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Water Bar

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145 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
+64 3-443 4345
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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“lunch pizza” (2 reviews)
“mash” (2 reviews)
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Bar, Pub, New Zealand
$$ - $$$
145 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic location overlooking Lake Wanaka. Average food with a long wait time. Very busy (and noisy). Poor beer selection. Staff were all very friendly.

Thank talisker707
Reviewed August 8, 2018

It looks out onto Lake Wanaka giving it a picturesque feel when sitting outside.Excellent range of beers, at affordable prices. We had the baked salmon & Cardrona lamb shank both meals where well prepared and seasoned. It appeared to be very popular with the local...More

Thank Mercurial63
Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

The bar/restaurant was bustling even though it was Sunday night. Lots of young people but we, as older patrons did not feel out of place. Friendly staff. $6 glass of wine for happy hour is a good deal. The garlic bread with cheese was really...More

Thank nz0064
Reviewed July 20, 2018 via mobile

Don’t like to leave a bad review so gave the restaurant several calls to rectify but never received a response. Arrived in Wanaka after a day of travelling and decided to stop here for a meal as location was perfect and menu looked great. To...More

Thank catrionaxx
Reviewed July 16, 2018 via mobile

After a long day hiking with my husband Jurando we decided to escape the hectic hustle and bustle of Queenstown and spend the evening in Wanaka. We took a stroll along the lake front and came across Waterbar, the menu screemed comfort and that’s exactly...More

Thank MarlenaBriscott
Reviewed July 14, 2018

We visited the Water Bar twice during our stay in Wanaka; firstly to enjoy an excellent, tasty and great value Sunday roast, then on the Tuesday night to enjoy the trivia (sadly, our score was seriously mediocre!). Highly recommended. A great, fun place to visit...More

Thank iloveuk_13
Reviewed July 13, 2018 via mobile

I live in Wanaka and waterbar is a bar/restaurant that I visit very often. The bar extremely friendly staff and the food and drink is very reasonably priced but with great quality. Chicken parmy is my all time fave on the menu, burger and pizza...More

Thank Alexander Lindl... J
Reviewed July 11, 2018

We decided to come here for a few beers after a day out in wanaka, and ended up enjoying $10 pizzas that you can get with any drink, the view is amazing on a clear day, watching the sun set from the balcony is awesome....More

Thank 407travelgirl
Reviewed July 10, 2018

Super friendly staff, efficient too. Great water side bar, huge range of beers in tap. And the $10 lunch pizza, is tasty and great value.

Thank GooseGirl555
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

The girl behind the bar was absolutely rude! No smile at all, she obviously did not want to be at work! Being too late to order a meal in town (9.30pm) we decided to get a few bar snacks instead and enjoy a beer. Bar...More

Thank tearohanui
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$6 - $16
Bar, Pub, New Zealand
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations
Good for
Bar scene, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 145 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Wanaka
  • Phone Number: +64 3-443 4345
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Water Bar is a fully licensed restaurant with fantastic bar facilities and located right on the lake front in Wanaka. Whether you are after a full dining experience, a casual brunch or lunch, or a lively late night entertainment venue, Water Bar can make your visit a fantastic experience.
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