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145 Ardmore st, Wanaka, New Zealand
+64 3-443 1188
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Ranked #37 of 61 Restaurants in Wanaka
Price range: $9 - $22
Cuisines: Tapas
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: New small plate, tapas menu from June 2014 using local New Zealand produce. Extensive cocktail menu and craft beers and Central Otago wines.
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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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58 reviews 58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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116 reviews 116 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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Ashburton, New Zealand
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75 reviews 75 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Lovely outlook to the Lake. Good selection on the menue . Service was fine but got to meet several staff. Breads and dips were great , too much for one but would normally share. Had a brandy and dry while waiting , glass filled to brim with dry would ilk to of been asked ,how much dry Wine choice with... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We were a group of 4 adults and 2 children visiting Alivate for dinner. We had had drinks there on the balcony/deck overlooking the magical lake Wanaka and decided to return for dinner. Our hostess was fab, she was friendly and knowledgeable when we quizzed her regarding wine choices. She was so kind that she gave a selection if tasters... More

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

After a disappointing meal at Francesca's (Tripadvisor's no1 Wanaka restaurant) I was delighted to enjoy just about the perfect romantic meal at Alivate. The welcome was warm and friendly, I was shown up the stairs by a very polite waitress who explained the special on the way up. The ambiance was amazing, a roaring fire (gas) and a magnificent view... 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
Average Prices: USD 9 - 22
Cuisine: Tapas

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