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Reviewed 2 April 2024 via mobile

The whole dining experience was great! Max was a great host, and food was fantastic! There was a a large group dining, and was informed that it may take some time to get our food, nonetheless the food came in a timely manner. Would definitely...recommend this quaint place to anyone driving past!More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 29 March 2024

Friendly service. We were seated and served at the table straight away. The server saw we had our toddler with us and offered to have our meals started in the kitchen straight away, which when you are eating with little people is just what you...want! The view is spectacular. The meals were delicious and good value for money. Definitely a great option for dinner when you are in Hawea.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 27 March 2024 via mobile

Fantastic service and the food was as gorgeous as the view, we couldn't be happier with our choice this evening and will definitely be back!

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 14 March 2024

We had a lovely dining experience here. The staff were great and the food was amazing and good value. We highly recommend it.

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Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 9 March 2024

This is an excellent place to visit for dinner. The staff were very attentive to our needs as soon as we stepped in the door and until we left. This was much appreciated. We chose the fish with the option of panfried or battered or...crispy potatoes or shoestring fries. Both are highly recommended. We chose the Walnut Tart and shared between two with extra ice cream. This was a good idea as it is a good sized tart. The filling was tasty as was the toffee decoration on the top of the vanilla ice cream. Thank you for a lovely dinner with a window view of the lake. We recommend that you book a table as this is a popular place to dine.More

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Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 14 January 2024

Great stay, friendly staff. Beautiful views comfy bed easy to find park right outside your room Telly needs you log in apps to work

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Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 13 January 2024 via mobile

I cannot say enough good things about this place! We were lucky enough to stay at a little air BnB down the road and this was our local. What a local it was! The views are unreal- Max was an absolute legend bringing the good...vibes all around and the food was insane: really good pizzas (I am very particular about my pizza and these guys did not let me down!) . I had the buffalo chicken . And their pork ribs were to die for. We ate outside in the back garden area which was festive and fun: there is also an indoor dining area for those who prefer that. Shame to see the negative review below though I can appreciate the thing about staffing- it did take quite a long time for our food to come- but we couldn’t have been more happy being there with a drink in hand enjoying the view and playing games. Everyone we spoke to there was lovely as well/ it seemed a real local place despite being somewhat on the tourist trail. Definitely recommend:More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 3 January 2024 via mobile

What happened to the high quality meals and service that they used to provide. Our mistake but we assumed they still did amazing lamb only to find a second rate pub grub with no GF options or even labelling on the menu. Add to this...one chap trying to run everything, he was doing well against all odds, and we walked out without ordering We ended up walking out before we even ordered. There are far better options in the area. Big hints are to sort staffing out, label your menu properly, and bring back the quality of oldMore

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 16 December 2023

17 locals had a wonder night with delicious food, excellent staff whose service, communication and warm personalities was excellent. well Done!

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Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 14 December 2023

The Wanaka Travel Club enjoyed a delicious Christmas lunch at Hawea Hotel. The meal included beautifully cooked fish wrapped in bacon, Champagne ham, potato salad, vegetables & salad followed by plum pudding with crème Anglaise & panacotta.

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Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 2 December 2023

We both had sole, chips and salad which was delicious. Drinks were reasonably priced and service was prompt and friendly

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Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 24 August 2023

Always a welcome end to the day relaxing in the Lakeside Restaurant at the Hawea Hotel. A gem with an outlook over Lake Hawea to the mountains beyond. As usual there was an excellent menu and service. Not to be missed!

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Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 15 July 2023

Waiter was great, food great. Did take a bit longer to get food than ideal with kids, however they were quite busy No complaints at all, lovely evening

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Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 10 April 2023

Good menu, excellent food prepared with skill and beautifully presented. Friendly, cheerful and helpful staff. We've enjoyed meals here many times, always enjoyed a great evening and would happily recommend.

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Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 6 April 2023 via mobile

Lovely place, excellent views, great service and great food, we had the venison and tuna and was lovely, good value for money. Would highly recommend

Date of visit: April 2023
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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5