Altitude Restaurant & Bar

The picturesque Altitude Restaurant and Bar offers panoramic views over the Hanmer Basin, with floor-to-ceiling windows. The dining space offers seating for up to 50 guests inside and features a wrap-around terrace for al fresco dining.

~ The Altitude Restaurant is open daily for breakfast and dinner. Reservations essential +64 (3) 315 7555 ~


Dinner Menu

Come and sample our exquisite menus prepared by our Head Chef. We have created an innovative a la carte menu from the finest and freshest seasonal produce in the area, such as Kaikoura seafood, North Canterbury meat, local vegetables, herbs and fruits. Please note that the menu is subject to change to offer the best seasonal dishes of the day.


Guests at Select Braemar Lodge can start their day with a a range of gourmet, healthy breakfast options. Choose from our light choice or full cooked à la carte breakfast menus. In summer, we invite you to enjoy your meal on our restaurant terrace with a glass of Bucks Fizz to start your day. Breakfast room service is also available for a small extra charge.

Delicious Local Wines

Fine food at our Hanmer Springs restaurant is of course complemented by outstanding New Zealand wines - including those of the nearby Waipara Valley, famous for its Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, and rich, spicy Pinot Noirs and Rieslings. Please note our wine menu is subject to change without notice, due to availability.

Fully Stocked Bar

Our bar is stocked with a range of wine, beer, spirits and more for your enjoyment. Appreciate an aperitif, glass of local wine or bubbly in the lounge before your meal, with the roaring fire in the background and the panoramic mountain views before you. After dinner, we invite you to enjoy a cheeseboard and matching wine or port to before retreating to your suite.

Relax by the Roaring Fire

The guest lounge and library sits beside the restaurant - by day offering panoramic views of the Hanmer Basin and by night in winter, a huge, roaring fire. Comfortable lounges and a range of games and books make this an ideal spot to relax and enjoy the Hanmer Springs alpine scenery.

Special Events

From time to time, Select Braemar Lodge hosts a special restaurant event enjoyed by locals and guests alike. Recently, we have held the Moa Beer Makers Dinner, a Spa Gourmet Weekend and the Warming Whiskey Winter Dinner. We can create a private dining menu for up to 50 guests for your next special event, including weddings, birthdays, anniversaries and more.

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Smart Casual Dress Code: We respectfully request that our guests dress appropriately for dinner, with smart casual attire. To ensure the enjoyment of all guests, the following are not permitted in the restaurant; athletic or sports uniforms, torn clothing, slippers, beach sandals and flip-flops. Gentlemen, please avoid sleeveless t-shirts, shorts, and open shoes. Please note that our smart casual dress code applies also to children.

For all group bookings (6 people or more), we reserve the right to charge a 50% cancellation fee outside our standard cancellation timeframe or for 'no shows'. A credit card number will be taken at time of booking.