We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Lake Bar

$$ - $$$, ,
155 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
+64 3-443 2920
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“mussels” (27 reviews)
“chops” (6 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
Gastropub, Bar, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
155 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (441)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 422 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

Excellent local food for an average price. Great service from the staff and lovely view over lake Wanaka

Thank Floris J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stumbled across this pub & had a couple of late afternoon drinks after arriving in Wanaka. Noticed the food passing us looked pretty good so ended up having a steak which was cooked to perfection ( mushy sauce). Hubby had the chicken burger which was...More

Thank moochharvey
Reviewed 1 week ago

The mussels with a Thai green curry sauce and topped with prawns was delicious, only fault would be that the sauce needed to be a little thinner, My husband had the blue cod and fries which was equally as delicious and best of all both...More

Thank sharonqueenstown
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped for a drink and ended up staying for dinner. It was pleasant sitting outside catching the last of the sun, but be sure to take a jacket to keep warm after the sun drops. The staff were efficient and friendly and the meal...More

Thank sbj3
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friendly and welcoming staff, Michaela our waitressed had an extensive knowledge of the available products and made the experience for us!! 5 stars highly recommended

Thank Vroni K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quite a busy restaurant, especially friday night when most of people go there for drink. Food was great. Personally love the seafood chowder and pork ribs (very big portion). Price was reasonable.

Thank siow11
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My personal favorite local establishment. Best place in town to come for a drink any night of the week. Awesome bar staff. Friendly staff! Great food. Must visit lake bar! I'll always be back.

Thank Carole B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on Thursday lunch. Fantastic service and awesome wine recommended by the staff. Will be back! Well knowledgeable service.

Thank Ella M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ate here on our lovely trip to New Zealand. The food was good, and the view is the best in town. The service however was not great. Our waitress, Michela, didn't seem to care about us. My husband also noted we saw her drinking behind...More

Thank cameronlobert1
Vicki B, Owner at Lake Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

It seems a shame that you made this being your first Tripadvisor rating ever. I think it is totally unreasonable to name a staff member because you felt she didnt look after you to your expectation, are you prepared to give your real name and...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was very good, we had a group that included children, in total. They made it very easy for us on the day we attended. The menu also had several gluten free options. As I said the food was great what let them down...More

Thank Crackers H
Nearby Restaurants
Big Fig Wanaka
373 reviews
.16 km away
Wanaka Gourmet Kitchen
454 reviews
.12 km away
The Spice Room
885 reviews
.20 km away
Kai Whakapai Cafe and Bar
749 reviews
.14 km away
Nearby Attractions
Lake Wanaka
1,448 reviews
.19 km away
Deep Canyon
183 reviews
.19 km away
Wanaka i-SITE Visitor Information Centre
185 reviews
.18 km away
Sofa Ski Camps
17 reviews
.17 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
26 March 2017|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from Murray B | Reviewed this property |
Expensive by NA standards.
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$21
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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, 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
  • E-mail
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing