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Trout Cafe Restaurant Bar

Bar, European, New Zealand, Gluten Free, Contemporary
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151 Ardmore Street | Lake Front, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
03-443 2600
8:30 am - 1:00 am
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 1:00 am
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

What a great spot. Warm, welcoming and very professional A lovely atmosphere and the food was tops. Fish pie was fresh and delicious. Fish and chips were excellent with the lightest batter we've had. Price very reasonable with a good wine list. Service was the best.

2 Thank keriansav
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Possibly the best brekkie in town. Massive plate of food cooked really well. Reasonable price. Worth a stop if your from the UK as its the closest to a full English I've had.

1 Thank Rikt87
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I thibk this is probably the best value fir money restaurant in town. Very good specials if you want restaurant dining on a budget. Very friendly service and a fantastic spot by the lake. Very warm too and busy.

1 Thank David P
Te Kauwhata, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Highly recommend the staff were really friendly, great food,great coffee,great view. Definitely a highlight of our Wanaka holiday. Cheers team..... Pete and his team your food was so delicious!

Thank Bavs14
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Walked in with no booking and the manager got us a table. She was delightful and certainly has her finger on the pulse. Food was delicious and as they had run out of what I wanted on the menu I ordered something different and got a side dish free. Reasonably priced food for NZ we were very happy with the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to dine relax and have a drink 5 of us called in for dinner Resturant was busy , but the friendly staff had us sitting at a table in no time .we were kept in formed there was a 40 min wait and when our food came out it was well worth the wait , I had the... More 

1 Thank Kerri S
Avoca Beach
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We recently ha a 90th birthday celebration at the Trout Bar Wanaka and the staff went out of their way to make sure our group of 20 was well looked after. The food was excellent and nothing was too much trouble. Highly recommend it.

2 Thank Annona P
Fishers, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came here for dinner with a group. Service was very friendly and prompt. Food was surprisingly very good. Had the lamb which was great! Somebody else had the pork belly and raved about it as well. I agree it was better than we all expected. Would come back here again when in Wanaka.

2 Thank m l
Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was expecting a fairly average pub meal, however the food was super delicious! I had the veggie stack and the polenta chips were amazing. The meals are reasonably priced and the service was great! Overall a memorable dining experience.

1 Thank Gem B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great meal, and fabulous service. Highly recommended! We were even moved to a better table for the Rugby.

1 Thank Pedro J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$6 - $25
Bar, European, New Zealand, Gluten Free, Contemporary
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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, Business meetings, Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
8:30 am - 1:00 am
8:30 am - 1:00 am
8:30 am - 1:00 am
8:30 am - 1:00 am
8:30 am - 1:00 am
8:30 am - 1:00 am
8:30 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: 03-443 2600
Trout's prime location on the lake front of Wanaka provides it with fantastic views. We have great food, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?