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Wanaka Gourmet Kitchen

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$$ - $$$
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123 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
Sun 18:00 - 21:00
Tue - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked at this restaurant because my father wanted to try Venison Steak. He was not disappointed with a very tasty medium rare steak which my stepmother also had and enjoyed. My wife had the chicken rosini which was very flavoursome. I had the signature dish, 6 hour cooked lamp shoulder, which was fantastic for all you meat lovers. Could... More 

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chicago, illinois
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236 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked a table at this restaurant for our last evening in Wanaka and thoroughly enjoyed our meals. It's a meat heavy menu, but it also accommodates vegetarians. The basil and tomato soup was okay and the macaroni and cheese was very flavorful. My husband really enjoyed his chicken liver parfait and shoulder of lamb. Service was excellent. Make sure... More 

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Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice interior, friendly service and fantastic meat dishes. best pork belly (entree) I have eaten in a long time. Venison and (signature dish) lamb shoulder as mains were absolutely outstanding, too. If you are not into meats, don't go there. If you ARE into meats, this is a great choice.

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Westcliff-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My Fiancé visited the Wanaka Gourmet Kitchen whilst on a 1 night stop-over in Wanaka. It was a Saturday night so I was pleasantly surprised when they made available a table with a wait time of an hour. This allowed us a chance to go and sample a local bar before dinner. We had a super table in this cosy... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My bf and I were at WGK yesterday. After reading recommendations on TripAdvisor we ordered the slow cooked lamb shoulder and garlic prawns entree to share. Food was more than enough and the lamb was seriously the best lamb either of us have ever eaten. And we both love our lamb! Service was impeccable and we'd definitely come back to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was service by Katie, very lovely and friendly waitress. I've try Pork Belly , it was very good. I also tried Lamb Shoulder, it's the best Lamb i've tried in NZ so far. All staff are very nice. 1 beer, 2 dishes for 70$ is worth for paying. strongly recommend this restaurant. p.s: they open from 6pm with a... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had dinner at Wanaka Gourmet Kitchen on a whim, after my partner had unsuspectingly proposed to me at Lake Wanaka earlier that day and we wanted to go out and celebrate with great food and atmosphere. We went up and down the main street of Wanaka with all the restaurants and bars, and decided to try WGK after reading... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were 2 local families with our teenage children and there for the first time. With over 30 plus or more eateries in our town,understandably we have not gone to all and tended to stick to our tried and tested. We had stone grilled meals and just love it. The men had steaks which was tender and flavoursome. We all... More 

1 Thank C2MeiD613
Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic food - we had their signature dish of Shoulder of Lamb. Best lamb we have ever tasted. Certainly the best restaurant in Wanaka by far. Nobody else comes close. Also tried their Apple Crumble - which is to die for.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Firstly the fod was outstanding we are meet lovers and it is absolutlu deliciouse we orderd the lamb . The staff is really friendly and nice the olace it self has a great vibe and the chef came out to talk to the people around which is always nice to see how much they care. Desert was great , wine... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$28
European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
View, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 123 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Wanaka
  • Phone Number: 034438579
Local New Zealand food ,Stonegrill

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?