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Lake Bar

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Gastropub, Bar, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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155 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand (Formerly The Wanaka Ale House)
+64 3-443 2920
11:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Nelson, New Zealand
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78 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We both had a beef burger which had a large beef pattie in tangy sauce with lettuce tomato etc and large bun served with plenty of chunky chips. Very good value. Drinks were reasonably priced

Thank LandN449
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Although it is a pub, it is child friendly. Excellent fish and chips and the best mussels we ever had. We had to go there a seconds time while in Wanaka. Also have a good selection of beers on tap.

Thank Paul P
San Francisco, California
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58 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a drink here while our kids played at the skate park. Nice spot looking out at Lake Wanaka. Kids had fun at the park

Thank ATWforfun
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First meal out in Wanaka. The fam got salads which were pretty good. The tempura prawns good as well. Service was a bit slow but restaurant was pretty busy

Thank Steve C
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The service here is good. Drinks came out super fast. Lunch was tasty and filling. Good value. I had the chicken burger and my wife had the chicken pesto said. Both good sized servings. But both very tasty.

Thank S1im
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129 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had drinks at this place and realised that the food was good. We booked it for dinner for 4 of us. The food was excellent and big serves. Excellent value.

Thank cromansydney
Gladstone, Australia
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Busy place, service was a bit slow. The venison was exceptional, nice wine and great view. Enjoyed sitting outside and enjoying the holiday makers

Thank Michele R
Perth, Australia
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112 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had lunch there today. Every one enjoyed their meals. Just the right portion. Not too greasy. Overall great meal.

Thank zhoom
Ashburton, New Zealand
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203 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved this place we had drinks here and then went back for dinner as it really was one of the nicest spots, so sunny, great service and the food was amazing. Meals were huge.

Thank Trina M
Newcastle, Australia
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great little place with an even greater view. Very busy but that only indicates a good feed. Staff very nice.

Thank julieandrews2016

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$22
Gastropub, Bar, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?