5 Oct 2011

The Panorama Room

New Zealand Journey

Terrace Road
Mt Cook

ph:03 435 1809

What We Had:
Black Pudding Slice
Smoked potato whip, sesame crisp, shallot ice cream, dried pancetta and fi nished with a cider jus

New Zealand Crayfi sh and Scampi Pasta
Crayfi sh tortellini, scampi mousse and bisque dressing

Roast Aoraki Salmon
Carrot panacotta, aubergine escabeche, rocket, surf clams and potato cream

Loin of South Island Venison
Sumac rubbed, Jerusalem artichokes, créme fraiche,

Pre-dinner drink at the Snowline Lounge as there were a group of 60 people dining at The Panorama Room at the time we walked in the restaurant and tried to get a table. The kitchen was too busy to take anymore guests. About 30 min later we got a table near the window and ordered our dinner. Nicely designed dishes, great presentation, unfortunately the food was not fresh either good enough to appreciated us. Tomato dices were watering, pasta tasted like rubber and salmon smells. I guess they were pre-cooked and stored away in the fridge. Service was okay but the whole experience was nothing close to  high standard fine dining except for the price. Maybe we were expecting for more when talking about award winning restaurant.

Cuisine: Modern Australian
Food: Poor
Service: Average
Atmosphere: Good
Value: $$$$
Recommend: Poor


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