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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” (34 reviews)
“chicken burger” (12 reviews)
“ribs” (23 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 507 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had delicious New Zealand Mussels in a coconut Thai style sauce and a beer. Sat outside and enjoyed the view. Lovely way to end a long hike or bike ride around the lake.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank AnneK450
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate and drank here 2 nights running. Friendly attentive staff who seemed genuinely pleased to see us on both nights. Sharing platter could have fed 3.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank AndyTShonaL
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in here for a drink to escape the rain. Great ambiance, quick and friendly service at the bar, and a great view. Would recommend.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank jtaft22
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was amazing, especially the main entrees. Great flavor and pairings with sides. I would highly recommend this place.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Kevin K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Popped into this bar for an evening meal. Having been in the area for a few days we knew this place got very busy in the evening so we booked in advance. Overlooking the shores of Lake Wanaka we had the perfect view for our...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Traveler834957
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Standard pub fare delivered at a high level. Delicious meals, good range of beer & wine. Quick and efficient service. Highly recommend! Great view of the lake too

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Jmpow2
Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

This is a pub but the food and staff are really awesome. Menu to suit all but I had the venison rack (bleu, as it should be) with seafood chowder entree. Both were top dining quality. A bit of noise but as I said it...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank chrisdV2469ZY
Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

There are many restaurants and bars on the lakefront strip in wanaka, but it is not easy to find good and affordable food. Most of the restaurants are super overpriced and actually not as good. Lake bar has good food and decent portions for a...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Isabell8785
Reviewed 14 October 2018

Passed through Wanaka and gave this place a try, enjoyed the lunch, well cooked and tasty burger, the seafood chowder was also very tasty. Sat outside because of the great weather that day, and, although the food was good, having the odd blast of cigarette...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank PeterB11369
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

We often stopped here for a beer while in Wanaka and enjoyed the friendly service and cold beers. We had lunch time snacks and we found the food to be hot and tasty.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Michael G
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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
  • 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
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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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