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Wanaka Gourmet Kitchen

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123 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
18:00 - 21:00
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Sun 18:00 - 21:00
Tue - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved the concept and the meat was amazing! The homemade deserts were huge and really good. The staff was very friendly too. We'd love to go back!

1 Thank LaurC31
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Can't recommend this place highly enough. Amazing locally sourced food with a solid ethic and philosophy behind the kitchen. Chef is talented in letting the produce stand for itself in the meal. We ordered from the mains menu rather than the stone grill. The cod, venison, lamb, and pork are all recommended, as is the mac and cheese.

1 Thank Heavyheadedtastebud
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The place is unexpectedly decent, but small tho. You would better book the table, but it deserves. Staffs here were super awesome. Lamb shoulder and stone grill are signature dish which u must to have.

1 Thank Zeyu L
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mum & I both had the pork belly entree and shared the roast vegetable & a spinach, blue cheese & candied walnuts (amazing flavour ) sides. We both loved these dishes. We didn't need a main and were able to fit dessert in - Creme brulee - yummy.Service was brillant too. Would recommend booking as was very busy.

1 Thank rubyboots
Haifa, Israel
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40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Everything we ordered was delicious. The signature lamb shank was juicy on the inside and crispy on the outside as discribed by our waiter. The chef himself came and greeted the dining guests to make sure all was well. He was also gracious enough to offer advice to my daughter who asked him what it was like to be a... More 

1 Thank Raanan S
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146 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A special restaurant hidden away but near the main street.Quite a small place so a booking is important,A nice selection of meat which I found hard to choose but with the help of excellent waitresses who talked me through a decision as the Venison was prepared Medium rare and I don't normally have meat that way but she informed me... More 

1 Thank MontyNZ
Perth, Australia
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

upstairs, on the main street, generous portions of slow-cooked lamb. mouth watering. the sides dishes hit the mark too, especially the broccoli & the cabbage with bacon. yum. hearty food!

1 Thank wambu68
Dunedin, New Zealand
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21 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Based on reviews here, I chose WGK for a dinner with 15 people. I have been congratulated on my choice from all who attended. The staff were exceptionally friendly both in assisting me beforehand and in dealing with the special requirements of one of the group which had me a little worried as they had a slightly restricted menu so... More 

Thank Brian R
Auckland, New Zealand
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a fantastic meal at WGK - can recommend the lamb. Big enough for 2 people to share and absolutely delicious. You need to book a table as they are very busy. Also shared the cheesecake which was awesome too!!!

Thank plot72010
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

We ate here on two consecutive nights . The food was superb , the staff ( Chef included ) very friendly and genuine and the atmosphere great . Both I and my wife were delighted with it and I can heartily recommend the venison - done to perfection . I only wish this place was not on the other side... More 

Thank Duncan L

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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?