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US$4 - US$19
Gastropub, Bar, New Zealand
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 1 week ago

nice place to sit out the front in the late afternoon sun while enjoying cocktails and people watching.

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was excellent, not inexpensive for a "Sports Bar" style of venue but for our get-together it ticked all the boxes. Service was unobtrusive & efficient. Noise level was higher than we like but not overpowering. We were tucked towards the back & windows of...restaurant fortunately because plenty of drinkers were hanging at the central bar & lifting the noise levels. Other areas would have been much more of a problem consequently. A good night regardless & an easy walk there & back.More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 27 February 2022 via mobile

Wanted our credit card to be held behind bar or had to submit up front. Took 30 mins to get our steak sandwich even though it was quiet. Felt this was a deliberate ploy to make you buy a second drink! Friendly staff. Food ok

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed 21 January 2022 via mobile

The service was amazing The waitress was friendly and very informative and helpful. She informed us about the specials and took our drinks order and told us that there is no hurry for us to order our food. The waitress made conversation with us asking...where are we from and also gave us some tips on what we could do in wanaka. After a few drinks we ordered some food and it came out really quick. The food was absolutely awesome.More

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 18 January 2022 via mobile

Lovely staff, lovely views. Terrible food unfortunately. Bland and dry. Not even any dressing on the salad. Everyone’s meals were poor. Wouldn’t bother going back.

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 27 December 2021 via mobile

Super busy but still attentive & friendly service. Steaks were small for the price & mine was luke warm. Son not impressed chips were meant to come out with the steak but it was potatoes. Please don't clear the plates until everyone has finished eating!

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 26 November 2021

We visited Lake Bar earlier this week and the food was delightful. Our order didn't take too long considering it was very busy. The helpful waiter helped me take the pram in the lift to get down to the ground floor. Only critisism is there...were no baby change facilities so I had to change my baby on the bathroom floor. Plenty of room in the women's to pop in a fold down change table in the future. Thanks for a lovely meal.More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 25 June 2021

Noticed the place visibly from the lake and in great location. Nice & comfy feel inside, great service from the waitress if I recall from Montana, USA? always checking if we needed anything and topping up drinks. Ordered the seafood chowder which was massive, biggest...serving of chowder I've seen with the toasted bread thing to go with it. and best tasting chowder too! Ordered the mussels which had a lovely sauce that had a Thai feel as nice and spicy. The Rib-eye for mains was PERFECTLY cooked and melt in your mouth delicious with salad and fries... one word...YUMMMMMY! Paid $140 for 4 meals including drinks and totally worth it for the value of portion and taste quality. Was 2 of us so they were quite impressed we finished the meals lol. Will definitely go back if we're in Wanaka again.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 14 May 2021 via mobile

What other place in NZ can you get views like this. Staff are friendly and efficient, great service. The sun streaming in late afternoon, and you look outside and the views are breathtaking. We only got nibbles to eat here (larger than expected) but very...nice. Have been back a couple of times on our holiday. Hopefully we'll be back soon and will bring friends with us.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 5 May 2021 via mobile

The meals are superb and the pork ribs are to die for. The table service was also superb. All were non NZ waitresses!!!

Date of visit: April 2021
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Response from chrisdV2469ZY | Reviewed this property |
Yes, easy access
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23 December 2017|
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Response from Peter J | Reviewed this property |
Not sure about Xmas. Many places closed in general but back in action for Boxing Day.
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Lake Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5