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The Old Mountaineers Café Bar & Restaurant

The Old Mountaineers Café Bar & Restaurant

Mt Cook Cafe

The Old Mountaineers Café Bar & Restaurant

Please call or text me for updated hours which change regularly because of guiding duties and staff shortages. Reduced menu. Cheers

THE OLD MOUNTAINEERS’ opened on 7 January 2003 and has always welcomed everyone that arrives in the spirit of goodwill, and we don’t aim to stop now. We support democracy and individual freedom and we always will, for that is the New Zealand we recognize and want to live in.

At the moment it is difficult to fully staff our cafe, so there will be only two or three of us to do everything.

In order to be able to serve you:

The menu is down to a manageable working menu only at this stage.

There is no table service and no outside service. You’re welcome to eat and drink in the restaurant and outside.

The food and drinks are on bio degradeable disposable plates that we ask you to dispose of in the area provided.

There may be a wait for food, but you’re welcome to relax with a drink while you wait.

Open hours are variable so best to text Charlie on 0274 342277 to check. Times change regularly. We usually close Monday and Tuesday.

Thank you for your patience and enjoy your time in this stunning environment!

With love,
Charlie and Mary
The Old Mountaineers’




virtual tour

Please bear with us through these trying times. Opening times vary week to week so please call or preferably text us to check on 0274342277.

Thanks very much
Charlie and Mary Hobbs




SOUP OF THE DAY with toasted bread


The Old Mountaineers Burger and fries
NZ beef, cheese, lettuce, red onion, aioli and tomato relish
The Aoraki Mount Cook Burger with fries
NZ beef, streaky bacon, cheese, lettuce, pickle, red onion, aioli & tomato relish
Glacier Vege Burger and fries
Pumpkin, chickpea, feta, quinoa, herbs & spices pattie, cheese, grilled pineapple, lettuce, tomato, red onion, pickle, aioli & tomato relish

Summit Steak Burger and fries

NZ beef, streaky bacon, cheese, lettuce, pickle, red onion, aioli & tomato relish





All our Pizzas bases and Burger buns are locally produced by Fairlie Bakehouse

Margharita Pizza
Tomato sauce, pesto sauce and mozzarella
Pepperoni Pizza
Mozzarella, pizza sauce, salami and chorizo salami, mushroom and olives
Vegetarian Pizza (V)
Mozzarella, sundried tomatoes, capsicum, mushrooms, olives and red onions






French Fries $9.50
Fish and Chips (1 fish and chips) $18.00
Please order and pay at the counter.
Surcharge: 15% on Public Holidays
Gluten free option $3.00 extra  
Above prices include 15% Govt Goods and Services Tax and 5% DOC Levy fees.  

We have an ON and OFF Licence for Beer and Wine sales.

Great coffee

We have Tap Beer and a fine selection of bottled beer and wine as well as non alcoholic drinks.


Meals subject to availability

Please call or text us on 027 4342277 to check on our opening times which change regularly due to staff availablity etc.