Dining Out in Wanaka

Click on these great local restaurants for more details

Adam & Eve’s Artisan Bakery

Go to Adam and Eves Artisan Bakery for their daily handcrafted freshly baked bread, buns, sandwiches, cakes and savouries and delicious takeaway burgers and battered fish.2 handy locations – Reece Crescent and 1 Sir Tim Wallis Drive.


Address: Reece Crescent and 1 Sir Tim Wallis Drive.



Alchemy café by day, wine bar by night 7 days, 7 evenings on the lakefront. Soak up the view, sip cocktails and share a plate around the bar. Happy Hour 4 till 6 everyday.


Address: 151 Ardmore Street, Wanaka


b.social brewery & bar

Already well known for its 16 pouring taps, b.social also offer some of the most delicious burgers in town and other delicious options for mains too. Worth thinking of them for dinner next time. Open from midday, daily.


Address: 60 Anderson Road, Wanaka,


Bistro Gentil

Bistro Gentil brings the delights of French gastronomy to the beautiful shores of Lake Wanaka, and of course some decent Gallic wines too. Open Tuesday to Saturday from 6pm book at bistrogentil.co.nz or call 443 2299

Address: 76A Golf Course Road, Wanaka


Cardrona Hotel

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


Eriks Fish & Chips

Everyone deserves Erik’s Fish and Chips after a big day on the slopes Order online from Erik’s and your delicious order is ready when you’re back in town – YUM!!!  Remember Erik’s with a K.  They look forward to seeing you.

Address: 54 Ardmore Street, Wanaka



Florences Foodstore & Café is just that, situated in the lovely Heritage Park, with plenty of parking. The Provincial Long Table dinner on Wednesday nights is a must-do when in Wanaka. Go to florencesfoodstore.co.nz


Address: 74 Cardrona Valley Road, 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


Hawea Hotel

Hāwea Hotel, your local since 1925, has completely overhauled their menu and offer great quality options at everyday prices. Delicious sliders, soups, salads and pizzas as well as the best views in town with the kitchen open all day.


Address: 1 Capell Ave, Lake Hawea



Proudly using New Zealand Free Range Chicken, brined in Buttermilk before we fry it in our signature coating. Crispy on the outside and juicy in the middle. Served with our Southern Style sides, house made sauces and our delicious pickles! https://www.facebook.com/henriettasalberttown/

Address: 20 Alison Ave, Albert Town



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 offers culinary options with sweet, sour, tangy and fragrant flavours. Enjoy a casual dining experience with local wines, New Zealand beers and cocktails with one of the best views across the lake. Kota upstairs on Ardmore, 443 5099.

Address: Level 1/80 Ardmore Street, Wanaka


Lake Bar

Wanaka’s Lake Bar, corner Ardmore and Dungarvon Streets for great value family fare and Monteiths and Speights on tap.  Watch sport on the big screen over dinner or coffee and there’s a TAB.  Lake Bar for the best views in town.  443 2920

Address: Corner Ardmore and Dungarvon Streets


Lipsky & Sons

Lipsky & Sons – dine, drink and takeaway.  Experience the best of local produce, with small group private dining.  Sample the eclectic wine and beer selection at the bar.  Sunday Brunch 10 till 3. Lipsky & Sons, book on 443 1234.

Address: 3 Mountain View Drive, Wanaka


Pembroke Wines & Spirits

Pembroke Wines and Spirits, Wanaka’s Boutique Bottle Shop & Tasting Room invites you to enjoy a local selection of fine wine and whisky, craft beer or a hot toddy.  Relax in an intimate atmosphere around a gourmet platter. Open 7 Days.

Address: 24 Dungarvon Street, Wanaka



Rove Bar & Eatery down Post Office Lane is now open for dine in, takeaway and delivery on wanafeed from 4pm weekdays and from 9am on the weekends with their all new brunch and lunch menu.


Address: Post Office Lane Wanaka


Speights Ale House

The Wanaka Speight’s Ale House is your local at 93 Ardmore Street. Their staff extend a warm welcome to locals and travelers alike. Come in and enjoy the warm outside fire with a nice mulled wine and experience their famous Southern Hospitality!

Address: 93 Ardmore Street Wanaka


Spice Room

Welcome to The Spice Room Wanaka with its modern lounge, restaurant with a roaring fire, serving diverse yet authentic Indian flavours, with an emphasis on freshness and award-winning local produce and Central Otago wine. The Spice Room reservations 443 1133.

Address: 43 Helwick Street, Wanaka



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


The Catch

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 Cow

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

A stone’s throw from the lake front, Urban Grind is open 7 days with a new evening menu of sharing plates inspired by global cuisine and a great selection of New Zealand and local craft beer on Tap and an extensive wine menu.

Address: 72 Ardmore St, Wanaka


Wanaka Gourmet Kitchen

Wanaka Gourmet Kitchen providing Top Quality food using only the best local ingredients. Come and enjoy the amazing views, warm cosy atmosphere and friendly service, they’re fully licensed and cater for functions large or small. Upstairs at 123 Ardmore Street, Wanaka

Address: 123 Ardmore Street, 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