Because we didn’t have breakfast I was rather hungry when we got back from our Tasman Glacier kayaking trip at 2pm, so we just got lunch at the Old Mountaineers Café and Bar. I had the Local-Farmed Aoraki Smoked Salmon Bagel With Aioli, Cream Cheese, Lettuce, Red Onion And A Wedge Of Lemon ($15) and dad had the soup of the day, which was Pumpkin And Ginger Soup ($13.50). Kind of expensive, but I just wanted to eat something. My bagel wasn’t bad, although the bagel wasn’t very dense....

We'd bought an accommodation package that included a meal voucher together with the room. The voucher for the Chamois Bar and Grill entitled us to any main meal and a drink each. I had boysenberry cider with Mackenzie rib eye, potato mash, pureed pumpkin, green beans and roasted tomato with red wine jus ($27). The other options for steak sauces were garlic butter and mushroom. The rib eye was more medium than medium rare, but it was still tender and tasty. I quite liked the red wine jus which...

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