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Relishes Cafe

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$$ - $$$
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1/99 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
+64 3-443 9018
07:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 07:30 - 22:00
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Located next to the beer hall, it is easy to be missed. Delicious food in a cosy restaurant. To avoid disappointment book early. I've been told, that their brunch worth a try too.

Thank GerlaB
Newcastle, Australia
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great cafe. Friendly staff. Although the inside was booked out I was able to sit outside and have my meal. Lovely salmon, perfectly cooked. They could have easily filled the cafe inside and out again with the number of people they had to turn away.

Thank Cosmo997
St Albans, United Kingdom
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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We came for dinner and were blown away by the incredible quality and service here! My husband had calamari and then the goat and I had smoked salmon then seafood special. All tasted incredible. Would recommend if you are lucky enough to be in the area.

Thank gengens
New South Wales, Australia
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101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lovely little restaurant, very clean with nicely spaced tables. Staff all friendly and helpful. No booking but they found us a lovely table for 5 with views of the lake. Food really good well presented and delicious. Great choice of Beers and New Zealand wines. Would recommend.

Thank Shootingstars R
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I was in the Relishescafé on New Years Eve 2016. I chose it because I immediately liked the atmosphere. The food was exceptional: I had the best lamb on my New Zealand travel! And the preparation of the carrots as a tarte tartin was a very nice and surprising twist. In the picture you can see, that I liked it... More 

Thank Winfried T
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We enjoyed an early lunch at Relishes Cafe before our rafting trip. I had the open faced lamb sandwich and my wife had a salad with beets, farro, spinach and goat cheese. Both were delicious. Kids had a quesadilla and pasta. For dessert, we enjoyed cinnamon doughnuts with popcorn ice cream and salted caramel. Relishes is conveniently located across the... More 

Thank BH136
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We had French toast today at Relishes Cafe it was just beautiful. Thank you to the wonderful staff who made us welcome. A pleasure to eat at this lovely place.

Thank Patricia. G
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Located right in the heart of Wanaka, Relishes offers all the usual breakfast fare you are looking for. You can sit outside for a view of the lake if the weather permits. The location is perfect if you are looking to head out for a hike. My friend had the scrambled eggs that were light and fluffy on buttery toasted... More 

Thank RCtraveler1
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had dinner at this place and it is amazing! Especially the fresh grilled salmon! They have very nice healthy options and a good kids menu! Winelist is good en staff very friendly! Go and try when in Wanaka!

Thank KarenLimpens
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed a wonderful meal after walking in off the street. We shared a seafood chowder which was tasty and had plenty of seafood. I had the back strap of goat which was tender and she had the prawns cooked in coconut with saffron rice. We shared the salted chocolate tart with raspberry sorbet which was divine. Not a scrap left... More 

Thank Graeme R

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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
Cafe, European, Soups, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, View, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1/99 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Wanaka
  • Phone Number: +64 3-443 9018
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.

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