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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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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 2 days ago

It was a rainy morning in Wanaka, and I was searching for somewhere to eat breakfast. Nowhere was open, I was losing hope of finding anything. But then I spotted the lights of Relishes Cafe, it looked open, I tried the door, success! :-) There...More

Thank Amarantha_bellydance
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had breakfast here our first morning in New Zealand. Nice and warm inside, it was very busy but all of the staff were great AND the food + coffee was an A+

Thank Edith J
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We visited in Winter so definitely make a reservation ahead of time. Had a really fun evening. The food was excellent. Our waitress was so nice. The seafood chowder is a must. They were very busy so the service was a little slow, but we...More

Thank youngti
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Coffee is okay and food is awesome. The stuffs are very friendly. You can have lot choices about gluten free and diary free if you like.

Thank NicoleChiu
Reviewed 1 week ago

Relishes became our go-to place for coffee and eating out while on our winter holiday. Their menu was very contemporary and quite diversified with very friendly and knowledgeable staff. The beautiful cosy ambience was a real winner too. We thoroughly enjoyed our delicious eggs Benedict...More

Thank Kiwi_Explorer_2007
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was unfortunate that the dinner menu on the website didn't match the menu offered on the night we visited last week but we did enjoy fantastic friendly service. Entrees were excellent but the mains disappointed. The pea puree with the sole was tasteless,and the...More

Thank Kath B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dinner for a group of 8. Everyone enjoyed their mains- fish of the day was sole and cooked beautifully. Desserts were all delicious; waiters were friendly and helpful. Look forward to a return visit!

Thank rmb_10
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We popped in for a quick bite to eat. The food was sensational, very well presented and packed with flavour. Would recommend to all

Thank theofarquharson
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So we went in for a dessert and got the warm cinnamon doughnuts with caramelized apple and house made walnut ice cream as well as the spiced steamed pudding with honey whiskey syrup and house made lemon ice cream OMG IT WAS DELICIOUS!!! Best dessert...More

Thank Kellie H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Awesome friendly team, always welcomes you with a smile and is genuinely interested in having a chat. And the food!! You have to try one of their bacon sandwiches - it's truly a delight.. but my ultimate favourite is the carrot cake. One of the...More

Thank Eleanor M
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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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
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
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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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