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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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7:30 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
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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We enjoyed a very good early dinner here. We sat inside, but the doors were open which gave us the feeling of being outdoors without the bustling passing crowd to contend with. There were a couple of vegetarian options, which was nice to find. The...More

Thank cmb72015
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Visited for lunch thurs may 17th. The food was good and the coffee was great. Disappointed that we had to ask for our plates to be cleared and for dessert menus and coffees. Only 3 tables at the time with more than enough staff to...More

Thank delwynlowen63
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

2 couples out to breakfast, it was raining and there was a big open fire, creating a wonderful environment, the coffees were great & in mugs, the food delicious - totally recommended and would definitely return.

Thank Catherine C
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Was taken out by my family for a delicious brunch. Very friendly staff with quick service. Sitting outside with an amazing view of the Mountains was just great. Would certainly eat there again.

Thank Maz H
Reviewed 6 days ago

A busy Wanaka but managed to find space in this cafe for lunch. A friend had eaten dinner here and recommended. The menu is really interesting, more than the usual cafe fare. They also have some local beers on tap which is a big plus...More

Thank CarolCaley
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We arrived quite late and the place was full except for one table which the friendly waitress showed us to. The food was superb. Succulent steak with a layered kumara bake, crispy skinned pork belly, tender and juicy on the inside and a perfectly poached...More

Thank adsjack
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great Coffee, Great Food, Friendly Staff and of course a great location 👍👍 Highly recommend for Breakfast Lunch and Dinner.

Thank cappaloughan
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great breakfast, quality of food was good and service friendly. Definitely worth a visit if in Wanaka

Thank karencookson
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped for a snack Staff were friendly and had a lovely spot outside the cafe. Enjoyed the yummy relish and aioli accompliments.

Thank Karyn R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here on a wet and cold day and it was so warm & cosy inside. It was busy but we easily found a space by sharing a table with other diners which was fine. The potato & onion cake that came with our eggs...More

Thank ppppaulau
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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
Local cuisine, Large groups, Kids, Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions
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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