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The Landing

Level One | 80 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9192, New Zealand
03 443 5099
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Ranked #28 of 59 restaurants in Wanaka
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: European, Pacific Rim, New Zealand
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Poised above Lake Wanaka, The Landing Restaurant and Bar offers exceptional dining with stunning lake and mountain views. Sit yourself down in front of the open fire in winter, on one of the balconies overlooking the lake in summer and enjoy the relaxed ambience and beautiful surroundings. Owners Sarah and Phillip Cochrane treat their diners to New Zealand's finest produce prepared in a classic but contemporary style. With professional knowledgeable staff, an excellent wine list and new bar area, The Landing is the place to eat and drink in Wanaka.
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English first
gold coast
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

This was our favourite restaurant last time we visited Wanaka. Since then they have have changed to a "share plate" menu. This apparently means they can put less food on the plate and charge more for it. We ordered blue cod with soft-shell crab and duck pancakes with a side of vegetables. After we ordered the cod we were told... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Dinner out at a quality restaurant can be a stressful experience with kids - but not at The Landing. As soon as we were seated, the waitress whipped out the kids' menus and Uno cards, and our young boys (7 and 6 years) were happily occupied. The atmosphere is lively enough for parents to relax, but sophisticated enough to feel... More

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Sydney
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Dad suggested we come here and we decided to order the duck pancakes and soft shell crab. Aside from a small piece of duck there was barely any veggies to fill it with which would have made the meal appear more substantial. The soft shell crab legs were in edible and soggy but the main part was tasty but also... More

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Wanaka, New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Been before to the Landing and they have never failed to deliver excellent food. My fav are the tacos for the starters. The lamb dish my husband had he said was cooked to perfection, no complaints from him. Their desserts are always top of the class and again they did not fail to surprise me. I was talked into having... More

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Wanaka, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Have dined there twice before, really enjoyed the concept of larger "tapas" to share. Recent visit, after the restaurant had been closed. Food (same dish as before) very disappointing. Pancakes with the Duck were crisp, not soft, generally quite dry. Service very slow despite ample staff and only 3 other tables!

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Just had the most amazing meal here. The food was incredibly tasty! Had the chilli prawns, blue cod tacos, corn fritter tacos and hand cut fries. Everything was perfectly cooked and full of flavour. The corn fritter tacos were probably the highlight - really exceed expectations. We didn't have any of the mains as were pretty satisfied after the 3... More

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Wanaka, New Zealand
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5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

The food is very tasty but costs an arm and a leg and you NEED to have three portions or you wont be anywhere close to full so it ends up being an incredibly expensive meal. While the food is very good it is not incredible.

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Naperville, Illinois, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

We had two very delicious meals at The Landing. The staff were kind and very personable. The food was delicious. One night we sat looking out a window and the next night next to the fireplace. The restaurant serves small dishes to share and so it was easy not to order too much. The menu is interesting and the food... More

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Feilding, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Our meals here were memorable. I was worried that portion sizes may not have been large but with a single side dish were quite adequate. I had oysters, and while there were only six, the flavour with the gels accompanying was superb. The service provided by all staff was very good. The ambiance was warm and pleasant.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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152 reviews 152 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

We stopped in here for a snack of fries and tiger prwns washed down witha few glasses of local wines. Both dishes were so full of salt we had to send them back!!!! Nice views of the lake and mountains from an outside terrace but disappointing service (slow) and food. Not recommended.

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