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“Quick Service Nice Food”
Review of Relishes Cafe

Relishes Cafe
Ranked #10 of 96 Restaurants in Wanaka
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $11 - $36
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Wanaka is our place. For 30 years Relishes has created modern New Zealand cuisine from the wild and wonderful ingredients at our door. Join us for fresh, delicious, imaginative food at breakfast, lunch or dinner. The Home of Good Food Relishes is a Wanaka lakefront icon. A relaxed sunny café by day and an atmospheric candlelit restaurant by night. Our brunches are legendary, our lunches and dinners divine. Relishes is a family run restaurant. Sister, brother duo, Tasha and Toby can often be seen running the cafe, Paul is hidden behind scenes. Together they have been passionate about Wanaka, food and service for one and a half decades.
Reviewed 31 January 2021

We went in for breakfast. The cafe was busy but we found a table and were quickly served. Meals came out in good time and were pleasant. Coffee nice.

Date of visit: January 2021
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1  Thank Michelle B
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Reviewed 5 January 2021 via mobile

great service and food arrived quickly. appreciate the options for those with dietary requirements, however the vegan meal I had (while nice) was nothing too special. found the aioli a bit too garlic forward and do wish the fries were seasoned, but otherwise a good experience. partner enjoyed his cooked breakfast :)

Date of visit: January 2021
Thank azouke
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Reviewed 22 December 2020

On Saturday 12 December my wife and a friend visited Relishes for lunch. They have both been there before on many occasions, for breakfasts and lunches. On this day they asked for a bottle of Rosé wine to go with the meal. There was only one choice of rosé on the wine list (Petane). When the wait-person served the wine it was poured into each glass - no show of the bottle or offer to taste - and it was a straw/green colour. My wife enquired as to whether it was actually rosé or not, and was told it was rosé. She then tasted it and declared it undrinkable and that she thought it was off, and told the wait-person so. They then ordered a bottle of sauvignon blanc and were told they would still have to pay for the two glasses of rosé. My wife was dumbfounded. When the bill came, they were charged for the sauvignon blanc and the two glasses of pee water. They were quite happy with the food, but the attitude of the wait-person to their complaint left the same taste in my wife’s mouth as the so-called rosé.

Date of visit: December 2020
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Thank Mayfly8051
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Reviewed 25 November 2020 via mobile

We ate here a couple of times while we were in wanaka and both times were superb👌. The food was great and the coffee was next level. Backed up with awesome service too

Date of visit: November 2020
Thank papfarmboy
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Reviewed 27 October 2020

I began eating vegan in 2012 for health reasons (which no longer are an issue, as a result!) It's very hard to find vegan options for breakfast that are NOT the usual oat porridge w/fruit. Tasha has hit the ball out of the park with her Sweetcorn, Pumpkin & Coriander fritters and Tofu scramble. Such an outstanding combination, and her Tofu scramble is the best I've ever had. She doesn't do a typical scramble mix - she actually took time to add other ingredients to make it outstanding. I'm glad my job occasionally brings me to Wanaka, as I'm looking forward to having this breakfast again and again!

Date of visit: October 2020
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1  Thank TTNZSI
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