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Victoria Arms Hotel

$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, Barbecue, New Zealand
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65-67 Melmore Terrace, Cromwell 9310, New Zealand
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Caloundra, Australia
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45 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were disappointed that we were asked to sit outside and wait for around 40 minutes to be able to eat. It wasn't the warmest place to have to sit or eat and the staff were busy and not what we would call helpful

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in on the way to Dunedin, delicious meal! absolute great service, lovely young lady. Enjoyed a shank while my husband had a salmon overall great night.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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24 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

We had a very nice meal and wine to celebrate our 54th anniversary. The food was excellent, the staff attentive but unobtrusive. All in all a lovely place overlooking the beautiful lake. A great place to spend an evening.

Thank Jaybee2427
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

The view from the restaurant across the two rivers is fantastic. We had a lovely roast dinner and then puddings with far too many calories!

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Sydney, Australia
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220 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Enquired here re dinner while we were visiting the Historic precinct just down the street re dinner that night as the location allowed you to look out over Lake Dunstan as the sun goes down. From the outside the Hotel (established 1863) looks fairly old but the restaurant is fine inside as we didn't eat in the outside area as... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 27 February 2017

My husband and I had a meal at this pub, food was lovely staff were very attentive and friendly, but the whole experience was let down by the fact that the pub is just plain dirty. The outside area / conservatory just needs a good hose down. Spider webs and dead spiders and flies everywhere. Used serviettes under the tables.... More 

Thank lesrich2016
Melbourne, Australia
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57 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

My wife and I had the lamb shanks Served on bed of mash with red wine jus and vegetables . Pub was Full for a Monday night accident earlier had caused a road closure. Still was ok and shared a long table . Good atmosphere . Service was good and food was good. Very much a pub.

Thank Tony A
Dalston, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We had dinner here on Sunday night very good food , my peppered steak was right on the button just as i requested

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 January 2017

Trading on their location this restaurant offers bland fare at high prices. Side salads (Summer salads!) have not moved on much since the 1960's with lettuce, and a little bit of tomato. If you seek diligently you will find a few very thin strands of carrot.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

We arrived in Cromwell after a long drive and in desperate need of food. I was skeptical when I saw the pub from the outside as it looks a little run down but I was pleasantly surprised when I went. The bar and restaurant were busy despite it being a week night. There was a good selection of food to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pub, Barbecue, New Zealand
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 65-67 Melmore Terrace, Cromwell 9310, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Central Otago  >  Cromwell

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