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“One of the best”
Review of Relishes Cafe

Relishes Cafe
Ranked #10 of 90 Restaurants in Wanaka
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
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.
Reviewed April 19, 2014

Relishes makes wonderful coffee, great food and wonderful setting.
Staff are all so friendly and helpful.

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Thank pam m
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Reviewed April 19, 2014 via mobile

Amazing cakes and delicious coffee. The peanut butter slice might be the best thing in the world. Beautiful staff and wonderful views. Go!

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Reviewed April 17, 2014 via mobile

We stopped in for a late breakfast while on the area. The location is on the Main Street overlooking the lake and they have plenty of indoor and outdoor seating. The coffee was perfect and the meals delicious. My partner ordered the cooked breakfast (eggs, bacon, sausage and potato pancakes) which he said was great. I had the smoked salmon quesadilla which was amazing! The lemon ricotta complimented the salmon perfectly for a delicious breakfast. This cafe is open all day and I wish I could go back to try the desserts listed on the special board!

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Reviewed April 14, 2014

We really enjoyed the food here, and had the special lamb dish. It was extraordinary. Service and wines were also a delight.
Treat yourself to fine NZ dining.

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Reviewed April 12, 2014

Had a very good lunch here. Situated on the lake it is a pretty setting to sit outside on a nice day. Good meal of the seafood soup, plus they cater well for people vwho want gluten free options. Would love to come back.

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Thank lexxyme
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