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Relishes Cafe

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$$ - $$$
Cafe, Soups, New Zealand, European
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1/99 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
+64 3-443 9018
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07:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 07:30 - 22:00
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Melbourne, Australia
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107 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A good place for coffee, lunch or for a drink. Food is good. Service is very good. A good place with kids and families.

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Thank XMOS69
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This cafe hit the target with excellent food, service and atmosphere. Really enjoyed the visit and will certainly be back on my next trip to Wanaka.

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Thank Simon D
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I thought the food was extremely tasty and the flavour combinations were adventurous. I had the fish special with pilaf and cashew masala sauce. Very very enjoyable.

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Thank Sarah Louise W
Manchester, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had dinner here on our first night in Wanaka. Just got a table, we probably should have booked. Pleasant atmosphere, friendly staff, casual dining. We enjoyed it.

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Thank jillyann_atherton
Wanaka, New Zealand
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a very nice meal here last week for my birthday, food was great and the wait staff were all really lovely!

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Thank rosemaryandjulius
melbourne
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129 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

All I can say is a really great coffee! Wish we had time to eat here. Thanks again for that perfect morning cuppa.

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Thank cookie077
Gold Coast
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148 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This place does nice breakfasts, decent coffee and have prompt friendly service. Located opposite the lake, like all lakeside venues it become quiet packed. Get in early to avoid the crowds, then head out for an action packed day in the incredible surround!

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Thank Kimberley7213
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Located next to the beer hall, it is easy to be missed. Delicious food in a cosy restaurant. To avoid disappointment book early. I've been told, that their brunch worth a try too.

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Thank GerlaB
Newcastle, Australia
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great cafe. Friendly staff. Although the inside was booked out I was able to sit outside and have my meal. Lovely salmon, perfectly cooked. They could have easily filled the cafe inside and out again with the number of people they had to turn away.

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Thank Cosmo997
St Albans, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We came for dinner and were blown away by the incredible quality and service here! My husband had calamari and then the goat and I had smoked salmon then seafood special. All tasted incredible. Would recommend if you are lucky enough to be in the area.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, Soups, New Zealand, European
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:30 - 22:00
Monday
07:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
07:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
07:30 - 22:00
Thursday
07:30 - 22:00
Friday
07:30 - 22:00
Saturday
07:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1/99 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Wanaka
  • Phone Number: +64 3-443 9018
Description
With our lakefront setting, spectacular views of the majestic Southern Alps, contemporary and innovative cuisine, and fresh daily baked goods, Relishes Cafe has become something of a Wanaka institution. We are open from 7am till late offering breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Enjoy a glass of wine from our extensive list of local and New Zealand wines or a cup of locally roasted fair trade organic Venus coffee in a casual atmosphere. In summer, the double French doors are opened wide to fully enjoy the stunning lake view, and in winter, a roaring fire displaces the chill after a day playing on the mountains. As a family run business, we welcome even the littlest members of your family by providing a children's menu, a well loved toy box, and a highchair. We happily cater to special dietary needs and also to special events when our in house baker creates delicious cakes to celebrate your occasion! With an abundance of local produce, meats, eggs, and wine grown in the Otago region on our doorstep, there is no need to go further afield for ingredients that will create flavours to delight the palate. Dishes highlight seasonal produce, locally found herbs like horopito, free range eggs, and meats that come from the region, some coming from just down the road. Drawn by the allures of Wanaka after many holiday visits, brother and sister Toby and Tash, along with Tash's husband Paul, bought Relishes Cafe. Showcasing their passion for food, wine, and travel, the trio are frequently seen both in the kitchen and on the house floor. Head Chef Silvia has traveled the world and has an extensive culinary background including experience in Europe. She draws on her international experience to whip up culinary fusions with a Kiwi touch. Serving up twice daily blackboard specials, she and her team continuously bring something new to the table.

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