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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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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“mussels” (34 reviews)
“beef ribs” (5 reviews)
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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 1 week ago

Fabulous bar, situated right opposite Lake Wanaka. Very diverse menu, super selection of beers. A great social bar suited to most ages. Walking distance to many lodges!

Thank Paul627mv
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed dinner and drinks, lovely views from front of Hotel, good selection of wines and beers,tho I once again chose a Monteith Dark Ale? As I enjoy this ale very much. Hadork Spare Ribs, big meal, ribs were great

Thank Euan R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you just feel like some pub grub then you wont be disappointed here. We had a selection of dished between the 4 of us and each was excellent. Plenty beer of tap too. Nice view too.

Thank Andrew M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

it's a normal bar/restaurant! as a starter the lake plate was good and big enough for 4 people. beef burger, fare game venison and the pork ribs i would suggest

Thank patzi13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We called in here tonight for a meal. From the moment we entered you couldn’t fault the service. The food (steak, salad and chips) was cooked to perfection. A great place to dine out.

Thank BradandMatty
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was dying for a good steak and got it and then some! Rib eye with salad and chips. Great meal. Great service. Top venue.

Thank Madmatty76
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have eaten here before and came back for the same delicious food. Nice atmosphere, great service and lovely view of lake.

Thank 302liz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were recommended this place for dinner. It was full when we arrived so it was really buzzing. Our meal was excellent and a decent serve and the service was great. Would definitely recommend eating here.

Thank Judy V
Reviewed 12 August 2018

Popped in for lunch, Sunday, mid-August. Cold and biting outside.... not all that warmer inside. Service was friendly. Food was OK - tasty, but wouldn't have me seeking it out deliberately. Coffee was a bit weak and on the cooler side.

Thank JnKnz
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

We visited Lake Bar on recommendation of our Airbnb hosts. We ordered the Thai mussels and seafood chowder, both were totally delicious. The service was great and our waitress was a true delight to deal with. Pricing is reasonable too.

Thank kate s
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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 Ian W | 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, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, 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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