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“Great food”
Review of Lake Hawea Hotel

Lake Hawea Hotel
Ranked #1 of 2 Restaurants in Lake Hawea
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Nelson, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great food”
Reviewed 22 February 2014

We had driven a long way, so decided to treat ourselves to a meal. The manuka smoked ribs were to die for, the staff were attentive and friendly and the view over the lake from the restaurant was gorgeous.

Visited February 2014
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Invercargill, New Zealand
Level 6 Contributor
125 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Food With A View”
Reviewed 15 February 2014

My husband and I recently enjoyed a very nice meal at this Hotel restaurant for our wedding anniversary, the second time we've been there and I'm referring to the restaurant, not wedding! We both had the lamb and it was delicious. I had the Tiramisu and my husband devoured the Kaffir Lime Penacotta - both went down very nicely!! Of the three restaurant meals we had whilst on holiday in Wanaka, this was by far the most enjoyable and best prepared. The view from our table was spectacular - lake and mountains - what more could you ask for! The service from our French waiters was both friendly and professional. Fully recommend this restaurant!

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank Hottees
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Level 4 Contributor
49 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“An excellent small country pub restaurant.”
Reviewed 20 January 2014

This restaurant is really an excellent find and is very friendly for kids too (they have paper tablecloths with a glass of crayons to use!).

This would be one of the better "country pub" restaurants I've been to in NZ as many of them unfortuantely are pretty mediocre but not this one... This is about halfway between pub and fine dining. Excellent food, great service and very friendly staff (though the three staff that we did interact with were all foreigners here on short stay working visas which isn't a bad thing of course).

Well worth a visit if you are in the Wanaka/Lake Hawea area.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank TheBismarck
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
46 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Good find”
Reviewed 18 January 2014 via mobile

After driving from Franz Josef on our way to Queenstown we stopped here for a bit of lunch. It was just what we needed as a break on the long drive. Great views over the lake

Visited January 2014
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Level 6 Contributor
693 reviews
259 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 223 helpful votes
“Gourmet food in Hawea”
Reviewed 25 December 2013

The restaurant attached to the Lake Hawea hotel is much touted and is well worth it. We were there for dinner. The place overlooks the lake and they do have outdoor seating for the summer months as well. The staff are very friendly and helpful though a tad slow. It does take a while to get their attention as they are being as attentive to others as they are to you. The menu is good and the selection of local wine is varied. Please ask for suggestions. The food is very good and the presentation is excellent. Surely worth a visit when you are around that area.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank vidhusagar
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