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Lazy Dog

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$$ - $$$
Wine Bar, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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Cnr Gladsmuir Road & Cromwell-Wanaka Highway | SH6, Cromwell 9383, New Zealand
+64 3-445 3211
10:00 - 00:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 00:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 00:00
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Cromwell, New Zealand
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55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited on a very wet day and unfortunately missed seeing the dogs, but were welcomed by a friendly cat. The gardens were lovely. There was a large bus tour there but our meals arrived promptly. My husband had a very nice burger with chips which he thoroughly enjoyed. Perhaps his remark that prawns should not be eaten inland should... More 

Thank Gail13348
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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48 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were lucky and thankful that the staff accommodated the three of us for lunch when we didn't have any reservation. It is a lovely spot overlooking the vineyard and the hills. The landscaping of the garden was well done. We had a relaxing and lovely time with lovely wine and great food. The salmon bruschetta was delicious. The mains... More 

Thank LifetimeJourneys
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Great setting, especially on a lovely spring day. The gardens are lovely with many daffodils in full bloom. We had a coffee - very nice & lunch. A beef burger with no bun & the patties was real meat & extremely tasty. Great relish too. A side of thin fries that were cooked perfectly. Also had the bangers & mash.... More 

Thank mortein
Cromwell, New Zealand
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Had very nice platter today with family,as much as we could eat,nice friendly staff,will definitely visit again,thank you.

Thank Dave W
Christchurch, New Zealand
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

A return visit should mean a review :) This cafe is a great stop between Cromwell and Wanaka. The food is local, extensive and delicious with various jams, jellies and preserves for sale. The wine tasting is excellent - try local wine or beer with your meal and purchase on the way out. The hosts are lovely - recommended!

Thank Julie P
Balclutha, New Zealand
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

Very impressed. I am in a wheelchair and it is difficult for my husband to push it over gravel. Here, for the first time, the owner came and pushed it about 50 metres into the cafe, and on the way out she called to her husband to push it back. And the food was great - Tripadvisor asked if it... More 

Thank Carolyn136
Cromwell, New Zealand
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30 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

A group of us got together at The Lazy Dog for lunch to farewell friends moving out of the area. Everyone enjoyed the meals. We also enjoyed some local wine and the snow capped St Bathans range makes a beautiful landscape view. A good all round experience.

Thank Jilleen A
Melbourne, Australia
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46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

Highly recommended stopping here not just for lunch , also to stock up on preserves jams etc . They smoke their own salmon - unique flavour , and do Biltong and boerevors

Thank Kerry W
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016 via mobile

This was an awesome place for a group of ladies to go on a hens party weekend. We had great fun wine tasting and loved our lovely lunch platters. Diana and Dean were so welcoming and friendly and made our time at the Lazy Dog so enjoyable and unforgettable. Would highly recommend this place for any type of outing -... More 

Thank Lily B
Garston, New Zealand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

What a treat. The staff are friendly and very welcoming. We arrived for a late lunch and they were very accommodating. Lots of local produce. The food was fresh and tasty. Lovely relaxing setting. We plan to visit again.

Thank 45SaddleRoadSVenues

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$19 - US$28
Wine Bar, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cnr Gladsmuir Road & Cromwell-Wanaka Highway | SH6, Cromwell 9383, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Central Otago  >  Cromwell
  • Phone Number: +64 3-445 3211
Relaxed Dining & Wine Tasting. Restaurant, Cellar Door with wine tasting and retail pantry . Produce for the menu supplied from own garden, alongside our wine and preserves.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?