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“Great food, reasonable price”
Review of Relishes Cafe

Relishes Cafe
Ranked #10 of 81 Restaurants in Wanaka
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Cafe, European, Soups, New Zealand
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Good for: Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: With our lakefront setting, spectacular views of the majestic Southern Alps, contemporary and innovative cuisine, and fresh daily baked goods, Relishes Cafe has become something of a Wanaka institution. We are open from 7am till late offering breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Enjoy a glass of wine from our extensive list of local and New Zealand wines or a cup of locally roasted fair trade organic Venus coffee in a casual atmosphere. In summer, the double French doors are opened wide to fully enjoy the stunning lake view, and in winter, a roaring fire displaces the chill after a day playing on the mountains. As a family run business, we welcome even the littlest members of your family by providing a children's menu, a well loved toy box, and a highchair. We happily cater to special dietary needs and also to special events when our in house baker creates delicious cakes to celebrate your occasion! With an abundance of local produce, meats, eggs, and wine grown in the Otago region on our doorstep, there is no need to go further afield for ingredients that will create flavours to delight the palate. Dishes highlight seasonal produce, locally found herbs like horopito, free range eggs, and meats that come from the region, some coming from just down the road. Drawn by the allures of Wanaka after many holiday visits, brother and sister Toby and Tash, along with Tash's husband Paul, bought Relishes Cafe. Showcasing their passion for food, wine, and travel, the trio are frequently seen both in the kitchen and on the house floor. Head Chef Silvia has traveled the world and has an extensive culinary background including experience in Europe. She draws on her international experience to whip up culinary fusions with a Kiwi touch. Serving up twice daily blackboard specials, she and her team continuously bring something new to the table.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Great food, reasonable price”
Reviewed February 9, 2013 via mobile

Really great food, we had the seafood chowder and out of the day to start, both superb. I went with the interesting goat in which was fantastic. Another not o be missed restaurant in Wanaka

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Wanaka must try”
Reviewed February 9, 2013 via mobile

We ate here on our second night of two in Wanaka, food was excellent as was the cheerful service What we had was the special which was blue cod some good starters and deserts.after the previous night at "The Landings "this was much better, more original and better value , give it a try.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
“Reasonably priced and good food”
Reviewed February 8, 2013

Well situated opposite the lake, the menu was standard but the food well prepared and served quickly.

Visited February 2013
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Scotland
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“Excellent”
Reviewed February 2, 2013

We had lunch and then went back for dinner. Sat outside in the sunshine and the food was excellent. Very nicely presented and filling. One on the best places I've eaten on our 2 week holiday to the south island

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Wellington, New Zealand
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“Not up to the usual standard”
Reviewed January 30, 2013

Eaten here several times over the past 5 years but this time it failed to delight. Perhaps time for a review of the menu and revitalised ideas

Visited January 2013
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