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“Great food, amazing view and friendly staff”
Review of Lake Bar

Lake Bar
Ranked #12 of 85 Restaurants in Wanaka
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $22
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Wanaka, New Zealand
1 review
“Great food, amazing view and friendly staff”
Reviewed December 14, 2013

We stopped in n a friday evening and enjoyed
a great dinner and cocktails. Fast service, tasty food and great service. Would recommend.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank RachelZqn
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Vicki B, Owner at Lake Bar, responded to this review, January 4, 2014
Thanks for your review, hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday, hopefully see you back at Lake Bar in the future
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North Island, New Zealand
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82 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“We keep going back!”
Reviewed December 14, 2013

We frequently have lunch at the Lake Bar (would also have dinner, but unfortunately our industry doen't allow for that!). We are never disappointed by the service or the food. Best calamari I have EVER had!!! Peter is always welcoming and his staff are fantastic. Great to see this place has been 'turned around' by Peter and Vicki - great stuff guys!!

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank Chris W
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Vicki B, Owner at Lake Bar, responded to this review, January 4, 2014
Thanks for your kind words Chris. Hope you keep coming back and enjoying Lake Bar, hopefully you can get in one night for evening which I am sure you will enjoy just as much
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Brisbane, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“This is the place to go in Wanaka.”
Reviewed December 10, 2013 via mobile

Great service. Great food. Great beer. New owners who are welcoming and know a thing or two about local beers. Don't even bother with the other bars. This is the place to go. And, guess what? We were served by a New Zealander. Now there is something new in NZ. Try the ribs and mussels! Yum.

Visited December 2013
Helpful?
Thank Sandyjv62
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Vicki B, Owner at Lake Bar, responded to this review, December 12, 2013
Hi Sandra
Thanks for your kind words and review. Hope you enjoy the rest of your holiday
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Auckland
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2 reviews
“Great service ”
Reviewed November 29, 2013 via mobile

Simple pub food, but well cooked and presented. Lovely attentive staff who dealt with a small wait for the food extremely well and a hands on new owner. Big thumbs up!

Helpful?
Thank wthorpe79
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Vicki B, Owner at Lake Bar, responded to this review, December 6, 2013
Thanks for your reveiw, Hope to see you back down our way again for another visit
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Peoria, Illinois
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440 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
“Great lunch, great view”
Reviewed November 27, 2013

After driving up from Cromwell we decided that lunch was in order prior to our journey over the Royal Pass. Lake Bar looked convenient so we stopped for lunch. Good choice. I had the chowder and my wife, Nancy, opted for the BLTA (bacon, lettuce, tomato and avocado). My chowder was warm and filled with pieces of white fish and fresh mussels. Broth was tasty without being too creamy. Difficult to finish such a big bowl, but I managed.
Nancy's BLTA was huge and came with chips(French fries). Managed to get a bite or two; excellent.
Nancy had a drink and I tried the local ale recommended by the server/owner. Very friendly and helpful with directions.
Great meal and great view. Would recommend highly.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Jeffrey S
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Vicki B, Owner at Lake Bar, responded to this review, December 6, 2013
Thanks Jeffrey, please you enjoyed your meals at Lake Bar and taking in our amazing views, hope the rest of your travels were enjoyable
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