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The Lake House Restaurant and Bar

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10 Huntingdon Avenue | Lake Hood, Ashburton 7774, New Zealand
+64 3-302 6064
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10:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 22:00
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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely lakeside setting, food was very good, they staff were friendly and attentive, service was excellent.

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Thank Jonew1
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I don't even know where to start went for a birthday dinner with family for a sit down meal we had asked to see the bar menu as well and it all just went down hill from there... there were about 2 or 3 other people in the restaurant it wasn't packed at all it was dead. The waitress we... More 

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Thank Samanthac19933991
Nelson, New Zealand
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I dined at the lake house, a good building in a nice setting. Unfortunately it looks very run down and quite frankly filthy. The staff were ok, though being called sir and mam in a "cafe" was a bit odd. The menu options were disappointing with not alot of variation. The quality was terriable. The coffee was... More 

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Thank bellawitch
Ashburton, New Zealand
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lovely meal and wonderful service. I found the flavours really good and it was just the right amount. We had a helpful knowledgable waiter,when it came to ordering our meal. You could choose to sit either inside or outside in their covered area.

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Thank Steph_uknz
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had the best rib eye that I have ever had in a restaurant!!!! The staff was good and you never got pressured to leave at all! Great night had by our whole party!

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Thank Karl D
Ashburton, New Zealand
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food was well below average. The potato dish was raw and we were unable to eat it. The service was good The restaurant was not busy but not surprising due to the standard of the meal. Sorry we wont be back..

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Thank Jude312
Ohaupo Town District, null, New Zealand
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104 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

we went to see lake hood we ended up at lake house for a wonderful coffee we strongly recommend this place

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Thank Frans V
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

This place is big and it wasn't very busy when we got there. The staff is very friendly en gave us some good advise on the food. We had a lovely dinner (salmon,huge pieces and rib-eye). The restaurant is a short drive away from the main road, but easy to find. No cheap to be honest

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Thank Jasper B
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

Was in this restaurant 19/02/2017. Attention to the owners, you have a great place but majority of your staff are rude.

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Thank Bubay B
Ashburton, New Zealand
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

We were impressed with the improvements that have been done here since we last visited. Service was spot on, meal very very nice but waiter did forget to bring us our water about 4 times! The dessert was "to die for". Surroundings clean and tidy and a lovely outlook to the lake which I'm sure is a delight on a... More 

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Thank sweeteze

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$6 - US$26
Cuisine
Bar, New Zealand, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 22:00
Monday
10:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 22:00
Thursday
10:00 - 22:00
Friday
10:00 - 22:00
Saturday
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Huntingdon Avenue | Lake Hood, Ashburton 7774, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Ashburton
  • Phone Number: +64 3-302 6064

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