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“Just ok”
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: Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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 11 June 2024 via mobile

Just ok
The place isn’t cosy and very noisy at times when all tables are occupied.
Not sure why I read so many excellent reviews. We had full breakfast and eggs Benedict. Both were ok but just average. Definitely not coming back for it as it’s $29 for the full breakfast which hasn’t even got mushrooms on it. Portion size average and definitely nothing for the eye as it’s all shoveled onto the plate.

Date of visit: June 2024
Thank Indira N
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Reviewed 26 May 2024 via mobile

Relishes was a wonderful experience on both occasions. Really warm inside with a great roaring fire and fantastic service. The menu was excellent with great service. I can recommend the porridge and soup being the menu items I sampled.
The coffee was great and will be back.

Date of visit: May 2024
Thank Mike P
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Reviewed 12 May 2024 via mobile

We came for coffee and cake and were okay. The coffees we had yesterday in Wanaka in another cafe in Helwick Street were very good, so we were hoping for similar. I am aware NZ prefer dark roasted coffee beans, and we were getting used to the darker less mellow coffees in NZ, but my coffee on this occasion had a very dark caramel crema, and on first sip had a definite burnt aroma and bitter flavour on the palate. I think the coffees may have been over-extracted. The place was very busy and packed with tourists. The cakes were passable - date and orange scone was nice; the orange and quince friand was okay.

Date of visit: May 2024
Thank stark t
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Reviewed 3 April 2024 via mobile

Popular with tourists and locals alike, this is a great spot for breakfast. We opted for the full cooked breakfast, and the eggs Benedict with bacon on sourdough. Both were delicious!

We also popped in for coffee and cake yesterday afternoon which was lovely too!

Date of visit: April 2024
Thank ScrumptiousSolent
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Reviewed 2 April 2024 via mobile

Best seafood chowder ever! Lots of different seafood in delicious sauce. That being said nothing ordered by our group of four was disappointing. Wished we had discovered this place earlier in our stay so we could have eaten there more than once.

Date of visit: March 2024
Thank DakotaRose_24
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