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“Great food and service”
Review of Relishes Cafe

Relishes Cafe
Ranked #13 of 90 Restaurants in Wanaka
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: 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.
Reviewed 27 August 2014

Excellent meal - largest cheese platter in the world??? and beautiful. A small hiccup with the food was graciously dealt with and we would visit again.

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Reviewed 26 August 2014

Checked out this place based on TripAdvisor reviews. It exceeded expectations. Menu was small but a great selection. Food was fresh and well presented. The beetroot cured Aoraki salmon was incredible - their Feijoa and Wasabi sorbet to accompany was out of this world. Wine list was nothing to write home about but we found something we liked. Local beers a plus. Cheerful service and a warm, relaxed atmosphere.

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Thank Alex M
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Reviewed 21 August 2014

Everything they do is just soooooo good and the lattes are the best in town.....but don't miss the Sunday roast

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Thank Gumby111
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Reviewed 19 August 2014

On arriving at Wanaka at lunchtime we stumbled upon this café and after a tasty and filling lunch, ended up there for breakfast on both days. The food and coffee are great and the café is warm and inviting. I highly recommend the banana bread with caramelised bananas for breakfast.

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Thank Melissa W
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Reviewed 17 August 2014

Delicious food and excellent service here. During a recent three week holiday this was my favourite place to eat, whether breakfast, lunch or dinner the food was always high quality - I would particularly recommend the pâté, or perhaps the steak, or perhaps the cherry and date chocolate cake - although even their boiled eggs were delicious!! The service is excellent, staff who are very friendly, know their stuff about the food and can help you choose a really good wine to compliment your food choices.

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