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“Enjoyed it twice!”
Review of Relishes Cafe

Relishes Cafe
Ranked #8 of 88 Restaurants in Wanaka
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, 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 26, 2014

Food is great - we ate on two nights. The menu did not change which was good because we could try the other great things on the menu! Service was wonderful, they only had room outside but were able to move us in right away when a table inside cleaned up.

Thank YOLO12
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Reviewed April 22, 2014

We ate here on a Saturday night. We had a long wait for our first course although there were several free tables. The salt and pepper squid coating was soggy, uncooked and unappetising but the chicken liver pate was a winner. Gluten free bread was available for those who wanted it. Although the menu said confit of duck what was delivered to the table was a greasy roast portion. (No comment was made by the waitress)The garlic mashed potatoes were horrible - obviously reheated and claggy and so bad we sent them back. The service was slow and we noticed that other tables were also getting impatient for their food. We didn't stay for dessert.There was enough wait staff so possibly the problem was with the kitchen. It is perhaps a better choice for lunch or coffee rather than an evening meal

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Thank Helen M
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Reviewed April 22, 2014

The food was ravishing! We should have eaten here both nights of our stay was our only regret during our stay in Wanaka

Thank melbignold
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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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Thank James Spencer M
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