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White House Cafe and Bar

$$ - $$$, European,
33 Dunmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
+64 3-443 9595
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good16%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“bruschetta” (37 reviews)
“smoked fish” (5 reviews)
“steak” (21 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
New Zealand, European, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
33 Dunmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 219 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A blackboard Menu which does not seem to change; for both food and drinks. A roaring log fire to warm you up in winter Lots of locals if you seek some interesting inter actions Deliciously cooked meals There is no hurry to leave We needed...More

Thank miles52
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great welcome arriving to the fire glowing and a great food and wine menu. Our group of four thoroughly enjoyed this experience and commend the chef for allowing numerous changes to the dishes on offer to address dietary needs. Would certainly recommend for good quality...More

Thank Margot M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Second visit to the White House Cafe and Bar and it lived up to the great experience the first time. Warm and interesting - not your average place. Food absolutely delicious. Yum local wines. Service great as well. Hope to be back in Wanaka to...More

Thank affiemacindie
Reviewed 17 July 2017

There were five of us turning up for an early dinner. We had heard that the place could do with a bit of redecorating, but that the food was amazing, so we decided to give it a go. It was a very cold night, but...More

3  Thank Ladoosh
Reviewed 17 July 2017

The food was really good, completely different to what you can get in other places in town, the salad had some particular details that made it taste wonderful. A restaurant distinguished by its authenticity.

Thank Tatiana B
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

The service and attention to detail was fantastic at the Whitehouse. We inadvertently tried to enter while it was closed and the owner politely let us know when we should return and was just so friendly. The bruschetta was fantastic as we're our mains. I...More

Thank Blank_Expressionism
Reviewed 9 May 2017

When you approach the restaurant it looks a little run down. But it was highly recommended to us so we gave it a try. They were right. It was terrific. Our waitress was excellent. She made good suggestions for our wine choice and helped us...More

Thank phishears
Reviewed 16 April 2017

We had heard a lot about this restaurant and pre booked a table prior to visiting Wanaka for the weekend. The outside of the building can be deceiving but inside there is a great atmosphere and the food was delicious. The menu is displayed on...More

Thank Maravenz
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

Wandered along the restaurant strip facing the waterfront without a booking for anywhere, didn't feel hugely inspired by what we came across and many places were too busy for our party of 8. We turned the corner and came across the White House, so glad...More

Thank Sallygeorge
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

Wandered into to White House tonight with friends. We were 4 adults & 4 children. We had no particular expectations. While the decore could do with a refresh, we were pleasantly surprised with the meals & the host was very accommodating. He was happy to...More

Thank Kagswell
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
New Zealand, European, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33 Dunmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Wanaka
  • Phone Number: +64 3-443 9595
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