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Lake Bar

££ - £££, ,
155 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
+64 3-443 2920
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“mussels” (32 reviews)
“beef ribs” (5 reviews)
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Gastropub, Bar, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
155 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Lots of seating and attentive staff. Ate here twice and the salmon Caesar salad was delicious and a good portion size. Also had the vegetable salad but it had more sweet potatoes than anything. We also had the chicken burger but it was super messy...More

Thank KC C
Reviewed 6 days ago

Have been at the Lakebar several times and it's constantly of same good quality which is a huge bonus when you live in a tourist town like Wanaka. Service is attentive, food always quite quickly served and portions always generous. You pay a bit more...More

Thank wanaka123
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in Wanaka for the Wanaka show and decided we would go out for a meal on the Thursday night as new it would be too busy on Friday or Saturday. There were 7 of us so decided to ring and book a table...More

Thank lynn e
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My elderly British in laws absolutely LOVED this place. They had a pint or two here everyday on their 6 week visit & were treated like locals. They absolutely raved about the friendly service & loved the time they spent there. The food is varied...More

Thank Simone F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The meals are HUGE and good range of beers on tap (mostly monteiths). Food was very expensive - $32 for fish and chips which were over cooked and pretty underwhelming. We also had the mussels that were absolutely delicious. Service was very average.

Thank Jess B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Two of us had the amazing tasty ceasar salads with large portions of hot smoked salmon. One ordered the pork spare ribs ( enough for two). One order steak Food was great. Beer is great. Service was great. Location great -what more can you say.

Thank David M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

food was good, waitress was helpful and attentive. We had a table outside on the sidewalk, with a great view of the lake and good people watching.

Thank JRL4811
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went outside for a smoke but had to leave our 10 dollar beers on the table. When we came back the beers were gone. The staff didn’t want to take responsibility. No refund, no compensation.

Thank Youri v
Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

Lovely venue close to lake with high ceilings and large windows. Friendly staff with efficient service. I tried the Seafood Chowder which was the best we have encountered. My partner had the garlic prawns which were also great. To top it off we got to...More

1  Thank DOug57_10
Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

Staff was very attentive and provided great service and food recommendations. We ordered the jalapeño poppers, burger and roasted salad with salmon. Food was delicious!

Thank Dexter F
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lee a j
23 December 2017|
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Response from jastreboff | Reviewed this property |
Not sure about Xmas. Many places closed in general but back in action for Boxing Day.
25 March 2017|
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Response from Murray B | Reviewed this property |
Expensive by NA standards.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$22
Gastropub, Bar, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, View, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
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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