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Malabar Restaurant

5 Conical Hill Road, Hanmer Springs 7334, New Zealand
+64 3-315 7745
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Restaurant Hours
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5 Conical Hill Road, Hanmer Springs 7334, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We had great dining experience here on our recent visit on sat. We didn't had booking but staff was friendly and sat us on table straight away.We had lamb shank and Chicken chettinad. Both dishes were absolutely amazing. Highly Highly Recommended to all travelers.

Thank Johnvanghan
Reviewed 1 week ago

tastiest Indian curry had in a long time, all food tasted very authentic and left very satisfied and full

Thank SaVaSaNaa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are not regular Indian food people, only been to three in our life, but the food, the service and the ambience of this restaurant was in our view very good.

Thank peter e
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely meal at Malabar. Service was very friendly and cheerful. Would highly recommend to go here for a nice meal.

Thank Lesleygmiles
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We didn't have a booking but we were quickly given a table. The service was very prompt. We took advantage of the set menu and it was absolutely delicious. A great place to go if you want something a little different.

Thank TerrieC1711
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the "get go,"simply great attention to detail with presentation,ordering,service and ultimately the delivery of Fine Cuisine.Chrissy had the duck and I the pork belly.Both dishes were to die for,the wonderful use of star anise,complimented the dish with the caramelisation a treat.(PorkBelly).We both shared our...More

Thank Donnandchrissy W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were both impressed with the top level of food at this restaurant the ambience was really lovely and cosy,staff were attentive.gluten free food options were clear on the menu.thank you

Thank Iain149
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hubby and I enjoyed lovely meal prior to evening soak in pools. Arrived without a booking but hosts accommodated us with ease. My prawn Curry was beautiful. Hubby's a bit of a pork belly expert found the double carmalisation too sweet. Both dishes were beautifully...More

Thank moragm941
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

meal was fine but the manager was very rude and he never bothered answering our questions. also he treated us very badly with negative attitude, one of the worst that I ever faced in New ZealandMore

Thank alaraustere
SinghD2016, Owner at Malabar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Guest Thanks for your feedback. Our team always strive their best to give memorable experience to our guests. We always do meal check during service and take any feedback from our guests on board. We have been gone through our daily log and we...More

Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Was delicious, service was outstanding and professional. The kids were well catered, the venue is simple yet also elegant with fireplace and mood lighting. Menu is limited, but I've no doubt everything in it is fantastic. Only criticism of trip adviser, not the restaurant is...More

Thank Eddedd
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do you have vegetarian selections on the dinner menu?
10 March 2016|
Response from SinghD2016 | Property representative |
Dear Guest Yes we have lot of vegetarian selections. Please give me your email address and we will forward you our menu. Thanks Regards Harry
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$28
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Conical Hill Road, Hanmer Springs 7334, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Hanmer Springs
  • Phone Number: +64 3-315 7745
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