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“A must eat”
Review of Alchemy

Alchemy
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Ranked #19 of 102 Restaurants in Wanaka
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$4 - US$23
Description: 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.
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Description: 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.
Reviewed 8 June 2016

Been meaning to write a reivew for ages as I go here alot why because its just so good. Great coffee delicous food and fantastic service . I'm a real fussy and hard to please when it comes to dinning out but these guys tick all the boxes. Love love love.

Date of visit: May 2016
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Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

Just had a great meal and everything was 5 star a must eat for breakfast when in Wanaka and a nice cuppa Tea and smoothie to go with it it. I loved the little milk canteens in the cups.

Date of visit: June 2016
1  Thank 50O
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Reviewed 1 June 2016

We popped in for brunch on the way through to Franz Josef and had a mixed experience.

The good, friendly service, nice cup of tea / coffee, Nice decor, Really tasty bacon sandwich with suitable home made relish

The poor the healthy choice breakfast didnt come with any natural yogurt meaning my wife had to eat Granola with Milk and that was about it.

I wouldnt be put off as i liked the vibe of the place but i would just be sure you get what you want and if not ask for it to be changed which in hindsight we should have done.

Date of visit: May 2016
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Thank Pete D
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CarlHamlin, Owner at Alchemy, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2016

Thanks for your review. Our house made granola (toasted muesli) is listed on the menu as being served with milk, seasonal fruit and fresh yogurt. The kitchen has prepared this dish many times and I cannot understand how yours was served without the yogurt, which is always fresh natural and unsweetened. If this did not happen we are extremely disappointed that no one noticed and we sincerely apologise to you for this. And when you are next back in Wanaka make yourself known to us and you may have a complimentary 'healthy choice' breakfast.

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Reviewed 22 May 2016

We meant to try Alchemy for dinner but missed finding the restaurant at night, so ended up going there for breakfast instead. The food was surprisingly prompt, considering that there were so many people in the restaurant. I had the goji berry toasted muesli served with fruit and it was delicious. The waffles served with plum were delicious and a divine orange flavoured cream cheese, but my dining companion found them a little strong as they seemed to be flavoured with either berry or apple juice. The only thing that let this place down was the slow coffee service, while it didn't worry us, several people came up to the counter while we were there to ask where their coffee was. I don't know if they were short staffed on the day we visited but everyone there was working very hard to get the orders out on time.

Date of visit: May 2016
Thank Skiathite
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AlchemyAdmin, Owner at Alchemy, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2016

Thank you for your review! We are soon installing a light that would help in finding it at night, for now an easy way to find us is in between Trout & Subway on the lakefront. We are very pleased to hear you enjoyed your meal. We pride ourselves in our coffee and are assured that the wait for them was worth it. Waiting longer for a coffee than a meal is a very common factor of eating out in New Zealand and occasionally are not an exception. We will endeavor to speed up the coffee orders without decreasing the quality.
Thank you again, the Alchemy crew

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Reviewed 16 May 2016

So thoroughly 'over' going out for drinks and getting served a centimetre of wine in the bottom of a large glass at exorbitant prices. Called into Alchemy on the lake front for Happy Hour and a glass of wine. Firstly the price was very very reasonable, secondly the wine was very very good - I am currently searching for a local supplier, thirdly it was actually a 'glass' of wine - not the splash in the bottom of the glass favoured by some up market establishments in our home town and lastly good service as well! Good WIFI to catch up on e-mails while travelling and rugs to keep you warm if you chose to sit outside and watch the lake as we did. While we didn't dine in this instance everything else will ensure we most certainly will the next time we are in Wanaka. So good to find quality at a reasonable price in a tourist location.

Date of visit: May 2016
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AlchemyAdmin, Public Relations Manager at Alchemy, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2016

Hi stormj!
Thank you so much for your review! We appreciate you taking the time to let others know how great we are :) We like wine here and serve a standard glass size but we show our appreciation to our patrons during happy hour (daily 5-6pm) by only charging $6 per glass. Thank you for coming in and we certainly hope to see you next time!
Cheers!
The Alchemy Crew

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