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145 Ardmore st, Wanaka, New Zealand
+64 3-443 1188
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Ranked #37 of 63 Restaurants in Wanaka
Price range: $9 - $22
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Tapas, Asian fusion
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Asian fusion menu with small plates, main meals and delicious desserts using local New Zealand produce. Extensive cocktail menu and craft beers, Kronenbourg 1664 on tap and Central Otago wines.
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English first
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

I decided to risk this place after a fellow reviewer had suggested this over a disappointing Francesca's Kitchen. I too was disappointed with Francesca's hype and so was tempted to go off the beaten track to Alivate. First the location is great, with a romantic lake view from the balcony seating. Service as others have said is a little variable,... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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46 reviews 46 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

The food here was pretty average. The restaurant has a great view of Lake Wanaka, and it has a laid back, relaxed atmosphere.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Up a flight of stairs, Alivate surprised us with a relaxed, well appointed feel with a stunning view over the lake. Staff were friendly and attentive. We were a group of four and we ordered a number of small plates to share. All of these were delicious.

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McLean, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Very good food: we loved the lamb dish. Also they recommended really good local pino noir. Nice view!

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Lincoln
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64 reviews 64 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We called in on the strength of there being venison curry on the menu, my husband being a fan. He wasn't disappointed. It was a very hearty and tasty dish which he was unable to finish (due to the quantity - there was nothing wrong with it). My vegetarian dish was delicious too. The views are great especially from the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

If you are looking for a great eating place in Wanaka with a great view, you can't go past Alivate. My partner and I had dinner there on a recent NZ trip, We had a table on the balcony overlooking the lake and watching the setting sun sipping Pinot Gris and Merlots. There's an ample menu with a range of... More 

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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115 reviews 115 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Alivate is positioned on the second story of a building on the central street of Wanaka, so when seated on the balcony there's an amazing view of Lake Wanaka right. We booked in earlier in the day to ensure we'd be able to sit on the balcony and it was worth doing because the restaurant was quite busy by the... More 

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Spent a great night dining at Alivate the other night. Had a great Venison Curry, which was really tasty and my wife devoured the Roast Vegie Salad, the staff were wonderful and attentive with good service. While I was there I spoke with a couple of guys from South Africa and they had been eating there for the past 3... More 

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Bunbury, Australia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We went for lunch on a Friday and started outside before it got a little cool and headed inside. Both areas afforded brilliant views down the lake. Service was a bit slow especially given that there was so few people dining at the time. We had a couple of glasses of Huntaway Chardonnay ($10/glass) and had just about drunk them... More 

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Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

What a treat! Went for a late lunch and found many Wanaka kitchens close at 2, but not Allivate, they open through the whole day. Sat on the expansive balcony taking in the amazing mountain and lake views. The service was wonderful, they even have blankets in case the balcony gets a bit cool. The food was the best I've... More 

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Additional Information about Alivate

Address: 145 Ardmore st, Wanaka, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-443 1188
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Wanaka
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 9 - 22
Cuisine: Tapas, Asian fusion

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