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Alivate

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Tapas, Asian fusion
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145 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
+64 3-443 1188
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
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
  • 27
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 7
    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
Returned after bollocking

Came back to alivate after my last review received a terse (and IMHO unfair) response from manager after our experience of so called

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
emohawk
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Sydney, Australia
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  • Scenic view
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Dunedin, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

delicious lunch out with amazing veiws!! great service, great atmosphere, was a picture perfect day out, thanks guys

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Tamworth, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We had had drinks at their bar and sat around the fire. Was so lovely and the view was terrific of the lake and mountains!! We decided to try the food as the restaurant looked good! What a mistake! I had the supposed fillet steak burger and hubby had beer battered fish. The steak was over cooked and tough and... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Came back to alivate after my last review received a terse (and IMHO unfair) response from manager after our experience of so called

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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96 reviews 96 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

A great upstairs lakeside restaurant - on the balcony with views. We had the burger and the fish special (Blue Cod) with a half dozen fresh oysters to start. It’s a nice location and the food is really good and though our waitress was a little inexperienced it didn't detract from an enjoyable meal.

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Calgary, Canada
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171 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We only went for cocktails, but the place is centrally located on the waterfront, and their second story location is to die for. There are plenty of tables outside on the deck, and the bar is tucked just inside to make sure someone is always keeping an eye on you. If you want to relax and really take in Lake... More 

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Wanaka, New Zealand
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64 reviews 64 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Very very accommodating and delicious food. Lots to choose from on the menu. You must try the short rib, it melts in your mouth. Our curry was very very spicy, maybe this could be advised upon ordering? Friendly staff, but you could have definitely sold us more beer - we were thirsty!

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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Went here twice. First night we shared a starter and had a drink. Service was amazing. Second night we had a main meal. Service was a little slow but they were full and still very pleasant. Pork belly was lovely and the lamb was beautiful, stir fried greens a little salty. Very reasonably priced we thought. An entree, 2 mains,... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We were in wanaka for a night and decided to check this place out. Based out food choices on waiter recommendations and were not disappointed. The slow cooked ribs and chicken breast were fantastic and to top it off, had a lovely view over the lake.

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46 reviews 46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

the views down the lake are fantastic. We sat and had a glass of wine late in the afternoon and loved the view from the 1st floor balcony. The food was very good and we would recommend this restaurant. The staff were very good and the cost of the wine reasonable.

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Connecticut
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16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We had a wonderful dinner here and the only reason we are not assigning five stars is that on the night we were in the restaurant the food service was extremely slow. The food was great, the atmosphere was wonderful and the wait staff was attentive and friendly but the kitchen apparently was overwhelmed. We would go back again when... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 145 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?