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Powderkeg Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
European, Pub, New Zealand, Bar, Gluten Free Options
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Mountain Road, Ohakune 5461, New Zealand
+64 6-385 8888
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Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ate here every night for a week while in Ohakune for work. Got through most of the summer menu - have to recommend the steak and lamb. Good sized meals and entrees, with the squid and dumplings being fantastic. Selection of beers, ciders, and wine was extensive, with great knowledgeable staff on hand for recommendations. Definitely recommend.

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Thank Nicholas R
Rotterdam Junction, New York
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best dinner I have had in a long time. The rack of lamb was done perfectly. The Peking duck was done to perfection

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Thank loveit000000
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My son came to visit me this week and so we decided to go for a meal at the Keg. It was great had some very tasty dumplings which I highly recommend. Both my son and I had steak which was lovely but the cream brûlée with Manuka honey and lavender was the bomb and highly recommend anybody to choose... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I first visited the Powderkeg 20-odd years ago and hadn't been there for about 15, so was curious to see whether it still lived up to my memory. It did. And more. Cosy and comfortable. Excellent food and friendly service. And the Powderkeg's own beer was a treat. Well done Powderkeg - keep it up!

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Thank OlafJ8531
Alabama
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31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

I stayed at the connected hotel, so the restaurant was convenient. I ordered a pint of a local ale and the vegetarian pizza. Both were delicious. The giant table in the back is also where actors from the Lord of the Rings practiced a bar scene by dancing on top of it (which my group also got to do).

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Thank Katy H
Rotorua, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

After entering the restaurant I was greeted and kindly shown a table. I ordered the burger which came with a lot of fries and aioli if you want. For dessert I had the keg sundae with peanut brittle. It came in a big jar with flavours of ice cream you don't usually get but in a good way. The service... More 

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Thank vanesmarianne
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Great food & service, the lamb was excellent and the beef perfectly cooked, great selection of beers, a very nice pub!

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Thank GaBy F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

We have been regular patrons of the Powderkeg for many years, snow, Ohakune and Powderkeg have become synonymous. The alpine lodge atmosphere is unque and the food and service are consistently good. A nice selection of craft beers that aren't usually seen elsewhere.

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Thank o_DaveyMG_o
Whanganui, New Zealand
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Cosy and warm and relaxing. The steak is good everytime and the two of us were both impressed once again.

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Thank jokennedy2015
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Stunning food. Loved the pork belly and the sizzling steak. Would recommend to anyone. Amazing front of house staff-always friendly, professional and knowledgeable.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$18
Cuisine
European, Pub, New Zealand, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Television
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mountain Road, Ohakune 5461, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Manawatu-Wanganui Region  >  Ohakune
  • Phone Number: +64 6-385 8888

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