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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
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good23%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
10:30 AM - 1:00 AM Hours
CUISINES
Bar, European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Value
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LOCATION
151 Ardmore Street | Lake Front, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 571 reviews

Reviewed today

Enjoyed our meal at the Trout Cafe. Staff were efficient and friendly and soon found us a table. The fish pie was delicious.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank jenniking166
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Stopped for lunch on a very wet day. Friendly service and the meal was nice. Has a children’s menu. Quite busy, most seats were taken. Nice view over the lake.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Adventurer297617
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We tried to make a reservation but they don't take reservations over Xmas. No problem, we turned up and were just ordering drinks to have while we waited when a table for us 5 became available. We shared the arancini & meatballs for an entree....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank robertjamesw494
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here on a Saturday night as was recommended by the b&b owner. Good selection of beers and usual pub type menu was available. We both had burgers which were tasty enough although we both said the chip portion was quite small (but turned...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank 829andyf
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very poor service for what wasn't a very busy time of day. Beer tasted like the very end of a keg. I had the roast vege salad and every vegetable was undercooked. $23 for about 6 bits of vegetable on salad greens is not worth...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Gusthebus21
Ggraeme, Owner at Trout Cafe Restaurant Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I don't understand how we were quiet on New Year's day we had people waiting at the door before we opened and was busy as all day. At this time of the year everyone comes to the bar for service....we tell the customers this and...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We rocked up about 20 of us and staff were very accommodating... I only booked the table that day...the food was excellent and many family raved about the fish pie.. excellent bar service and bar menu... well done ..im local so am looking forward to...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Lulabell100
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here twice over Xmas & New Years for lunch. You have to place your orders at the bar but they do bring to your table. Reasonably priced and the food is delicious

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank hidez_12
Ggraeme, Owner at Trout Cafe Restaurant Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your review. We hope to see you again.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lamb (gf) - 38 Description is :Mustard and pepper crusted lamb back strap, served medium rare, roasted potatoes, braised red cabbage, pea puree and red wine jus. Meat was tasty and well cooked, cabbage was over cooked and had little taste, potatoes undercooked and quite...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank davebennie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The title really says it all. Wife and I had 1x beer 1x cider 1x Meat balls starter (shared) 2x Fish pie 1x Affogato liqueur 1x Sticky date pudding 1x bottle Sauvignon Blanc Food was delicious, portions large and service very good. Total bill 133...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Graham H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I visited Trout Restaurant in December 2018 and were blown away by the quality and quantity of our meals. Superb food with large portions (perfect for lunch the next day). Prices are reasonable as well! We have family members with stricter dietary...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank mrsfudge101
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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
Families with children, Bar scene, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
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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