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Lake Bar

$$ - $$$, ,
155 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
+64 3-443 2920
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“mussels” (35 reviews)
“beef ribs” (6 reviews)
“salad” (26 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM Hours
Gastropub, Bar, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
155 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 520 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

There are many restaurants along lakeside in Wanaka and I guess they all serve good food. We ate at the Lake Bar based on a local’s recommendation and we were not disappointed. The portions are huge. We shared a plate of fish and chips and...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank RandSStafford
Reviewed 4 days ago

Had a delicious dinner of Salmon, vegetables and salad at this restaurant. The helping was generous and the food tasted delicious. The staff were friendly and accommodating.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank royjen
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Had good seat outside looking at Lake Wanaka, had lovely family meal Adult meals were huge, well worth the money, would definitely go back Very busy place Good service Good menu Good views

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Sydnee123
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Big group of 20 well accommodated despite it being busy. Great attentive service to keep drinks and food coming, highly recommend

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank TaniaYorwarth
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was my favorite restaurant in Wanaka! I was hoping for Mussels and found a wonderful meal at the Lake Bar!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Rhonda W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very poor food by amateur cooks. Pork ribs bathed in BBQ sauce that are horrible. Incompetent backpackers serving. Left my food. Would never go back.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Dom646464
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good location for lunch with ok menu although not particularly different from other bars in the town. Kitchen stopped serving full menu from 3pm which was inconvenient for us.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank bunionsEssex
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Terrible service. Waited over and hour for food for it to come out cold and for our order to be incomplete/missing dishes. Wouldn’t recommend.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Allyfinny
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and good selection of beers and other beverages. Right in town area and easy walk to/from our B&B

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank TravelCoupleCKDK
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lunch of garlic butter prawns with nice salad and dip with slices of bread with butter as asked for and a coffee to follow. Very pleasant and effecient service. Plenty of sport on screens if required. I will be back.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Pat H
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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 T7650HKianw | Reviewed this property |
Boxes of Heineken or stella can be less than $40 kiwi which is way cheaper than aussie
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$20
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, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Groups
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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