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“Quirky”

White House Cafe and Bar
Ranked #23 of 91 Restaurants in Wanaka
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 3 February 2017

We have been travelling round NZ for a month...tonight was our last night and I am so pleased we found this place. OK a bit pricy, but no more than corporate hotel meals. My other half has filet steak...awesome, coked perfectly, I had the halloumi salad...WOW intense flavours...perfection on a plate, just what I wanted....good wines, great atmosphere away from the tourists ( ok I know that's us but hey ho!! )
If you want squeaky clean, neat, tidy, soulless don't eat here....if you want tasty, quirky and full of character this is the place for you.

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1  Thank Sally O
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Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Food was nice but the cost of the entrees at $15, small bowl of olives at $13, the mains available at $35-45 and wines at $12+ a glass felt way too much.

We chose a entree platter at $35 and a few entrees as the mains selection didn't appeal enough for the four of us attending for the mostly $40-$45 mains.

Waitress was lovely, helpful, cheerful and made the evening much nicer.

1  Thank jameslW9478ED
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Reviewed 17 January 2017

Came around the corner on to the White House steps and thought it was closed for the season, the outside dining area could do with a bit more maintainence. Wasn't expecting much better inside, a few tables, patrons eating on bar.
At the bar I ordered my steak $45.00 as I waited with our group of 3 we drank at the bar, and got talking to other cuctomers who are out off towners that eat here requlary.
I got to really appreciate the place, it's obviously been here for along time which has,to be a testiment too the place with the changes to Wanaka in the last 50 years. The manager / owner was fantastic to talk with and had the whole bar engaged, hence every body was eating on it.
Then my steak came out it was a big fat juicy ribeye cooked perfectly. The ladies ate light mediterranean tapas like starters which they enjoyed. Great selection of wines.
I would describe the place abit quirky, with great food and a great atmosphere. The bill can get away on you if your not prepared.
The White House deserves the good reputation is has.

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3  Thank Ddln001
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Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Awesome - seems pricy for mains but they are big enough for two people so get a mixture. Awesome vegetarian options. The bruschetta is amazing - everything is seasonal and fresh and very tasty.
Excellent wine list too with some unique offerings. Just need a NZ sparking wine option and not the Aussie rubbish on offer!

2  Thank WellingtonJoanna
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Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Hard case owner, very cool experience. Not your run of the mill flash restaurant but highly recommended. Food beer and wine all local!

3  Thank G3898FGnicka
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