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Lake Bar

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Gastropub, Bar, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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155 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand (Formerly The Wanaka Ale House)
+64 3-443 2920
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11:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Good bar but the service is rubbish! Wanting to order a meal and had a constant stream of waitresses walk past and just ignore me...

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Thank Gary L
Preston, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow. I was not expecting much when we decided to have a late lunch here. It looked like a pub with pub food and we were blown away by the food. I had the roast vegetables with pesto, feta and spinach and I cannot beleieve how amazing the flavours were. The portion size was large and the variety was incredible.... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had dinner here and found that the menu had variety as well as comparable prices to nearby restaurants. I had the venison hot pot special which was good. Excellent serving sizes on the meals here. My wife had the roast vegetable salad with the grilled chicken. The table next to us must have ordered the pork ribs and it... More 

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Thank Agathon S
Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great restaurant/bar really nice chalet feel to the inside, plenty of beer choices on tap and delicious food. It is worth going just to have the seafood chowder, it was seriously o e of the most delicious meals I've ever had. Please go!!!!

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Thank danihansen90
East Anglia, UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good menu with friendly service. We sat outside in the sun and enjoyed a late lunch of good quality fish and chips and a burger. Prices average for Wanaka. Nice place.

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Thank paulaEastAnglia
Manchester, United Kingdom
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130 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Busy bar with outside seating across from the lake shore. Food, a steak sandwich, was appetising and tender. Service informal and inattentive.

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Thank Blade4ever
Lennox Head, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very good menu for a pub, a cut above the rest. Excellent BLAT and lamb chop special - and many others. Quick, reasonable cost and good service with a little good attitude

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Hoboken, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful view in a relaxed setting overlooking lake wanaka, a couple of Monteith brews and some nice seafood.... The calamari salad was nicely dressed and the curried mussels were fantastic. A new place to grab lunch before you stroll around town!

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Thank catchthefever22
Binfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Found this place at the end of the row of shops/restaurants. Good welcome and service, good beer and great food in a lively atmosphere. You can have views over the lake or mountains. Reasonable price we had beef ribs and venison chops. Both cooked really well. Excellent and recommended.

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Thank Paul S
Cheltenham
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here on our first night at Wanaka and enjoyed the location and busy atmosphere. The outside eating at the front facing the lake was busy and full so we ate inside at the back but had a nice view over the park. The service was good and prompt which was appreciated as it had been a long day... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 4 - US$ 21
Cuisine
Gastropub, Bar, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 01:00
Monday
11:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 01:00
Thursday
11:00 - 01:00
Friday
11:00 - 01:00
Saturday
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 155 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand (Formerly The Wanaka Ale House)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Wanaka
  • Phone Number: +64 3-443 2920

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?