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Trout Cafe Restaurant Bar

Bar, European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, 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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I recently came in looking for drinks and post ski food, but only very basic snacks were available til 6pm. Drinks were more expensive than some of the other bars on the water front without the obviously better service or atmosphere.

Thank TravellingTurtles
Samos, Greece
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice bar and pub food, but nothing to write home about. If your looking for a pub meal this is a good place to go. We were expecting more fresh seafood, you can tell from the lack of cracked pepper/sea salt on the table this is def not a fine dining experience.

Thank Sarah D
Kaiapoi, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I enjoyed our evening at Trout tonight. Excellent wine list and menu. The staff are very friendly and attentive. Will definitely return

1 Thank jdltd
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33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband tells me the lamb was the best, but my salmon was delicious. Highly recommend the Trout Cafe if eating in Wanaka.

1 Thank fez59
Dunedin, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely atmosphere with beautifil views while you are being looked after by excellent caring staff. Highly recommended

1 Thank AppieBorren
San Francisco, California, United States
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112 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food here was OK. The views if you get a front table are good. We had to wait forever for our food. They don't start serving food until 6pm for dinner. Of course everybody is waiting to put their order in at that point. We put our order in at 2 mins past 6pm, we ate at 7pm. Staff... More 

1 Thank Alastair B
Queenstown, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was in at Trout on Saturday for a friends birthday. Staff were all excellent and the atmosphere was great. We had our own area allocated as there was 20 of us and they were showing the Super Rugby Final which the bar was full for...everybody loved the food and Bluff Oysters and Erdinger on tap made for a great night.

Thank AnthonyT0827
Townsville, Australia
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice bar located on the lake. Not a huge menu but very good selection. Food was delicious and the staff efficient and helpful. Going back soon

1 Thank El Questo G
Warwick, Australia
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334 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Heineken on tap ( and other beers both local and international). great staff, great atmosphere, didn't eat here but menu looked ok

1 Thank Ross H
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Can't put into words how awesome and great this place was for me and my mates for two nights while down in Wanaka recently. Manager Ricky was accommodating and put up with our rowdiness, was friendly and helpful with our odd requests and the food was amazing, have to say the best meals and place to eat in Wanaka by... More 

1 Thank Chris M

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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
$7 - $25
Bar, European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, 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, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Scenic view, Families with children
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?