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Lake Bar

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155 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
+64 3-443 2920
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Gastropub, Bar, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
155 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
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Reviewed today

We arrived here to have lunch on a Friday. There service is ok, but like most of this part of NZ it seems to be run by back packers. It is a bit sad that there is not much genuine Kiwi hospitality left in lots...More

Thank maryado
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great pub atmosphere nice and warm on a cold Wanaka afternoon. We wanted and early dinner (5.15) as we hadn’t eaten since breakfast. No problem. My husband had the seafood chowder and I had the beef burger. Husband said the chowder was one of the...More

Thank Glenys K
Reviewed 6 days ago

Very noisey at the outside tables but when we were shown to a table in the dining room it was a lot quieter with a good atmosphere. Had the Blue Cod which was OK but nothing special, however, we also had salt & pepper squid...More

Thank ferrellius
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Asked for a small taste of the lager on tap because my dad appreciates a good pint. New canadian guy asked his french dark haired supervisor if he could give us a small taste of ONE beer. French supervisor with goatee proceeded to tell us,...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a large tour group dine here one night and, whilst flat out busy with the other patrons, the serving staff managed our three group tables very well, delivering food and drinks as quickly as possible. Recommended is the fish and chips, steak and...More

Thank BelC0001
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice place for beer in Wanaka. Monteith Brewing craft beers. Nice and cosy inside, also outside seating facing the lake. Good service. Stopped for drinks only.

Thank Rameshlcfc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner here, on Good Friday, we were so very happy they were open. The meals were all a good price and nice sized (not over or under, personally, just right) my meal was cooked beautifully and both of my friends were more than...More

Thank Pahlut01
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here for a late lunch on our way to Clyde. Sat outside, even though the wind was cool, the sun was warm enough. Great service and meals were superb. 8 years between visits and can’t complain. Will be back again.

Thank Moochi16
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our first night in Wanaka we came across the Lake Bar. Looked like a great place to enjoy dinner with our Aussie friends. We were seated right away indoors & we had a nice table in the corner. Service was quick & efficient & we...More

Thank JstLv2Crz
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

Lots of seating and attentive staff. Ate here twice and the salmon Caesar salad was delicious and a good portion size. Also had the vegetable salad but it had more sweet potatoes than anything. We also had the chicken burger but it was super messy...More

Thank KC C
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lee a j
23 December 2017|
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Response from jastreboff | Reviewed this property |
Not sure about Xmas. Many places closed in general but back in action for Boxing Day.
26 March 2017|
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Response from Murray B | Reviewed this property |
Expensive by NA standards.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$22
Gastropub, Bar, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, View
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 155 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand (Formerly The Wanaka Ale House)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Wanaka
  • Phone Number: +64 3-443 2920
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