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Where to Eat & Drink in Aoraki/Mt. Cook

Here's a list of our favourite eateries in Aoraki/Mt. Cook Village.

Delicious Food & Great Drinks!

Aoraki/ Mt. Cook Village is located within New Zealand’s Aoraki/Mt. Cook National Park at the end of State Highway 80 – 15 kilometers south of the country’s highest mountain, the mighty Aoraki/Mt. Cook. The quaint village caters for a large influx of tourists every year. While the nearest supermarket is located in Twizel (65km away), there is a great selection of restaurants and cafes to choose from.


1. The Panorama Restaurant

Nestled in the beautiful Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park, The Hermitage Hotel is the perfect base for your next adventure.  The iconic Hermitage Hotel is home to a selection of restaurants and bars including The Panorama Restaurant.

The Panorama Room has a simple philosophy of using the freshest local ingredients to produce seasonal menus rich in flavour and style, with stunning alpine mountain vistas to match.

Panorama Room is open daily for dinner from 6pm. Reservations can be made from 6pm to 9.30pm (seasonal hours may apply). Due to high demand, reservations are essential.

a glass of wine on a table in the Panorama Restaurant

2. Old Mountaineers' Cafe

The only business within the Aoraki Mt. Cook Village officially opened by Sir Edmund Hillary. Relax with great organic coffee, excellent food, and cold beer or wine – all while taking in stunning views of Aoraki Mt. Cook.

Recommended by Lonely Planet as “their pick”. Also recommended by Rough Guide. Bookings for parties, weddings and other groups are welcome. The owners, Charlie and Mary Hobbs, are both registered Marriage Celebrants

View The Old Mountaineers’ cafe here

Old mountaineers' cafe in mt cook

3. The Alpine Restaurant

The Alpine Restaurant is also a part of the Hermitage Hotels’ great collection of eateries. Be enticed by fresh flavours and an interactive dining experience.

The newly renovated Alpine Restaurant is open, offering an adventurous array of fresh local produce, cooked to perfection.

Be tempted by a sumptuous buffet breakfast, enjoy the bustle of an interactive dinner buffet or join them for lunch. All of these meals are accompanied by the luxurious decor and spectacular views of Aoraki/Mt. Cook.

Advanced dinner reservations are recommended.

2 cup of coffee and a cake in the alpine restaurant mt cook

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