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Relishes Cafe

1/99 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
+64 3-443 9018
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good35%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Cafe, European, Soups, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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1/99 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arriving in Wanaka at 2.30pm then trying to get a restaurant reservation for dinner was next to impossible, however, ReslishesCafe gave us a table on the basis we were out by 7pm. Their menu was a little expensive but the Sole Main done Asian style...More

Thank FrankJosephV
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They do coffees and day time food really well here, so we returned for an evening meal, and were quite disappointed. Its a busy place, very child/family friendly, and staff are happy too. But the food.... We shared an entree of Salt & pepper squid...More

Thank miles52
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely good, nice atmosphere.cosy open fire. Average prices Friendly staff I had the sole dish which was very lovely

Thank Majella M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Relishes Cafe has been present for several dacades and always provided good food. Located in the centre of town and nearby parking not usually a problem. Menu caters for gluten free and has a New Zealand theme. Casual dining. Good variety of food and consistant...More

Thank mfancourt
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Relishes Wanaka. After a morning on the slopes we decided to stop at Relishes for lunch. As the sun was out we sat outside. As normal at Relishes the staff were attentive and friendly. I ordered the Venison Burger and my wife the daily pasta...More

Thank Wanaklions
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Relishes has good coffee and a good selection of food. Servings can be smallish but nicely cooked and presented. The cafe is in a nice spot with a view of the lake and handy parking across the road.

Thank cruznjones
Reviewed 21 August 2017

It was a rainy morning in Wanaka, and I was searching for somewhere to eat breakfast. Nowhere was open, I was losing hope of finding anything. But then I spotted the lights of Relishes Cafe, it looked open, I tried the door, success! :-) There...More

Thank Amarantha_bellydance
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Had breakfast here our first morning in New Zealand. Nice and warm inside, it was very busy but all of the staff were great AND the food + coffee was an A+

Thank Edith J
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

We visited in Winter so definitely make a reservation ahead of time. Had a really fun evening. The food was excellent. Our waitress was so nice. The seafood chowder is a must. They were very busy so the service was a little slow, but we...More

Thank youngti
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Coffee is okay and food is awesome. The stuffs are very friendly. You can have lot choices about gluten free and diary free if you like.

Thank NicoleChiu
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, View
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
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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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