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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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“goat” (41 reviews)
“seafood chowder” (54 reviews)
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Cafe, European, Soups, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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1/99 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This little restaurant near the lakefront in Wanaka has been there for many years and it’s still consistently good, with a warm, welcoming atmosphere. It’s open during the day and at night. We’ve enjoyed two dinners here within the last month and everyone in our...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Everytime we come to Wanaka, we go to Relishes for a meal. We have never had a bad meal. The food, coffee and service has always been excellent. We always recommend Relishes to friends and family who visit the are. We'll be back again -...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This busy cafe is found in the heart of the town centre. Great food and warm service. We will surely come back.

Thank Ana L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Eggs Benedict for ☝️ one, delicious, quick service and friendly staff. Coffee is fabulous as well, highly recommend.

Thank Wendy P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here as a group of 10, booked ahead to make sure we didn’t miss out on a table. Great service, excellent menu and delightful food, particularly the desserts! We were all very happy with our meals. Highly recommend.

Thank SunTraveller84
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had an accident when someone was injured outside. Despite not buying anything was astounded at the response to the situation. Lovely staff working here I’m sure the food is just as great (:

Thank lasmith905
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Warm cosy handy restaurant with great menu and accommodated our early arrival at 5pm happily. We visited last year too and weren’t disappointed. Great seat by the fire! Love the seafood chowder!

Thank juliehM1177PO
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Popped in for dinner, place was full and was told to head over to pub nearby while waiting for our table. Ordered the seafood chowder, duck confit and the homemade sorbet. All were delicious. Absolutely loved the chowder. Nice place, great service and ambience

1  Thank wweenn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went in there for lunch and we had chicken liver pate and seafood chowder. The seafood chowder is probably the best I have had so far. It is interestingly with tomato and tastes real good. Will definitely go back again.

Thank Helen Z
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely little place for breakfast and coffee. The menu was full of great food and the staff were very happy and helpful.

Thank aaron716
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Scenic view, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
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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