Dining in Mount Cook and Twizel, New Zealand


Our dinner when we arrived, was settled at

Photo | BIG_MOUSE | Dinner was at The Old Mountaineer's Cafe

Photo | BIG_MOUSE | Dinner was at The Old Mountaineers’ Cafe

Let’s just say that the food was alright.

The next day…

We ate breakfast in our room – cornflakes and milk (provided free by the lodge; referring to the milk) – and cooked our own dinner at night with fresh produce from the supermarket in Twizel. All in a bit to save money. If you think that Singapore is an expensive place to live in, I suggest you think again.

So, for lunch, we popped by Poppies Cafe (recommended by TripAdvisor).

Photo | BIG_MOUSE | At Twizel - Poppies Cafe

Photo | BIG_MOUSE | At Twizel – Poppies Cafe

We ordered “Poppies Breakfast”, “Lamb Burger” and “Fish of the Day. No complaints. My family’s appetite is quite small and the serving size of food in NZ is relatively large, so… We told ourselves to get two meals, but we got three with some scones. Yay for weight management. Well, let’s just leave out the photos of the food we ordered.🙂 Okay, maybe just one.

Photo | BIG_MOUSE | The burger and fish of the day

Photo | BIG_MOUSE | The burger and fish of the day

And here’s the menu for your reference.

Photo | BIG_MOUSE | Poppies Cafe Menu

Photo | BIG_MOUSE | Poppies Cafe Menu

After some walking around, we bought some ice cream. And we love the experience as the ice cream stayed hard for a longer time. No more melting mess of cream. On this note, when you are in NZ, you have to try their Tip Top ice cream. It really isn’t too bad. Hint: Buy your Tip Tops at supermarkets – cheaper.

Notes:

  • For all food related posts, I will not give a numerical rating cause I am no culinary expert. If something is really good, I will do a mention. If something is really bad, expect it to appear in these posts too.

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One thought on “Dining in Mount Cook and Twizel, New Zealand

  1. Pingback: Family trip to New Zealand – Brief Itinerary | big_mouse..confusingABCrandom123

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