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All 65 Wanaka Restaurants

Trout Bar & Restaurant

151 Ardmore St, Wanaka, New Zealand
+64 3-443 2600
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Ranked #30 of 65 Restaurants in Wanaka
Price range: $6 - $27
Cuisines: Bar, New Zealand
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Dining options: Late Night
Description: Trout's prime location on the lake front of Wanaka provides it with fantastic views. We have great food, whether you are just after a snack or a main meal. We have 6 Monteiths beers, Heineken & Erdinger on tap as well as a wide range of local wines.
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Busy restaurant/bar with most people eating. Found a small table at front of balcony with a superb view over the lake. The lamb rack was delicious and very juicy, just right. Pinot Gris good too. Staff really good and nicely friendly.

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1208GB, Owner at Trout Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review. It was a pleasure to meet you and we hope to see you again in the future. Kind regards Graeme More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I know way I got a table right in the middle of the dinner rush... it was because of a good reason... everyone else was at better dining places. All other places on the waterfront were humming. Table service was awful at the Trout and crispy salmon was not crispy but the bar staff are good and the owner friendly.... More 

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1208GB, Owner at Trout Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

It saddens me that you have given my Restaurant such a bad review !!! I took over this business on December 1st 2015 ( 8 weeks ago ) and we have had 14 great reviews reviews ( 5 star ) from Trip advisor's Top Rated Contributors. As this is your ' first ever review ' I'm hoping you have made... More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 via mobile

We loved the style and of course the name as soon as we saw it. We were seated on the front patio overlooking the street and the lake. The view was breathtaking. We relaxed and had cocktails and chatted with other customers, we had the fish and chips to munch on and continued to hang out and relax. A beautiful... More 

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1208GB, Owner at Trout Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. It is fantastic to have positive feed back. More 

Wanaka, Otago, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Finding a combination of amazing view, tasty food and exceptional service is a rare combination in Wanaka, and Trout bar hits a home run here. I can not speak highly enough of their "awesomeness"! Even if your on a flying trip through Wanaka, I would stop in here for a pint with their Curly Fries on the deck and absorb... More 

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1208GB, Manager at Trout Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments and for coming into Trout Bar. It make me happy that you had a great time and that you will be back. More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Called in for a late lunch and to watch a bit of cricket. Was greeted by owner and what a great host he is. Sampled their beer and wine and ordered a platter. The platter was HUGE. Three of us struggled to finish the great variety of meats, cheeses, pickles, breads, crackers etc. Went in to stay for half an... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Beautiful atmosphere. Friendly staff and great hosts. Food delicious. Curly fries a must! Amazing views and primo location. Highly recommended.

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We had the pleasure of dining here this week the restaurant is so clean and bathrooms stunning. Meal was lovely Blue Cod was fresh and melted in your mouth. Kids enjoyed their meal and wouldn't hesitate to go back thanks

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We'll be back as we had a lovely lunch and the grandchildren '' loved '' the Curly Fries ( so did I ) The atmosphere was good and the staff were very friendly, considering they were run off their feet as they were very busy as it was Boxing Day. Well done to Management and Staff :)

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Orewa, New Zealand
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Had voucher for platter food, it was great, shared with my daughter and it was plenty for 2 people and great variety of foods

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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We spent new years eve here with the extended family. It is very affordable and the service is fantastic. I couldn't fault the meal either. All in all it was a great night. I will definitely be back for a beer

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Additional Information about Trout Bar & Restaurant

Address: 151 Ardmore St, Wanaka, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-443 2600
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Wanaka
Average Prices: USD 6 - 27
Cuisine: Bar, New Zealand

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