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Trout Cafe Restaurant Bar

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Bar, European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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151 Ardmore Street | Lake Front, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
+64 3-443 2600
10:30 - 01:00
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Sun - Sat 10:30 - 01:00
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed a yummy lunch on their patio on a beautiful, sunny day. We shared the rocket salad with blue cheese and walnuts and an order of fish and chips. Fish was tender with a light and crispy batter. Portions were very satisfying. Service was good and servers friendly.

Thank lovesadventures
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic evening looked after bt Will. Great steak, linguini, ribs and lamb. Introduced to Monteaths original and Hawks Bay Chardy. Only here for the night...will be back.

Thank James D
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

had an afternoon coffee here and then went back in the evening for a meal. Food was nice and lovely views from our table out over the lake. What stood out though was the excellent service we recieved in particular from our waitress (young american with a few tattoos)- Very good.

Thank iansC5720SQ
Sydney, Australia
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6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a lovely dinner inside, it was a bit windy nonetheless we still had s great view of the lake at sunset. I ordered the fish pie which was nice but not super flavoursome. My friend ordered the veggie stack and thought it was nice too. Service was good nice atmosphere.

Thank danihansen90
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Generally speaking, fish would be the last thing I order for a dinner when out for the evening, but there was something about the fish pie on the menu, that really whethed my appetite and I was not disappointed The combination of salmon, prawns and blue cod under a puff pastry crust, was simply divine and every mouthful an absolute... More 

Thank John B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a couple of nights in Wanaka and chose to eat at Trout for dinner the first night and whilst we normally have a policy of trying different venues, Trout was so good, we went back there again the following night. Terrific food at quite reasonable prices and friendly staff. Excellent !

Thank David048
Tregaron, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were very happy with our eating experience. The food was of a high quality and served promptly. The staff were most helpful. I would certainly recommend it.

Thank Geo5641
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed a wonderful lunch while taking in a great view of the lake. I had a special of Fish 'n Chips and my wife enjoyed a salad & beer. The service was prompt and the facilities were clean. Both my wife & I are fly fishermen for brook & rainbow trout in New England. When we spotted the "Trout"... More 

Thank Larry P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Initially tried another restaurant with a 45 minute wait to be seated, my partner and I were both a little too hungry to wait so popped into trout... the best decision we could have made! The calamari entree was incredible, followed by our main scotch fillet which was also incredible, cooked perfectly to both of our likings! The wait between... More 

Thank 576mareer
Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed an excellent Carbonara and fish and chips sat on the raised terrace.One of the best carbonaras I have had and at a reasonable price.

Thank Blade4ever

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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$6 - US$25
Bar, European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 01:00
10:30 - 01:00
10:30 - 01:00
10:30 - 01:00
10:30 - 01:00
10:30 - 01:00
10:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 151 Ardmore Street | Lake Front, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Wanaka
  • Phone Number: +64 3-443 2600
Trout's prime location on the lake front of Wanaka provides it with fantastic views. We have great food,coffee and drinks whether you are just after a snack or a main meal. We have 6 Monteiths beers, Heineken & Erdinger on tap as well as a wide range of local wines.

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