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“Lovely place for a pie and a beer”

Kai Whakapai Cafe and Bar
Ranked #7 of 85 Restaurants in Wanaka
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
228 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Lovely place for a pie and a beer”
Reviewed March 6, 2013 via mobile

This cafe is just across the road from the water, and has a large selection of local beers to enjoy. The sandwiches are really nice, and the pies are great too. Try and get a table outside if you can.

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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Worcestershire, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Best food in town!”
Reviewed February 27, 2013

We have just spent 3 days in Wanaka, and try as hard as we might, we couldn't find better food, or service than at this friendly and well-run restaurant.
I'd also like to add my thanks to the staff for holding on to our precious camera after we left it at our table (no doubt so full of food to notice!). Thanks again!!

Visited February 2013
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Seattle, Washington
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“not sure what the fuss is all about”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

We read about this place in our Lonely Planet guide and gave it a go on our first night in town. The food was alright (pizza special - crust could have been crisper, fries). Beers tasted pretty watered down. Great location, right in front of the water. Outdoor seating was fun, minus the smokers.

Visited February 2013
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Wellsford, New Zealand
Level 5 Contributor
89 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Just OK”
Reviewed February 24, 2013

I ate here twice, once in October 2012 and also early Feb., 2013.
The food was OK and reasonably priced but there was a limited selection to choose from in the cabinet. The service was OK but a bit impersonal.The location means it is usually very busy and not conducive to a relaxed eating experience.

  • Visited February 2013
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UK & NZ
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great honest and healthy food”
Reviewed February 23, 2013

Plenty of vegetarian options and all really honest and healthy food. Would definitely go back! Good coffee and cakes as well!

Visited July 2012
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