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The Lake House Restaurant and Bar

) #10 of 29 Restaurants in Ashburton $$ - $$$ , , European
10 Huntingdon Avenue | Lake Hood, Ashburton 7774, New Zealand
+64 3-302 6064
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good33%
  • Average17%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“ribeye” (4 reviews)
“seafood soup” (2 reviews)
“fries” (4 reviews)
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Bar, New Zealand, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
10 Huntingdon Avenue | Lake Hood, Ashburton 7774, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 May 2017

Hi spur of the moment , I had had the oysters there before and taste buds were salivating . I ordered the salmon gravlax as an starter , it came out very quick and was great. then my main One doz oysters salad and great...More

Thank David2111
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

We visited for the first time since the change of ownership/management. Very pleasant staff, we opted for outside seating as such a lovely day. Great food options at reasonable rates. Very tasty & well presented meals. Snack Menu too. Kids menu deal is great for...More

Thank X5666ZCemmab
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Visited to celebrate a birthday. Nice surroundings and welcome. The breads and dips were fantastic and well worth $15 to kick off our meal. I thought the best selection of dips ever eaten out. Guacamole, satay and pesto. All three were delicious and fresh tasting....More

Thank bluecalico
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Stunning Location set on the edge of Lake Hood. Who wouldn't enjoy a lovely meal out looking out over the lake toward the mountains in the background. We can't fault the excellent service - friendly and professional and the food DELICIOUS - Looks amazing and...More

Thank anitatweed
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

The location is quite far from Ashburton town center. It's attached with the lake The waitress is very friendly and polite. We ordered 5 dishes. The rib-eye steak is overcook. Outside is too burnt. The lamp steak is standard. The salmon steak, scallop and seafood...More

Thank Kritsana P
Reviewed 7 April 2017

I ordered the ragouet husband the ribeye, fish and chicken strips for kids. The children's meals were great. The husband enjoyed his steak the little seeds in the onion relish on top were odd and left an after taste. The ragouet I had wasn't pleasant...More

Thank malcolmnet
Reviewed 4 April 2017

My partner and I were heading home from Christchurch trying to figure out where to stop and have a bite. I thought of 'The Lake House' since we'd been there before for coffee and enjoyed the lakeside atmosphere. It was noon on a rainy, Tuesday...More

Thank Jam3579
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Lovely lakeside setting, food was very good, they staff were friendly and attentive, service was excellent.

Thank Jonew1
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

I don't even know where to start went for a birthday dinner with family for a sit down meal we had asked to see the bar menu as well and it all just went down hill from there... there were about 2 or 3 other...More

Thank Samanthac19933991
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

My partner and I dined at the lake house, a good building in a nice setting. Unfortunately it looks very run down and quite frankly filthy. The staff were ok, though being called sir and mam in a "cafe" was a bit odd. The menu...More

Thank bellawitch
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$27
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, View, Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Huntingdon Avenue | Lake Hood, Ashburton 7774, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Ashburton
  • Phone Number: +64 3-302 6064
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