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Warbirds and Wheels Diner Restaurant

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11 Lloyd Dunn Avenue, Wanaka, New Zealand
+64 3-443 7010
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cairns
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123 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this has a WOW factor! the theme is there to enjoy and the coffee and food was out of this world. One of the best Cafe's I've ever been too. 10/10

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Thank chris_cairns
Egg Harbor City, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After the Transportarion and Toy musuem we drove not wven 5 minutes to get here. This cafe reminds me of what you might find inside a small aviation airport. The decor is very lively and the sense of comfortable just makes you want to stay and have a cup of coffee. Who knows you may even see a bunch of... More 

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Thank pretblueye
Christchurch, New Zealand
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Don't stop here for a quick coffee, it won't be a quick getaway, had to wait 15 minutes for a takeaway flat white. Didn't eat.

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Thank Yorkshire321
Dunedin, New Zealand
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123 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

We had lunch here - salmon rösti with spinach and poached egg was delicious and freshly prepared. My husband had venison sandwich, with yummy marinade and tender meat. Very satisfying and tasty meal in a sunny location just off the main road from Wanaka to Cromwell.

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Thank copim
Auckland, New Zealand
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

A newish addition to Wanaka Airport, previously no decent food to be had. It is a dinner so no five star dining, but for the price ($17 for a burger, fries and salad) it's great value for a resort destination. Food was tasty, I would highly recommend the Vanilla thickshake

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Thank Durry-357
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

We had been there before we went to the museum. Wochenende enjoyed the stay. Fast service. Waitress in good mood. Coffee was nice.

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Thank Katharina L
Wanaka, New Zealand
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Attached to the Warbirds museum, this is a retro style american diner, with lovely fresh food, great service and lovely coffee. The homemade sausage rolls are a delight, and the pies looked delightful too. Also has beer and wine, which is perfect on a hot day.

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Thank Shane S
Wellington, New Zealand
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

The burger has to be the meal to order - it was simple and delicious. The milkshake was a little disappointing as it was just a regular milkshake of the kind available anywhere.

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Thank lizzieb862015
Wellington, New Zealand
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

Stopped for a bite of lunch before doing the museum. Good food, counter and fresh available, try the 3 x fried spuds and carrot and feta soup. I had tea and Dad really enjoyed the coffee. All the staff were really friendly and helpful. Retro American diner touch was great, comfy seats and juke box playing in the background.

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Thank Andy W
Wanaka, New Zealand
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118 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

Set in the airport Carpark it feels a little separated from viewing the action of the runway and airport activities. Great coffee at a good price. Delicious food. American diner interior with a dusty Harley above the door.

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Thank ActionAdventurer

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$24
Cuisine
Cafe, American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 Lloyd Dunn Avenue, Wanaka, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Wanaka
  • Phone Number: +64 3-443 7010
Description
Featuring 1950's themed decor, with retro furniture imported direct from New York, a Wurlitzer Juke Box to tap in your favourite tune, and a 1959 Harley Davidson Pan Head motorbike installed overhead the diner entrance.We are open daily from 8.30am until 4.00pm.

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