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“Good pub food”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Luggate Hotel

Luggate Hotel
Ranked #53 of 79 Restaurants in Wanaka
Price range: $7 - $28
Cuisines: Bar, Pub, New Zealand
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Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Central Otago's best kept secret. Lunch and Dinner served daily from 12 noon till late Reserve grade Beef,Seafood,Venison, Relax in our dinning room in front of raring fires or in summer in our beautiful garden bar. We cater for dietary needs and have been serving the locals since 1867
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313 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 321 helpful votes
“Good pub food”
Reviewed August 28, 2012

We stopped here for lunch, the hotel is located just outside Wanaka. The menu is only small but there are also daily specials. We had blue cod fries and salad and a steak sandwich. Portions were generous and all ingredients were fresh and well prepared. This is an old hotel and popular. There is a dining room for dinner. Local NZ wines are available.

Visited August 2012
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English first
Wanaka, New Zealand
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great Rabbit Pie”
Reviewed August 13, 2012

We had a great lunch here so thought we should recommend it to our own guests. We recommended two groups of guests from our lodge to go here for dinner - they were not disappointed - all came back raving about the food and venue. Thanks Luggate Hotel.

Visited July 2012
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Cromwell, New Zealand
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great Little Country Pub”
Reviewed May 30, 2012

I'm a local in Central Otago so know all of the pubs well - last Easter I had friends down from Auckland and we went to the Luggate and were REALLY gutted with the awful service we got from an extremely rude employee there so we never went back for ages and our friend from Auckland went home with not a very good impression of this place. We went back this weekend past though to give it another go and there are new staff there who were lovely, the fires were going and there was a live band so it was really good. I think our faith in the Luggate has been restored and we'll definitely be visiting again soon.

Visited May 2012
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Melbourne, Australia
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60 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Country pub atmosphere, NZ style.”
Reviewed March 31, 2012

A good place to go for lunch as an outing from Wanaka. The atmosphere is of a real country pub with locals glued to their favourite bar stools working through their individual jugs (pitchers) of beer. This is New Zealand, so you will always get a friendly smile from the locals, just so long as you are prepared to offer one.

There was a bunch of bikers (the nice kind) in when we were there, adding to the noise and atmosphere.

An interesting feature of the dining room is a wood burning heater made from a large stainless steel vessel which looks like a piece of brewery equipment.

The food was nice, the service was, well ... country pub.

  • Visited March 2012
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New Zealand
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74 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed November 28, 2009

Having heard so many rave reviews on the new management and new menu at Luggate Pub, I finally thought to try it for myself. And it is excellent.

Located just a few minutes drive from Wanaka, in Luggate, the old hotel has been serving drinks and meals since back in the gold rush days. But the decor and food has been well and truly updated.

We started with seafood chowder. It came in enormous bowls so is really a meal in itself, totally delicious. I then had the wild rabbit, my friends had lamb shanks and the quail. The meat fell off the bone and was cooked to perfection, the vegetables were fresh and perfectly cooked and presented. We were all delighted with our choices.

We also enjoyed some of the local Pinot Noir from The Wooing Tree vineyard, superb.

I was very impressed with our entire evening. We were instantly made to feel welcome, the service was attentive without being intrusive, the food and wine excellent. We shall definitely be back.

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