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Relishes Cafe

1/99 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
+64 3-443 9018
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good35%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (29 reviews)
“goat” (39 reviews)
“seafood chowder” (45 reviews)
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7:30 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Cafe, European, Soups, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1/99 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Our meals were excellent and the service was good. We sat at a table outside and enjoyed the ambiance on a warm evening. We were invited to taste the wines because we couldn't make our minds up. Friendly and welcoming manager and staff. The salmon...More

Thank Cath M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Small but interesting menu, choice of meats, fish and vegetarian options. Friendly staff, good service. We had Aoraki salmon with noodles and monkfish served with a cous-cous salad. Both meals were excellent. Local Wanaka beer on tap.

Thank kershaw2017
Reviewed 6 days ago

Food was amazing ! Definitely recommend the steak and the goat 👌staff were very inviting and friendly

Thank kimtilyard
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food and coffee were good thank goodness- service terrible. Completely ignored when we first sat down- finally got up myself to go to the counter to ask if we could order- told to ‘go and sit down I’ll be there in a sec’ by an...More

Thank jaclynmjohnston
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I only had a coffee here but I like the vibe. Staff friendly. Proximity to lake is perfect. I tipped simply because the tips jar was crack up!

Thank Kumquat7Kumquat7
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best coffee I’ve had in a long time.. got a 2nd one to take away it was that good!! Breakfast was great delish👌 would recommend

Thank Mel W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a delicious breakfast at Relishes Cafe and it was very tasty. They serve breakfast until 2:30pm which was great for us as we were still on Australian time. Great atmosphere and character.

Thank sarmick
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had tried eating at a few diff places but all were booked so we came across this lovely little cafe and decided to give it a go. They were busy and told us we may have to sit at a communal table if more...More

Thank shutter_bug1971
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This cafe/ restaurant is on the front row of the township, with views of the lake and the mountains. There is seating inside and outside. The staff are mainly young very friendly, polite and helpful and provide an efficient service. The menu is simple but...More

Thank Michael H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Popped in for lunch and ordered hot smoked salmon, egg and rocket on roasted potatoes. Coming from Tasmania I'm pretty picky about salmon, but the flavour in this was superb,

Thank Bridget N
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
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
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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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