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Poppies Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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1 Benmore Place, Twizel 7944, New Zealand
+64 3-435 0848
08:00 - 23:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had the lamb curry and omelet lunch. Fabulous food. Great craft beer too! Nice stop is twizel. Nice friendly wait staff, beautiful outdoor seating appropriate for doggie friends too

Thank Alison S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My partner and I had an amazing entree and main meal here and were pleasantly suprised! The meals was incredible! Certainly recommend this little place!

Thank Jessica G
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Called in about 8.30pm on a busy Saturday night. Service by all staff was excellent especially our waitress, a young girl from Brazil. Her knowledge of the menu and her helpfulness in choosing our meals was great. As was her personality.. Even though it was busy we didn't wait long for our meals.. All were very nice as was the... More 

Thank Keri M
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The food is always excellent, the service prompt and friendly. The wine list has too many Australian wines and it needs more examples of NZ wines, especially Syrah. We have eaten there many times over the past 10 years and the standard has never varied.

Thank 642grantm
Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don't let the name - or appearance for that matter - deter you: this is a high end "bistro" with an extensive liquor list and a fantastic menu. The fillet is particularly delicious. Highly recommended.

Thank pixelsinner
Dunedin, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We called in just for a coffee but had a bite to eat as well. Our meals were not too bad but the eggs were not cooked properly and we're raw in bits but overall 8/10.

Thank GrantsDunedin
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had dinner and breakfast there twice, together with my wife. One word: awesome! Cooked breakfast is very good, coffee is great, and the meals are even better. Steak, fish, venison, all absolutely stunning food. Local crafts beer is also really good. Go there and enjoy! Staff makes it all even better, really helpful, fast and friendly.

Thank lieuwe17
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was just about the only choice in town and took some time to find but we were pleasantly surprised at what a superb meal we had- fish over risotto, lamb stew, rack of lamb- all delicious and reasonably priced. Always refreshing to find such quality hidden away in small towns!

Thank Linda C
Bethesda, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed an excellent dinner at this restaurant. The local salmon on a bed of spinach with seeds and root vegetables was absolutely perfect! So was my husband's venison pie with red currents. Very nice service too!! Loved it!

Thank hhh5536
Telford, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were staying in Glen (mount cook) so it lacks eating places.. We travelled to Poppies café which took around 30 mins. Well worth the drive. Excellent food here. So professional and beautifully layout.

Thank Becky L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$25
Cafe, New Zealand, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Benmore Place, Twizel 7944, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Mackenzie District  >  Twizel
  • Phone Number: +64 3-435 0848
At Poppies Cafe & Restaurant we pride ourselves on giving you a great memorable experience. We have a large vegetable garden & glasshouse where we grow a wide range of organic herbs & vegetables. Our chefs use only the finest local ingredients, Mt Cook Salmon, Lamb rack, Appletree Pork, local Beef fillet ( free range & grass fed). We offer a fantastic range of locally produced wine & craft beer. With alfresco dining and some of the most picturesque scenery in the world, come and enjoy the best service, food, wine, beer & coffee Twizel has to offer.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?