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Shackleton's Bar & Grill

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Brinkey Resort | 43 Barkers Road Methven, Methven 7730, New Zealand
+64 3-302 8885
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

the 65 dollar 3 course meals are 5 star, Paul is a superb host who really knows his wines, very worth while visiting, with a spa outside the restaurant, Brilliant

Thank Mike P
Darfield, Canterbury, New Zealand
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Went there with a big group of friends and my little one. Lots of families returning from the day up the slopes, fire was raging. Service was great, friendly, attentive and so kind to the little one running around! Food was plenty and delicious. I had the mountain man burger and sadly couldn't fit dessert. Will definitely return, thank you... More 

Thank TheOaksofDarfield
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 July 2016

We visited on a busy Friday night, however there was a very warm, friendly and relaxed vibe. No rush or fuss - everything was attended to with a smile, some banter and in a very timely fashion. The meals were gorgeous, well proportioned and served in style.

1 Thank Tawhitokino
Auckland, New Zealand
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38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2015

We ate in the Restaurant once during our stay and the service was efficient and friendly. Lovely atmosphere to have a drink standing around the fire talking to other guests. The food was really deliscious; kids meals were great too. Good wine list. Thoroughly enjoyed our evening. We also had room service to our apartment at Brinkley Resort and had... More 

1 Thank 105rachel2015
Sydney, Australia
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89 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2014

Good menu for all ages, well presented food, good value (we had the $35 promo special that was advertised in the room with Duck Pate entree and Seafood Chowder main). Really good service and a nice wine list too.

Thank 253GinaW
BrinkleyManagement, General Manager at Shackleton's Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Thanks...that's what we are about! More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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175 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2013

I came to this restaurant about a year ago and was impressed with the food, but nearly froze to death when I went to the toilet. I mentioned this in my review at the time and the owners must have read my review, because they have put a heater in the toilet since then and it was as warm as... More 

Thank Loyal-QPR-Fan
BrinkleyManagement, Public Relations Manager at Shackleton's Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Thank you very much....2015 will even be better....some interesting new dishes ! More 

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2013

Excellent food and wine and a jolly host. The steak was particularly good and some thought was put in to the dishes.

Thank Isherwoodskiteam
Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2013

What a treat ...everything was perfect ! Would highly recommend to anyone looking for great value local dishes with plenty of atmosphere . Definately visit if you are staying at Brinkley !

Thank Allan H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 July 2013

Warm and cosy atmosphere, food was hard to fault, we enjoyed every mouthful. It would have been perfect, if we didn't have to wait over an hour for our dishes to arrive, seemed forgotten by the waitress, and had to ask her for cutlery for desserts. However, we received lovely attention from the Owner/Manager at the end of the meal,... More 

Thank Squeaks10

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$45
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Brinkey Resort | 43 Barkers Road Methven, Methven 7730, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Methven
  • Phone Number: +64 3-302 8885
If you haven’t dined at The Famous Brinkley's Restaurant in Methven, Mt Hutt Village, then it’s about time to see for yourself what everybody is talking about. If you are visiting the region from overseas than make sure you come in and enjoy our fine food and wine and our well known hospitality.

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