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Alivate

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Tapas, Asian fusion
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145 Ardmore st, Wanaka, New Zealand
+64 3-443 1188
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Asian fusion menu with small plates, main meals and delicious desserts...
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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Good for:
Scenic view

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Visitor rating
  • 24
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great food, great views over lake

Restaurant is on first floor overlooking Lake Wanaka, it was a warm evening so we sat on the outside terrace. I started with Summer Rolls and my wife had Confit Duck Crepes which were both light and well cooked. For main course I has fish of the day which was Hoki fish, similar in texture to cod... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
Wartnaby39
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Nottingham
Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Nottingham
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Restaurant is on first floor overlooking Lake Wanaka, it was a warm evening so we sat on the outside terrace. I started with Summer Rolls and my wife had Confit Duck Crepes which were both light and well cooked. For main course I has fish of the day which was Hoki fish, similar in texture to cod but much tastier,... More 

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Burton, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This restaurant is on the first floor and benefits from lovely views. Probably best to go early evening if you are looking for supper, as it gets cold outside or if you are at an exposed table inside. We ordered 3 "small plates"(calamari, prawns, green lipped mussels), which should have arrived quite quickly, but took 35-45 mins to get to... More 

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Melbourne
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120 reviews 120 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

My husband and I left the teenagers at home with takeaways and treated ourselves to a nice meal out at Alivate. I researched restaurants on TripAdvisor, narrowed it down to three, all with lakefront views and chose Alivate based on its menu, including shared plate selection. The restaurant is upstairs above another restaurant, it's a long large room with a... More 

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Guangzhou
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71 reviews 71 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Alivate is very well located on the first floor with a terric view on the Wanaka Lake. Maybe that's why the food is really average and service very long. Since it is made with working permit employee, it depends who you have. It was also quite expensive.

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Greater Sydney, Australia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

My wife and I decided that this looked a nice place to be as we walked by, and the menu looked to be quite good as well. We were certainly not disappointed. The staff were very friendly and attentive, providing good service to match the food. I had the ribeye steak served chargrilled, with peppery oyster sauce and stir fried... More 

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Ilkley, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Consistently excellent food and friendly service. Good value and amazing views over the lake to the mountains.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

And the food was very good. It's agreat place to have a meal, on the balcony with a view across the lake. it was nice to find a place that serves food in different sized portions (small plates and regular). the quality of the food was very good, and there was a good choice of wines. The staff was very... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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28 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

The food here is truly delicious! My husband had Calamari to start and I had crabcakes. They were both decent sized and could easily be a light meal on their own. My crabcakes were light and crispy with a tasty salad the calamari was perfectly cooked. For the main, hubby went for the short ribs which are served off the... More 

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Lake Macquarie, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We headed up to the upstairs bar most afternoons for happy hour when we stayed at Wanaka (7 days). The staff were always friendly (and remembered your drink preferences!). They had a good choice of drinks. We ordered tapas a couple of nights and really enjoyed it. Fantastic views over the lake, just watching the world go by!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We dined here one evening and enjoyed it so much we returned for the next night and were not disappointed! Lovely food, friendly prompt srrvice and very good value. The chocolate mud cake is to die for! Burgers in particular are very good value. Picture windows provide lovely lake views - leave your ipad at home! Highly recommended.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 145 Ardmore st, Wanaka, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Wanaka
  • Phone Number: +64 3-443 1188

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 21
  • Cuisine: Tapas, Asian fusion

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view

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.
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?