding as well. Kind Regards, The Kitchen Bannockburn Team More 

Oamaru, New Zealand
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A sweet little place for brunch, lunch or just coffee. High up on the Bannockburn hills, it has a modern feel with interesting chairs and tables. I would have preferred the coffee to be a big hotter but it was well made. Too much chocolate on the top - so I should have selected 'naked'!

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Thank Jessie6mae
KitchenBannockburn, Community Manager at The Kitchen, responded to this review

Dear Jessie6mae, Thank you for writing a review and we are glad to hear you enjoyed the setting here in Bannockburn. We appreciate the feedback on the service and coffee(next time less chocolate!) and hope to see you back again soon. Kind Regards, The Kitchen Bannockburn Team More 

Cromwell, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

genuine friendly service from lovely staff matched to delicious fresh food and great coffee all wrapped up in a relaxing setting

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Thank amscram
KitchenBannockburn, Community Manager at The Kitchen, responded to this review

Dear Amscram, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate the kind words regarding the coffee and your concise, positive feedback. The team looks forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind Regards, The Kitchen Bannockburn Team More 

Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped at "The Kitchen" on our day trip for lunch. Food was excellent, very tasty and great coffee. Sat in the outside garden. Friendly staff.

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Thank Kerrie012
KitchenBannockburn, Community Manager at The Kitchen, responded to this review

Dear Kerrie012, Thank you for writing a review and we are pleased you could join us for lunch. The outdoor seating is a great spot to enjoy the surroundings and we appreciate your kind words regarding the food and service. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind Regards, The Kitchen Bannockburn Team More 

Ottawa, Canada
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242 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tired of having your toes trampled by the mindless tourists in Queenstown? Then this is the place for you to visit. Located off of the Bannockburn Road in a very comfortable hospitable space. In the cabinet they had a very good looking bacon broccoli quiche which was very tasty served with a small salad. My partner had the quinoa chicken... More 

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Thank Bill T
KitchenBannockburn, Community Manager at The Kitchen, responded to this review

Dear Bill T, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to Bannockburn. We are very lucky to be in such a unique location and we appreciate your feedback regarding your experience. We strive to offer lots of fresh, homemade options to our daily cabinet food in addition to our tasty pastries. We will be sure to... More 

Queenstown, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Called in for lunch with our 3 small children. Had a great kids and adults menu with lots of really tasty options. The staff were very helpful and patient with indecisive children and couldn't have been more helpful in general. A great small town cafe well worth a visit. Good coffee.

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Thank GYInnis
KitchenBannockburn, Community Manager at The Kitchen, responded to this review

Dear GYInnis, Thank you for writing a review of your recent visit for lunch. We're pleased you and your family could join us and that the children enjoyed their meals. We will certainly pass along the compliments to our barista and look forward to seeing you all again soon. Kind Regards, The Kitchen Bannockburn Team More 

Otago Region, New Zealand
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Four ladies met for lunch early in the new year, the place was very busy the staff were friendly and efficient, I ordered the duck risotto, which was delicious and good sized portion. All were happy with our experience.

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Thank kayp40
KitchenBannockburn, Community Manager at The Kitchen, responded to this review

Dear kayp40, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We're pleased to have been able to welcome you and your friends for lunch and that you enjoyed your meals. We hope to see you again soon for your next visit to Bannockburn. Kind Regards, The Kitchen Bannockburn Team More 

Cromwell, New Zealand
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice lunch there today,good service even if they were busy, always a good sign,lovely surroundings,highly recommended.

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Thank Dave W
KitchenBannockburn, Community Manager at The Kitchen, responded to this review

Dear Dave W, Thank you for taking the time to review your visit for lunch. We're so pleased you enjoyed the surroundings and cuisine. We're a small, dedicated team and the summer is always an exciting time with so many visitors stopping by. We hope to have you back again soon and appreciate your kind words. Kind Regards, The Kitchen... More 

Kaiapoi, New Zealand
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

After a visit to Highlands Motorsport Park, we decided to call in for lunch on the advice of friends we were with. We certainly were not disappointed. We sat in the undercover outside area which was nicely set out. After looking at the menu, which had lots of great options, I decided on the mussels. It was definitely a really... More 

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Thank smjd1
KitchenBannockburn, Community Manager at The Kitchen, responded to this review

Dear Smjd1, Thank you for reviewing your recent visit and we're so pleased you could join us for lunch in Bannockburn. The mussels are a new addition to our lunch menu and have been quite popular. We will certainly pass along your feedback to our chef. We appreciate your recommendation on our lunch offering. Value for money and quality are... More 

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Came in on a Monday mid morning and was warmly welcomed by the lovely blonde behind the coffee machine. The coffee I ordered was beautiful. Would highly recommend the drive for a decent coffee!

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Thank shannonl180
KitchenBannockburn, Community Manager at The Kitchen, responded to this review

Dear Shannonl180, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We're glad you could stop in to try our delicious coffee and that you enjoyed our offering. We hope to see you again soon and appreciate your kind words. Kind Regards, The Kitchen Bannockburn Team More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$22
Cuisine
Caucasian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 15:00
Monday
09:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 15:00
Thursday
09:00 - 15:00
Friday
09:00 - 15:00
Saturday
09:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 430a Bannockburn Road | Bannockburn, Cromwell 9384, New Zealand (Formerly Bannockburn Cafe and Store)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Central Otago  >  Cromwell
  • Phone Number: +64 3-445 1553
Description
We serve honest food, crafted from fresh seasonal ingredients, Allpress Coffee & real pots of tea...Made with care and served with pride!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?