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Trout Cafe Restaurant Bar

$$ - $$$
Bar, European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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151 Ardmore Street | Lake Front, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
+64 3-443 2600
10:30 - 01:00
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Sun - Sat 10:30 - 01:00
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent meal with wonderful friendly service. Would happily go back. Loved the spare ribs and we all enjoyed the nice little garlic bread loaf. Great waitress. Thank you.

Thank G1728TKianh
Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We dined twice at The Trout. After an enjoyable lunch we booked for Easter Sunday night, as town was so busy. The salmon dish was delicious and hubby's steak wet down a treat with a red wine to help it. The brownie was delis but did take a while to attract a waiter to take the order,

Thank Elinor W
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent experience to dine this evening at this unassuming restaurant. Food are of excellent quality and quantity, and friendly staff are just adding to such a pleasant experience and short get away to Wanaka

Thank Keith S
Ggraeme, Owner at Trout Cafe Restaurant Bar, responded to this review

Thank you Keith for your lovely review! It makes our hard work worth while! We are very proud of our FOH Staff and our Kitchen staff. Enjoy your travels and hopefully we will see you again. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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446 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good food, slow service but costly. I love the potato fries...crispy but not greasy. Fish was a good tasting small piece of battered fresh fillet.

Thank HotEarth
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We popped into this nice looking place with great views of the lake and ordered a couple of drinks and two simple meals. The drinks came quickly, but 45+ minutes for the main courses? We suspect that the orders had been lost. My meal of pasta with prawns and chorizo was actually pretty blinking good. I recommend it. My partner... More 

Thank RickWorth
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lined up bought a heiniken for $11.00 when I asked why the person before me only paid $8.00 was told it was because they were "local" felt completely ripped off not sure if this also applies to their food

3 Thank Chqout
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food with a fantastic view especially if you sit on the terrace! Biggest breakie I've had in a while and tasted great! You definitely get what you pay for here!

Thank Emma D
Ggraeme, Owner at Trout Cafe Restaurant Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. We have a supberb team here at Trout! And the views are spectacular every day! Paradise! We hope you return soon. Regards Team Trout. More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a delicious meal here. I ate the enormous fish and chips and my husband had a delicious vege stack. We both thoroughly enjoyed the experience with good service and a great meal.

Thank Andyko
milton keynes
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447 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We called in on a Friday evening, quite busy with the after work crowd. Service for drinks and Mains was very good but we had to wait ages for dessert and were about to give up when it arrived. Mains were very good, crime brûlée was also very good, cheesecake was a bit dry.

Thank donnyMiltonKeynes
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've eaten here a few times, and each meal has been a great experience. For lunch, there are two lunch specials for $15 - either fish and chips with a small salad or pasta carbonara. Both taste very good. They have two high chairs, so it's family friendly. For kids, they do have some colored pencils and a page to... More 

Thank mfield16

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 24
Bar, European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:30 - 01:00
10:30 - 01:00
10:30 - 01:00
10:30 - 01:00
10:30 - 01:00
10:30 - 01:00
10:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 151 Ardmore Street | Lake Front, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Wanaka
  • Phone Number: +64 3-443 2600
Trout's prime location on the lake front of Wanaka provides it with fantastic views. We have great food,coffee and drinks whether you are just after a snack or a main meal. We have 6 Monteiths beers, Heineken & Erdinger on tap as well as a wide range of local wines.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?