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Trout Cafe Restaurant Bar

$$ - $$$, European,
151 Ardmore Street | Lake Front, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
+64 3-443 2600
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Overview
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“trout” (116 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
151 Ardmore Street | Lake Front, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 527 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

the staff and food were great, so cosy and warm on a bitter night, the pork belly was absolutely beautiful.

Thank judyjones2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by here for dinner. Although set up of the place is like a bar the food here are notches above bar food. Had the blue oysters (in season) ala natural. Aside from lemon wedges , it came with a thai inspired lemon garlic dip....More

Thank sudirmanman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely mean at Trout, my husband had the ribs and wedges and I had the beef cheeks with potato gnocchi and tomatoes. Boy the beef cheeks just feel apart in my mouth. The perfect meal. I’ll be back.

Thank Kartonfamily
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was really delicious and the setting was nice too. The bar made good cocktails. Would go back.

Thank Lily C
Ggraeme, Owner at Trout Cafe Restaurant Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed May 18, 2018

Best fish and chips we had in last 10years since living in New Zealand. Friendly service and great atmosphere. Affordable pricies! Well done!

1  Thank Michael H
Ggraeme, Owner at Trout Cafe Restaurant Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your review! We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards.

Reviewed May 1, 2018

Arrived in Wanaka on a rainy lunchtime, popped into Trout cafe for a snack and ended up with a wonderful open chicken sandwich and cider. The place was fairly full but we didn’t have to wait long. The food was delicious & filling. We enjoyed...More

1  Thank Aromajane
Ggraeme, Owner at Trout Cafe Restaurant Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. It always makes our day a good one reading these reviews!

Reviewed April 24, 2018

So Happy to get a table last night as it was almost full. The Busy kitchen didn't leave us waiting. Every staff member was nice. I was super happy the girl serving my Tap beer because she was happy to let me taste some of...More

Thank Dannielle C
Reviewed April 16, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I came here after several restaurants were full. We did not settle for second best. We both had crispy salmon with bok choy, beans and broccoli in a sweet soy sauce. I found the dish to be mouth watering and absolutely delicious....More

1  Thank tomranda
Ggraeme, Owner at Trout Cafe Restaurant Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Katie is awesome isnt she?! Thank you for your review and we hope to see you again.

Reviewed April 1, 2018

The outdoor area is really good. A great place to view the scenery and watch the world go by. Friendly service. We both chose the special of Fish & Chips which was really quite inexpensive considering the location on the lakefront

1  Thank DavidGA986
Reviewed March 30, 2018 via mobile

Visited Trout last Thusday evening. My wife had the open fish pie and I had the battered fish. Both meals were delicious. Best fish I have had in years. Staff were friendly and attentive. Comfortable and spacious surroundings and pleasant decor. Highly recommended.

1  Thank Richard56578588
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umac2016
May 2, 2017|
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Response from Ggraeme | Property representative |
Hi, all our customers weither they are local or tourists pay the same for meals. Our prices for meals and drinks are on average the same as elsewhere in New Zealand. We do have a loyalty card for our customers who we have... More
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Carole L
September 30, 2015|
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Response from Michelle D | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Hello Carol Shelley here the owner. Unfortunately we will be closed Christmas day to let the staff have valuable time with families at this busy time of year. We wish you and your family health and happiness for... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$6 - $24
Cuisine
Bar, European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 AM - 1:00 AM
Monday
10:30 AM - 1:00 AM
Tuesday
10:30 AM - 1:00 AM
Wednesday
10:30 AM - 1:00 AM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 1:00 AM
Friday
10:30 AM - 1:00 AM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 151 Ardmore Street | Lake Front, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Wanaka
  • Phone Number: +64 3-443 2600
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Description
Trout's prime location on the lake front of Wanaka provides it with fantastic views. We have great food,coffee and drinks whether you are just after a snack or a main meal. We have 6 Monteiths beers, Heineken & Erdinger on tap as well as a wide range of local wines.
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