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Lake Bar Restaurant

) #12 of 62 Restaurants in Wanaka $$ - $$$ , ,
155 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
+64 3-443 2920
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good36%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Gastropub, Bar, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
155 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Hi we went to the lake bar for a family dinner again and what a great night we had .the food and service was as great as always with the manager being very helpful with great advice.i would recommend the lake bar to anyone

Thank old222
Reviewed 6 days ago

We ate here on our arrival to Wanaka with 6 hungry mouths to feed. Sitting outside in the warm April sun was a great way to start our break in Wanaka. The kids were not disappointed with their burgers and chips. Really good kids meal...More

Thank Mrs L
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Other two separate days went to The Lake Bar. Great lunch samplers ie tapas style and sat outside admiring that lake. Enjoyed the atmosphere so much tried dinner menu. Wonderful smokey seafood chowder that seems bottomless and pork ribs. Tender and just messy enough but...More

Thank Jamesmeteyard
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great service received ,ordered the Caesar salad only thinking I might need more after I ordered .. until it came out , it was more than enough and really tasty . Service was fast and friendly . I look forward to going there again soon

Thank 745carl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice and large place with various wide screen tvs showing different sports news and games. Came here at the slow time between lunch and dinner and was given the lunch menu. Very few people were around so I didn't have to wait long for my...More

Thank Avisko
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here and decided to have tea, it's quite a large place and we were easily seated, the menu caters for everything and has a lot of choice from tapas, vegetarian, chicken, beef, lamb, venison, desserts. Both of our meals were great and the atmosphere...More

Thank Jess M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My partner & I were very satisfied with the delicious meal that we enjoyed at the Lake Bar. This was a recommendation from the concierge in the place that we were staying at. The ambience was exactly what you can expect from a gastro-pub. It...More

Thank Cara L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Called in for lunch. Very few people around so received attentive service. Had a table outside and enjoyed a drink while waiting for the food. Lunch for 3 and everyone enjoyed each dish. I had the garlic prawns and they were the best prawns I've...More

Thank Corina G
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Lake bar is a busy, noisy sports bar and restaurant which is popular with locals and tourists. We were lucky to be shown to a table at 6.45pm as it was obviously busy especially with large groups. We ordered blue cod and chips and...More

1  Thank Sheilambutcher
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Great service and good food. Pleanty of room for dinning or to have a drink. Will be back when i visit Wanaka again.

Thank Andrew M
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Hi -coming to Wanaka for 5 days in August - beer prices seem good- draught beer in most places - how much for a 500 ml glass of good NZ beer ?
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, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, View, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
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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