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Lazy Dog

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
New Zealand, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options
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Cnr Gladsmuir Road & Cromwell-Wanaka Highway | SH6, Cromwell 9383, New Zealand
+64 3-445 3211
10:00 - 00:00
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Sat - Sun 10:00 - 00:00
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Bathurst, Australia
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251 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Passing by and called in on a whim. Although without a reservation, we were given a table on the verandah overlooking the gardens and surrounding farms. Meals were tasty and well presented. Good range of wines and beers also available.

Thank Nmsj1957
Christchurch, New Zealand
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181 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

A really nice lunch by Dean. The 3 lamb shoulders were excellent and the daily pie apparently was excellent too. It disappeared before I could stab a bit! Will be back for sure.

Thank Graeme M
Melbourne, Australia
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446 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here over Easter afternoon and walla...what an amazing view at the fron of this place. Beyond the paddocks is one of the view featured in the LOR movie. Unfortunately there is no wine tasting on this holiday. But yet we were welcomed by the husband an wife owners of this place who had so meticulously turned this in... More 

Thank HotEarth
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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53 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

It is worth the effort to get down the drive to have a tasting and lunch when the sun is shining. The lunch menu is great for matching local Queensberry wines with good food, great service and friendly conversation. The tasting at $15 gives you an individual selection of 5 wines while you lunch is being cooked and a good... More 

Thank JeftheRef
Invercargill, New Zealand
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Have visited a number of times. Food is generally good-very good. Portion sizes need to be bigger in some instances (Potato Bake for example) and perhaps some more flavour. More vegetarian options would also be helpful. Great local wines and beers are served here. Surroundings and vista. The owners are incredibly great hosts which does add to the experience

Thank Grovel59
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63 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped off today with some friends for lunch, nice welcome and seated in a shady veranda for drinks and lunch. Very good GF menu which suited me well we had very nice pizza and salad. Well priced most recommended stop off when passing.

Thank Chris C
Wanaka, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 January 2017

The Lazy Dog has long been a favourite of ours for visitors to our area; adults and also those who have young children. There is plenty of room for the children to play and our mantra is happy kids = happy adults which means that it's the first venue we think of. The staff are always very welcoming and the... More 

Thank jacgregory
Cromwell, New Zealand
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56 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016

We visited on a very wet day and unfortunately missed seeing the dogs, but were welcomed by a friendly cat. The gardens were lovely. There was a large bus tour there but our meals arrived promptly. My husband had a very nice burger with chips which he thoroughly enjoyed. Perhaps his remark that prawns should not be eaten inland should... More 

Thank Gail13348
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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57 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

We were lucky and thankful that the staff accommodated the three of us for lunch when we didn't have any reservation. It is a lovely spot overlooking the vineyard and the hills. The landscaping of the garden was well done. We had a relaxing and lovely time with lovely wine and great food. The salmon bruschetta was delicious. The mains... More 

Thank LifetimeJourneys
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25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Great setting, especially on a lovely spring day. The gardens are lovely with many daffodils in full bloom. We had a coffee - very nice & lunch. A beef burger with no bun & the patties was real meat & extremely tasty. Great relish too. A side of thin fries that were cooked perfectly. Also had the bangers & mash.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 19 - USD 28
New Zealand, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cnr Gladsmuir Road & Cromwell-Wanaka Highway | SH6, Cromwell 9383, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Central Otago  >  Cromwell
  • Phone Number: +64 3-445 3211
Relaxed Dining & Wine Tasting. Restaurant, Cellar Door with wine tasting and retail pantry . Produce for the menu supplied from own garden, alongside our wine and preserves.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?