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Trout Cafe Restaurant Bar

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Cafe, Contemporary, Bistro, New Zealand
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151 Ardmore Street | Lake Front, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
03-443 2600
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8:30 am - 1:00 am
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Drinks, Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Trout's prime location on the lake front of Wanaka provides it with...
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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  • 105
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
New Owners = Vast Improvement

Returned as had several bad experiences in past years but Trout is now under new ownership. Hearty well priced meals were thoroughly enjoyed by all, and the staff were excellent and attentive.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
Paul R
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Wanaka, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Local cuisine
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Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This place was humming from the moment we entered the door! Very welcoming staff, amazing platters, and a superbly presented rack of lamb. Thanks guys!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

If you are looking for a great spot for dinner and drinks in Wanaka we highly recommend Trout Cafe Restaurant abd Bar. Dinner and dessert was delicious, tasty New Zealand beers and beautiful wines and fantastic service with highly attentive and friendly staff. Will be back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Great service from the Dundee Dynamo Ruth! Beautiful views. Delicious drinks and nibbles. Can't beat this place.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

It was quiet night, but they made myself nd my daughter feel welcome. I had the rack of lamb, and it was superb. Seasoned to perfection! My daughter had fish bites, which she loved. They had activities for the little ones, so a very nice family outing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Wow what a wonderful place for evening dinning.my mum sister and daughter had the best time, Ruth and Dan you were the best wait staff ever and the food selection was ever so enjoyable ,thanks Ruth you make the Trout ,your mum's sweetie:)

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We originally stopped in to Trout with the intention of a nice warm mulled wine as we made our way on down the street for dinner. But how could we leave! With seats beside a warming fire and the staff working the floor making sure everyone was tended to and having an awesome night, we were here for hours (they... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Being here for a meal earlier this year, we decided to come back and pleased we did. We noticed that the interior has been changed and has a lovely cosy fire and new lounge suite to seat on. Too relaxing :)Friday night we had the Spareribs ( plenty of meat ) and Wedges, Very tasty indeed. We had The Big... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We had dinner here with my family and thought it was a great place for a drink and a meal. They accommodate for young families providing high chairs and toys for young Good wine list and hearty meals. I enjoyed the ribs very much.

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Wanaka, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Returned as had several bad experiences in past years but Trout is now under new ownership. Hearty well priced meals were thoroughly enjoyed by all, and the staff were excellent and attentive.

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Gisborne Region, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Trout is our favourite place to eat in Wanaka. Their antipasti platters are the best we have ever had! Great to share either as an entree, or like us, it was a feast for dinner. Dan and Ruth keep the place humming, and are a great asset to Trout. Pete in the kitchen is producing awesome food...we will need to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 151 Ardmore Street | Lake Front, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Wanaka
  • Phone Number: 03-443 2600

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 23
  • Cuisine: Cafe, Contemporary, Bistro, New Zealand

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Local cuisine

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
8:30 am - 1:00 am
Monday
8:30 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
8:30 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
8:30 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
8:30 am - 1:00 am
Friday
8:30 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
8:30 am - 1:00 am

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