The Hermitage

The Alpine Restaurant

Winter 2018 Renovation Notice:

Due to unforeseen circumstances during a re-construction program our Food and Beverage offerings will be running from the Chamois Bar and Grill until  28 June 2018.  The Chamois bar & Grill is located at the nearby Mt Cook Lodge and Motels and we will be running a complimentary Shuttle Service from the Aoraki Lobby.   If you have any questions, please contact our Reservations Team on

Please also note our main ground floor lobby, activities desk, Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre and Café are also closed over this period and our reception and activities desk will be operating from the Aoraki Lobby, accessible at the back of the hotel until 28 June 2018.  Our sincere apologies for the inconvenience.

From the 29 June until late Spring all our Food and Beverage will be held in our Sir Edmund Hillary Cafe & Bar with the Alpine Restaurant, Snowline Bar and Panorama Room closed during this time.

We are pleased to offer the following Food & Beverage options in our Sir Edmund Hillary Café & Bar over this period:

  • Buffet breakfast available from 7am - 10am
  • Buffet Lunch available from 12 noon - 2pm
  • Buffet dinner available from 6pm - 9pm
  • Café menu available from 10am until 4pm
  • A la carte menu available from 6pm - 9pm (bookings recommended)
  • The Cafe Bar is open for bar snacks and drinks from 5.30pm until late.

The Chamois Bar (located at the Mt Cook Lodge & Motels) is open with a shuttle running between the two properties from 5pm until 10.30pm (times will be flexible depending on demand).

Our Alpine Restaurant offers full buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner menus daily.

Offering sumptuous breakfast and dinner buffets accompanied with spectacular views of Aoraki Mount Cook from every seat. The breakfast buffet offers the choice of a full cooked or continental breakfast, with a selection of pastries, breads, cereals, fresh fruit juices, tea & coffee.

The dinner buffets offer a wide range of fare including soup, salads, seafood, hot and cold meats and desserts with tea and coffee to follow.

Advanced dinner reservations are recommended.

Opening Hours

(Subject to variation)

Breakfast Buffet 7.00 am - 10.00am
Lunch Buffet 12.00pm - 2.00pm
Dinner Buffet 6.00pm - 9.00pm