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The Lake House Restaurant and Bar

$$ - $$$, , European
10 Huntingdon Avenue | Lake Hood, Ashburton 7774, New Zealand
+64 3-302 6064
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good32%
  • Average17%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible5%
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Bar, New Zealand, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
10 Huntingdon Avenue | Lake Hood, Ashburton 7774, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Lake House has everything you could want. Indoor eating on those cold days, like when we were there, or outdoor on those beautiful summer days. Their menus is varied and lovely.

Thank Kartonfamily
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here for our birthday tea and it was lovely. The staff were very friendly and knowledgeable and it just made the night even more special. The time between courses was just right and the food was faultless.

Thank 786Nicola
Reviewed 30 August 2017

Food is very good. Service is kind with attention to detail. The scenery is awesome. Beautiful place. This is a lovely place for families.

Thank Maite P
Reviewed 26 August 2017

The drive out to Lake Hood outside the township of Ashburton is well worth the effort. The friendly service and pleasant surroundings was great as was the very tasty seafood chowder (strongly recommend). The dessert we selected tasted great but the portion size didn't warrant...More

Thank FrankJosephV
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Very average food at fine dining prices. Although there are some amazing views on a sunny day the restaurant/bar has No atmosphere and a poor selection of drinks. There are better places to spend your money in Ashburton.

1  Thank Seaun L
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

Good lunch in nice surroundings. Very delicious food. Was a bit noisy and no follow up drink orders but otherwise good.

Thank lou_ferigno
Reviewed 3 August 2017

Welcome was underwhelming. Advertised having a fire, but on a cold day was not going. Booked ahead yet placed near a door which was drafty. Their were many spare tables so why there. Menu under whelming. We had fish which was nice and the Caesar...More

Thank carolblackie
Reviewed 29 July 2017

Food was great and the service was also very nice! The only thing we have to criticise is, that they didn´t accept any of our official IDs, so we had to drink soft drinks on our anniversary. We brought copies of our passport, international drivers...More

Thank clau_austria
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Hi spur of the moment , I had had the oysters there before and taste buds were salivating . I ordered the salmon gravlax as an starter , it came out very quick and was great. then my main One doz oysters salad and great...More

Thank David2111
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

We visited for the first time since the change of ownership/management. Very pleasant staff, we opted for outside seating as such a lovely day. Great food options at reasonable rates. Very tasty & well presented meals. Snack Menu too. Kids menu deal is great for...More

Thank X5666ZCemmab
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$26
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Huntingdon Avenue | Lake Hood, Ashburton 7774, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Ashburton
  • Phone Number: +64 3-302 6064
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