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“Expected Better don't go by photos” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Wineglass Cafe & Sargoods Restaurant

Wineglass Cafe & Sargoods Restaurant
Ranked #48 of 79 Restaurants in Wanaka
Price range: $17 - $22
Cuisines: New Zealand
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Good for: Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Digital Payments, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Enjoy the fresh and contemporary atmosphere in Sargoods Restaurant and Wineglass Cafe, situated at the very heart of Edgewater. Savour the outstanding New Zealand wines and cuisine, from the Wineglass Cafe menu, on the surrounding outdoors terrace area, and soak up the spectacular scenery and ambience of Lake Wanaka. Enjoy an extensive breakfast buffet in Sargoods Restaurant daily.
NEW ZEALAND
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130 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
“Expected Better don't go by photos”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2013

Sure it was New Years Eve and we expected better than what we got.Nice view,good service,relaxed dining plenty of room to move but that is where it ended.The breads and dips was good for a starter.Our mains were nothing like those in Trip Advisor photos.I had the pork Belly which was a piece of pork finger no bigger than a pork chop.My wife had the pan fried Blue cod which smelt off and was sent back.The Beer Battered Blue cod at the Speights Ale house was better at least they know to put a slice of lemon on the side.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank KIWIKEITH
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Edgewater_Resort, General Manager at Wineglass Cafe & Sargoods Restaurant, responded to this review, January 10, 2013
Dear KiwiKeith,
Thank you for your feedback, I can see that you write reviews frequently of your outings on Trip Advisor.

I am glad that you enjoyed our setting, our staff and our service. I apologise that the Blue Cod was not to your liking and when you bought this to the attention of our staff they acted upon this for you. They did note however that you did not mention your feelings with regards to the Pork Belly at the time otherwise, naturally they would have dealt with that immediately for you also.

I am sorry that the previous guests photographs that have been uploaded represent dishes from our Spring Menu, but indeed they were a true and accurate representation of how those dishes were presented for them. Thank you for taking the time to comment Keith and be sure to remember next time to bring any issues up at the time with our team.

Kind Regards
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Solid, but uninspiring.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2012 via mobile

We visited this restaurant expecting something a little fancier, but came away impressed despite its workmanlike approach to food. The menu is very safe and simple - a cook's menu rather than a chef's - but all the ingredients are of a high quality and cooked well. We had steaks, I would recommend having some sides too.

Great views, built into the price. Go with low expectations and be impressed.

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Thank JayJayTee
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Edgewater_Resort, General Manager at Wineglass Cafe & Sargoods Restaurant, responded to this review, January 7, 2013
Dear Jay Jay Tee

We certainly appreciate your feedback.

With Wanaka swelling with holiday makers over the festive period we do adjust our menu accordingly to cope with the extremely high demand that all operators in our region experience.

At these peak times we need to walk the fine line of providing prompt and affordable offerings whilst maintaining our commitment to quality.

We are delighted that you did enjoy your meal with us.
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Wanaka, New Zealand
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Dine with a view”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2012

Stunning place to eat & drink, treat yourself and treat your loved ones, they will love you for that :-)

Visited November 2012
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Thank Vanillka
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Edgewater_Resort, Public Relations Manager at Wineglass Cafe & Sargoods Restaurant, responded to this review, November 29, 2012
Kia Ora,

We appreciate your feedback. The lakefront setting is hard to beat.

I see you're in Wanaka. Tomorrow we'll be starting our summer brunch and dinner menus. Chef has prepared new, exciting dishes.

We look forward to seeking you again.

Kind regards
Trish
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Queenstown, New Zealand
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Just relax”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2012

This cafe has great ambience. The food is relatively simple but beautifully done and an excellent cross section of NZ cuisine. The service is attentive and considerate.

Visited October 2012
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Thank KimNic-123
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Edgewater_Resort, Public Relations Manager at Wineglass Cafe & Sargoods Restaurant, responded to this review, November 18, 2012
Kia Ora

Thanks for your review of our Wineglass Cafe. It is a great spot and particularly fantastic on a sunny day, overlooking the lake.

The menu changes seasonally (we're due to change to our summer menu in December) and so there are fresh choices each quarter.

We hope you'll come back again and try the new seasonal temptations.

Kind regards,
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Wanaka, New Zealand
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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“Delicious food with a great atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2012

The wineglass cafe honestly offers some of the best food that I have eaten in a long while!! With a great selection of local produce and wines the restaurant has got to be one of my favorites in the region.

Sitting outside on a warm day was really just beautiful with mountainous views while sitting basically right on the edge of Lake Wanaka makes for an unforgettable dining experience!

I will 100% be returning to Edgewater and the wineglass cafe!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank Eezp
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Edgewater_Resort, Public Relations Manager at Wineglass Cafe & Sargoods Restaurant, responded to this review, October 29, 2012
Dear Eezp

Great news that you'll be joining us again at Edgewater. We look forward to welcoming you back.

We work very hard at keeping our quality and service levels high and so I"m pleased you enjoyed such great food and perhaps some of our sumptuous local wines.

The Terrace area is fantastic and with the long,hot summer days ahead of us there are plenty of opportunity to join us again.

Kind regards
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