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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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Brisbane, Australia
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

Fantastic menu to choose from without it being overwhelming. I took my parents and young children here for dinner, the staff were very attentive and made the whole experience very pleasant. Everyone's meals were delicious, we will be back! I really recommend the duck

Thank Mrs_Mac27
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Despite this being on the fine dining side of Wanaka restaurants the kids menu is truly outstanding and my 2 and 3 year olds, were begging to go back to have some more chicken and chips. I had the venison and it was delightful. I shouldn't have had dessert as I was too full from my main but that was... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

We had a lovely meal here, complemented with really friendly staff who went out of their way to accommodate us. Would definitely return.

Thank GcW5000
Melbourne, Australia
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Just visited the Wanaka Gourmet Kitchen and I must say they certainly know their meat. I had their signature dish (the lamb shoulder) and my partner had the venison. We both enjoyed our dishes thoroughly! The only negative was I didn't have enough room to fit it all in. The lamb shoulder was huge and would probably have fed both... More 

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1 Thank Bethany S
Wairoa, New Zealand
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84 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

The staff are delightful - informed and attentive. Our waitress was a one-person Saatchi & Saatchi advertorial for the restaurant - talking up the prime dishes to a crescendo of expectation. Unfortunately, the delivery fell short of the promise. On arrival, you are greeted by well-stocked liquor shelves, squealing 'Yay - it's time for a cocktail!'. Sadly, none of the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

Based on Trip Advisor reviews, on our first night in Wanaka we decided to visit Wanaka Gourmet Kitchen and we weren't at all disappointed. The staff were fantastic and the food even more so. The meals were generous and could not be faulted and we definitely made a point of returning during our one week stay. The restaurant is on... More 

1 Thank Anna L
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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67 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Over our one week stay in Wanaka, my partner and I visited WGK twice. The first time because we were intrigued by the menu outside, the second time to have the amazing food again. The meals were served quickly and delivered to the table with good service. The size of the mains are large which we enjoyed after a day... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

I personally would recommend this stunning restaurant. It is a small and intimate setting so I would suggest making a booking. Off the menu I went for the trio dish got to select your style of dish it is presented on a 400C hot plate and the idea is to slice of a bit that you want cook to your... More 

1 Thank Glanvi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

The lamb shoulder, the signature dish, is tender and juicy. The craft beer is worthwhile trying as well. All the staff and chef are welcoming, helpful and friendly. What a great dinning experience!

1 Thank Tam L
Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

A fantastic meal with my family; everyone enjoying their meal- scallops and pork belly entree was superb. Mains were tasty, well presented and friendly staff who made the experience well worth while. If you love steak cooked on hot stones and melt in your mouth lamb you wont be disappointed. Tracey from Melb Au

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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
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View
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?