Dining Out in Wanaka
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Alchemy on the lakefront is the ideal destination for sundowner cocktails, winter warming drinks around the fire, great coffee and all day dining. Go to alchemy.nz to check out hours and their tantalising menu.
Address: 151 Ardmore Street, Wanaka
b.social brewery & bar
Your neighbourhood local is expanding, now offering over 20 pouring taps of b.effect craft beer and featured guest brews. Some of the best burgers in town with a growing menu of other tasty options to satisfy your hunger. B.social!
Address: 60 Anderson Road, Wanaka,
Bistro Gentil brings the delights of French gastronomy to the beautiful shores of Lake Wanaka, and of course some decent Gallic wines too. Open Monday to Saturday from 6pm book at bistrogentil.co.nz or call 443 2299
Address: 76A Golf Course Road, Wanaka
Bombay Palace Wanaka serves traditional and authentic Indian food. Enjoy the best lake view in town with a perfect dining experience. Takeaways available and delivery through Wanafeed. Call 03 428 4201.
Address: 145 Ardmore Street, Wanaka
The iconic Cardrona Hotel is the perfect place to come and relax, with friendly staff, roaring fires inside and out, and great food and drinks. The Cardrona Hotel, Crown Range Road, Cardrona. Call 443 8153
Address: Crown Range Road, Cardrona
Enjoy the fresh and contemporary atmosphere at Edgewater. Savour outstanding New Zealand wines and cuisine at the Wineglass Café daily. Wanaka’s only true lake front dining. Edgewater 54 Sargood Drive on the lake front, phone 4430011. https://www.edgewater.co.nz/wanaka-restaurants/
Address: 54 Sargood Drive Wanaka
Francesca’s Italian Kitchen
Don’t miss Francesca’s Italian Kitchen lunchtime happy hours with $15 large pizza and $8 wine & beers 12-3, 7 days a week Francesca’s Italian Kitchen serving authentic Italian cuisine and drinks. Featuring a traditional wood fired pizza oven, using fresh local produce. Why not try one of their glass houses for a unique dining experience, Francesca’s Italian Kitchen next to Bullock Creek in Ardmore Street. Open for lunch and dinner daily on 443 5599.
Address: 93 Ardmore Street, Wanaka
Fudog brings fresh Asian flavours to Wanaka, 47 Helwick Street, next to Federal Diner. Open from 5pm daily for happy hour, dinner and private parties. Book online at FuDog.co.nz Asahi, Sake and Karage!
Address: 47 Helwick Street
Your local since 1925. Hawea Hotel has revitalised their menu offering delicious, seasonal dishes, many of the quality ingredients sourced locally, along with the best views in the district. Why not book your next event with them?
Address: 1 Capell Ave, Lake Hawea
Hook is your local, lake to plate salmon-fishing restaurant . Escape into the great outdoors or enjoy their cosy heated hub. Hook is family-friendly, perfect for couples and groups. Try their varied menu with local wine and craft beers. For hours go to https://hookwanaka.nz/
Address: 49 Monteith Road, Albert Town
Kota Restaurant & Bar – casual dining offering sweet, sour, tangy and fragrant flavours. Enjoy local wines, beers and cocktails and stunning views across the lake. Open Tuesdays to Sundays from 5pm. Kota upstairs on Ardmore, 443 5099.
Address: Level 1/80 Ardmore Street, Wanaka
Lake Bar for the Best Views in Town, Sport on the Big Screens, TAB, along with Great Range of Food & Beverage. Open 7 Days from 11am, Ph 443 2920
Address: Corner Ardmore and Dungarvon Streets
Pembroke Wines & Spirits
Pembroke Wines and Spirits, Wanaka’s Boutique Bottle Shop & Tasting Room invites you to experience a local selection of fine wines and whisky, craft beers and tasting paddles. Relax in an intimate atmosphere around a gourmet platter. Open 7 Days.
Address: 24 Dungarvon Street, Wanaka
Welcome to The Spice Room Wanaka, serving diverse yet authentic Indian flavours, with an emphasis on freshness, award-winning local produce and Central Otago wine. Open Tuesdays to Sundays from 5pm. The Spice Room, 43 Helwick Street, 443 1133.
Address: 43 Helwick Street, Wanaka
Whatdya get when you combine quality food, a wine barrel converted into a BBQ, craft beer and Wild Earth Wines? The most memorable feed of your life. Visit the Stoaker Room, 180 State Highway 8B, Cromwell
Address: 180 State Highway 8B, Cromwell
Sushi Mii, Sushi Bar open daily from 9am to 7pm. Enjoy fresh delicious Sushi prepared daily by their team. Sushi Mii located behind The Dough Bin on the Lakefront
Address: 139 Ardmore Street, Wanaka
Thai 2 Go
Organic Thai2Go Wanaka – great Thai food with organic ingredients from their Oamaru farm and locally sourced organic meats. Dine in at the Wanaka Districts Club or order online at thai2go.menu for free delivery in their electric cars.
Address: 45 Plantation Road, Wanaka
Thai Siam for fresh, authentic Thai food including free range and antibiotic free chicken and grain fed free range beef. Takeaway or delivery 5pm until late 7 days at 80 Ardmore Street. Go to thaiwanaka.co.nz or call 443 5010.
Address: 80 Ardmore Street, Wanaka
The Catch Wanaka located along the Lake front. The Catch Wanaka – Serving great value Kiwi Fish n Chips and Kai Fried Chicken for lunch & dinner today at affordable prices open from 11.30am until late.
Address: 137 Ardmore Street, Wanaka
The famous Cow Pizza and Spaghetti House in Wanaka. Open daily 4pm to late. Delicious Dine in or takeaway. You’ll find The Cow in Post Office Lane in Ardmore Street. Phone them now 443 4COW.
Address: Post Office Lane Wanaka
Trout Restaurant Cafe & Bar
Welcome the day at Trout Restaurant, Cafe/Bar with a hearty breakfast, indulge in a mouthwatering lunch or watch the sunset over the lake with a craft beer or local wine in hand and enjoy a delicious dinner. Trout – one of the locals’ favourite locations.
Address: 151 Ardmore Street, Wanaka
Urban Grind, standing proud on Ardmore Street – espresso and eatery by day, evening sharing plates inspired by global cuisine, a great selection of wines, craft beers on Tap, or book your special event in the Private Bar.
Address: 72 Ardmore St, Wanaka
War Birds & Wheels Cafe
Warbirds and Wheels retro café is a local favourite with fabulous coffee, delicious food, spectacular views, easy parking and its family friendly. Located out at Wanaka Airport there’s always something to see. Open 8– 3 Monday to Friday.
Address: Wanaka Airport