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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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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good23%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Bar, European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
151 Ardmore Street | Lake Front, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A variety of indoor and outdoor seating options - from courtyard with fire, on the balcony with views to the snow capped mountains across the lake with blankets to keep you warm on a clear chilly day, or down basking in the sunshine at the...More

Thank Maree H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Right on the lakefront with the beautifully snowy mountain peak for a view, this is a great place to stop for lunch. Food was great and of a decent size. Reasonably priced too.

Thank 644KateR
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Found some affordable dinner in wanaka. And good dinner too! The squid was super yum and the mains were good just missed a bit that "bit" which makes it amazing. We got very well looked after and the atmosphere was really good.

Thank Isabell8785
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place was recommended to us. The fish&chips is delicious! Great service from the whole team. The salad that went with it was wonderful: generous portion and a lovely dressing. We’re really glad we came here for lunch!

Thank Mishka01
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had the banger and mash. The sausage was on the small side and looked more towards a basic frank sausage (was hoping for a more fresh gourmet sausage and maybe with a pig natural casing). Tasted alright but size was definitely small, had a good...More

Thank Streaky T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate at the Trout Cafe twice and both meals and coffee were excellent. We sat outside with glorious views of Lake Wanaka and the mountains. The service was quite quick and the fish and chips superb. The prices were also very reasonable. Great place...More

Thank Bob C
Reviewed October 2, 2018

The food at the trout bar is typically very good pub food. There is a great choice of wines both domestic and overseas. Heaps of beers and ciders on tap. The lunch special fish and chips was only $15 and enough for 2 people to...More

Thank Donna G
Reviewed September 28, 2018

The food was delicious. Beef cheeks fab as was the prawn ravioli. Nice location on lakefront. Service was quick and friendly, our two meals were delivered before a big table next to us.

Thank Cee331
Reviewed September 27, 2018 via mobile

We have gone out to dinner at Trout twice now and both times they did not disappoint. Perfect for anyone who wants to go out to dinner, have something a little bit special but not go full blown fine dining. Both the lamb and the...More

Thank nicms07
Reviewed September 24, 2018

nice quiet spot for an afternoon drink and evening meal, staff were friendly. Would recommend for a sunny spot to relax.

Thank Donna R
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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
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
  • Value
Average prices
$6 - $24
Bar, European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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
Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 1:00 AM
10:30 AM - 1:00 AM
10:30 AM - 1:00 AM
10:30 AM - 1:00 AM
10:30 AM - 1:00 AM
10:30 AM - 1:00 AM
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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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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