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Relishes Cafe

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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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Brisbane, Australia
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place offered a great variety of food for all times of the day. Great cheese and excellent drinks with a great view/

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Thank Graham B
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had booked this restaurant the day before but when we arrived they had no record of our booking. We were quickly accommodated in a corner. Food was ok.

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Thank killywhan
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Bright, cherry waitress. Lovely breakfast to set you up for the day and large cappacino to keep the other half happy. What's not yo like?

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Thank Jenny L
Knebworth, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Ignore the unpretentious facade and outside tables - there is some seriously good food on offer here. The medallions of goat were tender, with lentils, olives, sumac and yoghurt providing great flavour; the salted chocolate tart with raspberry sorbet and pistachios was superb. And being a coeliac it was all gluten free. Definitely worth a visit.

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Thank Alan J
Boston, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had dinner here one night. We were able to eat outside and had great service, great food and wine. Would definitely go back!

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Thank curioustraveller5588
Sutton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good food served by friendly staff. Rack of Lamb was very tasty. Fine selection of wine reasonably priced.

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Thank FCOToole
Wanaka, New Zealand
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53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed lunch at Relishes, especially the Eggs Benedict. Service was prompt and friendly. Great coffee too.

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Thank Vonny-Russ2001
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Made to feel welcome from the start. Nice choice of wines by the glass. Squid starter we shared and was excellent and done differently to everyone else. Mains most unusual but lamb rack and goat were both 1st class, perfectly cooked and just the right amount. Definitely one to recommend and service was great.

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Thank Stephen T
Sydney, Australia
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

have been going here for years and have always taken for granted and not reviewd it. It is well placed on the waterfront, menu is good, has ben really consistent over a long period of time. Would highly recommend this for breakfast, lunch or coffe - high quality spot.

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Thank TheHighlander2015
Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Does great breakfasts as well as dinners. Excellent pasta dishes in the evening which change from day to day. We had dinner two evenings and breakfast one morning. All excellent quality, reasonable prices and great service. A must to visit when in Wanaka.

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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, European, Soups, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, 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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