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Lake Bar

$$ - $$$, ,
155 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
+64 3-443 2920
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good36%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Gastropub, Bar, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
155 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Stopped here for dinner in the evening with three adults and one child, we did ring and book as the rugby was on so assumed it would be busy and my goodness it was, but what a great atmosphere! After grabbing a drink at the...More

Thank Tracey L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good gluten free selection! I had the salmon which was delicious and fresh, great location with friendly staff as well!

Thank Sophie A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Got a table even though we were told earlier in the day that they were full. Service from our designated waitress very poor, but other staff very friendly and accommodating. Long waits between courses

Thank dunedinite2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Third time lucky getting into this restaurant. It's always busy Really generous portions of excellent food We had calamari salad which was tasty and large and fish and chips Both were beautifully cooked Prompt helpful service anda great table looking out to the lake

Thank keriansav
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well once again 8 of us returned for a few beers before having tea as it was our last night out together before we all went our own ways.the idea was great at the time but not so good next day as the head was...More

Thank old222
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Nice pub with the sort of hearty meals you would expect at a pub. Good service and a great mulled wine.

Thank Lisa A
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Stopped in on the walk home for some dessert. Shared the cheesecake and the sticky toffee pudding. Both were generous in size and really tasty! Left feeling extremely full and satisfied!

Thank James W
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

We visited for a family meal and had venison , mussels and ribs. Great service and the food was well cooked and extremely tasty. The beer was good value for New Zealand.

Thank andyhallheadland
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Lake Bar is in a prime location with stunning scenery, overlooking the Lake. The staff here are nice and the ambiance is pretty chill - perfect for an arvo session! They have a pool table and bar tables if you're just keen on drinks and...More

Thank Bronwyn L
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

The King Salmon fillet on potato gratin was delicious. Shame that it took over an hour between sitting and eating. I gave up waiting for any more table service and paid at the bar. No tip. The barman's comment was "you don't really get table...More

Thank Martin B
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25 March 2017|
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Response from Murray B | Reviewed this property |
Expensive by NA standards.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$22
Gastropub, Bar, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, View, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 155 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand (Formerly The Wanaka Ale House)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Wanaka
  • Phone Number: +64 3-443 2920
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