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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
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07:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 07:30 - 22:00
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2016

After a fraught day travelling Relishes was the perfect antidote. A bubbling but not over frenetic atmosphere, great service and engagement and one felt invigorated even before the superb food. I had the special of gunard with an accompanying satay sauce, stir fried vegetables glazed and rice and for desert the dark chocolate pudding/coffee sorbet and warm pear combination. Great... More 

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Thank Michelle J
Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2016

Great coffee and good service would recommend if wanting to find a great coffee in the middle of town

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Thank 872marina
Canberra, Australia
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103 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2016

The motel recommended it & booked a table for us. I ordered the pasta with a lemon sauce it was delicious, as was the deserts well presented and lovely friendly female waitress

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Thank Pauline N
Christchurch, New Zealand
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2016

Good cafe for breakfast, although we would have loved bigger portions for the amount we spent. Nice and friendly staff.

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Thank ELBA47
Auckland, New Zealand
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29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2016 via mobile

Superb coffee! The breakfast menu caters for everyone, meals include the usual eggs benedict and the works but also gems like Chia seed pudding. We had the eggs benedict and the works. The hollandaise sauce was a bit vinegary, but mixed with the olive oil and balsamic reduction was brilliant. The service was great, very attentive waiting crew. We waited... More 

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Thank brigitte_dunbar
Melbourne, Australia
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147 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2016 via mobile

Popped in here for late lunch. Had the chowder. Delicious. Would return. Staff friendly and attentive to my toddler. Food came out in time. And my toddler ate the pasta! Yum. Everyone very happy!!

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Thank ozTravelGirl
Melbourne
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70 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2016 via mobile

Casual cafe feel but with a very good menu of high quality dishes. The Duck was outstanding, melted in our mouths! The venison was also very good and both were large servings. Recommend this place for Breakfast, lunch & dinner - its all good!

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Thank Simone F
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2016 via mobile

Nice place with good beer and interesting food. Their specials sounded interesting, and their soups were very filling. Right across from the river so easily accessible!

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Thank Mark P
Wanaka, New Zealand
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2016

Called in here after being told by a nearby cafe that was open that they don't do coffee this late at night, staff here, however looked like they were closing up, but still had time to do us coffee and dessert, the dessert was to die for beautiful lemon tart and every other accompaniment was perfect with, also ordered a... More 

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Thank Nicks2507
Perth, Australia
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2016 via mobile

A rare day of sunshine for my two week NZ adventure and I decided to stop and soak it up. So glad I opted for Relishes Cafe as not only was the coffee excellent, the soup of the day was the perfect remedy for the sniffles I was battling!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, European, Soups, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:30 - 22:00
Monday
07:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
07:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
07:30 - 22:00
Thursday
07:30 - 22:00
Friday
07:30 - 22:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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