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The Landing

Level One | 80 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9192, New Zealand
03 443 5099
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Ranked #32 of 60 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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154 reviews from our community

73% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

For my toddler they made ( her favorite) home made chicken nuggets. They were very accommodating with coloring in, sword fighting with spoons with her uncles ( we had a 3 generation dinner) and paper aero planes. Breastfeeding an 8 month old at the table was also not an issue. We love share plates. The lamb was a must have,... More

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Southland Region, New Zealand
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

when ordering of the menu was glad to see choices for gluten free so order accordling and reminded the waiter that i was gluten free.After eating,started to feel unwell.I really hoped this was not Gluten contamination. I have been Gluten intolerant for 6 years. Was up most of the night with stomach cramps and 2 trips to the bathroom to... More

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Wanaka, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

After eating at The Landing before and after the menu change I am even more excited than ever!! Shared plates at amazing prices which are absolutely divine, the fish tacos alone are worth the visit as are the prawns. Fine dining at its best but without the crazy prices. The owners and hosts were more than welcoming and made us... More

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gold coast
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
8 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
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
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
1 review
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
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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