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“Food great - service not so much!”
Review of Lake Bar

Lake Bar
Ranked #21 of 91 Restaurants in Wanaka
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$4 - US$20
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Good for: Groups, Bar Scene
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

We arrived here after a long drive & hearing that the food & service was good.

We were greater by less than enthusiastic door staff that told they were full and head to eat at the bar - so we went inside to find a raft of tables empty.

We then ordered drinks at the bar and sat down and then later had a grumpy unhelpful waitress serve us.

Some 40-50 mins later the food arrived (thou the side 20 mins before the main) & not even an apology.


There were two saving graces - the food was massive and filling (2 x Caesar Salads - very heavy with the croutons thou) and lovely helpful bar staff - pity the waitresses let the whole experience down - no one even bothered to ask us how our food was!

Thank AandBnewadventures
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Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

After a 13 hour drive (with many scenic stops) we arrived in Wanaka - tied and hungry. We called in here and they only had a limited menu available, but as we weren't in the mood to "shop around" we figured it would do.

I'm pleased we did, the staff were friendly, the food was good (amazing tempura prawns!!) And the wine was cold, crisp and well priced.

We have been back a couple of times since for drinks and the place always has a buzz about it.

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Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

Sitting outside under the cafe umbrellas due to the wonderful weather, we thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Service was good and the meals were generous.

Thank Fish096
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Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

Great variety of pub style food. Good wine and beer list. Fairly quick service, even though they were fairly busy.

Thank sarsdow
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Reviewed 7 January 2018

We had a quick lunch overlooking the lake on a warm and sunny day in Wanaka. Couldn't fault the friendly service with a smile and the food matched it.

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Thank Gra50
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