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Trout Cafe Restaurant Bar

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Certificate of Excellence2017 - 2018 Winner

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Trout's prime location on the lake front of Wanaka provides it with fantastic views. We have great food,coffee and drinks whether you are just after a snack or a main meal. We have 6 Monteiths beers, Heineken & Erdinger on tap as well as a wide range of local wines.
US$6 - US$24
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Bar, European, New Zealand, Contemporary
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoyed my prawn linguine here. The prawns were some of the best I’ve had. Really meaty. Quick service. Nice staff. Would recommend.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Sophieee2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They accommodated for a last group close to closing food was delightful. Not a big menu to select from for dinner. All round was nice spot to eat.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Holly516
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Recommended by a local, we had dinner in Trout on 2 of 4 nights in Wanaka. It’s just a cool, chilled and nicely decorated restaurant with a lovely atmosphere. We grabbed a high table facing the bar and watched the evening unfold, even getting a...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Chris S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed our meal at the Trout Cafe. Staff were efficient and friendly and soon found us a table. The fish pie was delicious.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank jenniking166
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped for lunch on a very wet day. Friendly service and the meal was nice. Has a children’s menu. Quite busy, most seats were taken. Nice view over the lake.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Adventurer297617
Reviewed 11 January 2019 via mobile

We tried to make a reservation but they don't take reservations over Xmas. No problem, we turned up and were just ordering drinks to have while we waited when a table for us 5 became available. We shared the arancini & meatballs for an entree....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank robertjamesw494
Reviewed 6 January 2019 via mobile

We ate here on a Saturday night as was recommended by the b&b owner. Good selection of beers and usual pub type menu was available. We both had burgers which were tasty enough although we both said the chip portion was quite small (but turned...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 January 2019

Very poor service for what wasn't a very busy time of day. Beer tasted like the very end of a keg. I had the roast vege salad and every vegetable was undercooked. $23 for about 6 bits of vegetable on salad greens is not worth...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Gusthebus21
Ggraeme, Owner at Trout Cafe Restaurant Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2019

I don't understand how we were quiet on New Year's day we had people waiting at the door before we opened and was busy as all day. At this time of the year everyone comes to the bar for service....we tell the customers this and...More

Reviewed 2 January 2019 via mobile

We rocked up about 20 of us and staff were very accommodating... I only booked the table that day...the food was excellent and many family raved about the fish pie.. excellent bar service and bar menu... well done ..im local so am looking forward to...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Lulabell100
Reviewed 1 January 2019 via mobile

Visited here twice over Xmas & New Years for lunch. You have to place your orders at the bar but they do bring to your table. Reasonably priced and the food is delicious

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank hidez_12
Ggraeme, Owner at Trout Cafe Restaurant Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2019

Thanks for your review. We hope to see you again.

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3 May 2017|
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Response from Ggraeme | Property representative |
Hi, all our customers weither they are local or tourists pay the same for meals. Our prices for meals and drinks are on average the same as elsewhere in New Zealand. We do have a loyalty card for our customers who we have... More
Carole L
30 September 2015|
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Response from Michelle D | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Hello Carol Shelley here the owner. Unfortunately we will be closed Christmas day to let the staff have valuable time with families at this busy time of year. We wish you and your family health and happiness for... More
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