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Relishes Cafe

1/99 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
+64 3-443 9018
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good35%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Cafe, European, Soups, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
££ - £££
1/99 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Lovely little place for breakfast and coffee. The menu was full of great food and the staff were very happy and helpful.

Thank aaron716
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We went to Relish for breakfast and we weren't disappointed. Indoors was beautiful and warm but we decided to have our meal alfresco. The staff were friendly and receptive to us. The service was fast and the food was scrumptious. If you're traveling through Wanaka,...More

Thank Sharon C
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Almost four stars just didn’t quite get there. Lovely spot on the lake front Great to have a choice of vegetarian soup of nice vege pasta. My partner had the mushroom pasta which was very nice and I had the vegetarian Kumara and yam soup...More

Thank Kushla R
Reviewed 6 days ago

I ordered the lamb. It was incredible. Best I have ever had. Great balance of sauce carb and vegetables. Lovely service. Warm and cozy.

Thank Trudi S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were exceptionally lucky to arrive before an influx of skiers arrived looking for Coffee/tables. All of the breakfasts were beautifully cooked, although there was a bit of a wait. The real leaf tea was appreciated & the coffees were well made. Such a shame...More

Thank hullson
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have tried this cafe a few times and I haven’t been disappointed yet. Breakfast, lunch and dinner this place ticks all the boxes with amazing food and service and an open fireplace. If you are thinking of dinner YOU MUST BOOK! I am sooo...More

Thank mrmaccnz
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing Coffee, Great Service and Food was tasty and fast served when cafe was extremely busy Will go back 💯

Thank mwbtraveller
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good food however, felt slightly sick after (Eggs Benedict). There was one waitress who seemed stressed and looked like she didn't want to be there. Got served the wrong coffee but I didn't want to make a fuss as I thought she'd bite my head...More

Thank the-savvy-travel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful, warm and welcome cafe. A simple children’s menu and a spoilt for choice adult menu. Meals were a reasonable size. There was also a delectable range of desserts.

Thank TravelMum84
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you’re dining in Wanaka and don’t want pub food, try Relishes. Even my fussy teen daughter was in love with her main meal.

Thank vm183
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1/99 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Wanaka
  • Phone Number: +64 3-443 9018
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With our lakefront setting, spectacular views of the majestic Southern Alps, contemporary and innovative cuisine, and fresh daily baked goods, Relishes Cafe has become something of a Wanaka institution. We are open from 7am till late offering breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Enjoy a glass of wine from our extensive list of local and New Zealand wines or a cup of locally roasted fair trade organic Venus coffee in a casual atmosphere. In summer, the double French doors are opened wide to fully enjoy the stunning lake view, and in winter, a roaring fire displaces the chill after a day playing on the mountains. As a family run business, we welcome even the littlest members of your family by providing a children's menu, a well loved toy box, and a highchair. We happily cater to special dietary needs and also to special events when our in house baker creates delicious cakes to celebrate your occasion! With an abundance of local produce, meats, eggs, and wine grown in the Otago region on our doorstep, there is no need to go further afield for ingredients that will create flavours to delight the palate. Dishes highlight seasonal produce, locally found herbs like horopito, free range eggs, and meats that come from the region, some coming from just down the road. Drawn by the allures of Wanaka after many holiday visits, brother and sister Toby and Tash, along with Tash's husband Paul, bought Relishes Cafe. Showcasing their passion for food, wine, and travel, the trio are frequently seen both in the kitchen and on the house floor. Head Chef Silvia has traveled the world and has an extensive culinary background including experience in Europe. She draws on her international experience to whip up culinary fusions with a Kiwi touch. Serving up twice daily blackboard specials, she and her team continuously bring something new to the table.
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