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#2 of 14 Bar in Wanaka
Travellers' Choice2023
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AU$8 - AU$32
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Bar, New Zealand, Contemporary
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Epic big breakfast - veg option Cannot wait to come back again Wasn’t feeling hungry at all and decided to go lite Views are just awesome, day sunny, company the best u can wish for Just awesome food and pineapple juice to wash it all...downMore

Date of visit: June 2024
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Really disappointing. Long wait for food, over 45 minutes. No apology for delay. No one asked how meals were. They were luke warm ! We just wanted out as got cold sitting there. Recommended by a local but none of us would have q meal...there again.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 5 May 2024

As returning couple after many times they treated us as tourists, main meal we ordered was good, they never asked if we wanted a desert and where busy to close up with putting bar stools on the tables 😪

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 10 April 2024

This was the worst evening spent with family from Melbourne AU. The food was so poorly presented and tasted as poor. The calamari, we had to scrape the pile of batter off to find the little squiggles of something that didn’t look like calamari. The...Cajun chicken wings was dry & tasteless. The pork ribs with layers of fat was tasteless too. The worst ever. Send your chef to Taranaki to learn what quality cuisine and hospitality service.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 18 March 2024

Greeting was awesome, service was fast, our coffee and fab cheese scone was delish. Sisters catch-up, one from Tamaki Makaurau, Te Whanganui a Tara & Otautahi. Went for a walk on the lakeside, hopped in our car and left forgetting to go back and get...the delish crunchy cheese scones for our next stop. Best coffee & cheese sconeMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 7 March 2024 via mobile

Great location - hard to spoil a view of Lake Wanaka and the mountains. but extremely bland food . We had chicken wings and arancini.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 24 February 2024 via mobile

This could have been a nice lunch but the service is agonisingly slow We (at the other customers around us) had to wait 45 minutes just to get a simple burger Service so slow that we had to change plans for the afternoon Too amateur...to be scored better than 2/5More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 14 February 2024 via mobile

Terrible! Rude staff. No table service. When not busy this should be an option… burgers $27 - 1 piece of measley fish, hardly any chips, soggy lettuce sand the end of a tomato 🙄. Took half hour to get any food. Not busy. Waitress pointed...to a table at the end and said “get your own cutlery” no sauce, no service, no care. Such a shame as the bar next door we could see had attentive waiting staff who were taking care of their customers. Next time go to lake bar.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 12 February 2024

We have had dinner at Trout before, the last time was under previous management. This time we decided to order the same dishes as before. A steak ($44), and an open top fish pie ($35). My wife asked, for dietary reasons, for the potato with...the steak to substituted. Her request was for more of the type of vegetables that accompanied the dish, or other vegetables that were available. She was told no substitutions, but she could order a side dish at her cost. This is the first time in a New Zealand restaurant, at this price point, that she can recall, that her request for a substitution has been turned down. The fish pie was OK, but a bit much mashed potato as a base. When paying the bill for the two dishes and drinks we questioned why they would not do a substitution and were told “vegetables are expensive”. A check of the nearby supermarket the next day showed that potatoes were about the same price as a number of other vegetables and other seasonal vegetables were reasonably priced. It appears Trout has no interest in good customer relations. A pity, they missed out on the sale of two deserts and two coffees.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 9 February 2024

We came here for the first time. Lovely table and service from new French waitress. But food was little a disappointing as my fish pie came without prawns ( this was quickly corrected ) and found a couple of bones in fish. Apologies were made...and kitchen staff informed but this could perhaps have been dealt with better from a customer satisfaction point of view.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 31 December 2023

The owner was so rude. Instead of nicely explaining that the table we sat at was reserved, she rudely told us to vacant because ‘she is the owner’. We are understanding people, and don’t deserve to be spoken to that way. We were not following...‘her’ bar staff. Wouldn’t go backMore

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 25 December 2023 via mobile

Christmas Eve with friends after not seeing them for 20 years. Had lots to tell and laugh (and we were maybe a bit too loud). They let us sit and chat while cleaning up. Ah - lovely wine and good food! Recommendable!

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 28 May 2023

We have now tried all Oyster offerings in Wanaka, and Trout offer the best. Just superb. Those battered oysters are just YUM. However the dinner menu needs a major revamp. We have been holidaying in Wanaka for many years and this menu is just tired…clearly...like the Head Chef! So we stayed for a few dozen oysters and beverages and then moved on elsewhere for dinner. Mo the Owner is a true delight. Always busy. Always smiling.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 21 April 2023 via mobile

Have been dining at Trout for a number of years arrived within time on website no food service have them gone to Speight's during winter have given them benefit but not any more ,usually have Blue cod but tonight were told meal will be cheaper...only hokey not a problem for change of fish for us it does happen they did not say only half the amount of fish one very small piece of fish and tired salad and plate filled up with chips. What a rip will not be returning 3 wines and 2 fish $108 do not mind paying for a good meal and Wanaka is expensive but must maintain a standard but did expect a meal like this.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 21 April 2023 via mobile

We stopped to have a drink and stayed for a meal. The staff were really friendly and accommodating and our meal was amazing.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Hi, all our customers weither they are local or tourists pay the same for meals. Our prices for meals and drinks are on average the same as elsewhere in New Zealand. We do have a loyalty card for our customers who we have... More
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Hello Carol Shelley here the owner. Unfortunately we will be closed Christmas day to let the staff have valuable time with families at this busy time of year. We wish you and your family health and happiness for... More
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TROUT CAFE RESTAURANT BAR, Wanaka - Updated 2024 Restaurant Reviews, Menu, Prices, & Reservations - Tripadvisor

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Trout Cafe Restaurant Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5