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Water Bar

$$ - $$$, ,
145 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
+64 3-443 4345
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“nachos” (5 reviews)
“sandwich” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
145 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Desperate to find somewhere to watch the rugby early morning.....perhaps while eating breakfast .....but nowhere could we find this being offered. The Management of Water Bar kindly offered a viewing while the cleaners did their job....we were over the moon and greatly appreciate their kindness....More

Thank grahammenteith
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

Amazed with the size of the meals. Fantastic service and the kids loved it! No reservation and had a table for 5 straight away.

Thank NSWnat
Reviewed 19 September 2017

Great food served well when not full. Great to sit outside on a sunny day and if you like sports then plenty of tvs.

Thank Darren S
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Most Bitter coffees we've had for years but the view is good on the frontside deck, if you don't mind enduring the smoke-laden atmosphere. Food looked good but the coffee put us off. The service was a mix of friendly, ice-cool, and passable depending who...More

Thank Pete_VTauranga
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

Always a great place to drop in for 'Après Ski' and a feed. Reasonable priced drinks and a large selection.

Thank westaustraveler
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Sitting outside overlooking the lake provided a lovely view to enjoy a nice dinning experience. Service was good, large range of food and drinks and therefore stayed many hours into the night, great spot.

Thank Tom S
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

It was happy hour, understand that everyone is trying to get their drink, but we have waited 15mins standing just to make payment and free up the table for the others.

Thank Eugene C
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

My third visit! Really like the environment here. Delicious food with generous portion and decent price. However, the service was really slow!

Thank Cheng S
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

While stopping through Wanaka we enjoyed a tasty lunch at the water bar. The service was fantastic and staff pointed us in the direction of supermarkets and sight seeing etc. Would highly recommend for a yummy and affordable lunch with a fabulous view.

Thank emtaylo
Reviewed 26 June 2017

I imagine that the Water Bar is more geared to the drunken night crowd than the dinner crowd. The service was horrible, probably some of the worst we experienced during out two week trip to New Zealand. They were slow, messed up our orders and...More

Thank Danielle H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$18
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, View, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 145 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Wanaka
  • Phone Number: +64 3-443 4345
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Water Bar is a fully licensed restaurant with fantastic bar facilities and located right on the lake front in Wanaka. Whether you are after a full dining experience, a casual brunch or lunch, or a lively late night entertainment venue, Water Bar can make your visit a fantastic experience.
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