We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Reserve a table
About
Beautiful venue with the best views in Lake Wanaka, barista made coffee, local wine and beer on tap, top brunching location with tasty meals and sweet treats, fabulous tapas and mains served by our happy staff for dinner from 4pm everyday.
PRICE RANGE
US$4 - US$23
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
Cafe, New Zealand
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
Reviews (445)
Filter reviews
420 results
Traveller rating
244
111
33
17
15
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
Traveller rating
244
111
33
17
15
Show reviews that mention
All reviews brunch avocado smash eggs benedict potato mash pork belly seafood chowder salmon salad cakes steak great coffee free wifi service was great fish of the day mulled wine on tap busy night
Selected filters
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
Reviewed 1 week ago

Second time we have been for breakfast here and again it didn’t disappoint. Hubby had a coffee and went back for another cup because he said it was so good. We know where we’re going when we come back.

Date of visit: January 2021
Helpful?
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having been back in Wanaka for Xmas I’ve popped into Alchemy almost every day for my breakfast/lunch or a late afternoon glass of wine. The bacon and egg roll is world class (all the food is excellent), service/staff are friendly and attentive and the atmosphere...is just what you would want. Definitely worth a visit!!More

Date of visit: January 2021
Helpful?1  
Reviewed 4 October 2020 via mobile

Quick stop for coffee and brownie. Great lakefront spot. Friendly service and good coffee. The brownie is fantastic warmed up with cream!

Date of visit: October 2020
Helpful?
Reviewed 3 October 2020 via mobile

Great coffee and superb food. Nice fast service as well. Recommend the potato hash with mushrooms. Cheers

Date of visit: October 2020
Helpful?
Reviewed 20 September 2020

Went with a group for birthday meal. The staff couldn't have been more accommodating and friendly. And the food was fantastic. Stoked we chose to visit Alchemy.

Date of visit: September 2020
Helpful?
Reviewed 17 September 2020

Was seated fairly quickly but wasn't given menus for a good five minutes we had to ask. Weren't given water and every other table appeared to have that provided with the menus. Waffles were good and eggs cooked well but iced chocolates didn't arrive until...we were just about finished eating. And they wre The staff appeared stressed and unorganised and running around the tables it was extremely uncomfortable for the dining experience.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Helpful?
Reviewed 9 September 2020 via mobile

West for lunch today, waited for 10 mins at the entrance and no one even looked at us. They were not even busy! Ended having a lunch at Trout next door.

Date of visit: September 2020
Helpful?
Reviewed 3 September 2020 via mobile

Went here for brunch. Staff were friendly and served us in a timely manner. Quite a big menu to choose from, reasonably priced. I got posh porridge, yum! Beautiful views of Lake Wanaka and was warm and cozy inside. Also loved there was complementary still...or sparkling water on tap!More

Date of visit: September 2020
Helpful?
Reviewed 22 July 2020

Stopped into Alchemy with a group of friends for dinner. What a pleasant find! The service was friendly and efficient, yet relaxed. Meals were amazing - especially the Vietnamese Pork Belly Salad. We then opted to check the dessert menu - just in case something...could tempt us.... OMG!!! One of the best selections of dessert I have seen in a long time. The range was so good - all of us ordered dessert as each of us had a favourite on the list. I would definitely return for a meal.More

Date of visit: July 2020
Helpful?
Reviewed 20 July 2020

We stumbled upon this place and were so pleased that we did. The service was friendly, well informed; the food soooo delicious... the dessert menu was our list of most favorite dessert options too, we had a great evening. Thank you.

Date of visit: July 2020
Helpful?
View more reviews
Best nearby
Best nearby hotelsSee all
Aspiring Lodge Motel
261 reviews
.11 km away
Bella Vista Wanaka
414 reviews
.19 km away
Wanaka Hotel
680 reviews
.29 km away
ASURE Brookvale Motel
152 reviews
.30 km away
Best nearby restaurantsSee all
Big Fig
1,010 reviews
.14 km away
Wanaka Gourmet Kitchen
686 reviews
.09 km away
The Spice Room
1,112 reviews
.18 km away
Federal Diner
518 reviews
.19 km away
Best nearby attractionsSee all
Wanaka i-SITE Visitor Information Centre
234 reviews
.15 km away
Isthmus Peak Track
56 reviews
.17 km away
Beacon Point Walk
49 reviews
.17 km away
The Picture Lounge
10 reviews
.08 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
TracyB3240
11 March 2017|
Answer
Response from PadreNZ |
Best question ever Tracy B (note 0 reviews). I particularly enjoyed the complete lack of information you've provided about why your meal was terrible. Letting one meal ruin a whole weekend (unless you were subject to... More
10
Votes
Donna M
16 December 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Carl H | Property representative |
Sorry we are closed christmas day and boxing day. Kind regards.
0
Votes
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Free Listing